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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”

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 […]

New Report Examines Restrictions on Freedom of Expression during COVID-19 in Select Jurisdictions

The permeation of misinformation and disinformation relating to any conceivable issue, particularly on social media platforms, is rampant. This problem has become particularly acute with the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A policy document issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) described the ubiquity of false information and the challenge it presents in […]

FALQs: Article 370 and the Removal of Jammu and Kashmir’s Special Status

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, India’s Regulatory Approach to Uber, and FALQ posts on Beef Bans in India and Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s Blasphemy […]

Our New Reports on Regulation of Cryptocurrency Around the World

The Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of issues. We recently completed two reports on the global cryptocurrency regulatory framework. While one of the reports is a compilation of brief surveys of the legal and policy landscape surrounding cryptocurrencies in 130 countries, the other one provides more […]

Children’s Rights in the Law Library and Children’s Day, June 1

To secure the basic needs of children, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, 1989, the 30th anniversary of its Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The Convention went into force on September 2, 1990 when enough nations ratified it. Currently, 196 nations have ratified the […]

An Interview with Sahar Saqib, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Sahar Saqib, a foreign law intern. Sahar, who recently earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School, is currently working with Tariq Ahmad on research related to the laws of South Asian countries. Describe your background I was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, […]

How Many Federal Laws Were Passed Last Year?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. The United States Congress passed 115 Public Laws in 2015. The laws are numbered from Public Law 114-1 through Public Law 114-115. The number 114 represents the current congress followed by the numerical order of the law. These public […]

Top 15 Articles from the Enhanced GLM

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM), one of the Law Library of Congress’s premier online sources, published 473 articles in 2015 covering legal developments from around the world on a variety of issues, particularly parliamentary acts and court decisions. When writing for the Global Legal Monitor, we try to focus on issues that we believe will interest our readers.  One of the […]