Past Presentations

  • Film, Video
    Going Smoke-Free: Cigarette Bans in New Zealand and the United Kingdom The Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series of classes is designed to shed light on some of the foreign and comparative law issues currently being researched by the foreign law and international law experts at the Law Library of Congress. In this entry, foreign law specialists Kelly Buchanan and Clare Feikert-Ahalt will discuss the background to and contents of legislation enacted in New Zealand...
    • Contributor: Buchanan, Kelly - Feikert-Ahalt, Clare
    • Date: 2024-06-27
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    Weaponization of Passports: Tool of War & Diplomacy in Russia and Neighboring Nations The presentation reviewed the history, evolution and development of the legal framework of Russia's passportization policy towards Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, spanning more than two decades. The session explored the similarities and differences in Russia's methodological approaches and principles governing extraterritorial naturalization in annexed and occupied territories. The speaker discussed the strategies and mechanisms employed by the Russian Federation to enhance its foreign policy...
    • Contributor: Fremer, Iana
    • Date: 2024-05-23
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    Foreign Legal Gazettes Guide The Law Library of Congress holds a collection of legal gazettes from nearly 250 foreign jurisdictions. The Law Library has created this online tool to aid in the findability of these materials in the Library's catalog. This resource currently includes information for approximately half the foreign jurisdictions in the Library's gazette collection and features digitized copies of the gazettes. This video provides information and...
    • Contributor: Hemmens, Ann
    • Date: 2024-05-07
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    Is Your Data Safe When Traveling? Data Protection Laws in Italy This program reviews the main aspects and challenges concerning the protection of personal data in Italy, with a focus on foreigners temporarily present in the country. Topics include the confidentiality of electronic communications, non-disclosure of bank and financial operations, treatment of customer data, publicity of proceedings in which foreigners might be involved in Italy, and available institutional arrangements and judicial/administrative remedies in cases of...
    • Contributor: Bandini, Sarah - Figueroa, Dante - D'orazio, Robert
    • Date: 2024-04-18
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    Firearms Laws in Brazil and Mexico Foreign law specialists Eduardo Soares and Gustavo Guerra present an overview of the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern the use of firearms in Brazil and Mexico, including the main authorities responsible for enforcing applicable laws as well as criminal and administrative penalties that may be imposed for violating firearms regulations.
    • Contributor: Soares, Eduardo - Guerra, Gustavo
    • Date: 2024-03-28
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    Law Library of Congress Online Research Guides In this webinar, learn how to access and navigate the online legal research guides from the Law Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2024-03-06
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    Fighting Terrorism Through Laws: How Egyptian Courts Apply Laws on Combating Terrorism The webinar discusses the definition of terrorism under the 1994 UN Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism and Security Council Resolution No. 1566 of 2004 as well as "terrorism financing" under the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. Additionally, it addresses the scope of the problem of terrorism in Egypt, especially in the Sinai Peninsula. It focuses on Law...
    • Contributor: Zahy, Sam - Sadek, George
    • Date: 2024-02-22
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    Legal and Citizenship Status of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan An overview and history of the legal and policy framework concerning the treatment and rights of Afghan refugees/migrants in Pakistan. The session also delves into how Courts and government administration have interpreted Pakistan's Citizenship law, determining the recognition or denial of citizenship rights to Afghan refugees and their children. Additionally, it examines the implementation of the recent mass deportation of Afghans under Pakistan's "Illegal...
    • Contributor: Ahmad, Tariq
    • Date: 2024-01-25
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    Science Literacy and the Law Celebrating Human Rights Day, this lecture focused on scientific literacy and the law, as well as exonerations, and it discusses how forensic science is critical to the administration of criminal justice.
    • Contributor: Cooper, Sarah L.
    • Date: 2023-12-07
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    2023 Law Library of Congress Research Reports This presentation highlighted some of the Law Library of Congress legal reports published in 2023. These included reports on immigration, artificial intelligence, environmental issues and lobbying. The highlighted reports on immigration covered the topics of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and whether humanitarian protection can be claimed from outside the country. One area that has been of great interest internationally is the development of artificial intelligence....
    • Contributor: Feikert-Ahalt, Clare
    • Date: 2023-11-30
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    Genealogy as a Criminal Investigation Technique in Denmark and Sweden This latest in the series of Foreign and Comparative Law webinars from the Law Library of Congress covers the use of genealogical DNA databases in criminal investigations in Nordic countries.
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2023-10-26
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    Searching the Library of Congress Catalog for Legal Materials In this video, learn how to search the Library of Congress's catalog to find legal materials in the Law Library's collection, how to request items for delivery to the reading room for your on-site use, and how to identify materials located in various collections of the Law Library that may require special processes to request.
    • Contributor: Zarin, Jason
    • Date: 2023-10-19
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    Military Legal Resources Collection In this video, learn how to access items from the Military Legal Resources digital collection, available on the Law Library of Congress website, Law.gov.
    • Contributor: Zarin, Jason
    • Date: 2023-10-19
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    Israel: Government Reforms to Overhaul the Judiciary In this webinar, Senior Foreign Law Specialist Ruth Levush provides an overview of Israel's constitutional framework, reforms' objectives and justifications, as well as elements of the judicial reforms, objections to the reforms and their current status. The webinar also examines the impact on the legal system.
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara - Levush, Ruth
    • Date: 2023-09-28
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    Constitution Day: Actual Malice: Civil Rights and Freedom of the Press in New York Times v. Sullivan University of Buffalo School of Law Professor Samantha Barbas discusses the roots of the U.S. Supreme Court's New York Times v. Sullivan decision which created the "actual malice" standard that a public figure must prove in a successful suit for defamation. Professor Barbas's lecture focuses on describing the origins of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision in the context of the 1960s Civil...
    • Contributor: Dennis, Jeanne - Barbas, Samantha - Bulut, Aslihan
    • Date: 2023-09-14
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    Turkey: Law of Elections Foreign Law Specialist Kayahan Cantekin discusses the history, constitutional basis, roadmap and current Turkish law of elections.
    • Contributor: Cantekin, Kayahan
    • Date: 2023-08-31
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    Climate Change Litigation in Europe and Australia Law Division specialists discuss the context for and types of climate change cases being litigated in Europe and Australia; and examples of major cases, including cases against corporations and governments. Similarities and differences between the jurisdictions are highlighted in this series of the webinar.
    • Contributor: Buchanan, Kelly - Gesley, Jenny
    • Date: 2023-07-27
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    Medieval European Legal Manuscripts And What They Are Telling Us During this webinar, Codicologist Ilya Dines discusses the medieval manuscripts that have been in the Law Library of Congress's possession. He introduces the audience to a discussion and description of these unique books and their treatises. Dines also highlights the legal system they represent, provides insights into their authors, and explores their afterlife.
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara - Dines, Ilya
    • Date: 2023-06-22
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    E-Governance and E-Voting in the Baltic States: Leaders of E-Transformation The webinar discussed the efforts of various Baltic governments to create digital infrastructures for e-governance and regulations for managing the digital ecosystems. The webinar discussed the strategies and mechanisms employed by Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia to ensure the inclusiveness of the population in this process and address the problem of the "digital gap" to increase efficiency, transparency, and accessibility to digital government.
    • Contributor: Fremer, Iana
    • Date: 2023-05-18
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    Judicial Responses to Anti-Conversion Laws in India This webinar provides an overview of India's state level anti-conversion laws and judicial responses to them. In India, several states have recently passed Freedom of Religion Act or "anti-conversion" laws that attempt to regulate religious conversions and include controversial marriage provisions sometimes pejoratively referred to as "love jihad" laws. The webinar focuses on how the Supreme Court and high courts are considering both the...
    • Contributor: Ahmad, Tariq
    • Date: 2023-04-25
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    Law Day 2023: A Conversation with Deborah Enix-Ross The Law Library of Congress celebrates Law Day with an interview with Aslihan Bulut and American Bar Association President Deborah Enix-Ross.
    • Contributor: Enix-Ross, Deborah - Bulut, Aslihan
    • Date: 2023-04-21
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    Italian Legislative Framework for the Return of Unlawfully Obtained Artwork This webinar explores the general legal framework in both the United States and Italy concerning the identification, tracking, and return of unlawfully obtained artwork. The presenters share some statistics and refer to case law dealing with the relevant topics. Finally, they identify bilateral cooperative initiatives between both jurisdictions, and the challenges that lie ahead in the field.
    • Contributor: D'orazio, Roberto - Figueroa, Dante - Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2023-03-30
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    Recent Developments in U.S. Foreign Relations Law and Research Strategies This webinar provides an overview of recent developments in US Foreign Relations including case law, statutes, and international agreements.
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara - Kane-Cruz, Olivia - Myer, Louis
    • Date: 2023-03-23
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    Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labor and Sexual Exploitation in the Gulf Cooperation Council This webinar discussed the definition of human trafficking under the U.N. protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, and highlighted the difference between human trafficking and people smuggling. Additionally, the webinar focused on the scope of the problem of human trafficking in each country of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and addressed domestic anti-human trafficking legislation in these countries. Furthermore, the webinar...
    • Contributor: Sadek, George
    • Date: 2023-02-23
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    Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic Join foreign law specialists for "Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic" a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar. In this entry in the series, Michael will provide an overview of Indigenous self-governance in the Arctic, with an emphasis on the experience of the Inuit of Canada.
    • Contributor: Chalupovitsch, Michael
    • Date: 2023-01-26