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New Report Examines Restrictions on Freedom of Expression during COVID-19 in Select Jurisdictions

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The permeation of misinformation and disinformation relating to any conceivable issue, particularly on social media platforms, is rampant. This problem has become particularly acute with the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A policy document issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) described the ubiquity of false information and the challenge it presents in …

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Most Viewed Law Library Foreign Law Reports of 2017

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Part of our routine at the start of every year is to highlight items that the Law Library of Congress published during the previous year, as well as older publications that were popular with our readers.  Kelly recently blogged about the most viewed In Custodia Legis posts for 2017, Andrew gave us Congress.gov top 17 in 2017, and I …

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Most Viewed Global Legal Monitor Articles of 2017

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

At the beginning of every year, many of us take a moment or two to assess the previous year and make resolutions for the next one.  Here at the Law Library of Congress, we are no different; we review our products and make plans to improve them.  This includes the Global Legal Monitor (GLM), an …

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Laws of Namibia – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This post is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series in which we provide information on some of the foreign law materials available to researchers at the Library of Congress. March 21, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of Namibia’s independence.  Namibia, which gained its independence on March 21, 1990, is Africa’s third-youngest nation next …

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Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

If you follow our work closely, you know that the Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of important issues.  Our recently completed report, titled Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison, surveys the laws of ninety-seven countries related to young children residing in prison …

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An Interview with Daria Pistriak, Legislative Fellow

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Today’s interview is with Daria Pistriak, a staffer at Ukraine‘s Office of the Ombudsman, currently interning at the Law Library of Congress as part of her participation in the Legislative Fellows Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded program designed to expose promising young professionals from selected European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine) to …

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Law Library of Congress Report on Regulations Concerning the Private Possession of Big Cats

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by Laney Zhang, Foreign Law Specialist for China.  Laney is no stranger to In Custodia Legis.  Her previous posts have included: The Rule of Law in China: New Titles in Our Collection; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Author; Trains and Corruption in China; Baby Pandas and the Law: In Memory of Mei …