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Guide to Law Online: Holy See (Vatican City)

This guide, prepared by the Law Library of Congress, includes links to free online resources regarding the jurisdiction of the Holy See (Vatican City), focusing on its constitution; executive, legislative and judicial branches; legal guides; and more.


[St. Peter's Basilica and the Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Rome]. [Between 1880 and 1900]. Popular Graphic Arts. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Guide to Law Online is an annotated collection of links to free online legal materials and pertinent resources in the Library of Congress catalog, organized by jurisdiction. The Guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list of resources, but it covers all relevant research areas for each jurisdiction. Each Guide to Law Online jurisdictional guide is divided into the following areas:

This Guide to Law Online research guide focuses on the Holy See (Vatican City). In compiling this research guide, emphasis has been placed on sites offering the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers. Materials related to law and government that were written by or for lay persons also have been included, as have government sites providing general information. Although this research guide is selective, inclusion of a site or resource does not constitute endorsement by the Law Library of Congress.

If researchers have information identifying any online sources not yet included, as well as comments on errors or changes in addresses, conditions, or contents that warrant changes in the descriptions of these jurisdictional guides, please submit suggestions via the Law Library's Ask a Librarian form. The editors of the guide are grateful for your feedback.

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