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An Interview with Younkyung (Regina) Eum, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Today’s interview is with Younkyung (Regina) Eum, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Sayuri Umeda in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Masan, a small city in southern South Korea. Sadly, Masan has been integrated with the nearby city Changwon and no longer …

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Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. …

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New Report on the “Lifecycle of Parliamentary Documents” Published

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A recent Law Library of Congress report describes the parliamentary document process in 10 jurisdictions around the world. The report, titled the Lifecycle of Parliamentary Documents, summarizes the findings of research conducted by foreign law specialists in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate based on legal sources from the jurisdictions surveyed. The report is …

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New Report Analyzes Israel’s Regulation of COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing

Posted by: Ruth Levush

After having relative success in curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the first phase of the pandemic, Israel experienced a rise in the number of diagnosed patients, resulting in a second countrywide lockdown. Restrictions have been gradually lifted since the end of October 2020, but the number of cases has been increasing. As …

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FALQs: India’s Government Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and FALQ posts on Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s …

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Israeli Law on “Forced Fatherhood”

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Many have written about the importance of parental love for a child’s emotional development. But what happens when a father resents fatherhood? As I am not a psychologist, I will not address the mental health implications of such sad circumstances for the child or for the father. Rejection of paternity, however, raises a serious legal …

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American Society of Comparative Law: Annual Meeting Recap

Posted by: Ruth Levush

At the end of October 2017, I had the pleasure of participating in the annual meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) both as a panelist as well as an attendee. Rebecca French, a professor at SUNY, Buffalo School of Law and panelist in one of the three plenary panel discussions, described the meeting as “amazing”- I agree with …