Law, Legislation and Government
Cyberlaw Encyclopedia: A vast resource of information on law, technology and the Internet. This site is based in Canada and some information may not be applicable in your jurisdiction; always consult with a local professional in the applicable field.
ICC Victims' Rights Working Group: The Victims' Rights Working Group's main objectives have been to raise the awareness of governments and others about victims' issues, to ensure that the Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence adequately provided for victims' rights to be protected and respected, and their needs and concerns to be met throughout the judicial process of the International Criminal Court.. The site includes background information, online documents and reports, and a link to their listserv.
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy: The Centre is an independent, non-profit institute, officially affiliated with the United Nations. They are dedicated to making a substantial contribution to national and international efforts to reduce crime and improve justice. This site contains publications, occasional papers and reports, an events/conference listing and on-line forum facility, plus links to affiliated organizations.
Internet Legal Resource Guide: Listing over 4000 sites in 238 nations and with more than 850 stored page and downloadable files, this is a very comprehensive source of information on law around the world, though mainly focusing on the USA.
Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet: An amazingly detailed listing of online legal resources dealing with international law.
UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy: An online organization which exists to provide research resources on Law and the Internet, to identify legal and policy issues in this area and help generate solutions to cyberspace problems and to provide a forum for the dissemination of new ideas. Reports, news items and announcements, plus links to Internet/cyberspace law-related sites are all prominently featured here. The online magazine "Cyberlaw Perspectives" is also available here. Laws discussed on this site may not be applicable in all countries
United Nations Home Page: All areas of the UN and it's branches can be reached through this page. Included are databases, documents, publications, audio/visual/webcast info and more.
World Criminal Justice Library Network: A good online directory, connecting you to many internationals libraries and online criminal justice resources.
World Wide Legal Information Association: A Canadian-based non-profit organization who's mandate is to "Make legal information available to the world". Links on this site very large site lead to law related sites around the world.
LAW Net: A wealth of information on - and links to - Canadian issues and law, victim's rights and support groups, advocacy and resource material.
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice: A joint initiative of the Canadian Bar Association and the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta. The Forum is an independent and neutral organization, whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and experience on civil justice reform to assist the judiciary, courts, governments and other interested parties. The Forum will provide services in both of Canada's official languages.
Department of Justice, Canada: This site gives direct and detailed information on present Justice related legislation, new laws and progress of legislation through Parliament, as well as general information on criminal justice in Canada.
Directory of Diplomatic Representatives in Canada: A very useful directory containing contact information for over 150 foreign embassies in Canada.
Dispute Resolution Services -- Dept. of Justice Canada: Dispute Resolution Services of the Department of Justice was established to respond to the growing interest in and demand for alternate forms of dispute resolution. The DR field is rapidly evolving in Canada. Currently, there are no uniform standards of practice or qualifications for non-litigation DR practitioners.
Jurist Canada: Known as "The Law Professors' Network", this online magazine and contact site contains information and links on -- and to -- an enormous amount of news, information and resources of use to professionals in the Canadian legal system and interested third parties.
Parliamentary Internet: The official site of the Canadian Federal Parliament. Includes a link to the Parliamentary Gopher system.
- Canadian Parliamentary Internet listing of Private Member's Bills: Private legislative initiatives put forward by Members of Federal Parliament, including many of interest to victim assistance and law enforcement specialists.
- Canadian Parliamentary Internet listing of Federal Government Bills: Legislative initiatives put forward by the Canadian Government, including many of interest to victim assistance and law enforcement specialists
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada: Links lead to information on corrections, national security, policing and policy information and other sites of interest. The latest news and briefs are posted here.
Coroner's Law Resource: This site collects information, and links to information, relating to (mostly English) coroners’ law and practice.
United Kingdom Legislation - Acts of the UK Parliament: Through this portal you can locate and review pending parliamentary acts of the United Kingdom.
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law: A very useful legal resources on child advocacy. including a listing of available publications, factbooks, standards, court improvement, parental abduction, child protection and more.
Center for Court Innovation: A non-profit organization, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice.
FirstGov: FirstGov serves as a portal to government sites around the US. You can search the FirstGov database by using the form found on their page.
Justice Center Website, University of Alaska: A well organized and coherent site, listing criminal justice information for Alaska, the US, Canada and some international links. Included is information on the UAA's Justice Research center and their degree programs.
Lawguru: This site allows access to the databases of a large number of legal sites in one place; as well, questions can be left for others to answer or research.
National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse: The National District Attorneys Association established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse as a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI). Aimed at responding to an increasing volume of reported child abuse, the National Center provides training, technical assistance and publications to prosecutors, investigators and allied criminal justice professionals on all aspects of criminal child abuse and exploitation.
National Crime Victim Law Institute: The National Crime Victim Law Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial courts. In addition to its teaching mission, NCVLI performs a number of critical functions:
- Maintains and disseminates a resource bank of crime victim law
- Assists attorneys who provide direct legal services to crime victims
- Works to establish legal clinics nationwide to represent victims in court
- Files amicus briefs advocating for crime victims’ rights in the courts
State Law: State Government and Legislative Info: A state-by-state listing of ongoing legislation, as well as links to state legal resources and databases.
THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet: Access Congress information, news, directories, bills, records and more through this site.
U.S. House of Representatives Site: Access House information, news, directories, House web sites and much more through this site.
U.S. Senate Home Page: Access information of all sorts relating to the senate through this site