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South Asian Studies
This South Asian Studies Research Guide is a library tool to assist scholars and students at NYU in finding useful resources (in print and online) on South Asia.
"Comprehensive, searchable database of Bangladesh Laws and Judgments. NYU access only. In order to get access to the Bangladesh database www.clcbd.org : 1. Register; 2. After the registration send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will activate your membership within 24 hours."
"An essential database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. Broad in content and global in scope, the FLG is an indispensable resource for comparative law research and a fundamental tool for developing a foreign and comparative law collection. Approximately 190 jurisdictions are systemically covered and updated by a global team of experts."
"Laws, the Constitution, latest Acts, and Ordinances. LOK SABHA-- House of the People- contains rules, bills, policies and publications. RAJYA SABHA --House of the States-- offers debates, legislation, rules, etc."
"The Database is prepared and managed by the Legal and Treaties Division of the Ministry of External Affairs strives to provide an accessible and searchable link or series of links to the Treaties/Agreements/MoUs etc. which have been entered into by the Government of the Republic of India with Foreign Countries. As a beginning, the database provides Treaties/Agreements/MoUs 1983 on-wards, more documents covering years before 1983, would be made accessible in due course."
"The Judgment Information System is a combination of fee based and free of charge. JUDIS contains all reportable judgments of the Supreme Court of India and other regional courts from 1950 to the present (online and CD-ROM). JUDIS contains Acts and Headnotes for the judgments delivered up to 1993 only. From 1994 onwards the judgments do not have Acts and Headnotes."
A non-profit library cooperative preserving legal titles and government documents, and making this content searchable and accessible. There are a few documents related to South Asia. Some search examples: (i) Bengal law documents: --> Foreign Jurisdictions->India->Subsidiary Jurisdictions->East India Company Presidencies->Bengal (ii) Legal titles of other countries (not just the countries from South Asia) can be found through searching: --> Foreign Jurisdictions and then choose the country (for example, Pakistan). (iii) There is also a subject description for British Empire Studies: --> Multi-Jurisdiction Subject Collections->British Empire Studies.
"LII of India at present has 50 databases, including over 300,000 decisions from 37 Courts and Tribunals, Indian national legislation from 1836, over 800 bilateral treaties, law reform reports and about 500 law journal articles. The LawCite citator tracks case and journal article citations."
One stop shop for Indian legal and regulatory materials. Resources for legal, tax and regulatory issues in India. Contains full-text cases (pdf), legislation, rules, ordinances, circulars, treaties, forms, practice directions, etc. The library does NOT subscribe to Manupatra, please use SCC Online Web Edition instead (available to NYU Law students and faculty): http://www.scconline.com/default.aspx
This is a website developed by Mitra Sharafi from the University of Wisconsin Law School that has tools and resources for the historical study of law in South Asia that include the following: --> a research guide to case law --> a list of abbreviations used in case law citation --> a list of published primary sources --> holdings of a colonial law library from Bombay, c.1911 --> a list of articles in colonial law journals, 1891-1947 --> a list of South Asian law students at the Inns of Court in London, 1863-1947
See also: India Law ejournal. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/JELJOUR_Results.cfm?form_name=journalbrowse&journal_id=756890 Australian Journal of Asian Law. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/JELJOUR_Results.cfm?form_name=journalbrowse&journal_id=2020682
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is composed of a number of specialized research networks in the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an electronic paper collection of downloadable full text documents in pdf format. **In order to subscribe to the NYU network one must create an account with their NYU email address. **Please note that when accessing through off-site connection you may encounter a login screen which indicates you can "login anonymously." If you reach this choose to login anonymously and you will be granted access.
"Links to JUDIS and Indian Courts. Original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction. Its exclusive original jurisdiction extends to any dispute between the Government of India and one or more States or between the Government of India and any State or States. Article 32 of the Constitution gives an extensive original jurisdiction to the Supreme Court in regard to enforcement of Fundamental Rights."