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Introducing enhanced research databases: Oxford International Law Reports, Oxford Constitutions of the World, and Constitute, from the Comparative Constitution Project.

Recently Oxford University Press redesigned Oxford International Law Reports and Oxford Constitutions of the World combining content and enhancing search functionality.

Oxford International Law Reports provides access to the full-text of selected international law decisions with headnotes, English translations, and expert analysis and commentary. The new enhanced platform combines Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law, Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law, and Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction. Researchers can browse the case reports or search case reports by date or subjects, such as human rights, law of the sea, international criminal law, and international environmental law, as well as many more subjects.

Oxford Constitutions of the World combines access to three of its former products: Oxford Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories, and Constitutions of the United States: National and State. The new research platform provides access to regularly updated, fully-translated English-language versions of all of the world’s constitutions, as well as commentaries and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs.

Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare. This website is the product of the Comparative Constitution Project and Google Ideas to make the world’s constitutions available to all audiences, but primarily to those who are contemplating or drafting a new constitution. One other aim is to encourage citizens to participate in the constitutional process so that they feel they are an integral part of the drafting of these foundational documents. The database contains constitutions for nearly every independent state in the world as of September of 2013, with the remaining constitutions to be added as they are available. The Comparative Constitution Project tagged each significant provision of each constitution to facilitate comparison between constitutions. For example, one may search the database for the phrase “right to privacy” or “equality regardless of gender” to see how the various constitutions treat these important concepts. The database allows for filtering of searches to narrow results, and one may save portions of documents for future comparison.