November 27, 2020

Working Paper: Worldwide Access to Foreign Law: International & National Developments Toward Digital Authentication

A recently published working paper (8-14-2012) via the University of Florida Law School Scholarship Repository. It was prepared for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2012 in Helsinki.

Title

Worldwide Access to Foreign Law: International & National Developments Toward Digital Authentication

Author

Claire M. Germain
U. of Florida Levin College of Law

From the Abstract

Access to foreign law is essential in our global, inter-dependent world, for legal professionals as well as citizens. The focus in this article is on access to the official word of the law, specifically to statutes, codes, regulations, court decisions, and international agreements worldwide. The importance of improving global access to foreign law was highlighted at a 2012 joint European Commission/Hague Conference on Private International Law, with the hope for a global instrument to facilitate access to foreign law in civil and commercial matters.

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