OSCOLA Referencing

Legislation from other jurisdictions


The following is guidance for referencing legislation from other jurisdictions. Guides for citations from other jurisdictions can be found in section 4.3 of the official OSCOLA 4th edition appendix.


Cite legislation from other jurisdictions as it is cited in its own jurisdiction, but without any full stops in abbreviations. Give the jurisdiction if necessary.


Examples (Footnote/Table of Legislation):

Accident Compensation Act 1972 (NZ).

1976 Standard Terms Act (Gesetz über Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen) (FRG).

loi n° 75-1349 du 31 décembre 1975 relative à l’emploi de la langue française.