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Global Online Access to Legal Information

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme to be launched in 2018 to provide free or low cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world.

What will be available?

  • Academic and professional peer-reviewed journals, publications and databases in selected subject areas of law from the world's leading academic publishers.

Who will have access to GOALI?

Registration opens in 2018

  • Governmental, research and not-for-profit institutions from eligible countries are encouraged to register from February 2018: How to register? 


GOALI is a public-private partnership of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a UN agency, together with Brill Nijhoff and academic partners Cornell Law School Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School.

GOALI is one of the five programmes that make up Research4Life. More

Research4Life Stories of Change

  1. How Information Access is Changing the Biggest Academic Library in Myanmar

Promotional materials

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    New online access to legal information

  2. Poster 



  • In urban areas you can go to a law school or physical library, in outlying areas prosecutors or magistrates work alone and have access only via mobile phones.

    Dorothy Mushayavanhu, independent researcher, Zimbabwe
  • The legal specialists I work with are all comfortable with online research.
    The problem is that it’s difficult to find up-to-date information in our area that is free and in our language.

    Carlos Reyes Landaverde, Librarian, Government Ethics Tribunal, El Salvador
  • Access to paid information sources would improve pleadings and therefore improve jurisprudence.

    Brian Penduka, International Commission of Jurists, Zimbabwe