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Global Legal Monitor: September Highlights

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The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a Law Library of Congress publication providing summaries on new legal developments around the world.  It is updated frequently and can be searched by author, topic and jurisdiction.

Here is a list of the top ten most viewed GLM articles in September, including ones published about two years ago that remain popular to date, in the order of their popularity:

  1. Italy: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld by Constitutional Court
  2. Japan: Stricter Sentences for Sex Offenders
  3. South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years
  4. China: Maternity Leave Extended from 90 Days to 98 Days
  5. France: Law on Immigration, Integration and Nationality
  6. Belarus: Browsing Foreign Websites a Misdemeanor
  7. China: Amendment of Criminal Procedure Law
  8. European Court of Human Rights / Italy: Ruling on Embryo Screening
  9. Uruguay: Government Submits Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana
  10. Turkey: New Minimum Wage

Nicole Atwill, Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, Peter Roudik, Sayuri Umeda, Wendy Zeldin, and Laney Zhang contributed these articles.

In addition, the Global Legal Monitor published a total of 38 articles in September in various legal subject areas.  I found the following particularly fascinating:

  • An article discussing a recent legislation on tax amnesty in Denmark ;
  • An article on a newly enacted law establishing affirmative action on admissions to Federal Universities in Brazil.  The law imposes a 50% quota  in the Universities for students from public schools; and
  • An article describing a proposal in Sweden to curb the amount of money children can spend using smart phones: a measure aimed at expanding consumer protection in the mobile phone market.

Please let us know which GLM articles you find interesting.

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