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FALQs: Israel to Hold Elections on November 1, 2022: What Do You Need to Know

Israel’s next general election will take place next Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in accordance with the Law for the Dissolution of the 24th Knesset and Parties’ Financing Law, 5782-2022 (Dissolution Law). The Dissolution Law provides for the dissolution of the current Knesset (parliament) before the completion of its term and for national elections to take place. The November […]

FALQs: Canada and the Monarchy

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions (FALQs) series. On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, died and was immediately succeeded by King Charles III. Many look at […]

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 […]

FALQs: The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Act

The following is a guest post by Miranda Lalla, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Tariq Ahmad at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. It is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On June 23, 2022, Bill S-10 received royal assent after being passed by the Canadian Parliament. Its provisions give effect to the […]

FALQs: The Icelandic Reduced Workweek Trial

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series.    During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic the world saw a surge in remote work, potentially changing the way many of us work forever. But even before the pandemic, people seeking a better work-life balance were looking at reinventing the work structure, including pursuing […]

FALQs: The Role of Members of the Swedish Parliament without Party Affiliations

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On November 29, 2021, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) elected its first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, for a second time. The first time was on November 23, 2021, on what was dubbed “Super Wednesday” (superonsdagen) in the Swedish press, when the newly elected PM stepped […]

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 […]