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Foreign Law by Jurisdiction: Subject-specific Sources

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.

Texts, summaries or citations of subject-specific laws

The resources on this page may provide the texts, summaries or citations of laws on the subjects listed below. Check each source to see which countries it covers. Language may be vernacular or English. If English is not an official language of the country, do not assume that an English text is authentic or official. This list is intended as a starting place and is not comprehensive. Please note that inclusion of a link to a website or to other material in this list should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the accuracy or currency of the website or the material.

See also the sources listed in the next box and the pages for specific countries in this guide.

Antitrust & Competition


Business, Commercial, Finance, Trade, & Investment

Codes from Civil Law Countries

Criminal Law

Family Law

Food, Agriculture & Renewable Resources

Human Rights

See Documents, legislation & cases, generally in the International Law: Specialized Sources research guide.  

Intellectual Property

Legal recognition of same-sex relationships

Regulations, secondary legislation, technical standards

Trade & Investment

Texts, summaries or citations: various subjects & countries