Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

A major function of the Law Library of Congress is the preparation of reports on legal topics, with an emphasis on foreign, comparative, and international law, in response to requests from Congress, the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, and others. The Law Library has authored thousands of reports from the 1940s to the present, many of which are available through the Library's collection. Recently, the Law Library began a multi-year effort to digitize and publish some of our previously unreleased historical reports in order to make them fully accessible to researchers and other members of the public.

Reports in this campaign include recently digitized reports covering a wide range of legal topics from regions across the globe. The reports in this phase of the campaign mostly reflect legal research and analysis from the 1960s-1980s, with some exceptions.

Note: these reports are provided for historical reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and do not represent the official opinion of the United States Government. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing and has not been updated unless specifically noted.

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This campaign launched April 28, 2021 and completed July 14, 2021.