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FALQs: The Role of Members of the Swedish Parliament without Party Affiliations

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On November 29, 2021, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) elected its first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, for a second time. The first time was on November 23, 2021, on what was dubbed “Super Wednesday” (superonsdagen) in the Swedish press, when the newly elected PM stepped …

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From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis Custodes: Changes in Liturgical Matters at the Catholic Church

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 Initiative. …

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100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Posted by: Margaret Wood

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Over two years after the end of World War I, Congress approved the burial of an unknown soldier at Arlington Cemetery (March 4, 1921, ch. 175 41 Stat. 1447). The law provided that the Secretary of War [was] authorized …

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100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

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 Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7. “At the eleventh …

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Human Rights, Migration, and Soccer: The Role of FIFA

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on numerous topics, including Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – …

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New Law Library Report Lists Countries with Legislation Establishing a “Net Zero” Emissions Target

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The United Nations Climate Change Conference got underway this week in Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK), opening on October 31 and running until November 12. The conference is commonly referred to as “COP26,” as it is the 26th session of the “Conference of the Parties” to the 1994 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change …

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Can you Legally Import a Toucan? No, you Probably Cannot

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on numerous topics, including Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – …