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Indian Law

A guide for researching Indian Law including Legislation, Case Law, Treaties and Law Reform..


General Country Information

The Republic of India is a constitutional democracy. It is a federation made up of 29 states and seven union and national territories. India's Central and state governments function in the Westminister style.

Use the resources listed below for general information about India.


Indian History


Government Information


Indian Legal System

India's legal system is a mix of common, Muslim and customary law. See Juriglobe for further information(open access).

Image courtesy of Juriglobe

The main sources of law in India include the constitution, statutory laws, customary laws and case law. See more at:


A good place to start your Indian legal research

Image: Emblem of India

Source: Wikipedia


Rule of Law and Human Rights in India

See:


Latest Indian Judgments & Legislation Newsfeed

Latest judgments from the Supreme Court and Bombay High Court, as well as recent UK judgments and recent Acts and Notifications - from the High Court of Bombay Judges' Library Blog.

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Doing Business in India


Other Research Guides on Indian Law

For other research guide on Indian legal research see:

Contact Us

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