Diversifying the law library

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Over the past year the library and Kent Law School have been working together to provide access to more diverse legal resources.  Following suggestions from research students we now have resources that cover more jurisdictions and offer perspective from across the globe.

Databases for researching wider jurisdictions:

SCC online – Covers case law and legislation for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and 14 African jurisdictions including Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

South East Asia Archive (sign in with Shibboleth) – provides access to culturally and historically significant material produced from within and about the Indian subcontinent. Material includes journals, reports from colonial and post colonial India, books, legislation, acts, regulations and case documents as well as Indian film booklets from 1930-1949.

HeinOnline’s Foreign and International Law Resources – includes international yearbooks from around the world including African Yearbook of International Law, Asian Yearbook of International Law and Jewish Yearbook of International Law.

Westlaw International – includes legal material for China, Mexico, Iran, Rwanda, Singapore and Taiwan.

WorldLii – Free database providing access to legislation and cases from around the world. Click on countries to find material for the country you are interested in.

There is also a range of general resources in the digital collection that provide different perspectives and voices:


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