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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for November of 2020

Posted by: Robert Brammer

In the last release, Andrew shared that we added a video icon to search results for committee meetings that include a video, the Congress.gov Share/Save toolbar was updated, and a button was added to committee prints and committee transcripts pages to read the text from those collections to you. In this release, we are excited …

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Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan

Posted by: Laney Zhang

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 authored posts on Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation, New Era, New Law Number, Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules, Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn …

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United Nations Day – A Time to Reflect on the Potential Role of the International Court of Justice

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, and the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Tomorrow, …

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Join Us on October 22 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “World Trends in Elections and Campaign Financing Regulation”

Posted by: Ruth Levush

In recent months we have witnessed major changes in many areas, particularly following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute’s Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, we will be presenting a webinar on global developments in election and campaign finance laws, both before and during the pandemic. …

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Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation

Posted by: Laney Zhang

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 authored posts on New Era, New Law Number, Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules, Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn Case, Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets”, Engagement under Japanese Law …

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New Report Examines Restrictions on Freedom of Expression during COVID-19 in Select Jurisdictions

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The permeation of misinformation and disinformation relating to any conceivable issue, particularly on social media platforms, is rampant. This problem has become particularly acute with the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A policy document issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) described the ubiquity of false information and the challenge it presents in …

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New Report Examines the Regulation of the Sale of Wild Animals and Their Meat in Markets Around the World

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

When a novel coronavirus was first reported as having been contracted by people in Wuhan, China, in  December 2019, there was a lot of discussion about the potential source of the virus. On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement saying that “[t]he evidence is highly suggestive that the outbreak is …