Researching foreign law for the first time
If you are researching foreign law for the first time, it is helpful to plan your research. Start by considering the following:
What is the legal system of the country?
- Common law
What is the area of law?
Criminal, civil, family, administrative, constitutional, etc
What type of information do you need?
- Case, code, statute, treaty, article
- Authorised/reported judgment
- English translation
Who to contact for help?
- Government departments - look for the 'contact us' link on legislation and parliament websites
- Law Libraries