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The GLIN Foundation previously released a Request for Information to assist in the preparation of procurement package for the development of the next generation GLIN Network, to be known as GLIN 2. As a result of that activity the Foundation has selected the Development and Operations contractor as well as support contractors to help with the activities associated with bringing GLIN 2 on-line. Ideal Innovations, Incorporated of Arlington, Virginia, USA, is the contractor responsible for the development and operations of the GLIN 2 system. The Foundation is still working on...

In Africa, for the first time: (a) judges can learn about the law meant to govern their decisions; (b) the administrative offices of governments can see the rules they are required to apply; (c) citizens are empowered to take note of their rights -- even in remote regions of a country, which are devoid of any kind of ordinary infrastructure (Congo-Kinshasa, for example); (d) judgments be recorded and thus a starting point is created for a coherent judiciary and the development of legal doctrine; (e) laws can be compiled and published in comprehensive editions, purging...

In the Arab region, GLIN offers a number of real opportunities:  The geographical distances between the GLIN Member States was shortened through the portal of the GLIN Network, offering access to legislative and cultural diversity.  Judges were able to consult the judicial decisions of all Member States and were thus able to improve their understanding of their own national laws governing the jurisdictions of their courts (for example, in Tunisia, reference to case law and legal writings is left to the discretion of the Supreme Court).  Since judicial rulings are recorded...

The Latin American countries have the longest experience of GLIN where a considerable investment effort has gone to set up comprehensive programs aimed at building up access to legal information by strengthening the management capability and performance of individual national congressional libraries; by modernizing the information architecture; by enhancing the advisory service capabilities offered to parliaments; and by strengthening the linkages between the national parliaments and the citizenry.  Many countries have developed their information systems using the GLIN...