March 15, 2011
The Legal Information Institute of India was officially launched on March 9th. The web site, which is a variation of LIIs throughout the world, offers free access to primary and secondary law. According to the web site, users will have updated access to the Law Commission Reports and India Acts. It currently includes access to 28 state and regulatory databases, and 31 legislation databases. It looks like it is adding case law; however, right now there are just a few cases listed chronologically on the main landing page.
The site was actually open for view back in November. The landing page indicates that there will be a few more "official" launches. Right now, users will have better luck approaching research in this jurisdiction by using the WorldLII web site. For example, WorldLII lists over 20 law journals from India while the new LII India is linking to only one journal: GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Policy.
Future launch dates are: March 23 and April 8. Hopefully, more of the features available on WorldLII will migrate to the LII India site over the next few weeks. (VS)