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Constitutions of the Countries of the World
Browse or keyword search constitutions and related documents of 192 countries. Set your search domain for one country or any combination of your choosing.  Or select the pre-set geographic, political, and economic groupings. Introductory and Comparative Notes for each constitution examine recent amendments and add insight into pertinent historical, political, and economic influences. IP access.

World Constitutions Illustrated; The Constitutional Library on HeinOnline; Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources
It is of interest to constitutional law scholars and for comparative constitutional law research.  It includes British and Foreign State Papers, foreign constitutional texts, constitutional law journals and treatises, a bibliography. IP access. This research platform brings together constitutional documents, books, articles, bibliographic references, and web sites all into one database.

Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare. Comparative Constitutions Project.
The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) is directed by the University of Texas, Department of Government and the University of Chicago, Law School, in cooperation with the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois. The project is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Constitutions, Treaties, and Official Declarations
This site is published by Keele University, U.K. and contains a collection of constitutions links to Wuerzburg, various documents including UN Charter, GATT, Treaty of Rome, Maastricht, Human Rights documents etc. For other international documents use the Search engine.

Constitutional Courts
Index has a link to judicial institutions with the function of constitutional review.  See also European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice). Venice Commission of the Council of Europe is a body of independent experts in constitutional law. Its main field of activities is to advise new democratic States when they adopt or amend constitutions and closely related laws. The Commission also co-operates with about 40 constitutional courts in Europe and overseas, publishing summaries of their most important decisions in the Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law. Summaries are also available in CODICES (CD-ROM or Internet) together with the full text of about 1500 decisions in various languages.

East European Constitutional Review
A Quarterly Published by New York University Law School and Central European University. The East European Constitutional Review is  indexed by the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies, ABSEES Online, subscription database at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/absees/

FindLaw the US Supreme Court Center
An easy-to-read guide that leads visitors through historical documents, biographies, and Supreme Court decisions. Users can browse through the Federalist Papers, read the Constitution, or research the lives of the Founding Fathers or past and present Supreme Court Justices. It also provides free case law, including US Supreme Court cases from 1893.

Globalcourts
Provides information on Supreme Court decisions from around the World and links to other court related sites.

International Constitutional Law Project
It is one of the most reliable sources on the Internet. ICL provides English translations of and other textual material related to constitutional documents. It cross-references those documents for quick comparison of constitutional provisions. By Dr. Axel Tschentscher, LL.M.

Guides:
Researching Constitutional Law on the Internet by Lyonette Louis-Jacques offers links to and a bibliography of Case Reports, Books, Journals, Articles, and Current Commentaries.

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