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Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor: The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive.

Foreign investments; Forests and timber; Judiciary; Minority rights; Natural resources – On September 22, 2015, a group of approximately 100 Cambodians from the Phnong ethnic group rallied to support five members of the group who were questioned in court and then released. The issues involved were claims… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Asylum; Immigration; Refugees; Treaties and International Agreements/Refugees – On September 22, 2015, the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted a proposal, introduced by the European Commission on September 9, 2015, in response to the unprecedented influx of migrants who have sought refuge in… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Families ; Health; Pregnancy – On September 22, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM), issued Resolution No. 2,121/2015 on, inter alia, eliminating the need by women over 50 years of age to obtain the consent… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Crimes against humanity; International organizations; Judiciary; War crimes – On September 22, 2015, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka, speaking to the legislature, rejected the recommendation from the United Nations that there be international involvement in the investigation into the war crimes that allegedly… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
National security; Sentencing; Terrorism – On September 3, 2015, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the conviction of four individuals by the Jerusalem District Court on charges of financing and managing Hamas’ “civilian” activities in East Jerusalem. (… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement – On August 29, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) adopted the Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law. The 52-article Ninth Amendment will take effect… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Church and state relations; Criminal code; Freedom of speech; Hate crimes – According to a September 10, 2015, news report, the Federal Government of Pakistan is considering legislation to prohibit takfir, a religious pronouncement or clerical ruling that declares one Muslim or group of Muslims to be non-believers… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Motor vehicles; Transportation and public works; Treaties and International Agreements – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) signed a Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic on June 15, 2015, in Thimpu, Bhutan. Aside from facilitating the cross-border movement of passengers… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Banks and financial institutions; Employee benefits; Financial services; Foreign exchange; Insurance – Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority has recently issued a number of regulations and circulars, including a Regulation on Framework Provisions on the National Economic Stimulus for Banks (Regulation No. 11/POJK.03/2015) and a Regulation on Framework Provisions of… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.
Intelligence activities; National security; Terrorism – On August 31, 2015, Turkish authorities issued a new regulation to reward persons who assist in the capture of perpetrators of terrorism. Similar payments for information on terrorist crimes and suspects have been made available in… The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.

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