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Law Library of Congress FY2018 Annual Report

Posted by: Donna Sokol

The Law Library of Congress FY2018 Annual Report is now available for download. The Year in Numbers The Law Library’s Annual Report for the 2018 fiscal year (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018) highlights the scope of our collections, resources, and expertise, and how we serve and engage with a wide range of users. It …

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The Santillana Codes

Posted by: Donna Sokol

This is a guest post by Hazel Ceron, external relations intern with the Law Library of Congress. On October 26th, the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Friends of the Law Library of Congress, the Embassy of Tunisia, and the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED), hosted a book talk on The Santillana …

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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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FALQs: The International Criminal Court and Africa

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. Recently, three African countries initiated a process to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Rome Statute).  On October 18, Burundi’s president signed legislation to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (the ICC), the first country to do so.  The following …

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Archived Legal Materials from Official Gazettes Now Available Through Law.gov

Posted by: Tina Gheen

The following is a guest post by Janice Hyde, director of the Global Legal Collection Directorate at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress has always relied on primary sources of law wherever possible to respond to requests from the U.S. Congress and its other patrons. For foreign countries, the fundamental source …