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Finland: 100 Years of Independence – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Just over 100 years ago, on December 6, 1917, Finland officially declared independence from Russia. The Declaration of Independence had been signed on December 4 by the Senate (then Finland’s highest governing body) and was adopted by the Finnish Parliament two days later. Work towards independence had commenced in March 1917 following the abdication of the Russian tsar. In […]

Bookmobile in Finland – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about Marsh’s Library, the National Library of Uzbekistan, Souvenirs from Moscow, and Humboldt University Law Faculty in our Pic of the Week series. On a recent trip to Finland, I spotted this colorful bookmobile.  In addition to this […]

New Report on Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards Published

The foreign law specialists of the Law Library of Congress recently completed a multinational report titled Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards. The report surveys the tax treatment of new tokens obtained by cryptocurrency mining or staking, often known as “block rewards,” in 31 countries around the globe. It also addresses the tax implications of cryptocurrency […]

75 Years since the Finnish War Trials

One of the things I love most about the Law Library is the amazing resources we have. Had this been a normal year, I would have been able to spend this morning flipping through the physical copies of the Finnish gazette (Finlands författningssamling) to find historic legislation. One such piece of legislation is the Act […]

New Report Examines Civic Space Legal Framework in Select Countries

Yesterday, we published a list with the most viewed legal research reports of fiscal year 2020. Today, I bring you a new report that we recently published on our website: Civic Space Legal Framework in select countries.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines civic space as the “set of legal, policy, institutional, and […]

The 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence: Martha Nussbaum – Philosophy and Life: Fragility, Emotions, Capabilities

Join us online for the 2020 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence! Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum will be the featured speaker of the event on Wednesday, September 9 at 3p.m. EDT. Brian E. Butler, professor of philosophy and legal scholar at the University of North Carolina Asheville, will interview Professor Nussbaum on “Philosophy and […]

New Report: Virtual Civil Trials

While working from home together with other Law Library staff our foreign law specialists and analysts have been busy researching many legal issues related to COVID-19, including Continuity of Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations (March 2020) on measures taken in various countries for continuing legislative activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, we also published a […]