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A statute is a normative provision which has been made by a government or another institutional actor and which may be formally written down. For citizens, companies and institutions of the country, the prevailing statutes determine the access to, claims and contracts on resources they can hold, the conditions for exchanging claims, and contracting as well as norms of behaviour and interaction.

The statute book of a country includes all the laws made by its government, as well as the agreements made by meso and macro level actors on how they will interact.

Therefore there are these statute books:

For Agreements among (Governments of) Countries

Examples are the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, ASEAN

Below two (partial) lists of treaties (or treaty candidates), or comparable legal instruments, covered by the prototype atlas.

For the Citizens of a Country

(Links to) statutes are grouped by function of government (COFOG Division) with indication of the impacted economic activities (ISIC Section or Class). Within each COFOG Division also links to the prevailing Treaties are provided. They provide guidance for the possible content of the statutes (in particular for the treaties signed by a country)… Read more ...

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