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The previous rules... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404091_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Statistics on Family Planning Fines Released http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404086_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Family planning and birth control - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404086_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Government Must Apply Law Requiring Anonymous Job Applications http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404081_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Discrimination; Employee hiring - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404081_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Court Rules Tax Refunds Must Be Prompt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403952_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Judiciary; Taxation; Value-added tax - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403952_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia; Ukraine: Legislature Adopts Law on Dissolution of Black Sea Fleet Treaties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403922_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Armed forces and national security; International affairs; Peace; Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403922_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Dispute over Hallal Certificates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403889_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Church and state relations; Food labeling - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403889_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: New Measures to Respond to Environmental Emergencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403866_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Emergency management; Environmental mitigation; Organized crime - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403866_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Rules for Sports Fans Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403862_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Sports and recreation - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403862_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Law on Food Safety Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403855_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Food labeling; Food safety; Genetically modified foods; Health - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403855_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Administrative Courts Reformed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403818_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Constitution; Judiciary - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403818_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Government Employees Permitted Leave to Accompany Spouses Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403805_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Officials and employees - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403805_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Controversial Legislation on the Media Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403780_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Freedom of the press - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403780_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: New Deed of Understanding Allows for Reduction in Mail Delivery Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403733_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403733_text Global Legal Monitor: China: City of Beijing Requires Certificate of No Criminal Record for Foreigner Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Immigration; Labor - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bureaucracy Reform in Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403567_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403567_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Pilot Program for Biometric Identification http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403418_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403418_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Province, Autonomous Regions Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403379_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403379_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Government Reform Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403187_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403187_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Draft General Administrative Law Act Amendment Would Change State Liability for Damages to Individuals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403022_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403022_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Serious Organised Crime Agency Entitled to Civil Recovery of Money Laundering Proceeds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402935_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402935_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Village Government Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402908_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402908_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New ID Card Law Requires Recording Fingerprints http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402873_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402873_text Global Legal Monitor: Mongolia: Smart ID Card System to Be Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402664_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402664_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New National ID Card Launched http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402458_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402458_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Revised Price Control Rules Provide Harsher Penalties for Price Manipulation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402434_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402434_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Legal Aspects of Missing Elderly Persons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402202_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402202_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: House of Representatives Approves First Reading of Bill on "Enjoining Doing Right and Forbidding Doing Wrong" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402084_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402084_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Biometric Methods and Data Preservation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401735_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401735_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Biometric Databank Proposal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401676_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401676_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Administrative Enforcement Law in the Works http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401620_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401620_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Passports Will Be Issued In-Person Only http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401604_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401604_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Marijuana Pass Planned for Nationals Only http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401569_text Drug trafficking; Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401569_text Global Legal Monitor: Burkina Faso: Government Effort to Register Citizens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401320_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401320_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Anti-Drug Effort Jurisdiction and Drug Registry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540666_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Prescription drugs - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540666_text Global Legal Monitor: Belarus: National Population Database http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540601_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540601_text Global Legal Monitor: Croatia: Personal Identification Numbers Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540574_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540574_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Biometric Passports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540575_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540575_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: National Identification Card http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540376_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540376_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Data Protection Supervisor's Opinion on Fingerprint Proposal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540377_text Right to privacy; Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 26, 2008, the European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx - who is in charge of safeguarding the personal data and the right to privacy of EU citizens - issued an opinion expressing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540377_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Clearance of Administrative Regulations and Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540260_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 26, 2008, the European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx - who is in charge of safeguarding the personal data and the right to privacy of EU citizens - issued an opinion expressing The State Council of China issued the State Council Decision on Abolishing Some Administrative Regulations (Guowuyuan guanyu Feizhi Bufen Xingzheng Fagui de Jueding, the Decision) on January 23, 2008; it takes effect upon publication. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540260_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: ID Offices to Be Computerized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540240_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 26, 2008, the European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx - who is in charge of safeguarding the personal data and the right to privacy of EU citizens - issued an opinion expressing The State Council of China issued the State Council Decision on Abolishing Some Administrative Regulations (Guowuyuan guanyu Feizhi Bufen Xingzheng Fagui de Jueding, the Decision) on January 23, 2008; it takes effect upon publication. According to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540240_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Korean A-Bomb Survivors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054050_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 26, 2008, the European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx - who is in charge of safeguarding the personal data and the right to privacy of EU citizens - issued an opinion expressing The State Council of China issued the State Council Decision on Abolishing Some Administrative Regulations (Guowuyuan guanyu Feizhi Bufen Xingzheng Fagui de Jueding, the Decision) on January 23, 2008; it takes effect upon publication. According to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of Although Japan's A-Bomb Special Measures Law of 1968 did not clearly exclude A-bomb survivors who lived outside Japan from being recipients of health maintenance allowances, the Health Ministry notification of 1974 excluded them. Forty Koreans who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054050_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Simplification of Administrative Procedures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540119_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - In the first half of 2014, Chinese provinces have been amending their family planning regulations to allow married couples in which one parent is an only child themselves to have a second child. The previous rules On July 29, 2014, Guangdong Province reportedly issued an audit report on the collection and management of the social maintenance fee, a fine imposed on parents who have "out-of-plan" children. According to the news report, The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest jurisdiction for administrative matters, recently ordered the government to implement a 2006 anti-discrimination law requiring employers of more than 50 employees to anonymize job applications. (CE [Conseit d'Etat], 9 juillet Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, On April 1, 2014, following the adoption of legislation that denounces a set of treaties signed by the State Duma (parliament) between Russia and Ukraine, the Federation Council, which is the upper chamber of the Russian A dispute over the authority to issue religious certificates has developed between the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Indonesian Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI; note that the alternate spelling of Ulema Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the On January 20, 2014, a government regulation entitled On Rules for Spectators' Behavior at Official Sports Events entered into force. (Government Regulation No. 1156 of December 16, 2013 [in Russian] [hereinafter Regulation], ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA (Dec. On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for On January 1, 2014, a major reform of the Austrian system of administrative justice went into effect. It is based on the Administrative Justice Reform Act of 2012 (Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit-Novelle 2012, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I 2012/51), and on At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his second term, has given priority to reforming the country's administrative bureaucracy, under the broad umbrella of the Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform 2010-2025. (Presidential Regulation No. 81, On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives) has agreed to a plan to form a new province, North Kalimantan. The new province will bring to 34 the total number of provinces in the country. North The Indonesian government has recently proposed three bills on administrative reform; they are now being discussed in the legislature. The bills cover the organization of the state apparatus, the civil service, and a government code of The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is now considering a draft amendment to the General Administrative Law Act that would change provisions on the liability of the state when unlawful acts by the state cause The High Court of England and Wales recently ruled that the civil recovery process used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to take possession of property obtained from the proceeds or profits of money laundering or Indonesia has long been considering a law on village governance. The bill was dropped from the legislative agenda in 2009 for re-drafting and then was submitted anew in the national legislative program for the years 2009-2014, On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law. (Text of the revised ID Card Law The Mongolian Cabinet decided on March 9, 2011, to replace the country's personal identification card system with a new, electronic one. New, mandatory "smart" ID cards will have an embedded microchip containing all personal data, with On December 30, 2010, former Brazilian President Luis Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva and former Minister of Justice Luiz Paulo Barreto launched a new ID card, to be called the Civil Identity Registry (Registro de Identidade Civil On December 4, 2010, the State Council of China published its decision to revise the Provisions on Administrative Penalties on Price Violations (Penalty Provisions), which was adopted by the Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data Bank, 6570-2009. The Law establishes rules for the issuance of On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office and decided to postpone voting on a bill to implement On August 26, 2009, China's draft Administrative Enforcement Law passed a third reading by the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). According to a vice chairman of the NPCSC's Legislative Affairs Work Committee, it will be On September 8, 2009, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed as legal the existing practice whereby an individual may only submit to police authorities his application to receive or renew a passport in person. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will In response to a recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the government of Burkina Faso has announced a national program to register all citizens in the next 12 months, at On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled products. The Law specifies those entities that have the authority On July 28, 2008, the President of Belarus signed the Law on Population Registry. The Law provides for the creation of a database that will include information on all citizens and On May 9, 2008, the Croatian Parliament adopted the Law on Personal Identification Numbers, under which personal identification numbers (PINs) will be introduced in Croatia for both individuals and businesses at the beginning of 2009. The On April 30, 2008, the French government issued a decree implementing biometric passports and creating a national database to store fingerprints, photographs, and information relating to the civil status of passport applicants. The decree was published On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 26, 2008, the European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Peter Hustinx - who is in charge of safeguarding the personal data and the right to privacy of EU citizens - issued an opinion expressing The State Council of China issued the State Council Decision on Abolishing Some Administrative Regulations (Guowuyuan guanyu Feizhi Bufen Xingzheng Fagui de Jueding, the Decision) on January 23, 2008; it takes effect upon publication. According to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of Although Japan's A-Bomb Special Measures Law of 1968 did not clearly exclude A-bomb survivors who lived outside Japan from being recipients of health maintenance allowances, the Health Ministry notification of 1974 excluded them. Forty Koreans who On September 28, 2007, the State Council of the People's Republic of China issued a circular that cancels 128 administrative examination and approval procedures and amends 58 others, in a move to reduce government red tape.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540119_text