Law and Policy Resources

Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) Legislation Databases

Comparative Study of the Relevant Law on Cooperative Societies and Other Self-Help Organizations in Africa, Munkner, Hans-H, General Report 26, 1985.

Cooperative Law in Practice:  A Handbook of Legislation for Cooperative Development, Yeo, Peter, Plunkett Foundation for Cooperative Studies, Holyoake Books, 1989.

Cooperative Principles and Cooperative Law, Munkner, Hans-H., Institute for Cooperatives in Developed Countries, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 4th reprint, 1985.

Cooperative Principles and Statutes: Legal Descriptions of Unique Enterprises, Baarda, James R., U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Cooperative Service Research Report No. 54, 1986.

Framework for Cooperative Legislation, Hagen, Henry, International Labor Office, 1998.

“Guidelines for Cooperative Legislation,” Hagen, Henry, Review of International Cooperation, Issue 2, Part 2, 2001.

International Labor Organization (ILO) Publications

International Labor Organization (ILO) EMP/COOP

A Manual of Cooperative Law and Practice, Surrbridge, B.J. and Digby, Margaret, Plunkett Foundation for Cooperative Studies, 1967.

Meeting of Experts on Cooperative Law: Final Report, International Labor Organization, 1996.

Model Law for Credit Unions, World Council of Credit Unions, 2004.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, Agriculture and Agriculture-Related Cooperatives Act, Article 3 (draft), 2004.

“Regulatory Framework for Cooperatives: Harmonizing Imperatives of Public Interest and Autonomy of Co-operatives,” Taimni, Kirshan, Cooperatives:  From Controls to a Regulatory Framework, 1999.

The Relationship Between the State and Cooperatives in Cooperative Legislation, Report, International Labour Office Colloquium, Geneva, Dec. 14-15, 1993.  1994.

Review of the Laws on Cooperatives and Telecommunications and an Assessment of Possible Strategies for the Effective Introduction of Telecommunications Cooperatives in Ethiopia, Communications Cooperative International, 2004.

“Structural Changes in Cooperative Movements and Consequences for Cooperative Legislation in Different Countries in Africa,” Ogola, John Joseph, Background Paper No. 1, Structural Changes in Cooperative Movements and Consequences for Cooperative Legislation in Different Regions of the World, International Labour Office Colloquium, Shah, Ashish, ed., 1993.

Ten Lectures on Cooperative Law, Munkner, Hans-H., Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 1982.