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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


 

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Nexis

Limited access (HU-network or from home via VPN)

Includes a comprehensive collection of English cases.

 

UK


Legislation.gov.uk

Free access on the Internet

Contains all primary legislation in force as of 1991, and all primary and secondary legislation since that date.  Take care, that legislation on this site may not always include most recent amendments.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga

Direct link to search results for “UK Public General Acts” (from 1988, plus selected earlier statutes)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi

Direct link to search results for “UK Statutory Instruments” from 1987

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

Free access on the Internet

British and Irish case-law & legislation, European Union case-law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material. Includes most recent, a lot of historical, and some international cases.

http://www.bailii.org/form/search_cases.html

Direct link to case-law search (excludes most older cases)

Commonwealth Legal Information Institute

Free access on the Internet

Contains case reports between 1220 and 1873.

UK Supreme Court

Free access on the Internet

Decisions, scheduled cases, press releases, biographies of justices and other information concerning the UK's highest court.

UK Supreme Court Blog

Free access on the Internet

Includes links to case-law.

Crown Prosecution Service

Free access on the Internet

Explanations of criminal law, policy, prosecution guidance, crime stats, etc.

UK Human Rights Blog

Free access on the Internet

Articles on all developments in the UK which have a connection to human rights. Articles are typically written by practising lawyers and academics and provide links to primary sources.

Westlaw UK

Access provided by Staatsbibliothek Berlin for library cardholders only

Comprehensive legal research system including legislation, cases (with breakdown of where, when and how (favourably or unfavourably) a case has been cited both in other judgments and in some literature) current awareness and articles, etc.

Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

Free access on the Internet

Gives rules and  examples  for the citation of the main UK legal primary sources, and for many types of secondary sources.

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxlaw/oscola_4th_edn_hart_2012quickreferenceguide.pdf

Quick reference guide

 

Europe


HUDOC Database of the European Court of Human Rights - Case-Law

Free access on the Internet

Case-law section of the database of the ECHR comprising all the Court’s judgements.

European Union Law

Free access on the Internet

Database of Treaties establishing the European Union and governing the way it works. EU regulations, directives, and decisions  with direct or indirect effect on EU member states.

European Union Case-Law

Free access on the Internet

Database of judgments from the Court of Justice of the European Union, which interprets EU legislation.