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Notes on the Investment Laws Navigator

The Investment Laws Navigator is a comprehensive and regularly updated collection of national investment laws. It contains the full text of the laws and offers user-friendly tools for searching and filtering of provisions that are specifically relevant to foreign investors. The Navigator is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information and all laws are identified through a systematic review of government and business intelligence sources and verified to the fullest extent possible.

All laws are available in full text. The laws are re-formatted to provide, as far as possible, a coherent style across all laws. In this regard, please note:

  • Provisions: the database follows the source document style. This means that some laws refer to “article”, while others refer to “section” (if no indication is provided “article” is used).
  • Paragraph listing (within articles/sections): the database follows the source document listing format (numbers or letters), however paragraph listing is always indicated by a bracket (i.e. “1) ” or “a) ”).
  • Ordered and un-ordered lists (within paragraphs): the database follows the source document listing format (numbers, letters, or "•"), however ordered lists are always indicated by a full stop (i.e. “1. ”, “a. ”).
  • Obvious formatting errors in the source documents have been corrected, inconsistencies in formatting style have not been changed.

The year indicated in brackets after the title of the law refers to the year of publication in the Official Gazette or, when this is not available, the year of adoption of the law.

The Investment Laws Navigator is based upon sources believed to be accurate and reliable and is intended to be up-to-date at the time it was generated. It is made available with the understanding that UNCTAD is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. To confirm that the information has not been affected or changed by recent developments, traditional legal research techniques should be used, including checking primary sources where appropriate. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of its content, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for eventual errors or omissions in the data.

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You may freely use any content and material available on this website, provided that acknowledgement is made to UNCTAD and the Investment Policy Hub.