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Legal Research Reports: Citizenship Through International Adoption

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 22:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Citizenship Through International Adoption.  

This report surveys acquisition of citizenship through international adoption in 18 countries around the globe. It provides a general overview about the main legislative instruments governing international adoption and acquisition of citizenship in each of the surveyed countries. The report shows that, in most of the surveyed countries, citizenship laws are the main piece of legislation governing the acquisition of citizenship through intercountry adoption. The report sheds light on the required process and procedures of adoption in the surveyed 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: Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 23:00

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards

This report surveys the tax treatment of new tokens obtained by cryptocurrency mining or staking, often known as “block rewards,” in 31 countries around the globe. It also addresses the tax implications of cryptocurrency tokens acquired through airdrops and hard forks (also referred to as a “chain split”) in various jurisdictions. This report complements a broader comparative study on regulatory approaches to cryptoassets, including the application of tax laws to cryptocurrency activities.

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: Israel: Regulation of COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 23:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Israel: Regulation of COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing.

Israel’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has been conducting contact tracing in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Tracing has involved questioning diagnosed patients, using tracing technology via a voluntary app, and surveillance by the Israel Security Service (ISA) without the consent of those observed. Surveillance of civilians for the purpose of epidemiological examination is normally outside the scope in which the ISA is authorized to operate and constitutes a serious challenge to the right to privacy and to patients’ rights. The assistance provided by the ISA to the MOH is therefore regulated under temporary special legislation that defines the scope, procedure, and duration of the activity, while addressing the constitutional challenges associated with it.

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: Responses to COVID-19 in the United States

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:21

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Responses to COVID-19 in the United States.

Read our updated report on U.S. federal, state, and local government responses to COVID-19. This report discusses the Congressional legislative response to the pandemic, a summary of responses by the executive branches of federal and state governments, and a summary of responses by local governments.

On November 19, starting at 2:00 PM EST, join Senior Foreign Law Specialist, Eduardo Soares, who will moderate a discussion alongside fellow foreign law specialists about several Law Library of Congress reports, including this one, for a new entry in the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series titled: “Review of Recently Published Law Library Research Reports.” To register, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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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