In 2000 HRH Prince Bandar Salman Al-Saud generously donated 360 books to the Bodleian Law Library. The books, in Arabic, mainly focus on international commercial law, including the international law governing the arbitration of disputes between countries, world trade, company law, bankruptcy, employment law, commercial law, banking and leasing; some deal with constitutional law, criminal law and civil law. Some books are comparative studies of aspects of law in two or more states. A small number treat the relationship of modern law with Islamic law (shariah). Some focus on Saudi Arabian law.
They are shelved on Floor 3 of the Bodleian Law Library immediately after the Islamic Law collection (which is made up of books about Islamic law in European languages).
Works on individual jurisdictions in this geographic area are shelved, under the name of the country, on Floor 1.
On Floor 3 is the Islamic law collection and the Bandar Collection of international trade law (the latter collection is entirely in Arabic).
Floor 3 is also where to find works dealing with an international law dimension (eg conflicts, human rights, maritime claims, world trade, conflict of laws). Shelfmarks start Internat or Private Int.
Works comparing or surveying two or more jurisdictions are on Floor 2. Shelfmarks start General.
In England, the library at SOAS (University of London) is the principal collection for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It offers various categories of membership to academic researchers from other universities.
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