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Foreign and Comparative Law

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


  • Art Antiquity and Law (via HeinOnline) Journal dedicated to the law governing art and antiquity and related policies.
  • Art Law & Cultural Property Database International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation relating to works of art and case law, produced by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).
  • ArThemis Case notes about art and cultural property disputes settled through alternative resolution methods or traditional judicial proceedings.

Competition and anti-trust

  • 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



  • Climate Change Litigation Databases Two databases of climate change caselaw (US and non-US). Cases are organized by type of claim and are searchable. In many cases, links are available to decisions, complaints, and other case documents..
  • EcoLex Treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, caselaw, and law and policy literature on environmental law.
  • ELAW Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Legislation, caselaw, and law and policy literature on environmental law.

Human Rights

  • Child Rights Information Network - National law profiles National law profiles relating to children's rights for over 180 countries. Profiles give an "overview of national legal provisions on children as well as guidance and resources for legal research on children’s rights in each country".


  • WIPOLex Legal information on intellectual property: treaties administered by WIPO, other IP-related treaties, and laws and regulations of the Members States of WIPO, the UN and the WTO.


  • NATLEX Labour Legislation Maintained by the ILO's. Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.


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