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Comparative Law Research Guide: Finding Legislation

This guide contains helpful resources that will support the scholarly research of law students writing an upper-level paper on the topic of comparative law.


Official gazettes are government publications that contain the official publication of session laws, acts, bills, decrees, resolutions, and regulations.  Most countries, not including the United States, publish gazettes.
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Finding Foreign Legislation



Finding Foreign Laws by Topic

The following resources provide the actual text of legislation (summaries or full text) of foreign countries by topic. Most are in English but for some countries it may be difficult, if not impossible, to access the legislation in English. Some of these are in print or electronic versions. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. 


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