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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Try out the Declassified Documents Reference System

By Victoria Bird|July 17, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, History, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

We are currently trialling the Declassified Documents Reference System. The database covers govenment documents from the United States and coverage ranges from the years immediately following World War II, when declassified documents were first made widely available, through the 1970s. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered: the Cold War, Vietnam, foreign policy shifts, the civil rights movement, and many others. DDRS enables users to

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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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Trial access to Human Rights Studies Online

By Bob Burns|November 21, 2014|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Law, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|0 comments

SOAS Library currently has trial access (until 21 December 2014) to Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press. Access (on-campus only) at: The collection brings together comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video. The collection takes a case study approach, providing primary and

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Middle East & Islamic Studies : 15 Brill’s articles free accessible until 31 January 2015

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 10, 2014|Gender, Law, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

“The following articles are freely available until 31 January 2015!* Islamic Law in the Modern World Author: Aharon Layish Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 276-307) An Epistemic Shift in Islamic Law Author: Aria Nakissa Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 209-251) Reconstructing Archival Practices in Abbasid Baghdad Author: Maaike van Berkel Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 7-22) The Early

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