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The Hans Island “Peace” Agreement between Canada, Denmark, and Greenland

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist with the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate covering Canada. On June 14, 2022, peace was brokered between two longstanding NATO allies, Canada and Denmark. A ceremonial exchange of liquor bottles signaled the end of the long running “Whisky War” between the […]

FALQs: Impeachment Rules in Denmark

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. Later this week, Denmark will hold its first impeachment proceeding (Rigsrett) in 26 years. The main proceedings (hovedforhandlingen) start on September 2. In this blog post, I will describe the process of impeachment in Denmark. Background On February 2, 2021, the Danish Parliament […]

LGBTQ Rights in Denmark

This upcoming Saturday, June 5, 2021, marks the Danish National Day (a.k.a. Constitution Day). I have previously marked the day by writing about Danish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights (2017) and Constitution Day and Election Day in Denmark (2019). This year, I thought I would highlight some laws related to LGBTQ rights in Denmark, […]

Constitution Day and Election Day in Denmark

On this day 170 years ago, the Danish King Frederik VII signed the Danish Constitution of 1849, creating a constitutional monarchy. Thus, today marks Grundlovsdagen (Constitution Day). Although a national and bank holiday, the day is not such a grand affair as Constitution Day of Norway. This year may be different, though, as Denmark holds its […]

FALQs: 30 Years Since the 500% Interest Rate in Sweden

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions (FALQs) series. Thirty years ago this month, on September 16, 1992, the Swedish Central Bank, Sveriges riksbank (Riksbanken), announced a 500% marginal interest rate in hopes of saving the Swedish currency from devaluation. It did not work. This blog post addresses some of the […]

The History of the Elimination of Leaded Gasoline

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored numerous post for In Custodia Legis, including Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan; Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation; New Era, New Law Number; Holy […]

Nordic Cooperation – 60 Years Since the Signing of the Helsinki Treaty of 1962

On March 23, 1962, the Helsinki Treaty on Nordic cooperation was signed by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, a date that has become known and celebrated as “Nordic Day.” The treaty legally entered into force on July 1, 1962. The Treaty formalized the longstanding Nordic collaboration and in particular the role of the Nordic […]