May 16, 2022

New Research Guide From The Law Library of Congress: Translation of National Legislation into English

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Translation of National Legislation into English


March 2012


The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center
Prepared for American Society of International Law 106th Annual Meeting Pre-Conference:
“Conveying Meaning: Legal Interpretation, Translation, and Publishing”


via In Custodia Legis by Constance Johnson

In connection with the presentations, the Law Library has released a new publication, Translation of National Legislation into English. This guide, prepared by the staff of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center, is a reference tool for locating translated materials from thirteen nations: Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, and the Russian Federation; international organizations; and international courts and tribunals. 

For each country, there are links to online resources or citations to the paper versions of the official publications, in addition to similar information about unofficial sources with translations.  The pages on international organizations cover sources for online versions of national legislation, some of which are in translation.  The section covering international courts and tribunals describes websites of major courts that provide databases of their case law and other information, much of which is in English.

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