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FALQs: Islamic Religious Authority and Pakistan’s Response to COVID-19

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq presented a webinar on the subject matter of this post on May 21, 2020. He has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion […]

Join Us on May 21 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on the Response of Religious Institutions and Organizations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to Governmental Efforts to Combat the COVID-19 Outbreak

This is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Islamic religious institutions, Ulema councils, and religious organizations in various Muslim countries around the world are playing a significant and complex role in reaction to governmental responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

Liberia Government Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Liberia, a West African country of over 5 million people, is unfortunately all too familiar with the destructive nature of an epidemic. From 2014 through 2016, the country dealt with an Ebola outbreak. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “[t]he 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic was the first and largest epidemic of its kind, […]

FALQs: India’s Government Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and FALQ posts on Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s […]

Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19

The following post is written by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written on the Italian Parliamentary Library and Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century).  As of March 11, 2020, 10,590 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy, with an additional 827 dead from […]

Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. We recently received a question concerning resources available for victims of domestic violence. During this coronavirus pandemic we are seeing news articles about the increased reporting of domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence. According to […]

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for May of 2020, Part 2

Earlier this month, Andrew shared the exciting news about several significant new features that had been added to Congress.gov including the new Global Search bar, the addition of Committee Prints, and translation of the Overview of Legislative Process video into Spanish. The enhancements for this month’s second release include a redesigned Congressional Record header. We have […]

Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road Initiative

The following post is written by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); and Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19. Over a year ago, on March 23, […]