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Doctrine of Discovery, Until Otherwise

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

On March 30, 2023, the Vatican issued a joint statement repudiating the “doctrine of discovery” and terra nullius. The doctrine of discovery was used as the legal foundation for taking the land of Indigenous people by Europeans, and for the establishment of residential schools; as Justice Marshall wrote, “The European governments asserted the exclusive right …

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New Law Library of Congress Report Examines Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress recently published its report, Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases, which provides a comparative analysis of antitrust and competition cases concerning the pharmaceutical industry in 12 jurisdictions. The jurisdictions covered by this report include Australia, …

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New Law Library Report Examines Mass Timber Construction in Selected Countries

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Mass Timber Construction, examines the use of mass timber, also known as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of buildings in ten countries. According to Natural Resources Canada, mass timber …