Statute Books

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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.

If a new list should be added to the atlas, then create a newpage using the button under the list of lists.

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).

A Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan B Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi C Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Costa Rica Cote d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic D.E.F Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt, Arab. Rep. El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France G Gabon Gambia, the Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana H.I.J Haiti Honduras Hong Kong, China Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Rep. Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan K Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, North Korea, Rep. Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyz Republic L Lao PDR Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg M Macedonia, FYR Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar N Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway O.P.Q.R Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russian Federation Rwanda S Samoa Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic T Taiwan, China Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan U Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan V.W.Y.Z Vanuatu Venezuela, R.B. Vietnam West Bank and Gaza Yemen, Rep. Zambia Zimbabwe

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