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Stuck in the Suez Canal – What are the Legal Implications?

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

The following is a joint guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant, and George Sadek, a foreign law specialist, from the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. On March 29, 2021, the engineers of the Suez Canal Authority were finally able to restore passage through the Suez Canal after a 1,300-foot, 220,000-ton …

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Join Us on May 21 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on the Response of Religious Institutions and Organizations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to Governmental Efforts to Combat the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by: Robert Brammer

This is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Islamic religious institutions, Ulema councils, and religious organizations in various Muslim countries around the world are playing a significant and complex role in reaction to governmental responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. …

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FALQS: Qatar’s New Counterterrorism Law

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress who covers Arabic-speaking countries. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. The Middle East region is a theater for the activities of multiple terrorist groups. Accordingly, countries in the region, especially Arab countries, have adopted …

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An Interview with Abdulhadi Zafar, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Today’s interview is with Abdulhadi Zafar, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist George Sadek at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Abdulhadi conducts research on the laws of Gulf Cooperation Council countries.   Describe your background? I am from Saudi Arabia. I was born and raised in the holy city of Mecca. …

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An Interview with Ammar Alsallumi, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Ammar Alsallumi, a foreign law intern working with George Sadek on research related to the laws of Arabic-speaking countries. Describe your background. What is your academic/professional history? I obtained my bachelor degree in law (LL.B) from the Islamic University of Medina located in al-Medina al-Mounaura, West of Saudi Arabia. During my undergraduate …

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Religious Matrimonial Laws in Selected Middle East and African Countries

Posted by: Ruth Levush

I previously blogged about Jewish religious law that governs marriages and divorces of Jews in Israel. I also blogged about Jewish divorces in other countries. This time I asked my colleagues in the Global Legal Research Directorate for examples of countries that recognize the application of religious matrimonial laws. In this blog post I will highlight whether and the …

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New Report Explains Egyptian Laws Related to Addressing Sexual Violence

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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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 …