Madamek has developed a common platform serving for the development of knowledge legal databases and software for court and library automation.

In addition, Madamek has developed several thematic legal databases:

Pan Arab Databases 

  • Bulletin of Official Gazettes in the Arab Countries (Arabic, English and French)

  • Encyclopedia of Business, Trade and Industrial Laws & Regulations of the Gulf Council (Arabic & English) 

  • Arab Parliaments Database: This database has been designed and performed by Madamek to the benefit of (UNDP-POGAR) and Arab-IPU.
    You can retrieve from the database by clicking on this link: Arab Parliaments Database

  • Arab Banking Comparative Database: The specialists of Madamek Participated in the production of legal databases related to the Arab Banking system.
    This database has been produced by a cooperation such U.A.B and UNDP.
    You can retrieve from the database by clicking on this link: Arab Banking Comparative Database

  • Arab Financial Control Database: This database has been designed and performed by Madamek to the benefit of (UNDP-POGAR).
    It is a comparative database, related to financial control topics: Audit Court, Financial Laws, Financial Inspection, Public Budget and Bids... Covering all the Arab Countries.

    You can retrieve from the database by clicking on this link: Arab Financial Control Database

  • Arab Legal Profession Database: This Database was developed in cooperation between the UNDP- POGAR and MADAMEK the Computer and Law Studies & Research Office and the Arab Lawyers' Union (ALU). The Database was developed in 2004 and comprises all legal texts related to legal profession in all the Arab Countries.

  • State of Arab Local governance database: This database was developed in cooperation between ESCWA, MADAMEK the Computer and Law Studies & Research Office and Konrad – Adenaurer - stuffing institution. The Arab local governance database was developed in 2003 and comprises all related Arab legal texts such as, Constitutions, by-laws of the legislative bodies, elections laws, municipalities laws, administrative laws, associations laws and other related legal texts.
    The database comprise also Meta directories on the doctrinal references, think tanks and research centers relating to Democracy, rule of law and development in the Arab Region.  

Lebanese Legal Databases:  

Who uses it?  

  • Lawyers, Judges, Notaries, Unions & Public Offices.

  • Financial Institutions, Banks, Industrial & Commercial Companies.

  • Universities, Professors, Academics, Libraries & Research Centers.

  • International Organizations & Agencies, Embassies.

Why use it?  

  • These databases have been laid out in order to facilitate to the users the search for legal information related to their own area of interest saving them money, time and inevitably effort.

  • The benefits and smooth usage of such databases are not available in normal books and publications.

  • More user-friendly.

  • Getting access to much information in a quick and efficient way.

Characteristics:  

  • Free Search using Boolean Operators ( and/or/without )

  • Comparative display allowing the comparison of different Arab legal texts.

  • Knowledge and searchable database allowing the access to the smallest documentary unit (articles of laws).

  • Enriched by thesaurus of the Arab legal terminology allowing the definition of the differences and synonyms in Arab legal concepts.

  • An appropriate database allows users to retrieve information with ease supplied by a user-friendly graphical user interface (or “GUI”), and an administrator tool providing different methods of searching for information.

How to find a text? 

  • Legal texts: 
    Number, date, type of the text 
    Specific clause of the text 
    Subjects according to legal terminology 

  • Book/article: 
    Author's name or book title 
    Subject according to legal terminology 

  • Judgments: 
    Award's name and date 
    Subjects according to legal terminology

Media: 

  • CD-ROM,

  • Paperback, 

  • On-line (INTERNET) 

  • Updating: CD-ROM (annually), Internet annually. 

  • Upgrading: annually, with new retrieval tools and information adds.

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