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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

English Translations of Foreign Law

If you need to find English translations of foreign laws, you should check out the new guide from the Law Library of Congress: Translation of National Legislation into English. As reported by the Law Library of Congress blog, this new guide has information regarding where you can find translated legal materials for 13 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, and the Russian Federation. The guide includes information about official as well as unofficial translations. It also provides links to those translations that are available online.

The law library also provides access to the Foreign Law Guide, a subscription database containing information about laws from over 170 jurisdictions. This database can be accessed through the Legal Databases drop-down menu on the library website.

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