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Most Viewed Law Library Foreign Law Reports of 2017

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Part of our routine at the start of every year is to highlight items that the Law Library of Congress published during the previous year, as well as older publications that were popular with our readers.  Kelly recently blogged about the most viewed In Custodia Legis posts for 2017, Andrew gave us top 17 in 2017, and I wrote about the most viewed Global Legal Monitor articles of 2017.  As the title indicates, in this post I highlight the Law Library’s foreign law reports with the most views in 2017.

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

In 2017, we published 27 new research reports on various topical issues.  These included:

Below are the 15 foreign law reports that received the most views in 2017.  As you can see, these are reports published over the past several years and not just in 2017.  The reports deal with five major subject areas: immigration and citizenship, refugees, children’s rights, firearms, and sentencing issues.

  1. Points-Based Immigration Systems: Canada (2013)
  2. Sentencing Guidelines: South Africa (2014)
  3. Children’s Rights: Canada (2007)
  4. Citizenship Based on Birth in Country (2012)
  5. Children’s Rights: International Laws (2007)
  6. Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison (2014)
  7. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: South Africa (2013)
  8. Refugee Law and Policy: France (2016)
  9. Children’s Rights: United Kingdom (England and Wales) (2008)
  10. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Canada (2013)
  11. Refugee Law and Policy: Germany (2016)
  12. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Russian Federation (last updated 2016)
  13. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Spain (2013)
  14. Sentencing Guidelines: India (2014)
  15. Refugee Law and Policy: Japan (2016)

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  1. Always a great pleasure to see and review the Foreign Law reports!

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