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Title pages of six gazettes in Spanish and French languages
Title pages of gazettes. Top left is Costa Rica and top center and right are two Gabon gazettes. Bottom has three gazettes from Ecuador.

Foreign Legal Gazette Collections – Spring 2023 Recap

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This spring, the Law Library of Congress has added three new foreign legal gazette collections to our website for the countries of Costa Rica, Gabon, and Ecuador. This recap continues our quarterly series from fall 2022 and winter 2023.

The collection from Costa Rica includes 264 gazette issues in Spanish from 1996 and one from 2004.

Title page of La Gaceta, gazette from Costa Rica
Title page of gazette from Costa Rica, La Gaceta.

The collection from Gabon includes various dates from 1959-1962 and 1995-2020, with the majority in the 2010s. This 366 item collection is in French.

Two title pages for gazettes from Gabon, in French.
Title pages of gazette from Gabon, Journal Officiel.

The collection from Ecuador has over 1,900 issues spanning 2004-2006 and 2015-2022. All issues are in Spanish.

Three title pages for Ecuador gazette, in Spanish.
Title pages of gazette from Ecuador, Registro Oficial.

Freely available gazettes from around the world in the Foreign Legal Gazette Collection include:

Northern African and Western Asia: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Dubai.

Eastern, Central, and Western Africa: Cabo Verde, Gabon, Niger, and Eritrea.

Oceania: New Caledonia and Cook Islands.

The Americas: Ecuador, Suriname, Venezuela, Paraguay, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and the Mexican states of Coahuila de Zaragoza, Jalisco, and Colima.

Current total: 18 jurisdictions

Our online database and webinar recording are tools to help navigate all of our gazette collections. We are grateful to all of our partners in this project, including our colleagues in the Collections Services Division, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, and the former and recent participants of our Remote Legal Gazette Volunteer/Internship program for working on these jurisdictions and more.

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