Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trans-Lex.org Law Research

Trans-Lex.org is a free research and codification platform for transnational commercial law that was recently launched by The Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) at Cologne University. From the site:

Browsing TransLex


The TransLex-Principles contain more than 120 principles and rules of transnational law, the New Lex Mercatoria. Go through the list or use the "Jump to"-box to get to a specific Chapter.

Klick on the Principle of your choice and get its black letter text and access to many full-text references such as domestic statutes, legal doctrine, uniform law instruments, court decisions and arbitral awards.

In the top right hand corner of your screen, you find useful tools to support your research. By klicking on the "see principle history" button, you get an account of the changes which the principle underwent in the past. You can also print the document and/or save it as a pdf-file.


Translex-Biblio is a selected collection of bibliographic references on transnational law organized in alphabetical order. If a text is contained in TransLex, you can klick on it and are directed to the respective TransLex-document.


TransLex-Materials are a collection of domestic statutes, international conventions, model laws, restatements and other soft-law instruments which are of relevance for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law.


The TransLex-Links are a selected collection of links to sites which are relevant for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law.

You can also search the site but I recommend reviewing the "how to use the site" before searching.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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