This page provides information on the Parliaments, Courts, legislation and case law of the major common law countries, important to the legal system of Australia, these include the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.
US Constitution (1787) the subsequent Bill of Rights and Amendments drew inspiration from the Magna Carta of 1215 and the Enlightenment
In accordance with the Supreme Court Act, the Supreme Court of Canada consists of the Chief Justice and eight puisne judges. The Supreme Court of Canada is an important national institution that is positioned at the pinnacle of the judicial branch of Canada’s government.
Free access to New Zealand Legislation. It provides access to Acts, Legislative Instruments, Other Instruments, Bills, and Supplementary Order Papers. It provides official copies of Acts and Legislative Instruments.
The New Zealand Ministry of Justice delivers court and tribunal services including collection of fines and reparation, provides policy advice and negotiates Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of the Government.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress.
A small US based group at Cornell Law School ensures that the law remains free and open to everyone, which includes supporting global expansion of the free access to law movement, empowering citizens and serving the legal profession,