Top of page

Search results for: mauritius

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Join Us for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: “Freedom of Speech in the Time of Pandemic: Central America and Eurasia”

Posted by: Robert Brammer

On October 21st, at 2pm EDT, Law Library analysts Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa will be presenting a webinar on the Law Library of Congress report titled, “Freedom of Expression during COVID-19,” which was released in September 2020. The presenters will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

From the Serial Set: Artistic Perspectives on Perry’s Expedition

Posted by: Bailey DeSimone

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we want to dedicate this month’s From the Serial Set post to the peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands who enriched U.S. history and culture. Today, we’ll be sharing highlights from the narrative of Commodore Perry’s journey from the Chesapeake Bay to the Edo …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

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 …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

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 …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

An Interview with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, Global Legal Research Intern

Posted by: Donna Sokol

Today’s interview is with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate’s Foreign, Comparative, and International Division I. Describe your background. I am a proud Canadian, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.  I just graduated from l’Université de Montreal with a civil law degree.  Beforehand I completed my undergraduate degree at McGill University, Honors …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This post was co-authored with Constance A. Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie has previously blogged about Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Law and Longitude, Water Rights at Star Island, and our Guide on Legal Translation. Recent Nigerian and Ugandan laws criminalizing homosexuality have brought the issue …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Map of African Legislatures – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This week’s Pic of the Week is a map of African legislative bodies hanging on my office wall.  It provides simple but crucial information on the number of representatives in each African country’s national legislative body and the country’s type of the legislative body, either unicameral or bicameral legislature.  Of the 54 African countries, 24 …