Tuesday, September 07, 2010

WorldLII Launches International Law Library

WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute) yesterday launched the International Law Library , a free online collection of decisions of International Courts and Tribunals, treaties and international agreements, and international law journals and law reform materials.

According to the brochure:
"The International Law Library on WorldLII is the most comprehensive free access international law research infrastructure on the Internet. It has 76 databases, containing nearly 100,000 searchable documents concerning international law, and is expanding rapidly. All databases may be searched simultaneously, or databases may be searched individually or in groupings. WorldLII uses AustLII’s Sino search engine. Databases from six other collaborating LIIs (BAILII, HKLII, NZLII, PacLII, SAFLII and GLIN) are included. "
AustLII is the Australasian Legal Information Institute. BAILII is the British and Irish Legal Information Institute. HKLII is the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute. NZLII is the New Zealand Legal Information Institute. PacLII is the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. SAFLII is the South Africa legal Information Institute and GLIN is the Global Legal Information Network, a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.

The Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) from different countries and continents together form the Free Access to Law Movement. The goal of the LIIs is to maximize free access to public legal information such as legislation and case law from as many countries and international institutions as possible.

CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, is a prominent member of the movement.

[Source: Int-Law - International Law Librarians List]

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