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Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation

The following is a guest post by Constance A. Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center.  Connie is not new to In Custodia Legis; her recent contributions include Water Rights at Star Island and Human Rights Day Event: Save the Date!.  Enjoy! On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, I attended a two […]

Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food

So, it seems that another publication touting the benefits of parenting in the style of another country is in the news again.  This particular book, Bringing Up Bebe, appears to have generated quite a debate.  I personally think that there are so many different parenting styles across each country that it is not possible to say that one is […]

Language is…the instrument of domination and liberation

                  “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”—Angela Carter The following blog post was prepared in collaboration with Gustavo Guerra, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC) at the Law Library of Congress. As March […]

Global Legal Monitor: February Highlights

Interestingly, the majority of Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles that were popular in January have remained so in February.  These include articles on a Belarus law regarding accessing foreign websites; a South Korean law on dual nationality; a Denmark law on retirement age; a New Jersey Supreme Court decision regarding eye witness identification; and on […]

Visitez le Parlement du Canada – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division. This week’s pic comes from our northern counterparts, the Library of Parliament (or Bibliothèque du Parlement) of Canada in Ottawa, ON. I visited Ottawa earlier this month for their annual Winterlude festival, and to go ice skating on the Rideau Canal (an UNESCO World Heritage […]

The Australian Parliament’s New Website

Last Friday, the Parliament of Australia launched its new website, replacing the one that had been in place for 12 years.  I had often used the old website to find a range of information on bills and parliamentary inquiries (i.e., investigations into particular issues).  This includes explanatory memoranda (according to the glossary on the new […]

Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia

In my January 31, 2012 post, Ethiopian Emperors and Slavery, I briefly discussed slavery in Ethiopia and the unsuccessful attempts made by various Emperors to rid the country of the institution through the reign of Emperor Menelik II (1889-1913).  In this post I have highlighted effective measures that were put in place, mainly during Emperor […]