For many of the most common foreign law research questions, Foreign Law Guide by Reynolds & Flores is an excellent starting point.
Foreign Law Guide provides essential information for identifying, locating, and using primary and secondary sources of foreign law. It is intended to be comprehensive, including information from nation states, semi-independent states and supra-national regional organizations.
If you’re looking to find sources of legislation from a particular country, Foreign Law Guide is perhaps the best first step. Each country includes an introduction to the legal system, followed by a list of codifications, gazettes and other legal publications, and a grouping of sources of law by subject. The database also includes hundreds of links to relevant online sources.
Finally, Foreign Law Guide is often a good place to check for sources of English translations of full text legislation.
Submitted by Sunil Rao, on October 29, 2010
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