legal systems

Legal system of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): overview and research

Online guide to the legal system of the Republic of the Congo compiled by Dunia P. Zongwe who is a writer on finance, development and human rights in Africa. The guide was published in 2014 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 an introduction to the history of the Congo and an outline of the Constitution including the role and functions of the President and parliament.

Dutch Civil Law (DCL)

English-language site provided by Dutch lawyer Hendri Goossens, who specialises in contract law and private international law. It describes the Dutch legal system and the foundations and principles of Dutch law generally. The Legislation page provides unofficial English translations of the Civil Code, parts of the Civil Procedure Code, several acts, the Constitution and various conventions. The site also has information about jurisdiction, the enforcement of judgments and the conflict of laws.

Die Bundesregierung

Website of the German Federal Government. Provides detailed information about the roles of different departments and the work of the Chancellor. The News (Aktuellen) section includes a page detailing the latest proposed legislation. The Service section includes a Laws page and a glossary of political terms which includes outlines of government policy on key issues. The main pages are available in German, English and French.

Bundesministerium der Justiz

Site of the German Federal Ministry of Justice, which is located in Berlin. Provides information about the role and work of the organisation. Topics covered include citizen’s rights, administration of justice, constitutional/administrative law, human rights, commercial/business law, digital technology and penal law. Users have the option to search the site by keyword, using wildcards/truncation, and can also restrict the search by date, relevance and the type of document required. The main language is German but an English language section is also available.

Law and Legal Systems in Madagascar: A Political Siege

Online guide to the legal system of Madagascar, the independent African state in the Indian ocean, compiled by political analyst Kevashinee Pillay and admitted attorney Aviva Zimbris. The guide was published in 2013 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The authors give the historical background and an outline of the political systems and governance, including a consideration of issues relating to the implementation of the Malagasy constitution.

Research Guide of the Legal System of Kingdom of Nepal

Online guide to the legal system of the Kingdom of Nepal by Md. Ershadul Karim and Sirjana Sharma Pokhrel. The guide was published in 2012 (and updated 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. There is background and historical information on Nepal and the development of its legal system. The authors provide an outline of the law making process with descriptive links to online sources including relevant websites of government ministries and departments.

Lebanese Ministry of Justice

This is the official website of the Lebanese Ministry of Justice. Versions are available in English, French and Arabic. The site’s stated aim is to provide a simplified explanation of Lebanon’s legal system for Lebanese citizens and foreigners. It provides a detailed description of the organisation of the Ministry itself, the organisation of the Courts, the legal process, and the rules governing law officers. It also describes the Ministry’s modernising projects. Some pages of the site are incomplete.

Researching Gambian Legal Information

Guide to researching Gambian law, by Nigerian lawyer Flora Obguitepu. The research guide was published in 2012 (and updated in 2021) on the Globalex website, which is run by the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. It covers the Gambian legal system, sources of law, the court system, the government, legal publications and websites.

Jurispedia

Jurispedia, the shared law, is an academic project utilising an open source Wiki format which aims to offer information about all of the laws of every country in the world and is concerned with systems of law as well as legal and political sciences. The service provides information about the law and user-contributed articles relating to thirty countries currently.

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