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Law Library Report on Citizenship Pathways and Border Protection in Various Countries

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, our foreign law specialist for Portuguese-speaking countries.  Eduardo has previously written a post for In Custodia Legis on the legal history of capoeira in Brazil. Immigration, citizenship pathways, and border security are recurrent topics in the media.  You may have wondered:  How does immigration work in […]

Laws of Iran – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Dr. Sanaz Alasti, an Iranian legal scholar who spent time with us this summer as a Scholar in Residence.  Dr. Alasti is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lamar University.  She is the author of several books, including one that provides a comparative perspective on punishments under […]

Law Library Presenters at the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

Recognize these guys?  Well, you will after this weekend, if you come to the National Book Festival on the National Mall.  These Law Library staff will make the following presentations this Saturday and Sunday at the Library of Congress Pavilion: Saturday, September 21 at 1:40 p.m. Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research at the Library of […]

Just Published: Law Library of Congress Report on Guest Worker Programs

A report titled Guest Worker Programs was recently added to the list of reports posted on the Law Library of Congress website under “Current Legal Topics” where you can also find a range of other comparative law reports on various topics. The Guest Worker Programs report is based on a study conducted by staff of the Global Legal […]

Second Library of Congress Legislative Data Challenge Launched

In July, the Library announced its first legislative data challenge. We are delighted to tell you about another Library of Congress legislative data challenge, Legislative XML Data Mapping. Like the first data challenge, this challenge incorporates the Akoma Ntoso legislative schema, but instead of asking competitors to apply the schema to bill text, we are […]

Turkish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

This is a guest post by Wendy Zeldin, Senior Legal Research Analyst in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC), Law Library of Congress.  It is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series. A broad search of the Library of Congress catalog, using “Turkey OR Ottoman AND law” retrieves, as one might imagine, a range […]