This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
- ALEX Historische Rechts- und Gesetzestexte Online
The Austrian law digitization project. See right side menu for specific laws, gazettes, etc.
Contains machine-produced English translations of the legislation of Austria. Warning: Machine-based translations should not be relied upon in important documents and writings.
- Institute for Transnational Law - Foreign Law Translations
Includes English translations of legal materials in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law.
- Legislationline, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Contains English translations of Austria's constitution, criminal code, code of criminal procedure, and variety of human rights oriented legislation.
Laws, government drafts, and amendments.
- Portal Rechtsfreund
Provides links to various fields of law and legal issues, a selection of model contracts and the important recent books. Also includes information in English.
- Republic Oesterreich Bundeskanzleramt - Rechtsinformatiossystem - RIS (Office of Federal Chancellor)
Official site with full text of laws and decisions in the vernacular, but no official pagination. It provides federal law, law of the individual states, Parliamentary materials and Constitutional and Administrative Court decisions in the vernacular. RIS offers former versions of laws: fill in the wanted date in the field "Fassung vom."
- RIA Worldwide Tax and Commercial Law
Use the 'Table of Contents' tab to navigate to this title. Countries arranged in alphabetic order. Includes the full text of the tax and commercial law of Austria in English.
- Verfassungsgerichtshof Österreich (Constitutional Court)
Materials will be located in B2 North (map) with call numbers beginning with KJJ.