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Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the current law and legal systems, and legal history of the countries of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for Middle Eastern, North African jurisdictions and Turkey, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Using this guide

Navigate through this guide by clicking on the pertinent tab you can see above this box (below the main title of this guide).

Other Law Bod guides (see links below) may also be useful for your studies:

Middle Eastern, North African and Turkish (MENAT) : quick start

Note. In England, it is the Library at SOAS (in London) which is the primary collector/collection holder for legal materials for these jurisdictions. If you are a member of OU or another UK university please follow this link to discover the categories of membership for which you could apply.

Printed resources in the Law Bod

Works on individual jurisdictions are shelved, under the name of the country on Floor 1.
On Floor 3, there is an Islamic law collection, and the Bandar Collection of international trade law (the latter collection in Arabic only).
Works dealing with an international law dimension (eg humanitarian law, human rights, maritime claims, world trade) have shelf marks starting Internat. Works dealing with Conflict of Laws are shelved at  Private Int. Both these are also on Floor 3.

Works comparing or surveying two or more jurisdictions have shelfmarks starting General. The monographs are on Floor 2, journals 2000 onwards on Floor 1. Earlier issues on the Ground Floor.

Please ask a member of Law Bod staff for directions when you visit us!

Other Oxford libraries will support your studies, the Social Science Library, the Middle East Centre Library (St Anthony's College), and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Other libraries

Other libraries in Oxford and London

SOLO searches will probably reveal items of use in a number of other Oxford libraries: use links below to discover details about their hours, admission policies etc.

Note. In the UK, the specialist library for this geographic area is in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Their catalogue is available free online so you can judge whether it would be worth a visit. See final two links below.