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Free Legal Research Resources

This is a selected list of free legal resources, compiled for a CLE presentation.

Foreign & International Law


AustLII (Australia)

British  and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)

​CanLII (Canada) 

Foreign Law Translations (The University of Texas at Austin: School of Law).  (Foreign Law Translations from: Austria, France, Germany, Israel).

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

GlobaLex: Foreign Law Research

Guide to Law Online (Library of Congress: An annotated guide to sources of government and law online). 

Organizations and Collections

Audiovisual Library of International Law

The AVALON Project:  Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)

EISIL (Developed by the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

  • Covers all aspects of international law including:
    • Basic
    • Historical 
    • International Organizations
    • Individuals
    • Inter-Governmental Agencies
    • Social and Political Issues
    • Communications
    • International Human Rights
    • International Criminal law
    • Use of Force
    • International Disupte Settlement
    • Private International Law

European Court of Human Rights

EUR-Lex:  Access to European Union Law

GlobaLex: (New York University School of Law)

Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)

Translation of National Legislation into English (​Law Library of Congress)

NATLEX (Database of National Labour, Social Security, and related human rights legislation). (International Labour Organization (ILO).

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

The United Nations Judicial Bodies