New & Trial Databases

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TRIAL DATABASE

International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) – Trial ends April 18th, 2007

International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) is a case reporting service that covers the most important public international law issues being decided today in domestic courts around the world. Legal experts in the field cover over sixty countries, providing detailed analysis of the core legal issues, highlighting the most salient points of the case, and providing historical and legal context to understand the significance of the decision. Translations of key passages of non-English judgments appear alongside the full-text of the judgments in the original language. All are fully searchable. To access, please click here.

The UBC Library welcomes your opinion on electronic databases that we have set up for trial use. The purpose of this trial is exploratory so that we can gain a better understanding of this product and determine suitability. Your response will help us determine how to allocate our resources for future electronic purchases.

The cost is approximately $2000 a year, so we would like your feedback. Please tell us what you think using this form.

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NEW DATABASES

The following new electronic resources are newly subscribed components of the Justis database.

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UK Statutes (1925 – Present)

The UK Statutes database contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales and Scotland as enacted, from 1235 to the present day. UK Statutes is the only statute-law database to contain Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation.

Contents of Justis UK Statutes:
* Acts of Parliament (United Kingdom) 1707 to present
* Acts of Parliament (Scotland) 1999 to present
* Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 2000
* Church Assembly and General Synod Measures 1920 to present
* Acts of Parliament (England) 1235 to 1706

For more information, click here.

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UK Statutory Instruments

Over 2,500 Statutory Instruments (SIs) are issued each year, adding to the tens of thousands that already exist. SIs set out detailed provisions under the authority of the enabling Acts of Parliament for *fine tuning* of legislation.

Contents of Justis UK Statutory Instruments:
* Statutory Instruments from 1949 to present
* Scottish Statutory Instruments
* Draft Statutory Instruments
* The legislation published in Statutory Rules & Orders and Statutory Instruments Revised to December 31, 1948, which was published by HMSO in 1950 and includes regulations dating back as far as 1671
* Statutory Rules and Orders issued prior to 1987

Statutory Instruments covering England, Wales and Scotland are included, incorporating tables, diagrams and maps where appropriate.

For more information, click here.

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English Reports

The English Reports is the oldest collection of the most authoritative, comprehensive law reports in publication. Over 100,000 of the most important cases reported between 1220 and 1873 are compiled into one collection.

The English Reports database is fully searchable and can be searched simultaneously with other Justis titles. The interface is very easy to use and enables the rapid retrieval of a specific report simply by entering its reference. All commonly used reference formats are recognized along with variations.

These reports are available as printable PDFs that replicate the pagination and appearance of the hard copies exactly.

The reports are cross-referenced and include extensive hypertext links between the reports themselves, and from the reports to UK Statutes. Cases in the English Reports are frequently cited in later series, so links to the reports have also been added to other Justis case law titles, such as The Law Reports.

For more information, click here.

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The Law Reports (1865 – Present)

The Law Reports is the most authoritative series of published reports of cases which constitute binding precedent in English Law. The database incorporates all earlier divisions of The Law Reports as well as the four modern divisions – the Court of Appeal, Chancery, Family and Queen’s Bench Divisions. The Law Reports are written by barristers and solicitors who are present in court for the hearing of the argument and the handing down of judgment. The Law Reports is the only series of reports to include the argument of counsel. Additionally, the reports are submitted to counsel and the judges prior to publication to ensure accuracy and authority.

For more information, click here.

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The Times Law Reports (1990 – Present)

The Times Law Reports contains the full-text of every case report in The Times newspaper since 1990. The cases cover every branch of law and come from a wide range of jurisdictions, including the UK courts, the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Over 800 cases are compiled and edited by fully-qualified barristers each year. As a result, law reports from The Times are universally acknowledged for use as precedents in court. Each case has catchwords added and all citations are cross-checked and linked where possible.

For more information, click here.

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Weekly Law Reports (1953 – Present)

The Weekly Law Reports is the basis for The Law Reports, which contain
s the most authoritative reports available and should always be cited in preference. The Weekly Law Reports covers substantially more cases in more courts than any other series of law reports. They are recorded by the largest number of reporters who are actually present in court, and are reported faster than any other series. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of The Weekly Law Reports are a series of authoritative reports of cases heard in the Superior and Appellate Courts that influence the application and development of the law in England and Wales.

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Human Rights (includes Human Rights Companion)

Contains the reports of all cases from the European Court of Human Rights going back to the Court’s earliest judgment in 1960.

The Case Law database contains the reports of all cases from the European Court of Human Rights going back to the Court’s earliest judgment in 1960.

The Legislation database contains European Human Rights Conventions including any relevant Protocols.

Justis Human Rights became available in June 2000, several months prior to the implementation of the Human Rights Act in October 2000, giving effect to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in UK law.

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Criminal Spectrum – Premiere Edition

Criminal Spectrum integrates a comprehensive collection of case law and legislation with prominent authored works and includes full-text and case summaries of reported and unreported cases, topical indexes, a case citator and search templates.

What’s Included
Criminal Spectrum Demonstration

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Canadian Labour Law Library

Canadian Labour Law Library is a complete electronic collection of dozens of volumes of labour law decisions and commentary covering decades of court decisions. Includes Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries (CLAS). Access to more than 10,000 LAC decisions and 42,000 CLAS decisions.

What’s Included
Access to Canadian Labour Law Library

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All these databases can be accessed from “Indexes & Databases” from UBC Library webpages ( http://www.library.ubc.ca )

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