Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI) - New Research4Life Programme

At the recent General Partner Meeting (AGM) held in Oxford in July 2017, Global Online Access to Legal Information or in short “GOALI” - a New Legal Training Resource for Developing Countries, was officially approved as the new 5th programme to be launched in February 2018 as the newest member of the Research4Life programme. 

Research4Life (R4L) is delighted that the Partnership has expressed its confidence in GOALI and sees the added value this programme can bring to the partnership. 

The objective of GOALI is to provide free or very low cost online access to legal information and academic research to governments, universities and non-profit institutions in developing countries to promote access to justice and the rule of law.

GOALI is unique in that it focuses primarily on legal information

and through its objectives aims at increasing access to justice and promotes the rule of law in developing countries. This tallies in with the UN Sustainable Development Goals as formulated in the 2030 Vision Development Framework and Agenda.

With the establishment of GOALI,  R4L is happy to officially welcome the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva as a UN entity which has fully committed to the programme, as well as the new academic partners: Cornell Law School Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University

GOALI will enable R4L to reach out and include additional partners

such as legal publishers, UN entities and development stakeholders who previously may not have considered joining Research4Life.

For R4L existing partners (including Partners in AGORA with contributing Publishersthis provides an opportunity to add additional resources in law and legal information in addition to any which may not have been highlighted as such in any of the current programmes. 

R4L would like to extend its invitation to you to include R4L resources for GOALI in this years’ update for the resources you commit to R4L.

To help you with the selection and commitment, see (below*) an overview of the areas R4L is looking at.

Your selection can be added to your response to the separate email that you will receive within the next month from R4L asking you to confirm your R4L (HINARI - AGORA OARE ARDI - GOALI) content for 2018.

The timeline is to have the programme in place for launch on 20 February 2018, which is World Social Justice Day, so resources which will be available in 2018 can already be included.

More background information on the new programme and its goals can be found HERE.

GOALI Team looks forward to working with you on this new and exciting R4Li programme !

Should you have any questions about GOALI or which resources to include in which areas, feel free to contact either of the people listed below.

* GOALI Subject Heading & Classification:

Subject headingLC Classification
Administrative LawK3400
Aeronautics LawK4095
Commercial LawK1005
Communications LawK4240
Comparative LawK
Conflict and Security Law / WarKZ6385
Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)K7040
Constitutional LawK3165
Criminal LawK5015.4
Criminal ProcedureK5401
Energy LawK3981
Environmental LawK3585
Family LawK670
Health LawK3570
Canon LawKBR
Human RightsK3240
Humanitarian LawKZ6471
Immigration Law / Asylum LawK3275
Indigenous RightsK3247
Intellectual PropertyK1401
International Law (Public)KZ
International Trade and InvestmentK3943
Internet LawK564.C6
Islamic LawKBM
Jewish LawKBP
Labor Law / Social RightsK1705
Law - AfricaKQ - KWZ
Law - CanadaKE
Law - EurasiaKLA - KLW
Law - EuropeKJ - KKZ
Law - HistoryK150
Law - Latin America / South AmericaKG / KH
Law - Middle East, Southwest AsiaKM
Law of the SeaKZA1145
Law - Philosophy / JusticeK230
Law - South, Southeast, East AsiaKN, KP
Law - UK and IrelandKD - KDK
Law - United StatesKF
Maritime LawK1150
Religious law and legislationKB
Space LawKZD