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Foreign and International Law Databases

Elgar Advanced Introductions Law Collection: Includes books designed to provide thoughtful introductions to major fields of Law. Written by leading scholars from around the world.

English Reports (1220-1865) (HeinOnline): allows you to search or browse all 176 volumes of the English Reports, Full Reprint along with its "Index of Cases" and "Index Chart." This collection encompasses the decisions of the English Courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports.

European Center for Minority Issues Papers (HeinOnline): Contains working papers, reports, and journals from the European Center for Minority Issue.

Foreign Jurisdictions (LLMC Digital): collection of various foreign legal materials.

Foreign Law Guide: provides a bibliography to current primary and, to a lesser degree, secondary sources of foreign law. The Foreign Law Guide indexes the laws of the 189 countries that are members of the United Nations. As the project grows more countries and jurisdictions will be added.

Foreign & International Law Resources Library (HeinOnline): provides full text searching of international law journals, and international court proceedings.

ICLR Online: The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales provides accss to case law and legislation from England and Wales from the early 1800's to the present. On campus access only.

Journal on the Use of Force and International Law: 

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (HeinOnline): Subject Index to selected international and comparative law periodicals.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated throughout the year, this major reference work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law : contains over 180 full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, including Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (HeinOnline): founded in 1887 to encourage the study and advance the knowledge of the history of English law. The only learned society and publisher devoted to English legal history, the Selden Society researches and publishes the history of the law, development of legal ideas, the legal profession, the courts, judges and lawyers, literature and legal records, and essentially everything that is characteristic of English common law and the legal system.

United Nations Law Collection (HeinOnline): contains vast collection of treaties including the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS), and the League of Nations Treaty Series(LNTS). Also contains publications from the International Court of Justice, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline): enables legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and many more. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Fact Book, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.


United Nations Treaty Collection: Provides access to United Nations treaties, League of Nations treaties, and many other UN related documents and photographs. Covers multilateral treaties and UN documents dating from 1920 to the present.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline): Library contains full text images of treaties and agreements between the United States and other governments, as well as related diplomatic books and documents.

World Treaty Library (HeinOnline): A collection of all major treaty sets is now available in one easy-to-use, fully searchable database! This library includes Rohn's World Treaty Index, Marten's Treaties, Wiktor's Multilateral Treaty Calendar, and Dumont's Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens.

Access to our databases
These electronic indexes and databases are available to all users in the Washburn School of Law Library. Access outside of the law school building (remote access) is available to Washburn faculty and students. A Washburn email and password are required for access. Some resources require a faculty/student password, as indicated. Exceptions are noted for specific databases.