Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014
Legal news feed from the Global Legal Monitor at the Library of Congress.
Use the following resources to find out about different legal systems, or of a particular country:
- Doing Business in Asia
(UniMelb access) Available through the CCH Intelliconnect (AU) platform (under Business Law), this provides information on the business rules, regulations, laws and practices. There is separate commentary for each of the following countries in the region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
(Open access) Excellent and up to date overviews of the legal systems of individual countries, guides to legal research and links to primary and secondary material. Browse by country or search using keywords.
- International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Constitutional Law
(UniMelb access) A country-by-country survey of constitutional law throughout the world, including: political system, historical background, sources of constitutional law, form of government, component states and decentralized authorities, citizenship, and specific problems.
- Juriglobe World Legal Systems
(Open access) Provides maps showing geographic distribution of Member States of significant international organisations, and conventions.
- Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems, by Richard A Danner and Marie-Louise H Bernal (eds)
KB 100 INTR
- LLRX Foreign and Comparative Law by Country
- Foreign Law Guide
(UniMelb access) Guide to primary and secondary sources of law for over 170 countries, including overviews of their legal systems.
- Doing Business: Measuring Business Regulations (World Bank)
(Open access) The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. Search by country or by topic.
- Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia
- Library of Congress Country Studies
(Open access) Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political and national security systems of countries.
- Far East and Australasia - Europa World Plus
(UniMelb access) Offers detailed commentary on events in the region, in both their historical and contemporary context. Also includes comparative statistics between countries.