constitutions

Constitution of Mauritius

Electronic copy of the 1968 Mauritian Constitution, amended up to 2016, made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution can be accessed in a range of formats including PDF and HTML. There are chapters covering fundamental rights, the role of the president, parliament, the judicature, the Rodrigues Regional Assembly and other public bodies. 

Vietnam Government

The Vietnam Government website has information covering the history, political system, economy and geography of the country. A copy of the 1992 constitution and a profile of the president are also given along with government news, links to government departments and a database of legal normative documents many of which have been translated into English. The site can be viewed in Vietnamese, Chinese and English.

Legal Normative Documents

Database of full text Vietnamese laws (including the 1992 constitution amended up to 2001) made freely available online by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice. The documents (including decrees, circulars, ordinances and codes) can be searched by keyword and browsed by date, type and department. There is also an advanced search option. The site is available in Vietnamese with an English interface and a number of documents translated into English.

Constitutional Court of Bolivia

Website of the Bolivian Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional Plurinacional). There is information on the structure of the court and details of its members. Full text judgements and publications of the court can be viewed in full along with a copy of the Constitution. The site can be viewed in Spanish only.

ConstitutionNet

ConstitutionNet is a project of International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) designed to provide information for constitutional lawyers and practitioners. The site has a selection of FAQs about constitutions and what they can do along with a collection of video ‘primers’ on what constitutions are and how they are made. Country profiles give a history of their constitution and recent news items. Full text publications, arranged thematically, cover topics such as constitutional rights and constitution building.

IACL-AIDC Blog

The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) is a forum for the exchange of knowledge about the development and understanding of constitutional systems worldwide. This page links directly to the IACL blog which aims to be a meeting place for constitutionalists to present their research, share views and discuss constitutional law topics. Posts can be browsed by date back to 2014 and viewed by topic including gender and constitutions, centenary of the constitution in Liechtenstein and Irish unification. Author interviews, book reviews and a series of podcasts are also given.

Laws of Botswana

Website providing access to Botswana legislation. This is a subscription site provided by Blackhall publishing. The aim is to offer subscribers principle and subsidiary legislation in force, fully consolidated and annotated. The laws are available back to 1890 and can be browsed alphabetically or by date and searched by keyword. The contents of the acts and some extracts are free to view.

Constitution of Botswana

Electronic copy of the 1966 Botswana Constitution made freely available online by the Comparative Constitutions Project at the University of Texas at Austin. The Constitution is provided in PDF and is amended up to 2016. There are chapters on fundamental rights and freedoms, citizenship, and the role of the Executive, Parliament and the Judiciary.

Researching Comparative Constitutional Law

Online guide to the legal resources of comparative constitutional law written by Julienne E. Grant who is Reference Librarian/Foreign & International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library. The guide was published in 2020 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law.

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