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English Translations of Post-Second World War South Korean Laws – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. It continues our Global Collection Highlights Series. Sayuri previously contributed a post on Japanese family law to this series. She also recently wrote a post on the laws and regulations passed in the aftermath of the Great […]

What Happens When There Is an Inconsistency Between the Statutes at Large and the U.S. Code?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division This has been an interesting month. I have answered a number of unique inquiries from our researchers and one of them was kind enough to allow me to share her question with you. She asked if I could give […]

Fingerprint Evidence Leads to Murder Conviction and Execution (in 1920 New Zealand)

These days when we think about forensic evidence our minds turn to shows such as the “CSI” franchise.  We think of DNA.  Bullet striations.  Hair and fiber analysis.  And fingerprints.  Of all these things, fingerprint matching has perhaps the longest history and remains one of the most used tools for identifying criminals.  I was therefore […]

Laws and Regulations Passed in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist covering Japan and several Southeast Asian countries at the Law Library of Congress. Last year I completed a major research report titled “Japan: Legal Responses to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011,” which is now available on the Law Library’s […]

An Interview with Daria Pistriak, Legislative Fellow

Today’s interview is with Daria Pistriak, a staffer at Ukraine‘s Office of the Ombudsman, currently interning at the Law Library of Congress as part of her participation in the Legislative Fellows Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded program designed to expose promising young professionals from selected European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine) to […]

Laws of Tanzania – Global Legal Collection Highlights

On April 26, 2014, Tanzania celebrated 50 years of the Tanganyika and Zanzibar union.  A former German (1880s-1918) and British (1919-1961) colony, Tanganyika (now commonly referred to as mainland Tanzania) became independent on December 9, 1961.  Zanzibar, which also saw successive colonial rulers (p. 15), including under Portugal, the Busaidy Dynasty and Britain, gained its […]