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Legal Research Report: European Union: Collection of Personal Data of Hotel Guests

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:00

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, European Union: Collection of Personal Data of Hotel Guests. 

The Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement and the national implementing legislation in the European Union Member States requires business accommodations to see to it that foreign guests complete and sign registration forms and confirm their identity by producing a valid identity document. These registration forms must be made available to law enforcement agencies upon request if necessary for the fulfillment of their duties. Business accommodations must ensure that registration forms are safely and securely stored and cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons. They must be destroyed after a certain time.

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Legal Research Reports: Israel: Legal Aspects of Ceding Israeli Territory

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 21:00

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Israel: Legal Aspects of Ceding Israeli Territory.

The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) has adopted several legislative measures that impose special requirements for the ratification and implementation of international agreements and unilateral plans for territorial concessions. The constitutional, procedural, and political effects of these legislative measures, however, are debatable.

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Legal Research Reports: Israel: Law on Freezing Revenues Designated for Palestinian Authority

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Israel: Law on Freezing Revenues Designated for Palestinian Authority.

In accordance with the Paris Protocol and Israeli domestic implementing legislation, Israel has been transferring tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on a monthly basis. The Israeli Defense Cabinet decided on February 17, 2019, to freeze that portion of these revenues equal to expenditures by the PA in the previous year for payments to families of people killed, injured, or imprisoned for attacks on Israel. The government’s authority to deduct amounts paid by the PA to terrorism operators and their families from its revenue transfers derives from a July 8, 2018, legislation. A precondition for freezing revenues is the submission of a yearly report by the Minister of Defense on such PA payments to the Ministerial Committee for Matters of National Defense and the Committee’s approval. The Law does not expressly authorize the use of frozen funds for enforcement of judgments against terrorist act perpetrators or for furthering anti-terrorism projects.

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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.

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