Comparative & International Law Links

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Many sites have collected links to foreign and international law web sites from around the world. These are a few of the most useful:

  • Beck Online: A German-language database containing cases, statutes and journal articles.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is comprehensive source for international affairs research; its contents include working papers, conference proceedings, case studies, policy briefs, etc.
  • Constitute: This website allows used to compare constitutions across a broad set of topics.  Passages are tagged with over 300 subjects.  Users can browse by country or topic, or search across constitutions using keywords and filter results by country and date. 
  • ICLR Online: Case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales, including ICLR's Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports. Also includes case summaries, a citator service, access to legislation, and individual profiles in order to manage complex research.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals: Indexes articles from more than 450 legal periodicals published worldwide, including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports.
  • International Constitutional Law Project: English translations of constitutions and constitution related documents from countries throughout the world.
  • Kluwer Arbitration: Provides access to news, analysis, primary documents, books and journals related to international commercial and investment arbitration.
  • Kodeks (Russia): Major source for executive, legislative and judiciary documents in Russia, dating back to 1991.
  • LAWnB Legal Information Service: A Korean-language legal portal, indexing Korean legal materials such as statutes, precedents, administrative documents, and news articles.
  • Manupatra: A full-text English-language database of Indian law materials, including case law and statutes. Password may be obtained at Law Library Reference Desk.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: online edition of the seminal encyclopedia features completely updated scholarly articles on international law topics.
  • Oxford Constitutions of the World: Current and historical constitutions for countries, dependencies and territories around the world.
  • Oxford Reports on International Law: Provides English translations of case law from over 65 jurisdictions, covering 2000 to the present. All judgments are also available full-text in their original languages. Also includes scholarly commentary and analysis.
  • Provides text of cases, statutes, regulations, treaties, legal news, and journals in English and Chinese. The Chinese version also includes model contracts and legal documents. To access English-language materials, select the English tab from the main page.
  • Quicklaw: LexisNexis Quicklaw offers access to primary and secondary Canadian legal sources. Content includes Canadian case law, legislation, the QuickCite citator, Halsbury's Laws of Canada, Canadian and international law journals, current awareness services, Canadian and international news sources, and indexes.
  • vLex Global: Legislation, case law, and other materials from a variety of jurisdictions, with a focus on countries in Central America, South America, and Europe. Documents presented in their original language, although translations are available for many documents.
  • Westlaw China: Legal materials in both English and Chinese, including laws and regulations, case law with headnotes, legal articles and news, and model contracts.
  • World Constitutions Illustrated: Includes scanned copies of every world constitution- originals, translations, and both- via HeinOnline.  Also includes commentary and constitutional scholarship.


These resources will help you keep up-to-date with current international and comparative law issues.

  • ABA Journal Blawg Directory: International Law lists more than 50 blogs dealing with international and comparative law issues.
  • American Society of International Law publications include: ASIL Insights (a series of short papers on international law topics in the news); International Judicial Monitor (IJM) (a bi-monthly publication with the International Judicial Academy, featuring information and resources on international law of particular relevance to the judiciary); and International Law in Brief (a newsletter prepared by the editors of International Legal Materials).
  • Global Legal Monitor: an electronic publication from the Law Library of Congress which tracks new legal developments from around the world.
  • The International Law News: newsletter of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice; electronic version is available to section members only. A print version is available in the library (Periodicals).
  • International Law Prof Blog: part of the Law Professors Blog Network, updated frequently with posts on a variety of international law topics.
  • International Law Reporter: provides information about conferences, new scholarship, etc.
  • IntLawGrrls: an international law blog with a feminist sensibility.
  • Juris Diversitas: continued coverage of comparative law topics after Comparative Law Blog went on hiatus in 2012.
  • Jurispedia: a wiki "...devoted to worldwide law, legal and political sciences" that was developed at the law faculties of several European and North American universities.
  • Opinio Juris: a blog dedicated to commentary, debate and scholarship on current developments in international law and politics.


  • International Law Students Association (ILSA): An umbrella organization for student international law societies at individual law schools; the site includes Jessup Moot Court Competition information.
  • Legal Study Abroad Headquarters: Information, brochures, and contact information for all ABA-approved study abroad programs and contact information for almost every law school in the world.
  • Transparent Language Online: Online language instruction resource which provides access to flash cards, blogs, and other tools to learn or revisit more than 70 languages.  Duke users must create an account on the login page to gain access.
  • Additional foreign language learning resources are described in the Duke University Libraries' Foreign Language Learning Libguide.
  • Treaties Research Guide (Goodson Law Library).
  • Multilaterals Project: A project of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy which made available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments.
  • UN Treaty Collection: Includes the United Nations Treaty Series, a collection of more than 30,000 international agreements registered with the UN Secretariat and Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, which provides information on the status of about 500 multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General.


Last updated 06/2017 jlb