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Human Rights, Migration, and Soccer: The Role of FIFA

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on numerous topics, including Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – …

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Join Us on November 9th for the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez worked to advance the Law Library of Congress by advocating for new and innovative initiatives. These initiatives, such as the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute, helped enhance the Law Library’s products and services, and expand our ability …

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Join Us for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: “Freedom of Speech in the Time of Pandemic: Central America and Eurasia”

Posted by: Robert Brammer

On October 21st, at 2pm EDT, Law Library analysts Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa will be presenting a webinar on the Law Library of Congress report titled, “Freedom of Expression during COVID-19,” which was released in September 2020. The presenters will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely …

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Lappkodicillen of 1751 – the Sami Magna Carta

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This year marks the 270th anniversary of the Lapp Codicil of 1751 (Lappkodicillen), a document equally relevant to Sami cross-border relations in Sweden and Norway today as it was in 1751. On September 21, 1751, the Strömstad Treaty between Norway (Denmark) and Sweden (including Finland) was signed. Norway was then a part of Denmark and in an addendum …

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Meet the Remote DRD Interns! (3 of 4)

Posted by: Jennifer González

In this post, part three of four on the remote interns that worked with the Digital Resources Division this summer, we will highlight another 20 interns. Read parts one and two, if you missed them! This summer, our remote interns were in pursuit of their degree programs. Forty-nine of our students were in the final …

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An Interview with Joseph Kolodrubetz, Junior Fellow

Posted by: Jennifer González

Today’s interview is with Joseph Kolodrubetz, a Junior Fellow working with the Digital Resources Division on the Foreign Legal Gazettes. Describe your background. I grew up in the DMV area, and then spent college getting used to other sights and sounds while living in sunny South Florida and Latin America. My parents became natural scientists …