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References provided in the database, which is updated daily, come from twenty-three (23) countries and seventeen (17) international organisations. They refer to journal articles, book chapters, books, theses, court decisions, legislation, international treaties, reports and various other national and international documents (see below).

Entries are classified mainly according to these three (3) legal areas:

The database also includes references to five (5) other legal areas:

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The database includes references to the following document types: bilateral treaties, multilateral treaties, law journal article, book chapters, official documents (national and international), cases (national and international), legislation (by-laws, decrees, orders, regulations, etc.), and monographs. A list of legal abbreviations is available to help understanding legal citations and references.

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