CONSTITUTIONAL LAW RESOUCES
- Constitution Finder:
This site provides access to constitutions, charters, amendments, and
other related documents from around the world.
and Constitutional Studies: From Georgetown University’s ‘Political
Database of the America's, this site provides constitutions of all OAS
members and Cuba, in the original language.
Constitutional Law: Web site of the Berne University. Provides
texts of many constitutions from around the world, links to texts of
others and useful analysis.
- Anti-Corruption Gateway:
Includes anti-corruption materials for Europe and Eurasia including
- Australasian Legal Information
Institute (Austlii): Provides cases and legislation from Australia
and New Zealand. Includes excellent web links for legal resources for
all countries. Their
human rights page is particularly useful for finding human rights
Project: From Yale Law School, this site provides access to
documents of law, history and diplomacy.
- The Electronic Information System for
International Law : This database created by the American Society of
International Law links to primary documents, research guides and other
web sites. It includes sections on international law in the areas of
crime, the economy, the environment and human rights.
- Foreign and International
Law: From Washburn University School of Law Library, this site
provides links to foreign and international legal resources on the web.
Foreign and International Law Resources: An Annotated Guide to Web Sites
Around the World: Harvard Law School Library’s site provides links
to foreign and international legal resources with helpful annotations.
- Global Legal
Information Network (GLIN): This site from the Library of Congress
is a database of laws, regulations, and other legal sources from around
the world. Only contributors have access to full-text laws, but
non-members can sign in as guests and access the useful law summaries.
Government Gazettes Online: The University of Michigan School of
Information makes federal government gazettes from around the world
available on one site, with annotations describing the contents of each.
Many gazettes include national laws, policies and judicial decisions.
- Guide to Law
Online: This website from the Law Library of Congress is an
excellent, annotated guide to sources of information on government and
law available online.
Labour Organization's database of international labour standards.
provides access to national labour laws. See also
Labordoc: The ILO
Library's main database and key access point to literature. Includes
access to many full-text, online resources and information about many
other ILO publications.
- International Rule
of Law Directory: A searchable database of worldwide organizations
providing legal human rights assistance, created by the
International Bar Association.
- Interpol: The international
police organization’s web site includes information on current criminal
investigations, and links to the international treaties and domestic
laws that cover certain crimes.
Censorship: Law and Policy Around the World (from Electronic
- LawMoose World Legal
Resource Center: Specialty legal search engine collection consisting
solely of high quality legal research "starting point" sites, with
special emphasis on foreign and global legal resources.
- Legal Information
Institute: Database from Cornell University, LII provides links to
laws from around the world.
- Penal Law:
A Web: Click on 'Introduction and User's Guide' to get to links to
foreign penal codes.
Database of the Americas: From Georgetown University, this site
provides reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and
statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. Includes
access to constitutions, electoral laws, and government information.
- Prevent Genocide
International: Includes the texts of international and domestic
laws against genocide
Diana, Online Human Rights Archive: From Yale Law School, this
database provides access to documents from the United Nations and
regarding the laws of war. Also includes cases.
- The Hague Legal
Capital: This site is a portal to the numerous international law
entities that are based in the Hague. It includes links to universities,
diplomatic missions, libraries and non-governmental organizations.
- University of Minnesota’s
Human Rights Library: Provides texts of international human rights
documents, including a large collection of international human rights
treaties. Also includes a
Meta Search Engine
for searching multiple human rights sites
The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Includes a
country by country analysis.
- World Legal Information Institute
(WorldLII) Free, independent and non-profit global legal research
facility. Covers most countries. Includes a helpful human rights
Website of information regarding international courts. Many pages are
- Amnesty International:
Information on human rights around the world. Go to the library to
search their human rights articles and documents by country, region or
- AsylumLaw.org: Immigration
information designed to help lawyers worldwide prepare asylum cases.
Includes links to legal
tools and country specific
case support pages.
- Bayefsky: Designed to enhance
implementation of the United Nations’ human rights legal standards, this
site includes the full text of UN human rights treaties, and information
on how to complain about a treaty violation.
and Human Rights: A Resource Website: Links to business and human
rights web resources by country, region, sector and more.
- Derechos: Regional and
Country pages provide access to human rights information from around the
- Human Rights Info: A
portal with links to United Nations treaty information, academic
research tools, and non-profit organizations.
- Human Rights Internet:
Based in Ottawa, HRI provides human rights information, including access
to their publications: The Human
Rights Tribune and
Record. Includes database of human rights websites and information about human rights
jobs and internships. Some of their databases are fee-based.
- Human-Rights.net A
project of the Human Rights Education
Associates (HREA), this site lists links to other human rights
organizations and networks.
- Human Rights Tools
Human rights resources aimed at human rights activists.
- IGC Internet:
Provides access to human rights information focusing on PeaceNet
WomensNet, EconNet and AntiRacismNet.
- INCORE: Dedicated
to the management and resolution of conflict. Includes useful
Internet Guides by Theme
- International Women's Rights Action
Watch: Organized in 1985 at the World Conference on Women in
Nairobi, Kenya to monitor implementation of the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
- Queer.Theory.com: Onlines
resources in gay culture. Law resources are available in the ‘Politics’
page. Country links are provided in the ‘Places’ page.
- ReliefWeb: A
project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this site provides humanitarian relief
information. Information available by country.
Freedom House, Dedicated to promoting free institutions worldwide. Publishes
surveys detailing state of civil liberties, political rights, & economic.
- Women’s Human Rights
Resources: From the University of Toronto’s Bora Laskin Law Library,
this site provides information on international women's human rights.
Includes the excellent Women's Human Rights Resources Database, which
provides access to documents and links by subject. Includes information
on books, articles, documents and web sites.