Trial access to Eastlaws database: full text case law & legislation from the Middle East & North Africa

By Bob Burns|February 10, 2016|Africa, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

From February 8 until March 8 SOAS has trial access to Eastlaws, a full text Arabic language database of legislation and court rulings covering a large number of Middle East & North African countries. Eastlaws includes over 1 million pieces of legislation and over 160.000 court rulings across all jurisdictions. Countries covered include: Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Palestine Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria Tunisia United

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New database – HeinOnline’s World Treaty Library

By Bob Burns|August 20, 2015|History, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

All SOAS staff & students now have access to HeinOnline’s World Treaty Library, providing full text of over 180,000 treaties dating from 1648 to the present day. This collection brings together a number of Treaty Series into one fully searchable database, including: Historical Treaty Index (1648-1919) Contains all early treaties included in Clive Parry’s Consolidated Treaty Series Martens’ Treaties (1761-1944) Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index (1776-present) Rohn’s World Treaty Index (1900-2000)

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New law database – Kluwer Arbitration

By Bob Burns|August 13, 2015|Law|0 comments

SOAS staff and students now have access to a new legal database, Kluwer Arbitration The database provides full text access to a huge range of materials on international commercial arbitration, including: Major works such as the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration & the Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration Over 100 books 10 journals International conventions Rules of international and domestic arbitration organisations Bilateral Investment Treaties Domestic legislation from around the world

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Law – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 10, 2015|Law|

Books Africa The Moroccan women’s rights movement / Amy Young Evrard. Commercial Law Comparative commercial contracts : law, culture and economic development / by Boris Kozolchyk, Evo DeConcini Comparative Law Comparative law / Mathias Siems. An introduction to comparative law theory and method / Geoffrey Samuel. The method and culture of comparative law : essays in honour of Mark Van Hoecke / edited by Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut. East

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Trial access to SCC Online database of full text case law, legislation and law journal articles from Asia & Africa

By Bob Burns|April 20, 2015|Africa, Law, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

From today until 16 May 2015 we have trial access to SCC Online, a full text database of case law, legislation and journal articles from a variety of Asian & African jurisdictions. The main focus of the database is on case law, legislation and journal articles (15 titles) from India. It also has comprehensive coverage of case law from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and more limited coverage of case

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Manupatra law database now available off campus

By Bob Burns|April 20, 2015|Law, South Asia|0 comments

Manupatra, the full text database of case law and legislation from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka has, until now, only been available on-campus. From today it can also be accessed off-campus. To access simply go to the SOAS Library A-Z list of databases & click on the off-campus link.

Trial Access to Armed Conflict Database from the International Institute of Strategic Studies

By Bob Burns|January 23, 2015|Africa, Development Studies, History, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

We currently have trial access (until 20 Feb 2015) to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) from the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Armed Conflict Database monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts. In addition to the comprehensive historical background for each conflict, the weekly timelines and the monthly updates, the

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Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa

By Bob Burns|March 7, 2014|Africa, Law|0 comments

The Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa, containing constitutional documents for 52 Sub-Saharan countries since their independence is now available online. The collection contains constitutions, as well as amendments and constitutional bills. The documents are provided in their original language, and, if available, in their English translation. The database was set up with support of the German Foundation for Peace Research (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung) for the research project “Traditional

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New international law databases available at SOAS

By Bob Burns|February 27, 2014|Law|0 comments

We now have access to two additional major international law e-resources. Hague Academy Collected Courses Searchable full text of all volumes from the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. Coverage back to 1923 with several new volumes added each year. Please note this database is not yet configured for use on tablets or smartphones. To view full documents, save and print use a PC, laptop or Mac.

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Law – November 2012 to November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 9, 2014|Law|0 comments

Social and legal norms : towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity / by Matthias Baier. Property : meanings, histories and theories / Margaret Davies. Challenging diversity : rethinking equality and the value of difference / Davina Cooper. Normal life : administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law / Dean Spade. Foreign direct liability and beyond : exploring the role of tort law in promoting international corporate social

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