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Join Us on 9/28 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on Israel’s Legal Reforms

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Please join us on September 28, 2023, at 2 p.m. EDT for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar titled, “Israel’s Legal Reforms.” This webinar is the latest installment in the Law Library’s Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series. Please register here. On January 4, 2023, Israel’s Minister of Justice Yariv Levin introduced a comprehensive …

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Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. …

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Would Britney Spears’ Type of Conservatorship be Possible in Israel?

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Britney Spears’ plea to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to end her conservatorship has drawn global attention to the legal arrangement of conservatorship, also known as guardianship, existing under the laws of many countries. Spears has been subject to conservatorship since 2008, following highly-publicized mental health problems. As a result, she has had no …

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New Report Analyzes Israel’s Regulation of COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing

Posted by: Ruth Levush

After having relative success in curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the first phase of the pandemic, Israel experienced a rise in the number of diagnosed patients, resulting in a second countrywide lockdown. Restrictions have been gradually lifted since the end of October 2020, but the number of cases has been increasing. As …

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New Report Examines Measures Taken in Various Countries for Continuing Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious challenges not only for scientists who are working on finding a cure and developing a vaccine, and for medical personnel who take care of the sick, but also for policymakers. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, governments around the globe have introduced extraordinary measures, including travel restrictions, …

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Join Us on February 27th for a Webinar on the Upcoming Israeli Election

Posted by: Ruth Levush

On March 2, 2020, Israel is going to hold its third national election in 11 months, with the first having taken place on April 9, 2019, and the second on September 17, 2019. The current (22nd) Knesset (Israel’s parliament) was sworn in on October 3, 2019. Israel maintains a parliamentary system of government. No Knesset member was …