LII of India - Open Access Indian Law Database
The Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India)
is now open for public access prior to its formal launch in India in early 2011.
LII of India at present has 50 databases, including over
300,000 decisions from 37 Courts and Tribunals, Indian national legislation
from 1836, over 800 bilateral treaties, law reform reports and about 500 law
journal articles. The LawCite citator tracks case and journal article
citations. Further case law, and State and Territory legislation, will be added
by the time of the formal launch.
LII of India has been developed through cooperation
between four leading Indian Law Schools (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad;
National Law School of India University, Bangalore; National Law University, Delhi, and Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property
Law, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur) in partnership with AustLII.
The technical hub of the project will be NALSAR in Hyderabad, with initial
development and ongoing support from AustLII.
Prof VC Vivekanandan of NALSAR is the Director. Funding
support has been provided primarily by AusAid, with additional support from the
Australian Research Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
There is an Outline of the project
and a User Guide.
Many system features will be familiar to users of WorldLII, AustLII (Australian LII), SAFLII (Southern African LII), etc.