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Draft Guidance on Transgender Students in Schools in England Published

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presence of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; 100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom; and 100 Year Anniversary …

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FALQs: Guyana-Venezuela Territorial Dispute

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by  Stephania Alvarez, Foreign Law Specialist at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. It is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. The Venezuelan National Assembly issued a statement on September 23 of 2023, advocating for a referendum previously sanctioned by the Assembly on September 21, regarding Venezuela’s …

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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 …

Doctrine of Discovery, Until Otherwise

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

On March 30, 2023, the Vatican issued a joint statement repudiating the “doctrine of discovery” and terra nullius. The doctrine of discovery was used as the legal foundation for taking the land of Indigenous people by Europeans, and for the establishment of residential schools; as Justice Marshall wrote, “The European governments asserted the exclusive right …