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Foreign law: European Union & Europe

European Union & Europe Law

EU flagThis guide provides resources to help with legal research for the European Union (EU) and selected countries in Europe.

For an introduction to EU legal materials, see European Union Legal Materials (GlobaLex) and Introduction to the EU and EU Legal Research (University of Melbourne Law School)

Find legal research guides to specific European countries at GlobaLex Foreign Law research.


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Key databases

European Union resources

Case Databases

Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) interprets and adjudicates disputes over EU law.

The European Court Reports are the official reports of the Court. The digital reports are available from 2012 on Eur-lex.

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

The European Court of Human Rights rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

The ECHR Official Reports are:

ECHR Unofficial reports

ECHR Unreported judgments

EU and domestic courts

Citators & Digests

Country resources