‘Over the past five years, an international “free access to law movement” has emerged, based around independent, often University-based, Legal Information Institutes (LIIs). They give links to primary legal materials – legislation, case-law, treaties etc., and some secondary materials.
Here’s a list of the LIIs with the dates when they were founded :
LII (Cornell) (I didn’t realize that was one of them, least of all the earliest)
Droit ‘Francophone (2003 – ‘may include any francophone countries, but initially concetrates on West and Central Africa.
Via an article by Graham Greenleaf, ‘Global Law Research: WorldLII and the Future’, in Delia Venables’ latest Internet newsletter (subscription £40)
To console anyone who wanted French rather than African sites, here is something completely different: a French language portal with links to all sort of things. Lexilogos has links on first names, last names, quotes, etymology, slang, keyboards, flags and anthems, French tourism, song texts and much more. Here’s My Way in the original – well, they changed that, as can be seen from the English, German and Spanish versions:
Muy cerca esta
Yo he sido asi
Te lo diré
Y no encontré
Y a mi manera