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Foreign Law at your Fingertips: Haiti
February 12, 2010 · Sara Burriesci
A question on the Int-law list regarding the statute under which the Idaho missionaries may have been charged prompted an immediate response that has been retrieved from its weekly archive. Jane Williams of the University of Illinois had posted it for the immediate benefit of a faculty request: "The OAS Information Exchange network of mutual assistance in criminal matters has posted Haiti’s penal code (in French). Title II, Section VI, I deals with crimes against children and VI.II with kidnapping. This code is from 1985. Citations to related materials and to a 2005 amendment to the code can be found on GLIN." Here is another illustration of "foreign law at your fingertips"- the theme of this month's International Forum update for librarians and posted here for any questions that may arise for researchers.