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Domestic Violence   Tags: domestic violence, family law, women, women's rights  

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International / Foreign

Foreign Law Guide 
also in paper format (no longer updated):
Law Library Ref  K38 .R49 1989


Domestic Violence Laws of the World (Harvard)


Compilation of Gender Equality & Domestic Violence Laws from Around the World (Wellesley Centers for Women)


DMOZ Open Directory Project  (ahuman edited directory of the Web, compiled by a vast global community of volunteer editors.”)
Legal Issues


International Digest of Health Legislation (WHO)
Click on SUBJECTS; choose FAMILY HEALTH; click on country name. Examine other subjects as well.

Legal Profiles (Islamic Family Law—Emory University)



Legislation - Africa (U Pretoria)
Domestic Violence & Other Topics

Human Rights Watch> Women’s Rights


U. Minnesota Human Rights Library
International human rights instruments on women’s human rights.


Stop Violence Against Women
See “Global Gender Issues,” “International Law”…
See Site Map—look for “law & policy”…


Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (UN)
Use to find status information on select international conventions. Includes, declarations, reservations, objections.


US - Federal and State

U.S. – Federal and State -- Compiled Resources

Statutory Summary Charts (ABA Commission on Domestic Violence)
Summary of statutes from all 50 states on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking.

State-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence.

 Laws on Violence Against Women ( - U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services))

Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ)
Click on "About the Office," then "legislation".


State Law Report Cards (how state laws affect teens)

Don't forget to use the statutory codes on the shelf (or on LEXIS and Westlaw)!



Federal Legislative History

Locate or Compile a Legislative History: Federal

Federal Legislative History Research Tutorial (Georgetown)

US Legislative History Guide (UB Law Library)

US Federal Research links (UB Law Library)



New York Legislative History

Locate or Compile a Legislative History: New York

Legislative Intent (NYS Library)

The Legislative History of a New York State Law (Tutorial)

NY Legislative History Research Guide (UB Law Library)

NYS research links (UB Law Library)



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