Electronic version of the Official Journal of the European Union

By Gerald Power|March 22, 2013|Law|0 comments

From 1st July 2013, the electronic version of the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) will be legally valid and authentic.  Read the press release from the EU Publications Office.  The EU Commission wants to improve citizens’ access to the law and to their rights.  Before July, only the print version is authentic. The OJ has been available in print and electronic form for many years.  It can be

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Law – December 2012 and January 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 13, 2013|Law|0 comments

Africa and Middle East Aspects of disability law in Africa / Ilze Grobbelaar-du Plessis and Tobias van Reenen (editors) Beyond occupation : apartheid, colonialism and international law in the occupied Palestinian territories / edited by Virginia Tilley  Gender justice and legal pluralities : Latin American and African perspectives / edited by Rachel Sieder, John-Andrew McNeish The taxation of trusts in South Africa / Michael Honiball, Lynette Olivier Asia China’s journey

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By Gerald Power|January 23, 2013|Law, Unknown|0 comments

New on GlobaLex A new research guide to the legal system of the Kingdom of Nepal has recently been published on GlobaLex, a website from New York University which offers a range of scholarly guides to international, comparative and foreign law.  Recently updated guides on GlobalLex include ones for Singapore and Namibia.

Commonwealth Legal Information Institute

By Gerald Power|January 11, 2013|Law|0 comments

Commonlii – the Commonwealth Legal Information Institute – is a useful way to keep up to-date with quality-assured and freely available content for law on the web.  Many jurisdictions in Africa and Asia are included. Notable recent growth areas for this content are: India – a number of databases for the states and territories of India, provided by the Legal Information Institute of India Uganda – recent judgments of the

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Award-winning law blog for England and Wales

By Gerald Power|January 11, 2013|Law, Unknown|0 comments

Current Awareness is a blog on the law of England and Wales from the Inner Temple Library, which includes details of new case law, changes to legislation, and a round-up of legal news. The blog is updated daily and readers can sign up for a daily e-mail alert. Popular tags include sentencing, police, human rights, terrorism and murder. The blog is aimed at lawyers but anyone can view it on

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International Migrants Day

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 18, 2012|Development Studies, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Studying Migration? Today is the UN International Migrants Day.The Library has many books and other resources on this topic. In honour of the day, here are some selected items of relevance to this topic: The Journal of Refugee Studies, available online, explores the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses. Recent book acquisitions in the Library include: Labour migration and human trafficking in Southeast Asia : critical Perspectives

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Law – June to November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 17, 2012|Law|0 comments

The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law Making Legal History : Approaches and Methodologies / edited by Anthony Musson and Chantal Stebbings. [Available as an e-book from Dawsonera] Ottoman Nizamiye courts : law and modernity / Avi Rubin. Financial regulation in Africa : an assessment of financial integration arrangements in African emerging and frontier markets / Iwa Salami. Feminist perspectives on equity and trusts / edited by Susan Scott-Hunt and Hilary

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Responsa Project: trial running for another week

By Mary Fisk|November 23, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Law, Religions|0 comments

Coordinated by Bar-Ilan University, the Responsa Project is the world’s largest online collection of Torah literature “The database includes the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Talmud Bavli and Talmud Yerushalmi with commentaries, Midrash, Zohar, Halachic Law (Rambam, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries), a large Responsa collection of questions and answers (‘Shut’ in Hebrew), the Talmudic Encyclopedia etc.” Go to  http://responsa.co.il/  from any computer on campus to explore the database &

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Introduction to IALS Electronic Resources

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 28, 2012|Law|0 comments

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library are offering training sessions for Postgraduate Law Students throughout the Autumn term: Demonstration Sessions Come along to one of our demonstration sessions at IALS (17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR) to find out about the range of electronic databases available at IALS Library. Each session aims to demonstrate: • how to get access to databases on the Electronic Law Library • how to get an

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Introduction to Lexis and Westlaw – Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 27, 2012|Law|0 comments

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library are offering training sessions for Postgraduate Law Students throughout the Autumn term: Introduction to Lexis and Westlaw: Hands-On Sessions These sessions are being held in IALS Library throughout October, on the dates below. Each session will start at 10:30 a.m. Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours. This session will help you to: • log in to Lexis Library and Westlaw UK • find databases

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