About LAWPOL

Behind the LAWPOL research infrastructure are the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Parliamentary Studies at the University of Turku and the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi. The LAWPOL project is preceded by two initiatives open to everyone: Lakitutka.fiservice (Lawradar), which highlights legislative documents and the FINPARL corpus.Both are utilized in the LAWPOL- project, where existing large datasets are integrated and enriched with data from other sources.

The result is LAWPOL - a new research infrastructure for the intersection of law and politics.

History

Previous infrastructures
Lakitutka

The materials consist of documents generated during legislative processes, such as proposals, preparation materials from ministries and documents from parliamentary committees.

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FINPARL text corpus

Parliamentary plenary speeches since 1907 in machine-readable format and widely enriched.

LAWPOL – a new infrastructure with more material and new features

New material

– EU regulation
– International agreements
– Government programmes
– Other political programmes
– National court rulings
– International court rulings
– Research literature

New digital tools

Methods based on computational social sciences, e.g. TNA and KWIC. TNA, KWIC

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Bilingualism

Materials in the Swedish language, transalations and multilingual infrastructure.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union – NextGenerationEU instrument and is funded by the Academy of Finland under grant numbers 352827, 353569 and 352828.

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