NEW Database: Investor-State LawGuide Database

As of this month, the Nahum Gelber Law Library is subscribed to the Investor-State LawGuide Database. ISLG’s technology links you to the specific passages in arbitral decisions and awards where a tribunal discusses a particular legal instrument or prior arbitral decision. The database includes such features as Subject Navigator, Article Citator, Jurisprudence Citator, Terms & Phrases and Full-text search. All materials relevant to publicly available ICSID, NAFTA and ad hoc tribunal decisions are available in ISLG’s comprehensive document directory. These materials can be filtered in a variety of ways to enable you to obtain the research results you need.

To access the database, go: Law subject guide / Foreign legislation and cases / Arbitration.

Air & Space Research: Marketline Advantage database

Marketline Advantage database provides access to case studies, company news, and company reports that contain market size, value, segmentation, shares, leading companies, forecast for each industry, including Aerospace and Defence. For the Aerospace and Defence industry, users can search and browse documents subdivided by subject categories, such as Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing, Space Programmes, Vehicle and Aircraft Electronics, etc.

To access the database, go: Law subject guide / Foreign legislation and cases / Air & Space.

NEW Database: Global Health and Human Rights Database

Last fall, Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC have launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. The Database is a fully searchable free online database of more than 1000 judgments, constitutions and international instruments on the intersection between health and human rights. The Database is the first attempt to comprehensively make available health and human rights law from both common and civil law jurisdictions, and features case law and other legal documents from more than 80 countries and in 25 languages. It also provides 500 plain-language summaries and 200 original translations of case law previously unavailable in English.

To access the database, go: Law subject guide / Foreign legislation and cases / Human rights.

NEW Database: Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals

Nahum Gelber Law Library is now subscribed on the Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals database. It provides you with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions. Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented the most important decisions of the ICTY, ICTR, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, The International Criminal Tribunal for Timor-Leste and the ICC. Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals is useful for students, scholars, legal practitioners, judges, prosecutors and defence counsel who are interested in the various legal aspects of the law of the ICTY, ICTR and other forms of international criminal adjudication.

To access the database, go: Law subject guide / Foreign legislation and cases / Human rights.

Parliament’s Historical Debates Available Online

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with, is launching its Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada digital portal.  The portal provides free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages.  It includes all published debates of both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1 until coverage provided on the Parliament of Canada page.

ICLR Online, UK Case Law Database

The Law Library is happy to offer to our users an access to a newly purchased UK case law database, ICLR Online.

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales was established in 1865 by members of the legal profession with the object of “preparation and publication, in a convenient form, at a moderate price, and under gratuitous professional control, of Reports of Judicial Decisions of the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales” (Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1870). As well as the official Law Reports, ICLR publishes the Weekly Law Reports, the Industrial Cases Reports, the Business Law Reports, the Public and Third Sector Law Reports and the Statutes and Public and General Acts.

In October 2011, ICLR launched an online database,  ICLR Online. ICLR Online is the hub of legal authorities dating back to 1865. A dedicated case law platform presents  the cases in a comprehensive and readable format. The law reports are combined with the Citator+ to present all the relevant case information in one screen, making legal research easier.

ICLR online can be accessed at Subject guides / Law  / Legislation and cases- foreign jurisdictions

Archives of the Civil Code Revision Office of Quebec (C.C.R.O.) are online

The archives contain the working papers of one of the principal organs for private law reform in Quebec history. The archives are made up of the C.C.R.O.’s working papers, reports, correspondence, minutes of meetings, internal memoranda, etc., dating mostly between 1966 and 1979. The President of the C.C.R.O., Professor Paul-André Crépeau, donated his copies of the material to McGill University. There are approximately 4000 documents in the archives, stored in over 300 volumes. The total collection of the papers of the C.C.R.O. in the possession of McGill University amounts to approximately 40,000 pages.

In 1995, an index to the archives was created by Professors John E.C. Brierley and Nicholas Kasirer that has been incorporated into the database. In 2008, with significant support from the Wainwright Trust, a project of digitizing the archives was begun. This led to the creation of this website, with the assistance and support of the Library Technology Services section of McGill University Library.

The archives of the C.C.R.O. is a rich source for those interested in the working methods of the agency charged with a re-codification of private law in the civilian manner in North America.

eDOCTRINE: nouvelle source de la doctrine québécoise

eDOCTRINE conçue par CAIJ est un nouveau outil qui vous offre un accès au texte intégral de plus d’un millier d’ouvrages de doctrine publiés par le Barreau du Québec et par Wilson & Lafleur. Vous pouvez lancer une recherche dans l’ensemble des titres ou naviguer dans chaque titre, par volume, chapitre, section ou article. Vous pouvez accéder eDOCTRINE à partir de notre Law Subject Guide – Legal Treatises Collection.

eLOIS: nouvelle source de la législation et doctrine québécoise

eLOIS est un nouveau outil de CAIJ permettant de consulter le texte intégral bilingue des lois annotées suivantes :Charte des droits et libertés de la personne, Code civil du Québec, Code de procédure civile, Code des professions, Code du travail, Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles, Loi sur le Barreau, Loi sur les normes du travail, Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail, Loi sur les sociétés par actions.

Le texte de ces lois correspond à la version diffusée dans le site des Publications du Québec et est reproduit avec l’autorisation de l’Éditeur officiel du Québec.Chaque article de loi est présenté dans sa version française et anglaise et dispose d’un historique législatif et d’un lien au texte officiel. Il est enrichi d’un historique législatif, de liens à la jurisprudence et à la doctrine citant l’article, des commentaires du ministre le cas échéant, des débats parlementaires et positions du Barreau entourant son adoption, de liens vers des rapports et guides rédigés par des ministères et organismes gouvernementaux, de renvois à des dispositions législatives connexes. La Loi sur les normes du travail est aussi enrichie des annotations jurisprudentielles et doctrinales de Charles Caza publiées dans la collection Alter Ego de Wilson & Lafleur.

Vous pouvez accéder eLOIS à partir de notre Law Subject Guide – Canadain legislation and cases.