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An Interview with Alexander Janvelian, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Today’s interview is with Alexander Janvelian, a foreign law intern. A graduate of the Whittier Law School J.D. program, Alexander is currently working toward earning an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in International Business and Economic Law. Describe your background. An Armenian by heritage, I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia into a …

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Controversy Over New Egyptian Law that Regulates the Construction of Churches

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress. George has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Egypt’s new antiterrorism law, the legal processes available to imprisoned journalists in Egypt, the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi, constitutional …

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Christmas, Soviet Style

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, director of legal research at the Law Library of Congress. Peter has written a number of interesting posts related to Russia and the former Soviet Union for In Custodia Legis, including posts on the Soviet investigation of Nazi war crimes, lustration in Ukraine, Crimean history and …

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An Interview with Daria Pistriak, Legislative Fellow

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Today’s interview is with Daria Pistriak, a staffer at Ukraine‘s Office of the Ombudsman, currently interning at the Law Library of Congress as part of her participation in the Legislative Fellows Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded program designed to expose promising young professionals from selected European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine) to …

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An Interview with Gabriel Balayan, Fulbright Scholar

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

This week’s interview is with Gabriel Balayan, the Law Library’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Describe your background I was born in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, and spent my childhood there. I am very proud to be from Armenia, part of one of the world’s ancient nations, and the first nation to adopt Christianity as a state …

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Laws of the Russian Federation – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of  Global Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress.  Peter has previously contributed various posts to In Custodia Legis, including on the Pittsburgh Agreement, the ASIL Annual Meeting, Russia’s immigration policies and the U.S. Trade Act, and the Treaty on the Creation of the …

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An Interview with Virab Khachatryan, Foreign Law Specialist

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This week’s interview is with Virab Khachatryan, a Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center covering select jurisdictions in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.   Describe your background I was born to a blue-collar family in Yerevan, Armenia, a small, friendly country, located in Eastern Europe. As a child, my parents taught me to …