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New Report Examines Measures Taken in Various Countries for Continuing Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious challenges not only for scientists who are working on finding a cure and developing a vaccine, and for medical personnel who take care of the sick, but also for policymakers. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, governments around the globe have introduced extraordinary measures, including travel restrictions, …

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New Report Published: Airport Noise Regulations

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

As airlines and airports are limiting operations across the globe, many airports are significantly less busy and noisy than usual. However, they are not completely quiet and there are reports that some commercial airplanes continue to fly, without passengers. In a recently-published report, Airport Noise Regulations, the Law Library of Congress looks at national strategies and rules for reducing noise from …

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FALQs: Spreading Rumors and Police Reprimand Under Chinese Law

Posted by: Laney Zhang

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. It was recently reported that Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise the alarm about the coronavirus disease (now named COVID-19) and died after contracting the virus from a patient, had been reprimanded by the police for “spreading rumors.” On his Weibo …

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FALQs: Measures to Control Infectious Diseases Under Chinese Law

Posted by: Laney Zhang

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. In response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China has escalated measures to control the spread of the deadly virus, including locking down Wuhan and other cities in the province starting January 23, 2020. This followed an announcement …