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Law Library’s New Report Reviews National Laws Regulating Net Zero Emissions

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, the assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate. Currently meeting in Egypt, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, is discussing how to address climate change and mitigate its consequences. One of […]

New Law Library Report Examines Mass Timber Construction in Selected Countries

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Mass Timber Construction, examines the use of mass timber, also known as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of buildings in ten countries. According to Natural Resources Canada, mass timber […]

Join Us for a Webinar on Recently Published Reports from the Law Library of Congress

On November 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. EST, the Legal Research Institute of the Law Library of Congress will present the latest installment in its Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series. The webinar will provide an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering timely topics such as Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program […]

Newly Published Report on the Development of Laws on Abortion, Genetic Consultation, and Assisted Reproduction in Eleven Countries

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presence of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and  100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom.  The Law […]

Law Library of Congress Report Explores Sanctions for Worldwide Human Rights Abuses

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of […]

Law Library of Congress Report Examines Economic Espionage Laws in Selected Countries

A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Economic Espionage Laws, “addresses economic espionage laws and the regulation of fraudulent filing of corporate, import-export, and banking documentation” in sixteen countries. The report consists of a comparative summary followed by individual country surveys for sixteen countries. The countries surveyed are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Israel, […]

Celebrating over 3,000 Historical and Contemporary Legal Reports Now Online

For more than eighty years, the Law Library of Congress has been engaged in the preparation of research reports on legal topics, with an emphasis on foreign, comparative, and international law, in response to requests from Congress, the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, and others. The Law Library has authored thousands of […]

New Law Library Report Explores “Golden Visas” and “Golden Passports” in Various Countries

Last month, the Law Library of Congress published a new report titled Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program Countries. The report consists of a table and map showing which countries that are part of the United States visa waiver program provide residence visas or citizenship to eligible applicants who undertake to make certain investments in […]

New Report on the Legal Framework for Nuclear Technology and Information in the United Kingdom and Australia

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presences of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and  100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom.  The Law […]

New Report on Civic Space Legal Framework in Portugal and Romania

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a senior foreign law specialist from Brazil who covers Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions, and Elizabeth Marin, an intern working with Eduardo in the Global Legal Research Directorate at the Law Library of Congress.   The Law Library recently published a report titled Civic Space Legal Framework that provides information on […]