Aboriginal Law and Legislation

This resource compiled by the Ontario barrister and solicitor Bill Henderson provides legal materials relating to aboriginals from Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. It includes constitutions, legislation and court decisions.


The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) aims to provide one central internet location from which it is possible to search, free of charge, core legal information from all Commonwealth countries. Depth of coverage varies from country to country, but so far there is at least some primary material (legislation and case law) for all but a very few countries.


The Commonwealth Secretariat is the central institution of the Commonwealth. Its web site, now simply called “The Commonwealth”, provides information on the constitution, politics and economics of all Commonwealth member states and details of the activities of all Commonwealth organisations.

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the UK’s overseas territories, crown dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), and military sovereign base areas, and for several Commonwealth countries. This web site, created following JCPC’s move from Downing Street to Parliament Square in 2009, includes details of JCPC’s role and powers; lists of relevant legislation; procedural information (forms, rules and practice directions); details of current cases and future sittings; live television coverage of hearings; and judgments (“Decided Cases”) November 2009 onwards. (For judgments from 1999 to August 2009 and selected key judgments before 1999 see either the BAILII web site (to which a link is provided) or archived content on the Privy Council Office site.)