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

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Law Library of Congress Highlights from September 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.

In September, we published 19 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

Mexico City’s Desagüe of 1607: From an Island to a Water Crisis

Introducing the API

Improved Accessibility for Global Legal Monitor Articles

The Complex Origins of Western Legal Traditions

Upcoming US Law Webinars – October 2022

Rare Book Video – A 14th Century Manuscript of Registrum Brevium

Law Library of Congress Report Examines Economic Espionage Laws in Selected Countries

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: New Acquisitions

An Interview with Sarah Friedman, A Presidential Management Fellow at the Law Library of Congress

Celebrating 10 Years of

Old Kentucky State Law Library – Pic of the Week

Collection Highlights: Simon Greenleaf and the First American Legal Citation Index

The Wild Blue Yonder

FALQs: 30 Years Since the 500% Interest Rate in Sweden September 2022 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Evolution of American Funerary Customs and Laws

Join Us on 10/20 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: Pakistan’s Legal Framework to Manage the Risks of Extreme Climate Events & Disasters

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

International: Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XLIV Concludes with Adoption of Several New Measures, Decisions, and Resolutions

United Kingdom: Intellectual Property Office Rules Artificial Intelligence Cannot Patent Inventions

Israel: Supreme Court Rules Israeli Courts May Void or Change Choice of Law Provisions in Standard Contracts Between Global Companies and Small Businesses

Japan: Children and Family Agency Establishment Act Adopted

Egypt: Prime Minister Issues New Rules on Personal Photography in Public Places

Canada: Ontario Bill to Expand Mayoral Powers Receives Royal Assent

United Arab Emirates: Regulating Foreign Labor Recruitment Agencies

Israel: Labor Court Clarifies Labor Relations Rules Applicable in Platform-Economy Businesses

Turkey: Constitutional Court Issues Pilot Judgment Concerning Newspapers Suspended from Receiving Public Advertisements

United States: Department of State Files Declaration of Intervention to International Court of Justice in Ukraine v. Russian Federation Genocide Matter

Great Britain: Government Publishes Response to Public Consultation on Employment Status and Guidance

Israel: Privacy Protection Authority Issues Guidelines on Telehealth and Privacy Protection

Brazil: New Law Amends Consolidation of Labor Laws and Further Defines Telework

European Union: Council Suspends Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia

England and Wales: Government Proposes Reforms to the Civil Courts

Switzerland: Paid Parental Leave of Two Weeks for Adoptions Available Starting 2023

United Kingdom: Agreement Between UK and India Provides Mutual Recognition for Higher Education Qualifications

Brazil: Two New Criminal Courts Created in State of Rio de Janeiro to Prosecute Criminal Organizations

Israel: Court for Administrative Matters Determines an Elected Official May Block a Follower from a Private Twitter Account

Ukraine: Draft Law Introducing Criminal Liability for Forced Russian 'Passportization' in Temporarily Occupied Territories Approved

Libya: Immigration Authorities Detain Egyptian Minors Smuggled into the Country

Here are the webinars and events coming up in October:

10/06 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research- U.S. Federal Statutes

10/13 at 2:00 pm: Webinar

10/20 at 2:00 pm: Pakistan’s Legal Framework to Manage the Risks of Extreme Climate Events & Disasters (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar)

10/27 at 3:30 pm: Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence