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Past Bilateral Border Agreements between China and India and the June 15th Clash

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, to which I contributed. Tariq has previously authored 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 […]

Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road Initiative

The following post is written by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); and Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19. Over a year ago, on March 23, […]

An Interview with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Guangzhou, an open and diversified city in south China. I attended Wuhan University in Wuhan, where I received an undergraduate law degree (LL.B.). During my third year of undergraduate studies, I […]

Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously written posts for In Custodia Legis on various topics, including Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn Case, Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets”, Engagement under Japanese Law and Imperial House Rules, Is the Sound of Children Actually Noise?, How […]

A Legal Battle Over Frozen Embryos in China

It is not uncommon for people nowadays to seek out assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), to conceive children. The technology allows freezing the embryos created through IVF for use at a later date, when for example fertility may become an issue. Disputes over who owns the frozen embryos may arise later, typically when […]