Print and electronic sources for law of war research at the Taggart Law Library
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014
Researching the law of war frequently requires the ability to find foreign law from a variety of jurisdictions. You can search POLAR by keyword or subject for foreign legal materials. For example, to find books on French law, you can search using the keywords “law and France” or by the subject “Law—France.”
Some sources to help you get started include:
- Foreign Law Guide
Online version of the Foreign Law Guide by Reynolds and Flores (see Print Sources).
A wide variety of research guides on the laws of individual countries, as well as guides on international and comparative law. Available through the NYU School of Law.
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. Some full-text availability; documents in English and other languages.
- Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World
Provides links to primary and secondary foreign resources, including constitutions, executive, judicial, and legislative materials, legal guides, and general sources; organized by country. Available through the Law Library of Congress.
- WashLaw Foreign and International Web
Provides links to primary foreign and international legal resources, organized by subject, author, and country. Available through the Washburn University School of Law.
- World Constitutions Illustrated
Contemporary and historical constitutions for the countries of the world in original language and English versions, as well as books, periodicals, and related resources. Available through HeinOnline.
- World Legal Information Institute (World LII)
A collaborative project to provide free, independent, and non-profit-access to worldwide law. This database can be searched by keyword, subject, and country or region.