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Foreign and International Law Research Basics: Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

A basic introduction for those interested in researching international law or the national law of non-US jurisdictions.

Nongovernmental Organizations

Nongovernmental organizations are active participants in the operation of international law as well as and key sources of information on international legal conditions.   NGOs can often be the best – and sometimes only – source of current information on the ground, and they frequently provide the only available English-language translations of relevant legislation, court decisions, and government documents for a particular country, region, or area of law. 

The organizations below are only a few of those engaged in such work, but are a good place to start.