legal systems

The Mauritian Legal System and Research

Online article looking at the law and legal materials of Mauritius written by Professor Rajendra Parsad Gunputh who is Chair of International Comparative Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Management at the University of Mauritius. The article was published in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author gives background information to the Mauritian legal system and an introduction to the sources of law including the Constitution and legal codes.

Asian and Pacific Law Guide

A legal research guide for Asia and the Pacific region, created by the library at the University of Sydney. Includes regional legal information as well as covering twenty-five individual jurisdictions. For each jurisdiction, there are annotated links to sources of legislation and cases, information about the legal system, information relating to international law (such as participation in treaties), and links to research guides.  

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.

Supreme Court of Bolivia

Website of the Supreme Court of Bolivia (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia). The site outlines the role of the court and gives details of the judges. There are links to departmental courts and to court publications including summaries of recent cases. Full text laws relevant to the Supreme Court are also given on the site. The website can be viewed in Spanish only.

National Assembly of Angola

Official website of the National Assembly of Angola (Assembleia Nacional), the main legislative body of Angola. The site gives details of Assembly members and information on the roles of the different sections of the National Assembly – the plenary, president, bureau and standing committee. Details of committees and working groups are also given. The site outlines the legislative process and there is a copy of the Constitution along with laws concerning the National Assembly and its work. The site can be viewed in Portuguese only.

Researching the Laws of Puerto Rico

Online guide to Puerto Rico law written by Eduardo Colón Semidey who is a contributor to the Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI) programme. The guide was published in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author gives background information to Puerto Rico, an outline of the governmental structure, court system and primary sources of law with links to resources where available. A list of legal journals and electronic legal resources is also given.

Public Prosecutor of Ukraine

Official website of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. The Public Prosecutor is responsible for prosecution in the courts on behalf of the state and for pre-trial investigations. The site has profiles of the Attorney General and other senior staff and provides information on the structure and role of the Prosecutor’s Office including annual reports and statistics. There are links to legislation concerning the Public Prosecutor’s office including the Constitution, Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Civil Procedure Code. The site can be viewed in Ukrainian only. 

Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Austria

Official website of the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice, the highest appeal court dealing with civil and criminal matters. The site gives information on the role and functions of the court along with a list of presidents. There is a link to the Rechtsinformationssystem database where court decisions can be viewed in German. The site can be viewed in German or via an English interface.

Judicial Power and High Courts in Latin America

Online article providing an introduction to judicial power and the court systems in Latin America written by Gloria Orrego Hoyos who is Professor of Law and Legal Research at the Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. The guide was published in 2021 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author provides an overview to judicial power in the region, the constitutional courts and the court system in each country along with links to relevant resources.

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