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Researching the Law of the Spanish Autonomous Communities: Web Resources

Spanish Constitution

Note that the World Constitutions Illustrated database (available through HeinOnline by subscription) includes historical versions of the Spanish Constitution, as well as access to secondary sources that cover the topic of Spanish constitutional law.

Constitutional Court of Spain

Disputes involving the powers of the national government and the Autonomous Communities fall within the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court.  Some sections of the Court's website are available in English, and some opinions are translated into English.

Constitutional Court

Constitutional Court's Judgments (Translations)



The Judiciary

Judicial power in Spain is unitary.  There are superior courts in each of the Autonomous Communities that are part of the national judiciary.  Information about each of these courts is posted on the website for Spain's judiciary under the "Tribunales Superiores de Justicia"  tab. For an overview of the Spanish judiciary, see the section on "Judicial Power," Section 2.1.3 in GlobaLex's "UPDATE:  Guide to Legal Research in Spain."

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
Loyola University School of Law Library
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Statutes of Autonomy

The Autonomous Communities and the EU

This paper addresses the complex relationship between the Spanish Autonomous Communities and the EU.


There are numerous blogs that focus on international law, and several that focus on the law of Spain. Most of the latter are in Spanish.  The following links provide lists of international and foreign law blogs. For a recent post on the Catalonian independence initiative, see the October 31, 2017 DipLawMatic Dialogues post, "Spain Fractured: Some Thoughts on the Catalonian Crisis"  (Julienne E. Grant).