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also in paper format (no longer updated):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)
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—
Legislation - Africa (U Pretoria)
Domestic Violence & Other Topics
Human Rights Watch> Women’s Rights
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
Statutory Summary Charts (
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 (Womenshealth.gov - U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services))
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)!