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Law Library’s New Report Reviews National Laws Regulating Net Zero Emissions

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, the assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate. Currently meeting in Egypt, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, is discussing how to address climate change and mitigate its consequences. One of […]

Law Library of Congress Report Explores Sanctions for Worldwide Human Rights Abuses

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of […]

FALQs: Brexit Referendum

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, foreign law specialist for the United Kingdom and a number of Commonwealth jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. The United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (EEC – now the European Union) in 1973. It had sought entry twice in the 1960s only to be blocked […]

Bicentennial of the Promulgation of the Spanish Constitution of 1812

“The Spanish nation is the gathering of all Spaniards from both hemispheres.”–Chapter I, Title I, Article 1 You may recall that last month I posted a “pic of the week” titled “Banner Proclaiming the Spanish Constitution of 1812.”  Well, on that subject,  two hundred years ago today, on Thursday, March 19, 1812, the Constitution of […]