Constitutions of the World Online

Locating foreign constitutions and related documents has recently become much easier for the UW-Madison community, thanks to the Law Library's recent subscription to Constitutions of the World Online (Countries, Dependencies and Territories.) This database contains current and historical English translations of constitutions and other historical documents from 187 countries, as well as from a number of dependencies and territories. Original source documents are provided by a number of jurisdictions. Complementing the official documents is analytical commentary that examines recent amendments, and highlights historical, political and economic issues relevant to the constitutional documents. The intuitive search features include:

  • The ability to browse by country name, new entries, or groups of countries.
  • The ability to search across the texts of documents, with options to narrow by location, document type, date, and other data.
Constitutions of the World Online is available campus-wide or off campus with UW Madison net id and password. For assistance accessing or searching this database, please Ask a Librarian.

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on October 10, 2007

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