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Female Students Offered Special Housing Assistance in Japan

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering Japan and several other Asian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Sayuri has previously written blog posts about testing of older drivers in Japan, sentencing of parents who kill children, English translations of post-World War II South Korean laws, laws …

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New Report Explains Egyptian Laws Related to Addressing Sexual Violence

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress. George has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Egypt’s new antiterrorism law, the legal processes available to imprisoned journalists in Egypt, the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi, constitutional …

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Delicious, but Deadly: Should Fugu Liver be Served in Japan?

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering Japan and several other Asian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Sayuri has previously written blog posts about testing of older drivers in Japan, sentencing of parents who kill children, English translations of post-World War II South Korean laws, laws …

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An Interview with Mossaed Al-Barrak, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is an interview with Mossaed Al-Barrak, who is currently working at the Law Library of Congress as a foreign law intern. Describe your background. I graduated from King Saud University College of Law and Political Science with an LL.B. When I graduated, I worked in our family business, Al-Barrak Industrial Group, where I …

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Indigenous Rights in New Zealand: Legislation, Litigation, and Protest

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

While growing up in New Zealand, then attending university there and working as a policy adviser in both environmental and constitutional law, I saw news items and had discussions about Māori rights, activism, and related legal or policy developments fairly regularly. I have therefore followed with interest media articles and social media discussions about the …

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Controversy Over New Egyptian Law that Regulates the Construction of Churches

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress. George has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Egypt’s new antiterrorism law, the legal processes available to imprisoned journalists in Egypt, the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi, constitutional …

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An Interview with Abdalrahman Alangari, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Describe your background. I was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I attended elementary, middle, and high school there. In 2008, I graduated from Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Islamic law. What is your academic/professional history? After graduating from college in 2008, I was nominated …