Our interview series on In Custodia Legis started almost nine years ago with an interview of the then-Law Librarian of Congress, Roberta Shaffer. We are now approaching 300 interviews. Today’s interview with Elin marks a first: it is the first time we have completed a follow-up interview. Elin was originally interviewed in 2011 when she […]
This is an interview with Elin Hofverberg, currently an intern at the Law Library of Congress. I enjoyed reading Ruth’s interview of Elin and I hope you do too. Describe your background I was born in the northern part of Sweden (geographically in the middle of the country) but grew up outside of Linköping (two […]
Interview with Natella Boltyanskaya, Scholar in Residence at the Law Library of Congress who is currently researching the means and extent of the support that was provided by American legislators to the Soviet human rights movement.
Today marks the National Sami Day in Sapmi – an area spanning the national borders of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami are a semi-nomadic people who have moved across national borders in Sapmi for hundreds of years. Similar to other people from the Scandinavian countries, they have also crossed the Atlantic in hopes […]
The Law Library of Congress is excited to bring you a new series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law. Our foreign legal specialists cover 267 jurisdictions around the world, providing Congress with expert advice in the form of foreign law reports as well as testimony before Congress, and we are pleased to bring their […]
As Norad prepares to track Santa and his reindeer as they travel the world, I note that the movement of reindeer has been a regulated issue in the Northern countries of Europe for centuries. Ever since the nation states were created, the indigenous Sami have had to abide by national and international treaty rules governing […]
December 6, 1919, was the first year Finland celebrated its Declaration of Independence with a national holiday. That same year it also adopted the Constitution of 1919 officially making Finland a Republic with K.J. Stahlberg as its first president. This post describes the Constitution of 1919.
Nov. 20, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child. This posts includes online resources connected to Children’s Rights.
The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, a legal research analyst in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Blockchain, a technology regularly associated with digital currency, is increasingly being utilized as a corporate social responsibility tool in major international corporations. This intersection of law, technology, and corporate responsibility was addressed earlier this month at the World Bank Law, Justice, […]
While researching one issue related to laws in my jurisdictional portfolio I often come across another interesting piece of information. For instance, while reading about the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s decision to revoke the royal highness titles for five of his grandchildren, I realized that today, November 7, 2019, marks the 40th anniversary of the amendment to […]