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Global Legal Monitor: December Highlights

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It is the time of the month again when I tell you what the hot topics were on the Law Library‘s Global Legal Monitor (GLM).  We debuted this series in December 2011 with highlights of the top ten most viewed GLM articles from November.

Below is a list of ten Global Legal Monitor articles with the most views in December 2011 in the order of their popularity:

  1. Japan: Child Pornography Law Amendment Discussed
  2. Hong Kong: Minimum Wage Law Takes Effect
  3. South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years
  4. Turkey: New Minimum Wage
  5. Indonesia: Implementation of New Immigration Law Delayed
  6. China/Hong Kong: Congo Assets Case Tests Sovereign Immunity
  7. Denmark: Retirement Age Raised
  8. United States: New Jersey Supreme Court Revises Test for Admissibility of Eyewitness Identifications
  9. European Union / Turkey: 2011 Progress Report on Turkey’s Accession
  10. Lithuania: Dual Citizenship Law Vetoed

Notice how seven of the ten articles in the November ten most viewed list were also among the top ten most viewed articles in December?

Articles 3, 6, and 9 made it to the top ten list for the first time.  One of these articles discussed a law issued in South Korea in May 2010, which was slated to take effect in January 2011, allowing individuals born with dual citizenship to keep their status.  The second article was on an August 2011 decision of China‘s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee affirming a Hong Kong court decision in a case in which a United States investment fund made a claim on assets held by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Finally, the third article focused on an October 2011 European Union progress report on Turkey, under the political and economic criteria set in 1993 by the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, in its endeavor to join the union.

We strive to update the Global Legal Monitor frequently.  You can read GLM articles by going to the Law Library website, by email alerts, or subscribing to the RSS feeds.  In addition, some GLM articles are available through tweets via the Law Library twitter account, @lawlibcongress, by staff tweeting them, or by searching the hashtag #GLM.

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