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The Global Legal Monitor

Lisa Peters  /  Wednesday, September 27, 2017  /  Categories: Just in Case  /  Rate this article:
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The Global Legal Monitor is an online services of the Law Library of Congress. It is a current awareness publication covering worldwide legal news.

Recent Global Legal Monitor articles have covered stories from Israel, Iran, Italy, Tunisian, and Kyrgzstan. These articles cover a wide range of legal issues such as torture, I\inter-religious marriages, new law creating problems for thalassemia sufferers, and government oversight.

What is particularly nice about this publication is that the Law Library of Congress has created a current awareness publication that is also a research tool. On the Global Legal Monitor site in addition to subscribing to the publication you can search/browse past issues by jurisdiction, topic, author, as well as a by text and date. If you browse by jurisdiction in addition to countries you will find organizations such as: ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Court of Justice of the European Union, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Bank.

The text of the articles are also contain useful information for researchers. For example, a recent article on Italy’s new law making torture a crime, “Italy: New Law Making Torture a Crime,” gives the citation to the law with a link to the text, which is in Italian. The article itself, in English, gives a detailed description of the sections of the law. The article ends with a reference to a publication criticizing the law -- of course it gives a full citation and link for the criticism. In an article about an Israeli court decision, “Israel: High Court Strikes Down Draft Exemption for Ultra-Orthodox,” there are links to the decision, the law used in making the decision.


Here are some examples from China, Qatar, Turkey, and the United States:

Chinese’s legal news:

China: New Rules on Overseas Investment Released

China: Judicial Interpretation on Infringement of Personal Information Released

China: Banks Ordered to Report Overseas Transactions of Chinese Bank Cards


Qatar legal news:

Qatar: Anti-Terror Legislation Amended

Qatar: New Arbitration Law Passed

Qatar: Constitutional Court Established


Turkish legal news:

Turkey: More Emergency Decrees Issued

Turkey: Regulation on Turquoise Card System for Skilled Foreign Workforce

Turkey: Court Rules that Child Can Be Exempted from Compulsory Religious Classes



United State's legal news:

New Zealand: High Court Finds Megaupload Founder Eligible for Extradition

United States: Conventions Proposed by U.N. Commission on International Trade Law Submitted to Senate for Ratification

Cuba/United States: Memorandum of Understanding on Law Enforcement Matters



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