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 […]
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 […]
On September 26, 2022, the Swedish Parliament elected the speaker of the Parliament. This post addresses the powers and duties associated with the speaker’s position. It is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions (FALQs) series. 1. What is the position of the speaker of the Parliament? The speaker of Parliament (talman in Swedish) is […]
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 […]
This FALQ describes the mechanisms to protect the rule of law in the European Union.
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 […]
This FALQ post looks at universal jurisdiction in Germany and surveys recent court cases.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]