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Most Viewed Global Legal Monitor Articles of 2017

At the beginning of every year, many of us take a moment or two to assess the previous year and make resolutions for the next one.  Here at the Law Library of Congress, we are no different; we review our products and make plans to improve them.  This includes the Global Legal Monitor (GLM), an important resource for news and information regarding legal developments around the globe.  In 2017, we published 431 GLM articles on various legal issues around the world.  Every year we publish hundreds of articles, and this year the range of issues covered was as wide and interesting as ever.  Of the articles published in 2017, here are five that I personally found most fascinating:

Globe (Photo by Flickr user Neil Tackaberry, Nov. 22, 2014)

  1. Brazil: New Law Admits Women to the Navy
  2. Sweden: Bitcoins Seized During Asset Seizure
  3. France: Advocacy Group Files Criminal Complaint Against Alleged Planned Obsolescence Practices
  4. Egypt: Fatwa Permits Females to Have Permanent Tattoos
  5. Russia: New Legislation Restricts Anonymity of Internet Users

The following are the top twenty articles with the most views in 2017 not all of which were published during the year:

  1. Japan: Sex Crime Law to Be Amended (2017)
  2. Georgia: New Visa and Migration Rules (2014)
  3. Nepal: Minimum Wage Increased (2016)
  4. Nigeria: Supreme Court Invalidates Igbo Customary Law Denying Female Descendants the Right to Inherit (2014)
  5. Burma: 2017 Union Tax Law Passed (2017)
  6. Pakistan: National Assembly Passes New Cybercrime Law (2016)
  7. Germany: New Rules for Operation of Drones and Model Aircraft (2017)
  8. Bangladesh: Sixteenth Amendment to Constitution Empowers Parliament to Impeach Justices (2014)
  9. Turkey: New Minimum Wage (2016)
  10. Kenya: Notice Outlawing Plastic Bags Issued (2017)
  11. South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality Allowed after 60 Years (2010)
  12. China: Maternity Leave Further Extended by Provinces (2016)
  13. Aruba: Increased Minimum Wage and Wage Limit for Benefits (2016)
  14. Burma: Four “Race and Religion Protection Laws” Adopted (2015)
  15. India: Decision Not to Sign Hague Treaty on Child Abduction (2017)
  16. Germany: Law Restricting Airbnb and Other Vacation Rentals Takes Effect in Berlin (2016)
  17. European Court of Human Rights: Decision on Gay Marriage in Italy (2015)
  18. Thailand: Blacklist for Foreigners Who Overstay Visas (2016)
  19. Uganda: Parliament Passes Amendments to Children Act (2016)
  20. China: New Law Replacing Pollution Discharging Fee With Environmental Protection Tax (2017)

Our resolution for 2018 is to bring you as many interesting legal developments around the world as possible.  There are several ways you can follow these developments with the GLM.  You can periodically review the Law Library of Congress website or subscrib to our email alerts or RSS feeds.  If you are a Twitterati, you can access GLM articles by following the Law Library’s Twitter account, @LawLibCongress or by searching for the #GlobalLegalMonitor hashtag.

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