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Foreign and Comparative Law

Databases, websites and other resources relevant for researching foreign and comparative law.

Belgium

Primary sources

  • Belgiumlex Législation et jurisprudence belge
  • Codes Belges
  • Juridat Législation et jurisprudence belge
  • Strada lex Belgian and EU law, including case law, codes, and journals published by Larcier and Bruylant.

Secondary sources

  • Jurisquare Belgian law journals
  • Strada lex Belgian and EU law, including case law, codes, and journals published by Larcier and Bruylant.

European Union

Primary sources

  • Doctrinal Plus Notices bibliographiques d'articles de revues, de la jurisprudence française et européenne et de la législation française et de l'Union européenne.
  • Council of Europe Treaty Office Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications.
  • Court of Justice of the European Union Online Reports of Cases, digest of the case-law, annotation of judgments, important pre-accession case-law.
  • EUR-Lex EU law, case-law by the Court of Justice of the European Union, other public EU documents, electronic Official Journal of the EU.
  • Legifrance Législation française et de l'Union européenne.
  • N-lex Europa. Provides a single entry point to the national law databases on individual EU countries.
  • Oxford Competition and Anti-Trust Law Integrated service to combine commentaries (e.g  Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition, Faull & Nikpay on The EU Law of Competition and Whish & Bailey on Competition Law), national case reports, and analysis from EU member states.
  • Reports of Cases before the Court of Justice and the General Court (European Court Reports) Coverage from 1990-2018. Previously entitled Reports of cases before the Court of Justice and the General Court, Section I, Court of Justice (2009-2011), Reports of cases befor the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, Part I, Court of Justice (1993-2009), Reports of cases before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance (1990-1992) (via HeinOnline).
  • Strada lex Belgian and EU law, including case law, codes, and journals published by Larcier and Bruylant.
  • Unalex Decisions of the courts of the EU member states and the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Secondary sources

  • Doctrinal Plus Notices bibliographiques d'articles de revues, de la jurisprudence française et européenne et de la législation française et de l'Union européenne
  • Encyclopedia of the European Union (via Credo Reference). Provides in-depth, authoritative discussions of the key concepts, developments, institutions, policies, negotiations, treaties, national interests, personalities, etc., related to European integration.
  • Oxford Competition and Anti-Trust Law Integrated service to combine commentaries (e.g  Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition, Faull & Nikpay on The EU Law of Competition and Whish & Bailey on Competition Law), national case reports, and analysis from EU member states
  • Strada lex Belgian and EU law, including case law, codes, and journals published by Larcier and Bruylant.

France

  • Dalloz.fr Les fonds éditoriaux Dalloz : codes, revues, encyclopédie, ouvrages professionnels, formulaires, Dalloz actualité, Dalloz jurisprudence (France)
  • Doctrinal Plus Notices bibliographiques d'articles de revues, de la jurisprudence française et européenne et de la législation française et de l'Union européenne
  • Essentiels du droit français Sources historiques du droit : sources législatives et réglementaires, jurisprudence, doctrine, sources du droit coutumier et du droit local (BnF)
  • JurisClasseur Encyclopédies de droit français, un fonds documentaire de textes, commentaires, jurisprudence, procédures et formules (via Lexis Advance Quicklaw - défilez vers le bas pour les volumes JurisClasseur)
  • Legifrance vous permet d’accéder aux versions électroniques du Journal officiel de la République française publiées depuis le 2 juin 2004.
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw Sélectionnez le drapeau français du menu déroulant pour accéder aux sources législatives, jurisprudentielles et doctrinales françaises (utilisez le VPN pour accès à distance).
  • Lextenso Jurisprudence, revues françaises en texte intégral, incluant les publications LGDJ, Gazette du Palais, Petites Affiches, Defrénois 

Print resources

Germany

Other countries

Primary sources

  • Conseil fédéral (Suisse) Lois annuels et consolidés, textes publiés sous forme de renvoi, jurisprudence de l'administration fédérale et du Conseil fédéral, et liens vers les sites officiels de législation des cantons et des tribunaux fédéraux.
  • CyLaw Pan Cypriot Bar Association/ Cyprus Legal Information Institute
  • Legimonaco Codes et lois monégasques
  • Lovdata Norwegian legislation in English; limited selection of cases translated into English; case law from the past year.
  • Korkein oikeus - Finland Supreme Court Summaries of selected precedents (primarily related to EU law, human rights law, or other international interests) in English. From 2017.

Secondary sources

  • LERIS Doctrine juridique luxembourgeoise

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