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Law: QuickStart Guide

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for finding legal information and is intended for public library users and librarians.

Law of Other Countries

Choose a country and look for its laws, form of government, and more.

Law Firms

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice acts as a world court. The Court has a dual jurisdiction : it decides, in accordance with international law, disputes of a legal nature that are submitted to it by States (jurisdiction in contentious cases); and it gives advisory opinions on legal questions at the request of the organs of the United Nations or specialized agencies authorized to make such a request (advisory jurisdiction). 


Safety Concerns

Famous Trials

International Treaties

United Nations

International treaties, agreements, courts and tribunals, topical issues and legal assistance.

International Maritime Law

European Union Food & Nutrition


Books about the UN

EU Legislation & Treaties

Access to European law.

Law of the Holy See (Vatican City)

The Holy SeeThe Vatican City State, its laws and legal structure, linked through The Library of Congress.