Globalization portal

Useful Global Law Links Below are International Law-related Web sites on the World Wide Web.
Those links are not selected by GLSN as representatives of Global Legal Studies but are useful Global law links.
Those links should then be completed by the selected links toward Selected research centers.
Please, help us to buit these “global law links” list by sending propositions at: glsn_at_orange.fr

The links below are organized according to the following outline:

1. Global portal
2. International Treaties
3. Governments
4. International Organizations
5. International Courts and Tribunals
6. Non-Governmental Organizations
7. Academic Societies and Institutions
8. Continental portal (North America)
9. Continental portal (Asia)
10. Continental portal (Europe)
11. Portal by Topics
12. Translation
Etc.

1. Global portal

  • Actualité et Droit International (Revue électronique d'analyse juridique de l'actualité internationale)
  • Droit International Public (Patrice Despretz, Paix et Sécurité Internationales, PSI)
  • Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
  • FindLaw - Foreign & International Resources
  • Find Law - Foreign Laws Arranged by Country
  • FLAG Foreign Law Guide Project (Internet gateway to the holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in UK universities and national libraries)
  • Foreign and International Law Links (Washburn University School of Law Library)
  • Foreign and International Law Resources (Harvard Law School Library)
  • Foreign & International Resources (Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School)
  • Globelaw - International Law Sources and Reference Material
  • Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) (Library of Congress)
  • Hieros Gamos - International Law
  • International Law Links (UN Website)
  • International Law Links - E. B. Williams Law Library (Georgetown University)
  • International and Foreign Resources (Westminster Law Library, University of Denver)
  • International Links and Resources (Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law)
  • JURIDICA - Law Information Resources
  • Jurisinternational
  • Research Guides (General). ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
  • Research Guide to International Law on the Internet (Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna)
  • Useful Sources for Current Research in International Law (Pace Law School)
  • Public International Law Pages (Francis Auburn, University of Western Australia)
  • Trans-lex
  • Waschlaw


  • 2. International Treaties

  • ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law: Treaties
  • International Human Rights Instruments (University of Minnesota)
  • International Humanitarian Law Database: Treaties and Documents (International Committee of the Red Cross)
  • European Treaty Series (Council of Europe)
  • Law Online: International Treaties (US Law Library of Congress)
  • Multilaterals Project (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy)
  • The Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)
  • The International Law of Treaties (Walter Gehr, Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
  • The UN Human Rights Treaty System (A.F. Bayefsky)
  • United Nations Treaty Collection (Subscription required)


  • 3. Governments

  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • German Foreign Office
  • Governments on the World Wide Web
  • Guide to Governments & Politics (SPIRE, Keele University)
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministère des Affaires étrangères de la France
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs Online (Stefano Baldi)
  • Nations of the World (US Law Library of Congress
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • US Department of State
  • World Leaders


  • 4. International Organizations

  • Accessing European Union Information (Delegation of the European Commission to the United States)
  • ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union)
  • AEI - Archive of European Integration (University Library System, University of Pittsburgh)
  • African Union (AU)
  • Alphabetic List of International Governmental Organizations (Northwestern University)
  • Andean Community
  • Arctic Council
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • A-Z Index of European Union Websites
  • Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)
  • Committee of the Regions
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • Dokumente zum Europäischen Recht (Reiner Schulze and Thomas Hören, Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster)
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • EU Literature - Book reviews and review essays
  • EU Observer (EU related news provider)
  • EuroInternet
  • European Central Bank (ECB)
  • European Commission
  • European Community Law!
  • European Convention
  • European Court of Auditors
  • European Documentation Center - Virtual Library (University of Mannheim)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • European Integration Current Contents (Tables of Contents of Journals Relevant in European Integration Research; NYU Jean Monnet Center)European Interest Links (Jean Monet Center, NYU School of Law)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • European Parliament
  • European Research Papers Archive (ERPA)
  • European Union Bibliography (University of California Berkeley Library)
  • European Union Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
  • G8 Information Centre
  • Group of 77
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • IGO Internet Sites (Stanford University)
  • International Agencies on the Web (University of Michigan Documents Center)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Law Commission
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • International Seabed Authority (ISA)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • International Trade Centre [UNCTAD/WTO]
  • Jurist EU - The Legal Education Network (Academic gateway to EU legal information, instruction and scholarship)
  • Law and technology resources for legal professionals
  • League of Arab States
  • Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur)
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
  • Nordic Council
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
  • Other Regional and Inter-Regional Organizations and Arrangements North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Pacific Community
  • Pacific Islands Forum
  • SCADplus (Activities of the EU - Summaries of Legislation)
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • The Commonwealth
  • The European Union European Union Official Server
  • The Secretary-General/High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • The United Nations System (including Specialized Agencies and Related Organizations) United Nations System of Organizations
  • Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community
  • UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • UN General Assembly
  • UN Secretary-General
  • UN Security Council
  • UN System Pathfinder (Guide to major publications of the organizations comprising the UN system)
  • Union of International Associations
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • United Nations Documentation: Research Guide (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • United Nations Scholars' Workstation (Yale University)
  • United Nations University (UNU)
  • United Nations
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU)
  • University for Peace (UPEACE)
  • Western European Union (WEU)
  • World Bank Group
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • World Tourism Organization
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)


  • 5. International Courts and Tribunals

  • African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Central American Court Of Justice (CACJ)
  • Court of First Instance of the European Communities
  • Court of Justice of the Andean Community
  • Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
  • EFTA Court
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  • International court of arbitration
  • International Court of Environmental Arbitration and Conciliation (ICEAC)
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  • International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
  • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration
  • Permanent Court of International Justice
  • Project on International Courts and Tribunals
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • Statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal
  • WTO Appellate Body
  • WTO Dispute Settlement Body


  • 6. Non-Governmental Organizations

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court
  • Amnesty International
  • Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)
  • Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF)
  • Coalition for the International Criminal Court
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (CSC)
  • Conference of NGOs (CONGO) in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations
  • Crimes of War Project
  • Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)
  • Freedom House
  • Friends of the Earth International
  • Global Information Access Net (Directory of International Affairs Organizations, including NGOs)
  • Global Policy Forum: NGOs
  • Greenpeace
  • Human Rights Watch
  • International Commission of Jurists
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Crisis Group (ICG)
  • International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)
  • International League for Human Rights (ILHR)
  • International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC)
  • International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  • Minority Rights Group International
  • NGO Global Network (Non-governmental organizations associated with the UN)
  • NGO-Net (Guide to NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union)
  • Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide (Duke University)
  • Oxfam International
  • Prevent Genocide International
  • The NGOs Network
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
  • World Jurist Association (WJA)
  • World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


  • 7. Academic Societies and Institutions

  • Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
  • Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL)
  • Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, American University (USA)
  • Center for International Legal Studies (Austria)
  • Center for International Studies, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University (USA)
  • Centre de Droit International de l'Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
  • College of Europe (Belgium)
  • EURAC Research - Institute for Minority Rights
  • European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School (USA)
  • European Law Students Association (ELSA)
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL)
  • European University Institute (Italy)
  • Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University (USA)
  • German Society of International Law (DGVR)
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies (Switzerland)
  • Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands)
  • Hieros Gamos' International Directory of Law Schools
  • Institute for International Law and Justice, NYU School of Law (USA)
  • Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Germany)
  • Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR)
  • International & Comparative Law Program, Duke University (USA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Canada)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • International Law of War Association (ILOWA)
  • International Law Students Association (ILSA)
  • International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
  • International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (AISBL)
  • Japanese Society of International Law
  • Jean Monnet Center for International & Regional Economic Law & Justice
  • Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany)
  • Société Française Pour le Droit International (SFDI)
  • Société Québécoise de Droit International (SQDI)
  • Società Italiana de Diritto Internazionale (SIDI)
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • T.M.C. Asser Institute (Netherlands)
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (USA)


  • 8. Continental portal (North America)

  • Introduction to U.S. Government Electronic Information
  • Northwestern Law. Pritzeker Legal Research Center.
  • Thomas. In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congres


  • 9. Continental portal (Asia)


    Asian portal
  • Asian Legal Information Institute
  • Asian Legal Information Institute: databases
  • Asian Legal Information Institute: Search AsianLII Databases
  • Asian Law On Line (Asian Law Center, Melbourne Law School)
  • Asian Law Series
  • East Asia Forum
  • World Legal Information Institute

  • Japan
  • Japanese Law Translation (Ministry of Justice)
  • “Transparency of Japanese Law”
  • Japan Legal Information Institute (Nagoya University, Toyama Group)

  • sources:
  • Japanese Law Portal (Waseda Univ., Institute of Comparative Law)
  • Japanese Legal Research (University of Washington)
  • Japanese Law News Monthly Bulletin
  • The Australian Network for Japanese Law
  • Guide to Japan Information Resources (Stanford University)


  • 10. Continental portal (Europe)

  • Europe portal


  • 11. Portal by Topics


    Comparative law
  • Berkeley Law
  • Cornell University Law School
  • Duke University
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Goodson Law library
  • Hauser Global Law Program
  • JuriGlobe - University of Ottawa
  • Oklahoma City University Law Library
  • Peace Palace Library
  • Pierre Legrand
  • Teaching comparative Lawe, Comparative Law Teaching
  • University of Washington
  • Yale Law School

  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitution Finder (University of Richmond School of Law)
  • Constitutional Laws of Nations (Chan Robles)
  • Constitutions of EU Member States and Candidate Countries (European Constitutional Law Network)
  • Foreign Laws and Constitutions (Internet Law Library, Pritchard Law Webs)
  • Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)
  • International Constitutional Law International Constitutional Law (Universität Bern, Institut für Öffentliches Recht)
  • National Constitutions (Jon Roland, Constitution Society)
  • National Laws & Constitutions A-Z World Constitutions (Charter 88)

  • Economic Law
  • ASIL Electronic Research Guide: International Economic Law
  • Global Trade Negotiations Home Page (Harvard University)
  • International Financial Institutions Research Site (Wellesley College)
  • Juris International (Database on international trade law)
  • Lex Mercatoria
  • Researching International Economic Law on the Internet (IIEL, Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Transnational Law Database (Online reference tool for transnational commercial law)
  • World Trade Online

  • Environmental Law
  • Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  • Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL): Human Rights
  • ENTRI - Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (Online portal for environmental treaty data)
  • Global Research - Environment
  • International Environmental Law International Environmental Law and Policy: A Comprehensive Reference Source (D. Hunter, J. Salzman and D. Zaelke, WCL, American University)
  • Pace Environmental Law Library (Pace University School of Law)

  • Human right
  • Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL): International Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Internet - A Human Rights Gateway
  • Human Rights Links (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law)
  • Legislationline - International texts and domestic legislation in the OSCE region dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights (OSCE/ODIHR)
  • Netherlands Institute of Human Rights Documentation Center
  • Project Diana: An Online Human Rights Archive (Yale Law School)
  • Researching International Human Rights Law (UC Berkeley Law Library)
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

  • Legal Resources on Terrorism (ASIL)
  • Backgrounder on National Security Law and Counter-Terrorism. Cornell Legal Information Institute
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide (Marylin J. Raisch and Gail Partin)
  • International Criminal Law Resource Guide (ASIL)
  • International Criminal Law Network (The Hague)
  • Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism Web Links (US Institute for Peace)
  • The Iraq War Debate 2002/2003 (University of Michigan Documents Center)
  • The War on Terrorism: Post-Saddam Iraq (Joyner Library, East Carolina University)
  • United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN)

  • Peacekeping
  • Foreign Military Studies Office - Research Links
  • International Boundaries Research Unit, University of Durham (Database of news reports on international boundary problems from 1991 to present)
  • International Peacekeeping (SOSIG - Social Science Information Gateway)
  • International Relations and Security Network, ETH Zurich (Electronic clearinghouse for resources and institutions in the field of international relations and security studies)
  • International Peace and Security (Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Reference ressources. University of New Brunswick, Saint John Ward Chipman Library
  • Treaties on the Rules of Warfare (Fletcher)
  • United Nations Peacekeeping (UN-PKO Department)
  • War, Peace and Security. The Avalon Project - The Laws of War (Yale Law School)
  • War, Peace and Security Server (Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College)
  • Web Genocide Documentation Centre (Stuart Stein, University of the West of England)


  • 12. Translation

  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) - Berkeley
  • InterActive Terminology for Europe (IATE)
  • Le grand dictionnaire terminologique (GDT)
  • WordReference.com : online language dictionaries


  • Etc.

  • Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
  • Government Gazettes Online
  • ICRC
  • International Law on the Internet - International Criminal Law (University of Bologna)
  • Legal Resources on Terrorism (ASIL)
  • UN Library
  • FMSH
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