Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Includes access to justice statistics and justice libraries. Portuguese only.

Supreme Court

Includes information as to the form and activities of the court as well as documents and legislation. Portuguese only.


Direcção Geral dos Serviços Prisionais

Website of the Portuguese Prison Service. In Portuguese.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre of Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Portugal.

Instituto da Droga e da Toxicodependencia

The IPDT assumes the responsibilities of the now-defunct Gabinete de Planeamento e Coordenacao do Combate a Droga (GPCCD).  This web site provides on-line access to publications and studies of an epidemiological nature on the prevention and repression of drug trafficking and drug consumption. In Portuguese.

Law & the Courts

Guide to Law Online, Portugal

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Law Enforcement

Security Intelligence Service (SIS)

In Portuguese, English, French and German.

Policia Judiciaria

Website of the Portuguese Criminal Police. In Portuguese and English.

Research & Statistics

Central for Research and Studies in Sociology

The CIES' main focus is on projects of fundamental research in sociology, political science, education studies, communication studies and urban anthropology. Publications and documents are available for download. Portuguese and English versions available.

Legal Research in Portugal: A Guide

This guide provides information and links about Portuguese legislation and Constitution, case-law, and law schools and legal scholarship.