The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, Legal Personality for Animals in India and Pakistan, and FALQ posts on Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws and Article 370 and the Removal of Jammu and Kashmir’s Special Status.
The Law Library of Congress recently published a multi-national report, Lobbying and Foreign Agent Registration Laws, which explores lobbying and foreign agent registration laws in Czechia, France, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden. The report focuses on legislative developments in the jurisdictions with regards to the regulation of lobbying and the registration of foreign agents. Furthermore, the report includes information on the extent to which China is referred to in the discussions on the need to pass such laws (or to amend them, if they already exist). The report discusses which jurisdictions have mandatory or voluntary registers for lobbying activities, legislative proposals for regulating lobbying, and which countries lack such laws. The second part of the report looks at which jurisdictions have registers for foreign agents or similarly may require reporting of foreign investment in sensitive industries.
This report is an addition to the Law Library’s Legal Reports collection, which includes over 4,000 legal reports covering a variety of jurisdictions, researched and written by foreign legal specialists with expertise in the different jurisdictions.
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