Indigenous Rights Case Law Database from CEPMLP

Court Interpretation of Indigenous Agreements: Database

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) – University of Dundee (Scotland)

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/mining/indigenous/

From the database description:

This database has been compiled from over 200 cases and articles from courts/tribunals in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. The decisions collated for the database are those that interpret or apply documents involving indigenous parties. The database records, for each decision:

  • a brief summary of the decision (including URL where available);
  • the details of the document(s) involving indigenous parties; and
  • a summary of the court’s/tribunal’s engagement with that document.

The database’s search function allows users to focus and find decisions and articles according to particular need. For example, if researching the relevance of fiduciary obligations in relation to indigenous agreements, the database allows quick collation of all materials relevant to that.

 

 

 

 

 

Article: The Common Law and the Constitution as Protectors of Rights in Australia

Interesting article comparing fundamental rights, judicial review, and  parliamentary supremacy in Australia, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Britain.

The Common Law and the Constitution as Protectors of Rights in Australia

Anthony Gray (University of Southern Queensland)

39 Common Law World Review 119 (2010)

Available online via LexisNexis.

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

Catherine Best, a research lawyer at Boughton Law Corporation, maintains the eponymous Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research. This is an easy to navigate site that not just lists resources, but also includes explanatory notes for specific titles or databases.  Both free and pay sites are discussed. Additional guides are available for Australia, European Union, International Law, New Zealand and the UK.  

Hat tip to George W. for finding this great site.

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

http://legalresearch.org/

Fee Fie Foe Firm: law firm search engine

Many thanks to our colleagues in Australia and Malaysia for pointing out Fee Fie Foe Firm, a specialized search engine that indexes law firm Web sites. Separate search engines exist for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the U.S. The search engines include law firm attorney profiles as well as law firm publications.  

Fee Fie Foe Firm Australia  http://www.feefiefoefirm.com/au/

Fee Fie Foe Firm UK
http://www.feefiefoefirm.com/uk/

Fee Fie Foe Firm US
http://www.feefiefoefirm.com/

Fee Fie Foe Firm NZ
http://www.feefiefoefirm.com/nz/
Fee Fie Foe Firm Canada
http://www.feefiefoefirm.com/ca/