International Research Guides
Foreign & International Law Databases
These databases are available to LSU Law Center Faculty and Students and visitors to the LSU Law Library. Go to Legal Databases for more selections.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs with coverage from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Foreign and International Law Resources Database
Full text database from HeinOnline containing international yearbooks, serials, digests, and decisions.
Foreign Law Guide
Includes current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of of the world.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
A multilingual index to articles and book reviews published worldwide covering international (public and private), comparative, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. With coverage from 1985 to the present, the Index is updated quarterly; available through OvidSP.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International
Full-text, updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law, containing over 800 articles on various topics of public international law.
Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)
Modules available include International Courts of General Jurisdiction, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Investment Claims, and International Law in Domestic Courts.
This database comprises a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, Volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976; available through CSA.
Indexes public affairs, public and social policies, law and ethics, and international relations; coverage since 1972; available through CSA.
Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law
This full-text collection contains official publications from the Selden Society, as well as the Publications of the Ames Foundation and a number of legal classics, digests, encyclopedias and abridgments; available through HeinOnline.
Includes primary and secondary sources for 98 jurisdictions.
World Constitutions Illustrated
Full-text collection of current and historical constitutions of every country of the world, in the vernacular and in English; includes more than 800 classic books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence; and more than a dozen legal periodicals focusing on constitutional law; available through HeinOnline.
Full text of over 1,000 trial transcripts and monographs; available through HeinOnline.
Foreign & International Internet Sites
Civil Law Jurisdictions
Civil Law in the World, includes codes & legislation (LSU Law)
Civil Law Dictionary
Latin Laws (Biblioteca Legal Latinoamerica)
- Foreign Law Translations (Institute for Transnational Law), includes English translations of French legislative and judicial decisions and a French legal glossary.
- Legifrance, constitution, codes, laws and regulations, international treaties and agreements, official journal, selected jurisprudence, etc. in French; codes also in English and Spanish.
- Premier Ministre, governmental portal.
- Service-Public, portal of French administration.
- Vie Publique, portal of French government documents.
Foreign and International Law
Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law (GlobaLex)
Civil Law in the World, includes codes & legislation (LSU Law)
Comparative/Foreign Law (LLRX)
Findlaw: International Resources
FLARE: Foreign Law Research, collaboration of UK libraries to provide research guides to the law of foreign jurisdicitons
Foreign and International Law Collection Research Guides and Bibliographies (University of Houston Law Library)
Foreign Law Resources (LSU Law Library)
Global Courts: Supreme Courts Decisions Around the World
GlobaLex (New York University School of Law)
Government Gazettes Online (Univ. of Michigan Documents Center)
Guide to European Legal Databases (LLRX)
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases (NYU Law Library)
Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)
Institute of Global Law, includes translations of cases and statutes, especially French and German.
International Legal Research Tutorial, a joint project of Duke University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law,
International Constitutional Law
International Law Resources (LSU Law Library)
ISN: International Relations and Security Network (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
National Parliaments (Inter-Parliamentary Union)
World Legal Information Institute
Australian Human Rights Centre
Center for the Study of Human Rights (Columbia University)
European Court of Human Rights, includes pending cases, recent judgments, basic texts and database of case law.
Human Rights (U.S. State Dept.)
Human Rights (U.K. National Archives), supporting documents from 1215 to 1945.
Human Rights First, formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)
Human Rights Watch
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (University of Minnesota), includes basic documents, case law and press releases
International Human Rights (LSU Law Library)
Project Diana, Human Rights Cases (Yale Law School Library)
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, includes international human rights instruments.
UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (University of Toronto), offers links, documents and bibliographies.
American Society for International Law
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Court of Justice, includes decisions of the Court.
International Governmental Organizations (Northwestern University Library)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Organization of American States
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Trade Organization
AccessUN, includes UN Treaty Series citations. This is an LSU Libraries database; use your PAWS username and password to logon.
The Australian Treaties Library (Australian Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Council of Europe Treaty Series
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Official Website
HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library, an LSU Law Center subscription database which includes major treaty sources in pdf format.
Multilaterals Project, multilateral conventions organized by subject or chronologically.
SICE (OAS Trade Unit’s Foreign Trade Information System), includes full text of trade agreements between countries of the Western Hemisphere.
Treaties (THOMAS), US treaties since the 90th Congress and earlier.
Treaty Research (LSU Law Library)
United Nations Treaty Collection, including the UN Treaty Series (Dec. 1946-Feb. 2005).
World Intellectual Property Organization, includes treaties concerning industrial property, copyright and neighboring rights.
Locator for the UN System of Organizations
UN Documentation: Research Guide (United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
AccessUN, index to United Nations documents, 1991-present, plus full text of several thousand UN documents. This is an LSU Libraries database; use your PAWS username and password to logon.