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How do Different Countries Deal with Major Public Health Emergencies?

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there has been a great deal of debate both in the United States and abroad about how countries deal with major public health crises.  This included discussions about the difficulty of containing the virus in the countries hardest-hit by the epidemic and what preventative measures other countries …

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Laws of Namibia – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This post is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series in which we provide information on some of the foreign law materials available to researchers at the Library of Congress. March 21, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of Namibia’s independence.  Namibia, which gained its independence on March 21, 1990, is Africa’s third-youngest nation next …

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Argentine Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, senior foreign law specialist for Argentina and several other Spanish-speaking jurisdictions. Argentina has a federal republic form of government and a democratic political system.  The Argentine Constitution, enacted in 1853 and last amended in 1994, provides for three branches of government: an executive branch headed by …

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Law Library Reports Roundup: 2013

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

During the month of December we often think back and take stock of events, debates, challenges, and achievements of the past year.  This year, various issues have received national attention, including debates on immigration reform, gun control, and issues relating to the handling of sexual offenses in the military. Here at the Law Library of …

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Global Legal Monitor: August Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Our top most viewed Global Legal Monitor articles in August covered seven different legal areas: Communications and Electronic Information; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship.  Here is a list of these articles in the order of their popularity: Japan: Stricter Sentences for Sex Offenders   South Korea: Permanent …

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Global Legal Monitor: July Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The ten most read Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles in July covered six interesting legal themes: Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Communications and Electronic Information; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship. Below are the articles in the order of their popularity: Germany: Regional Court Ruling Criminalizes Circumcision of Young Boys South Korea: Permanent Dual …