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Join Us on June 25 for a Webinar on Regulating the Use of Technology to Combat COVID-19

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Currently, there is no known cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Countries therefore have to find other ways to control and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease in order to break the chain of human-to-human transmission. Many governments have turned to electronic measures to provide information to individuals about the COVID-19 pandemic, check symptoms,trace contacts …

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Join Us on March 5 for a Webinar on the IMF, World Bank, and WTO

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Please join us on March 5, 2020, at 2pm for the webinar “Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, WTO.” My colleague Elizabeth Boomer and I will provide insight into the history, structure, key functions, and current developments at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Elizabeth Boomer earned a …

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Suffrage for Swiss Women – A More than 100-Year-Long Struggle

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

The following is a guest post by Anne-Cathérine Stolz, a foreign law intern working with Jenny Gesley in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. On June 14, 2019, Swiss women organized a strike to highlight the gender inequalities in Swiss society and particularly disparities in wages. This was the second time Swiss women have gone on …

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An Interview with Anne-Cathérine Stolz, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Anne-Cathérine Stolz, a foreign law intern working with Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Wallbach, a very small town in Switzerland close to the German border. I got to see a lot of different sides of Switzerland as …

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15th Anniversary of the European Defence Agency

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

On July 12, 2004—15 years ago today—the European Union’s (EU) Council Joint Action 2004/551/CFSP created the European Defence Agency (EDA). In 2011, the Joint Action was replaced by Council Decision 2011/411/CFSP, which was revised in 2015 by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835.  These legislative acts implement the requirements of article 42 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), which, among other things, sets …

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Happy World Whisky Day!

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Tomorrow, May 18, 2019, is World Whisky Day, a day that “celebrates all types of whisky/whiskey and encourages everyone to enjoy whisky responsibly.” As a law blog, there is no better way to celebrate such a day than with a post on a whisky court case! On June 7, 2018, the European Court of Justice …

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Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today, January 4, is National Spaghetti Day. And no one appreciates pasta more than the self-proclaimed “Pastafarians,” members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). According to their website, they believe, among others things, that “[p]irates were the original Pastafarians”, that “the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for …