On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT, legal reference librarian Louis Myers will present our next Lunch and Learn Webinar, “An Overview of Public International Law.” Please register here. This webinar will provide an introduction to the five sources of international law, as defined by article 38 of the Statute of the International […]
On this day 115 years ago, on May 23, 1907, the Finnish Parliament met as a unicameral assembly for the first time, following an election earlier that same year. The election was made possible by the Parliament Act of the Grand Duchy of Finland (Landtdagsordning FFS 26/1906), which guaranteed the universal and equal right to […]
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 […]
The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored numerous post for In Custodia Legis, including Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan; Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation; New Era, New Law Number; Holy […]
On March 23, 1962, the Helsinki Treaty on Nordic cooperation was signed by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, a date that has become known and celebrated as “Nordic Day.” The treaty legally entered into force on July 1, 1962. The Treaty formalized the longstanding Nordic collaboration and in particular the role of the Nordic […]
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 […]
This blog post announces the upcoming foreign law webinar on “Sustainable Finance: European Green Bonds and the ECB’s Climate Change Agenda.”
This blog post provides information on Erna Scheffler, the first female judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a day recognized by the United Nations and celebrated around the world. The day is not the only day women are celebrated – many countries have domestic days designated to honor women. For example, yesterday, Jenny wrote about the Equal Pay Day in Germany, celebrated on March 7. […]
This blog post contains information on Equal Pay Day in Germany and legislation to address the gender pay gap.