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An Interview with Sarah Ettedgui, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Sarah Ettedgui, a foreign law intern working with Nicolas Boring at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Montreal, Quebec, in Canada. My mother is Sephardic (Jewish of Moroccan and Spanish descent) and my father is Salvadoran, which has enabled me to …

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An Interview with Anthony Breton, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Anthony Breton, a foreign law intern working with Tariq Ahmad at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. 1. Describe your background. I had the pleasure to grow up in a very loving family in Quebec’s countryside north of Ottawa in a small town named Cantley in Canada. As …

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Personal Data Protection and the EU GDPR

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Everyone is talking about the European Union‘s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect today. Recent news reports about misuse of personal data suggest that rules to protect personal data are essential in today’s interconnected (online) world. But what is the GDPR exactly? And why should you care about an EU law if …

60 Years of Lego Building Blocks and Danish Patent Law

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, who covers Scandinavian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Elin’s previous posts include Finland: 100 Years of Independence – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Alfred Nobel’s Will: A Legal Document that Might Have Changed the World and a Man’s Legacy, Swedish Detention Order Regarding Julian Assange, The Masquerade King and …

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Standardization and the Law

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

On December 22, 1917—100 years ago today—the German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung, DIN) was founded. DIN develops the content of standards and coordinates the work of other bodies involved in the process. It is organized as a private non-profit organization and has entered into an agreement with the German government to be recognized …

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Global Anti-Doping Rules – an Overview

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

The following is a guest post by Felix Beulke, a summer intern currently working with Jenny Gesley on research related to the laws of German-speaking jurisdictions at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Felix has previously written on Brexit – What Happens Next?. The preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio …

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An Interview with Ricardo Wicker, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Ricardo Wicker, a foreign law intern currently working with Nicolas Boring on research related to the laws of France and other French-speaking jurisdictions. Describe your background. I am a law student at the University of Montreal, where I am pursuing a combined a degree from the LL.B./J.D. program. During my training, I have …