legal systems

Macau Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China Jurisdiction

Online guide to Macau, a Special Administrative Region (MSAR) of China, written by Raquel Ferreira Alves who is an Associate Lawyer at Abecasis, Moura Marques, Alves Pereira & Associates (AAMM), a law firm in Lisbon, Portugal. The guide was published in 2017 (and updated 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 background historical information on the area and how it became an autonomous region.

Parlamento del Uruguay

Official site of the Uruguayan Parliament. Provides background information about the structure, role and work of the Parliament including the Senate Chamber, Chamber of Representatives, General Assembly and related Commissions, together with a wide range of legislation, documents and minutes, which can be searched by keyword or title. The website is in Spanish only. 

Oriental Republic of Uruguay: Constitutions

The original Constitution of the Republic of Uruguay for 1967 and an amended version from 2004, in the Political Database of the Americas. The database has an English-language interface, but the two constitutions are in Spanish.  The database is administered by the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University.  The Uruguay page of the database was last updated in 2008. 

 

Judicial System of England and Wales

Online guide to the Judicial System of England and Wales produced by the International Team of the Judicial Office. The guide is aimed at foreign visitors with an interest in the judiciary and legal system.
There are sections explaining the court system, the justice system, the role of judges in England and Wales. There is also information on organisations such as the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service. The guide can be downloaded in full in PDF.

Constitutional Amendments of 2017: Transition to Presidentialism in Turkey

This article, on the 2017 amendments made to the 1982 Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, is written by Serap Yazici who is Professor of Constitutional Law at Istanbul Sehir University. The article was published in 2017 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 has written an earlier guide entitled ‘Guide to Turkish Public Law and Legal Research’ which focuses on the Constitution itself and amendments adopted between 1987 and 2010 (described in a separate record).

Overview of the Mongolian Legal System and Laws

Online guide to the law and legal materials of Mongolia written by Chris Melville, Erdenedalai (Dalai) Odkhuu and Anthony Woolley of Hogan Lovells (Mongolia) LLP. The guide was published in 2015 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School at the New York University School of Law. The authors provide an overview and history of the Mongolian legal system highlighting the main sources of law including the Constitution, legislation, international treaties and interpretations of the Supreme Court.

NUS Libraries: Law in Singapore Guide

Page created by the National University of Singapore law library, providing annotated links to legislation, treaties and cases from Singapore and secondary sources relating to the law of Singapore. In addition the site provides links to research guides and tutorials covering the law of Singapore, created by NUS library staff; and a compilation of glossaries, indexes and legal research tools specific to Singapore law. The page can be accessed in English and is intended for law students and academics.

Service Prosecuting Authority

Official website of the Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA) the body formed following the merger of the Navy Prosecution Authority, Army Prosecuting Authority and Royal Air Force Prosecuting Authority in 2009. The role of the SPA is to prosecute appropriate cases at Court Martial or Service Civilian Court. The site provides background information on service law and the military criminal justice system. There is also biographical information on the Director of the SPA and recent press releases.

Juriglobe: world legal systems

Website of JuriGlobe a research group of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. The site provides data on the different legal systems in the world- civil law, common law, Muslim law, customary law and mixed systems- and gives a directory of jurisdictions using each of the systems. The information is presented in different ways showing legal systems by geographic region, the systems used by United Nations member states and by population distribution.

Researching the Legal System of the Republic of Djibouti

Online guide to the researching the law of Djibouti, written by Mustafe Mohamed H. Dahir who is a lawyer and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law and Externships at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland. The guide was published in 2015 (and updated 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 provides background information to the Djibouti Republic along with an outline of the legal system, sources of law and information on the government and other official bodies.

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