International Trade Union Confederation

Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration

European Investment Bank

Summary of European Investment Bank

A multilateral development bank established in 1958 by the Treaty of Rome for the purpose of assisting in the balanced growth of the European economic community (read this and related legal terms for further details) (EEC). The bank grants long-term loans […]

Switzerland

For information about the Swiss law and legal research materials, see: The summary of Swiss law is published in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest for Switzerland; The Swiss Legal System and Research by Gregory M. Bovey; Introduction to the Swiss Legal System: A Guide for Foreign […]

Yemen

The Legal History of Yemen This section provides an overview of Yemen Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources See Also Legal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of Law […]

Europe

Central and East European Countries (CEECs) and the GATT Policy Negotiations In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Central and East European Countries (CEECs): Includes Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, […]

Library

Interlibrary Loan in Law Libraries The follow definition of Interlibrary Loan is of use in law library research: Some Law School faculty may obtain materials not owned by the Law School through this free service. The Reference Librarian will assist in this procedure. Resources See Also […]

Benelux

Benelux Summary of Benelux

An acronym for Belgium-Nether- lands-Luxembourg. Following World War II, the three nations formed a customs union with long- range objectives of establishing a single monetary and fiscal system. The localized objectives of the three Benelux countries were […]

Western European Union

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on western european union explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Western European Union and the European Union Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental […]

European Regional Development Fund

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Union Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources See Also Structural funds

East African Community

East African Community (EAC) The East African Community, abbreviated as EAC, is a regional intergovernmental organisation with its headquarters in Arusha (Tanzania), consisting of the following member countries: Burundi BI Rwanda RW Uganda UG Kenya KE Tanzania TZ The Treaty for […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong was a somewhat autonomous city-state under British control until July 1, 1997, when the city was returned to China. Legal Materials Company Information: Profiles of Hong Kong companies are available through Lexis (COMPNY;WBCHHK) and SkyMinder and Tolfin. You can obtain […]

Malaysia

For information on Malaysian legal materials see An Overview of Malaysian Legal System and Research by Shaikh Mohamed Noordin and Lim Pui Keng. Selected resources follow. You might also want to see Researching Islamic Law: Malaysian Sources by Shaikh Mohamed Noordin and/or Introduction to the […]

Church

The Legal History of Church and State in United States Law This section provides an overview of Church and State in United States Law Church, Religious Society From the book The Clergyman's Hand-book of Law, about Church, Religious Society (1): A church in one sense is more limited than a […]

Sudan

The Legal History of Sudan This section provides an overview of Sudan Sudan in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): During 2011, the United States continued its bilateral and multilateral initiatives to […]

European Social Charter

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on european social charter explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional […]

Peru

The Legal History of Peru This section provides an overview of Peru Implementation: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement ("ptpa") In relation to the international law practice and Implementation: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement ("ptpa") in this world […]

Customs Union

Summary of Customs Union

An arrangement among participating countries whereby tariffs are eliminated or virtually eliminated on products moving between members, and a common external tariff (read this and related legal terms for further details) is adopted to provide uniform treatment to […]

Africa

African nations include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, […]

Brazil

The Legal History of Brazil This section provides an overview of Brazil Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources See Also Legal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of […]

Saudi Arabia

The Commercial Office of the Saudi Arabia Embassy in the U.S. posts Saudi business, investment and intellectual property laws, as well as information about relevant Saudi government agencies. For an introduction to Saudi law, see A Brief Overview of the Saudi Arabian Legal System by Dr. […]

IATA

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on iata explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources […]

Oecd

Concept of Oecd An introductory definition of Oecd is provided here: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, organization of 29 industrialized countries OECD The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, abbreviated as OECD and based in Paris (FR), is an […]

Mali

The Legal History of Mali This section provides an overview of Mali African Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA") in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to Agoa: On December 23, 2013, President Obama issued a proclamation, designating Mali as a beneficiary […]

Economic Community of West African States

Economic Community Of West African States Summary of Economic Community Of West African States

An organization of sixteen West African states committed to the elimination of trade barriers among the member states and the promotion of economic development in the region. Formed at Lagos, […]

Migration

Migration Definition Migration may be defined as the movement of people, especially of whole groups, from one place, region, or country to another, particularly with the intention of making permanent settlement in a new location. See more definitions about migration in the law dictionary. […]

Burkina Faso

The Legal History of Burkina Faso This section provides an overview of Burkina Faso Resources See Also International Organization Foreign Relations Intergovernmental Organization Regional Organization Regional Integration Resources See Also Legal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws […]

Mercosur

The Mercosur treaty creates something of a free trade zone among countries in the southern part of South America. The related Mercosur organization posts materials in Spanish. For information about Mercosur materials, see A Guide to MERCOSUR Legal Research: Sources and Documents. […]

European Commission

Spanish Translation of European Commission This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to European Commission and / or a definition of this topic: Comisión Europea (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry). European Commission and the Treaties of the […]

European Union

Legal Materials Two sources for E.U. information stand out in my mind. First, the European Union'sEuropa, which posts (a) EU news and press releases, (b) links to EU Web sites, including the European Parliament, banks, courts and agencies and (c) the best collection of EU legal materials on […]