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New from Hein Online – World Constitutions Illustrated

April 19, 2010

The initial release of this new library to Hein Online includes the current constitution for every country (193 countries) and substantial constitutional histories for the United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Colombia. 

Every country includes:

  • The current constitution in its original language format, accompanied by at least one English translation
  • Links to commentaries and other relevant sources such as the World Fact Book, Annual Human Rights Reports Submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of State, Country Studies
  • Direct links to specific chapters within the 800 classic constitutional books that discuss the country
  • Links to scholarly articles that discuss the constitutional and political development of the country
  • A bibliography of other select constitutional books about the constitutional development or the history of the government
  • Links to online sources such as the Portals of the World and the official government website for the country

The initial release of this library is only the framework for this project.  Hein Online will be continually adding constitutional documents, books, periodicals, articles, and links to expand the constitutional timeline for every country.

This is a tremendous resource for those engaging in foreign and comparative legal research!

You can access Hein Online from the PCL’s Online Services Page.

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