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Finding Foreign and International Sources

This guide is intended to assist researchers with finding foreign and international sources.

Foreign, Comparative & International Law (FCIL) Resources

The following list of resources includes both free and subscription-based websites and databases to assist you with finding foreign, comparative, and international law materials. Please note that some of the free resources have not been updated in a few years (e.g., ASIL Electronic Resource Guides and EISIL), but still provide useful content and guidance. 

Citing Foreign and International Law Materials

The Bluebook provides guidance for citing foreign materials in Rule 20 (Foreign Materials) and Table 2 (Foreign Jurisdictions). T2 contains jurisdiction-specific examples of how to cite cases, constitutions, codes, statutes and regulations, etc. The Bluebook provides guidance for citing international materials in Rule 21 (International Materials) and Tables 3 (Intergovernmental Organizations), 4 (Treaty Sources), and 5 (Arbitral Reporters).

However, you will quickly realize that The Bluebook lacks an abundance of examples for citing foreign and international law sources. Thus, you may need to consult another source beyond The Bluebook for assistance with how to best cite these materials.