Following on from last Friday’s post on the federal authorities’ translations of legislation, today I thought you might like to know about the translations of laws and ordinances made available by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
Tag Archives: legislation
Translations of Swiss legislation
The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation make available translations of legislation online.
Innovative lawmaking in Finland
I am always interested in Finnish initiatives (they are often very innovative), since acquiring a soft spot for Finland when I was working in the northern part of that country on a European project. I thoroughly recommend a presentation that I came across recently, which explains a crowdsourced lawmaking project in the shape of an “Open Ministry”.
Chinese legal information
The Special Libraries Association Legal Division website includes a list of legal resources relating to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Online access to judgments of the Supreme Court of India
This well organized simple website provides access in particular to judgments, the India Code, and various court websites.
Clear video guide to the US legislative process
As a change from all the election fever going on at the moment, I thought you might enjoy this simple video presentation of the legislative process that has recently been placed online by the US Congress.
There are also eight short podcasts about related points, and transcripts are provided for both video and audio clips.
Legislation – translating in a vacuum
Today I would like to present a guest post from Rob Lunn, an English legal translator working in Spain. Rob blogs over at Legally Yours from Spain, and in particular has shared his experience about studying for City University London’s legal translation MA. The post was originally published on Rob’s blog in a slightly different form.
Quebec’s Official Gazette now free access
The end of this week has a decidedly Canadian flavour after yesterday’s post about McGill.
In December last year, Quebec’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jean-Marc Fournier announced the filing of a draft regulation aimed at making the Gazette officielle du Québec available free of charge on the Internet. The regulation is now in force and allows free access to Parts 1 and 2 of the Gazette on the website: http://www3.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/gazetteofficielle.fr.html
A profusion of national law websites!
Following on from yesterday’s post, and to round off the week with a useful resource – the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne provide some excellent links on their website.
UK legislation 1267-present, online
To add to recent posts on access to national legislation, here is the UK: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/. Do click to enlarge the picture on the right – a beautiful depiction of Common Law (in my opinion) from the Law Library of Congress archives.
Most types of primary legislation (e.g. Acts, Measures, N.I. Orders in Council) are held in ‘revised’ form:
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