Law Library: News & Events: Law Library of Congress Highlights from June 2022

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Law Library of Congress Highlights from June 2022


The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law. Here are some of the new resources you may have missed recently.

Check out the updated Military Legal Resources Collection, which includes the addition of Civil War Military Trials

Legal Gazettes have been added to our Foreign Legal Gazettes Collection for Morocco, Venezuela, and Paraguay with publication dates ranging from the 1970s to 2019.

In June, we published 24 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

FALQs: The Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany

What a Difference 17 Years Made

Law Library Presenting at 2022 AALL

Forgotten and Overlooked: Queer Trials of the Early Modern Period

Research Guides in Focus: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The Hans Island “Peace” Agreement between Canada, Denmark, and Greenland

Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Celebrate The Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary

Happy Sustainable Gastronomy Day – Why “Dumpster Diving” is a Criminal Offense in Germany

Pride Month Bibliography

When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Fred Korematsu Winning Justice – More on Staff Work and the June 2022 Release

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

Ålandic Regional Citizenship or the Right of Ålandic Domicile

A Few Facts on the Law Library’s Ask a Librarian FAQs

Economic Regulation of the Commercial Aviation Sector and the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act

The Global Legal Monitor is our online publication covering legal news and developments worldwide. These are the articles from June:

Canada: Quebec Enacts Law Respecting Academic Freedom in Universities

European Union: Commission Proposes Adding Violation of EU Sanctions to List of EU Crimes

Brazil: Superior Electoral Tribunal and Federal Supreme Court Sign Agreement to Combat Fake News About Judiciary

Switzerland: Voters in Canton of Zurich Approve Constitutional Amendment Codifying Net Zero Target

Turkey: Regulation on Turkish Citizenship Amended to Increase Citizenship-by-Investment Value Requirements

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Requiring Sharing of Personal Data with Government to Combat Cell Phone Crime

Germany: Act to Accelerate Use of Liquefied Natural Gas to Counter Reliance on Russian Gas Enters Into Force

Australia: Legislation Increasing Penalties for Trafficking of Firearms Passed

Brazil: Constitutional Amendment Increases Maximum Age for Appointment of Justices to Superior Courts

United Arab Emirates: Supreme Council Elects New President of the Union

Sweden: Parliament Directs Government to Investigate Return of Sámi Cultural Heritage Objects

Mexico: President Introduces Bill to Protect Mexico's Airspace from Organized Criminal Activities

Italy: Legislation to Contain Energy Costs Enters into Effect

Austria: Amendments to Ensure Adequate Gas Supply Enter Into Force

United States: US Citizen and Four Chinese Citizens Indicted on Espionage and Transnational Repression-Related Charges

Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Turkmenistan: Government Imposes Restrictions on Women's Appearance and Personal Freedoms

Turkey: Penal and Criminal Procedure Code Amendments Increase Sanctions for Crimes Against Women and Health Workers, Criminalize Stalking, Reform Sentence Mitigation

Australia: Tasmania Outlaws Stealthing, Adds New Strangulation Offense to Criminal Code

Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents

Canada: Supreme Court Strikes Down Statutory Bar on Self-Induced Intoxication Defense

Tunisia: Judges Extend Strike to Protest Recent Presidential Order Suspending 57 Judges

Germany: Federal Government Allows Flying of Pride Flags in Front of Federal Government Buildings

Mexico: President Issues Order Banning Electronic Cigarettes

Democratic Republic of the Congo: State of Siege in Ituri and North Kivu Extended

Here are the webinars and events coming up in July:

7/14 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research – Federal Legislative History

7/14 at 3:00 pm: 190th Anniversary Special Webinar "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin."

7/19 at 1:00 pm: Orientation to Law Library Collections

7/21 at 2:00 pm: Regulating Remote Work During the Pandemic and After: Global Perspectives (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series)