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Useful websites

Use this alphabetical list to access selected legal information resources freely available on the Internet.

Note: The links on this page are to external websites. The University of Warwick has no control over these sites and is not responsible for their content.

General Law

GATT Digital Network 

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Listing of title abbreviations for English and some foreign language legal publications.

Oxford Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities
Guidance on referencing and citing legal materials using the OSCOLA scheme.

United Kingdom Law

UK and Irish primary legal materials, including all case law made freely available electronically.

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service
Information on the Court of Appeal, High Courts and tribunals, with selected judgments.

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
All Privy Council judgments from 1999 onwards, plus some key judgments dating back to 1914.

Law Commission
Reports and consultation papers on the reform of the law of England and Wales.
Original text of UK Acts and Statutory Instruments, and Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh measures.

Scottish Courts
Opinions of the Court of Session (civil cases) and High Court of Justiciary (criminal cases).

United Kingdom Parliament
Full text of debates (Hansard), Bills and committee reports, as well as House of Lords' judgments.

European Union Law

Case law of the courts of the EU, including the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance.

Official EU site, linking to information and documentation on EU activities and institutions.

European Court of Human Rights
Case law and information from the body responsible for enforcing the European Convention on Human Rights.

Foreign and World Law

Cornell Legal Information Institute
Organised links to global freely accessible sources on national and international law.

French Law on the Internet
Summaries of French legal sources online, including case law, with links.

Topical research guides, with links, to resources in international, foreign and comparative law.

Official French legislation site, including le Journal Officiel, legal codes and also selected case law.

Access to primary law materials across the globe and links to legal resources freely available on the Web.

International Law

Global development network

Comprehensive set of links to resources on international law topics, arranged by subject.

International Court of Justice
Information, case law and official documentation for the main judicial organ of the United Nations.

LLM Resources

Gender research and information service, with free access to online database of gender and development materials.

Center for World Indigenous Studies
Body promoting the understanding of the knowledge and needs of indigenous peoples.

Child Rights Information Network
Global network providing information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights.

Development Gateway
Information on sustainable development and poverty reduction, including development projects.

ECPAT International
Network of organisations working to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Comprehensive links to global documentation on development issues and a series of subject guides.

GATT Digital Library
Online archive of official documents and publications relating to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
Information and research resources on governance issues in development.

Guide to Electronic Resources for International Economic Law
Guide to international economic law subject resources.

Human Rights Watch
Independent organisation investigating and reporting on global human rights violations.

International Monetary Fund
Information on work to promote international monetary co-operation and funding to ease economic difficulties.

Lex Mercatoria
Links to online resources on international economic and commercial law.

Online global information network, promoting human rights and sustainable development.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Reports and statistics on economic and social issues.

Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts. RULAC
Current awareness and documents provided by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

SICE: Foreign Trade Information System
Links to resources on international trade issues in the West, including competition law and dispute settlement.

Social Science Research Network
Details of research and working papers in social science disciplines, including law.

South Centre
Intergovernmental body providing policy support for developing nations.

Third World Network
International research network of organisations and individuals involved in development issues.

Links to UN information and Web resources concerning the advancement and empowerment of women.

World Bank Group 
Information on World Bank development projects, with a large database of research and policy documents.

World Trade Organization
Information on the activities of the lead body for the application of international trade rules.

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