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Legal Research Reports: Birthright Citizenship Around the World

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:40

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Birthright Citizenship Around the World

Based on a comprehensive survey of citizenship and nationality laws of the countries of the world, this report presents information on the laws of those countries that allow acquisition of citizenship based on the fact of one’s birth in the territory of the country (jus soli, or birthright citizenship). In theory, the jus soli rule of citizenship stands in sharp contrast to the jus sanguinis rule, which grants citizenship only if one or both parents hold citizenship. In reality, the line between these approaches frequently blurs, as the various parent-based conditions for birthright citizenship listed in the table below illustrate.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: National Parliaments

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 21:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present an expansion of the report, National Parlaiaments

These reports describe national parliaments in a variety of jurisdictions. They trace the establishment of the current national parliamentary systems and locations of these Parliaments. They also discuss the elections of each Parliament's members, the members' terms of office, and the legislative process by which bills are introduced and passed into law. The 2016 report covers 11 jurisdictions, the 2017 report adds India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Pakistan; and the 2018 report adds six more reports including the European Parliament and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Sports Betting and Integrity Agreements

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Sports Betting and Integrity Agreements.

This report provides information on the law on sports betting and integrity agreements in Australia and Great Britain. Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 allows for the provision of online and telephone sports betting services to customers in Australia. Each state and territory has its own legislation that regulates sports betting. Gambling in Great Britain is permitted and regulated by the Gambling Act 2005. Internet gambling operations fall within the purview of the Act if one piece of equipment related to online gambling is located within Great Britain.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Legal Restrictions on Religious Slaughter in Europe

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Legal Restrictions on Religious Slaughter in Europe

This report includes surveys of the laws of twenty-one European jurisdictions concerning the legality of religious slaughter.  All European countries that do not allow kosher or halal slaughter of animals are included; some but not all countries that permit such slaughter subject to regulation are also included.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Regulation of Cryptocurrency

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Regulation of Cryptocurrency. Two reports are included: a world survey and more comprehensive summaries of selected jurisdictions.

This report surveys the legal and policy landscape surrounding cryptocurrencies around the world,  covering 130 countries as well as some regional organizations that have issued laws or policies on the subject. The past four years have seen cryptocurrencies become ubiquitous, prompting more national and regional authorities to grapple with their regulation. The expansive growth of cryptocurrencies makes it possible to identify emerging patterns.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Digital Legal Deposit

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Digital Legal Deposit

This report surveys laws regulating the mandatory legal deposit of electronic materials. 15 countries representing different approaches to collecting, describing, preserving, and storing digital and non-print documents and providing access to them are included in the study. Each country survey provides information on the history of e-deposit programs in the country, identifies the national institutions charged with collecting and preserving electronic materials, analyzes the legal framework for depositing digital materials, lists the requirements applicable to publishers of such material, and describes the measures taken to bring e-deposit programs in line with the restrictions established by national copyright laws.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

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