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Where is Blasphemy Criminalized Around the World?

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

We recently published a report that surveys laws criminalizing blasphemy, defaming religion, harming religious feelings and other similar acts in seventy-seven jurisdictions around the world.  The report includes a map showing the different regions of the world covered in the report. Reports such as this one, which survey a geographically, economically, and politically diverse group of countries, …

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Global Legal Monitor: August Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.¬† An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included:¬†Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Family planning and birth control; Human rights; Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Taxation; and Freedom …

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Global Legal Monitor: Recent Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

I am always impressed by breadth of issues and number of jurisdictions covered every day in the Global Legal Monitor (GLM).¬† Just in the stretch of the last four months, including February through May 2014, 157 articles were published, covering recent developments in various countries and areas of law. Here is the list of the …

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Global Legal Monitor: March Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

With this series of posts, published at the beginning of each month, I do two things: highlight a few of the Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles published in the previous month that I found particularly interesting, and provide a list of the ten GLM articles that were viewed the most times during the month. So, …

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Global Legal Monitor: July Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The ten most read Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles in July covered six interesting legal themes: Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Communications and Electronic Information; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship. Below are the articles in the order of their popularity: Germany: Regional Court Ruling Criminalizes Circumcision of Young Boys South Korea: Permanent Dual …