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March GlobaLex Issue Now Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

The March 2018 issue of GlobaLex is now live, featuring four updates. We invite you to take a look and be sure to update your pages. 440 more words

Research And Resources

February 2018 GlobaLex Issue Now Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

The February 2018 issue of GlobaLex is now live, featuring four articles. We are pleased to bring you two new articles and two great updates. 441 more words

International Law

From the Reference Desk: Can You Do That? Filing Amicus Curiae Briefs in Other Countries

By Lora Johns

“I would like to see an amicus brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom in Slovakia.”

Before I got this question, it had never even occurred to me that Americans might want to—or even could—file friend-of-the-court briefs in other countries’ courts. 1,094 more words

International Law

Differences Between the Brazilian and U.S. Legal Systems

By : Nasr Escobar

As many Brazilian attorneys already know, the Brazilian and U.S. legal systems are quite different. The U.S. legal system is a common law system, based on English traditions, where published opinions of judges are viewed as binding legal authority. 608 more words

Nasr Escobar

From the Reference Desk

By Lora Johns

Do chimpanzees have habeas corpus rights?

I admit I did not have a snappy response at the ready when I opened a patron’s email asking whether apes have “personhood rights,” accompanied by an… 696 more words

Research And Resources

Spain Fractured: Some Thoughts on the Catalonian Crisis

By Julienne E. Grant

I began a still ongoing love affair with Spain when I was 19.  It started one night in a 2nd class train compartment in August 1981. 1,142 more words

Foreign Law

Chinese courts & "foreign beneficial experience"

Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang has been widely quoted for saying in January of this year that Chinese courts should strengthen ideological work and show the sword to mistaken Western ideas of “constitutional democracy”, “separation of powers” and “judicial independence.” What is not widely known outside China is that the relationship between the Chinese judiciary and some of the major international judiciaries (I’ll use the term “Western”) is more nuanced than it appears.   1,290 more words

Court Reform