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United Nations Day – A Time to Reflect on the Potential Role of the International Court of Justice

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, and the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Tomorrow, …

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Liberia Government Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

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, …

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Nauru – 50 Years of Independence

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Fifty years ago, on January 31, 1968, Nauru became an independent nation. It is the smallest island republic in the world with a land area of just 8.1 square miles (“about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC“) and a population of around 10,000 people. Prior to independence, from 1947 onward, the island was subject to a …

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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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An Interview with Hector Morey, African Section Head in the African, Latin America and Western European Division

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is an interview with Hector Morey, head of the African Section in the African, Latin American and Western European Division, Library of Congress. Describe your background. I am originally from Puerto Rico, where I also went to college with the plan to study psychology and earn a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. After …

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Check Out Our Pirattitude

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Everyone loves pirates. As International Talk Like a Pirate Day approaches, especially this year when it’s falling on a Saturday, there’s a built-in excuse for a party. You get to say “Arrr” quite a bit, fly a Jolly Roger, possibly drink rum or carry a cutlass, although one hopes not at the same time. Pirates …