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Join Us for Our Human Rights Day Event on December 9th

We hope you can join us for our annual Human Rights Day event on December 9, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. EST. Each year, the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly with an event designed to promote understanding and recognition of human rights around the globe. This year’s event focuses on the intersection of health and human rights, with a panel that will bring together leading health and legal scholars and practitioners. The panel will discuss the interactions between health and human rights, and how human rights can help to strengthen public health systems across the globe and improve the response to health challenges.
Please register here

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The panel will be moderated 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.

The panelists are as follows:

Lucy Mize. Ms. Mize spent 24 years in the field in Indonesia and West Africa before she joined the USAID Asia Bureau as the health team lead. In that role, Mize leads eight technical experts providing health programming support to over 20 countries across Asia.

Helena Nygren-Krug. Professor Nygren-Krug is a senior advisor on human rights and the law in the executive office of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Judit Sándor. Dr. Sándor is a professor of law and bioethics at Central European University (CEU). She served as the chief of the Bioethics Section at UNESCO and is the founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at CEU.

Alicia Ely Yamin. Dr. Yamin is currently a lecturer on law and the senior fellow on Global Health and Rights at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; and an adjunct senior lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

December 2021 US Law Webinar – Tracing Federal Regulations

The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on the laws created by the executive branch of the U.S. federal government—rules and regulations. In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST, attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment rulemaking […]

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

As part of the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute’s Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, on November 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST, we will present a webinar providing an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering timely topics such as, “Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards in Selected Jurisdictions” and China’s […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – November 2021

In November, the Law Library of Congress will present webinars on federal statutes and an orientation to the Law Library’s collections. Attendees at the federal statutes webinar will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how to trace federal statutes from their publication in the U.S. Code to their origins as bills. […]

Join Us on November 9th for the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship

The late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez worked to advance the Law Library of Congress by advocating for new and innovative initiatives. These initiatives, such as the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute, helped enhance the Law Library’s products and services, and expand our ability […]

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

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 […]

Celebrate the Newest Release of Herencia Documents by Participating in our Transcribe-a-thon!

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the release of Phase 3 of our crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, the Law Library of Congress will be hosting another entirely virtual transcribe-a-thon from today, Monday, September 27, through Friday, October 1. This event is in collaboration with By the People and the Hispanic Reading Room of […]

Join Us on 9/23 for a Webinar on Free Speech & the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan

On September 23, 2021, at 2pm EDT, Foreign Law Specialists Tariq Ahmad and George Sadek will present our next Foreign and Comparative Law webinar, “Free Speech & the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan.” Please click here to register. In recent years, there has been increased global focus on the governmental responses to […]

Join Us For Our 2021 Constitution Day Lecture with Professor Kurt Lash!

On September 16th from 3-4 p.m. EDT, University of Richmond law professor Kurt Lash will present the Law Library of Congress annual Constitution Day lecture, which is titled, “The Transformation of the Bill of Rights: Incorporation Doctrine and the Fourteenth Amendment.” This lecture will be presented as a webinar. Please click here to register.  Constitution […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – August 2021

Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on federal statutes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how to trace federal statutes from their publication in the U.S. Code to their origins as bills. Participants will also learn about the difference between public and private laws, […]