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Juricaf: Researching Case Law in French-Speaking Countries

Juricaf is a free, searchable, francophone database of primarily Supreme Court decision from over 40 countries. It was developed in partnership with the Université Paris I and with the support of the International Organisation de La Francophonie. One of Juricaf's primary objectives is to help Supreme Courts from African countries to publish their case law.

Updated daily, Juricaf includes decisions in French from the Cour de cassation of France, the Supreme Court of Canada,  many African courts,  the Swiss Federal Tribunal,  as well as French translations of rulings from other national and international courts.  Specific information on the number of cases and dates of coverage for each country can be found here.

Juricaf has a number of ideas is mind for expanding its content, including the goal of  integrating its decisions with scholarly doctrine. So keep an eye out for further enhancements to this unique resource!

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on September 27, 2012

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