16 April, 2007

GLIN Available Through WorldLII

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) of the United States Law Library of Congress is now searchable through the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII). GLIN is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English.

GLIN Abstracts contains databases from 40 countries: Angola, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kuwait, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Approximately half of the almost 140,000 abstracts in GLIN provide links to the full texts of the legislation, court decisions and other abstracted documents.

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