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Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: an overview

[updated December 2003]

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Category: Governmental Organization, Power, and Procedure


International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court: a backgrounder

The International Criminal Court (ICC), was established as the first permanent independent international criminal court with jurisdiction over persons for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. This jurisdiction, however, will be complementary to national criminal jurisdiction.

 The official ICC website (http://www.icc-cpi.int/) is an excellent resource for information relating to the ICC, including current investigations and texts of treaties and relevant documents.

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Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA): an overview

(updated 2002)

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Geneva Conventions



gambling law: an overview

Gambling, though widespread in the United States, is subject to legislation at both the state and federal level that bans it from certain areas, limits the means and types of gambling, and otherwise regulates the activity.

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