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Global Legal Monitor: July Highlights

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The ten most read Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles in July covered six interesting legal themes: Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Communications and Electronic Information; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship.

Below are the articles in the order of their popularity:

  1. Germany: Regional Court Ruling Criminalizes Circumcision of Young Boys
  2. South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years
  3. China: Maternity Leave Extended from 90 Days to 98 Days
  4. France: Law on Immigration, Integration and Nationality
  5. Turkey: New Minimum Wage
  6. China: Amendment of Criminal Procedure Law
  7. Canada: Proposed New Immigration Act
  8. U.N. Human Rights Council: First Resolution on Internet Free Speech
  9. Belarus: Browsing Foreign Websites a Misdemeanor
  10. China: Revision of Catalog of Industries for Foreign Investment

Including the above listed items, the Global Legal Monitor published a total of 44 articles on a wide array of legal issues in July.  These included:

  • An article on a recent decision by France‘s Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters, the Cour de Cassation, regarding “Google Suggest” in which the Court held that when search engine results send users to websites that make music files available to the general public without prior consent of the files’ owners, it creates the means for infringing copyright and related rights.
  • An article on a draft law in Saudi Arabia aimed at criminalizing the use of social media tools to criticize Islam and Islamic law.
  • An article on a proposal in Finland on a possible extension of tax on sugar.
  • An article on the status of implementation of a law on jury trial system in Kyrgyzstan.

Don’t forget to take full advantage of the dynamic features of the Global Legal Monitor.  One such feature is the search capability.  You can search for items in various ways, including by topic, jurisdiction, author or date of publication.  You can view the top weekly GLM articles  and sign up for email alerts or RSS feeds on any of the subject areas of your interest.


  1. Hello,

    Google Suggest’s features poses complex legal problems in France ; this month’s decision about intellectual property rights completes another decision of the Apeal Court that fined Google (50.000€) for public insult for adding the suggestion “crook” to a company name (details, in french :

    Now both of these decisions raises a lot of debates in the technical and the legal community because of the automatic means employed by Google to offer suggestions.

    Technology meets law…

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