Top of page

Search results for: Australia

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

New Report on the Legal Framework for Nuclear Technology and Information in the United Kingdom and Australia

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presences of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and  100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom.  The Law …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

New Law Library Report Examines Mass Timber Construction in Selected Countries

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Mass Timber Construction, examines the use of mass timber, also known as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of buildings in ten countries. According to Natural Resources Canada, mass timber …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Law Library of Congress Report Explores Sanctions for Worldwide Human Rights Abuses

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

115 Years of Women Being Members of Parliament in Finland

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

On this day 115 years ago, on May 23, 1907, the Finnish Parliament met as a unicameral assembly for the first time, following an election earlier that same year. The election was made possible by the Parliament Act of the Grand Duchy of Finland (Landtdagsordning FFS 26/1906), which guaranteed the universal and equal right to …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

New Law Library Report Explores “Golden Visas” and “Golden Passports” in Various Countries

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Last month, the Law Library of Congress published a new report titled Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program Countries. The report consists of a table and map showing which countries that are part of the United States visa waiver program provide residence visas or citizenship to eligible applicants who undertake to make certain investments in …