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Global Legal Monitor: August Highlights

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The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Family planning and birth control; Human rights; Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Taxation; and Freedom of the press.  The following is a list of the seven most viewed articles in the order of their popularity:

(photo by Chris Carlson)
(photo by Chris Carlson)
  1. China: Provincial Family Planning Regulations Amended Allowing More Couples to Have a Second Child.
  2. European Court of Human Rights; Finland: Court Rules on Change of Gender Issue.
  3. China: Statistics on Family Planning Fines Released.
  4. Japan: Possession of Child Pornography Finally Punishable.
  5. Israel: Immigration of Same-Sex Spouses Under the Law of Return.
  6. Finland: Plan to Become a Smoke-Free Country.
  7. Senegal: Newspaper Editor Charged over Ebola Story.

The Global Legal Monitor published 26 articles in August, including: an article on a guidance paper and draft rulings on Bitcoin in Australia; an article on regulations in Indonesia introducing alternatives to custodial sentencing for drug offenders; and an article on a measure in Afghanistan to protect children from military recruitment.

You can access more Global Legal Monitor articles by going to the Law Library website, signing-up for email alerts or RSS feeds.  If you’re on Twitter, you can access GLM articles through tweets via @lawlibcongress using the hashtag #GlobalLegalMonitor. 


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