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FALQs: The Swedish Sami Parliament Elections

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This blogpost is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series and describes the Swedish Sami Parliament election. This upcoming Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Sami Parliament (Sametinget) in Sweden holds its general election. The date also marks the 18th anniversary of the first Swedish Sami Parliament election in 1993. 1. What is the Sami Parliament …

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New Report on Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards Published

Posted by: Laney Zhang

The foreign law specialists of the Law Library of Congress recently completed a multinational report titled Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards. The report surveys the tax treatment of new tokens obtained by cryptocurrency mining or staking, often known as “block rewards,” in 31 countries around the globe. It also addresses the tax implications of cryptocurrency …

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75 Years since the Finnish War Trials

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

One of the things I love most about the Law Library is the amazing resources we have. Had this been a normal year, I would have been able to spend this morning flipping through the physical copies of the Finnish gazette (Finlands författningssamling) to find historic legislation. One such piece of legislation is the Act …

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New Report Examines Civic Space Legal Framework in Select Countries

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

Yesterday, we published a list with the most viewed legal research reports of fiscal year 2020. Today, I bring you a new report that we recently published on our website: Civic Space Legal Framework in select countries.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines civic space as the “set of legal, policy, institutional, and …

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The 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence: Martha Nussbaum – Philosophy and Life: Fragility, Emotions, Capabilities

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

Join us online for the 2020 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence! Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum will be the featured speaker of the event on Wednesday, September 9 at 3p.m. EDT. Brian E. Butler, professor of philosophy and legal scholar at the University of North Carolina Asheville, will interview Professor Nussbaum on “Philosophy and …