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We’re Hiring!

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The Global Legal Research Directorate of Law Library of Congress is looking for new additions to our team this fall. From reference to research to writing, GLRD offers a variety of opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling career. A list of our current open vacancies can be found at the bottom of this post.

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An Interview with Nabila Buhary, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Today’s interview is with Nabila Buhary, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Melbourne, Australia, and completed a bachelor of laws/bachelor of arts double degree at Monash University in Australia in 2012. I completed my practical legal training at the United …

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Vatican Criminal Law and Recent Money Laundering Cases

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following post is by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19; and Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road …

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New Report Examines the Regulation of the Sale of Wild Animals and Their Meat in Markets Around the World

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

When a novel coronavirus was first reported as having been contracted by people in Wuhan, China, in  December 2019, there was a lot of discussion about the potential source of the virus. On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement saying that “[t]he evidence is highly suggestive that the outbreak is …

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FALQs: Islamic Religious Authority and Pakistan’s Response to COVID-19

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq presented a webinar on the subject matter of this post on May 21, 2020. He has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion …

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FALQs: Are There Laws That Regulate a Change of Leaders in North Korea?

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering several countries in East and Southeast Asia at the Law Library of Congress. Her previous In Custodia Legis posts include New Era, New Law Number; Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules; Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the …

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FALQS: Qatar’s New Counterterrorism Law

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress who covers Arabic-speaking countries. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. The Middle East region is a theater for the activities of multiple terrorist groups. Accordingly, countries in the region, especially Arab countries, have adopted …