Latin America Primary Sources

Constituciones Latinoamericanas
Current and historical Latin American constitutions.
Constitutions of the World
This website presents the results and progress of the international research project The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776 - 1849 by making available to the public all constitutional documents from that era.
Country-by-Country Guide to Foreign Law Research
Portal to research guides and major databases for every country; these research guides vary from explanatory legal system guides to lists of legal resource links; includes links to the Foreign Law Guide, the World Legal Information Institute, and other portals and foreign legal research guides.
Documentos Digitalizados del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala
Digitized documents from the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN), discovered in 2005. Timely resource for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region. Topics include Guatemala's armed conflict between 1960 and 1996 and the sexually transmitted disease experiments performed at the behest of the United States government in the 1940s. Includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive.
Enrique Bolaños Presidential Virtual Library
The first virtual library of its kind in Nicaragua and Central America. Features the most complete collection of primary sources pertaining to the period of Nicaraguan history in the mid-19th century known as The National War (La Guerra Nacional); a collection of documents on the Spanish conquest of Nicaragua, focusing specifically on the period between 1503 and 1550; copies of the 100 magazines of the Revista Conservadora, published in the 1960's; and the collection of the Law Codes of Nicaragua beginning in 1821 (Independence) through 1888.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Law Library of Congress' public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations - official documents in original language with some English translations.
Information Exchange Network for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matter and Extradition
A virtual library which provides legal information related to mutual assistance and extradition for the 34 OAS member states
International Law Reports
Via the Justis database, click on "cases" and uncheck all other boxes to search just ILR; find important cases and documents in international law from 1919 to the present (Yale access only).
Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana
An invaluable portal to finding recent laws, decrees, and codes from all over Latin America, in the vernacular; also includes a regional section which contains treaties, conventions, reports and useful information for the Latin American region as a whole (requires free registration to view country-specific information).
NatLaw World
(National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade)

Provides access to full text of laws and regulations from many Latin American countries, organized by country, and then by subject. Also offers access to many Latin American treaties and agreements, an English/Spanish list of legal terms and phrases, and links to free external sources of related information for Latin American countries and Canada. The entire database, or information on individual countries, may be searched by keywords.

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Organization of American States
Official site - contains official documents, treaties, legal opinions, resolutions, declarations, news, etc. English, Spanish, Portugese, French.
OAS,
Oxford Constitutions of the World
(Constitutions of the Countries of the World)

Contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual commentaries, supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws. Combines formerly separate databases: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories, Constitutions of the United States: National and State.

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Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)
(International Criminal Law)

ORIL integrates important decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. This online service is a single point of reference for all international law jurisprudence, providing researchers access to the widest possible range of international law jurisprudence. In addition to its expansive coverage and regular updates, Oxford Reports on International Law offers users enhanced case reports which contain high quality commentary and analysis. Case reports include headnotes, summary of case facts and judicial holdings, full text of the opinion of the courts, analytical commentary from scholarly experts, accurate translations of non-English judgments, and a list of cases and instruments cited.

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Political Database of the Americas
Georgetown Center for Latin America Studies - links to government information in countries in the Americas.