Legal History, Traditions, and Systems

Reports in this area of the collection provide overviews of the legal systems of countries around the world, including the judicial systems and legislative processes. In addition to these broad legal overviews, some reports also discuss broad legal doctrines and concepts such as home rule and judicial review, as well as more specific legal provisions such as those concerning arbitration and the conduct of government employees.

Reports that specifically discuss the enacted constitutions of other countries can be found in the “Constitutional Issues” project of this campaign.

Note: these reports are provided for historical reference purposes only.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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