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Source: US Global Legal Monitor

Earlier this week, Geraldine brought you the In Custodia Legis Greatest Hits: Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights detailing the most viewed blog post of fiscal year 2020 (FY2020). Today we are excited to bring you the most viewed Global Legal Monitor articles and legal reports of FY2020! The Global Legal Monitor is produced by the Law Library’s foreign legal specialists, who write about legal developments around the world. You can subscribe to the Global Legal Monitor free of charge, and you can also narrow your subscription to a particular topic or jurisdiction. Our legal research reports are also produced by our Global Research Directorate.

The Global Legal Monitor

Out of the 440 articles published in FY2020 (October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020) these 10 were the most viewed, in ascending order:

10. Mexico: Supreme Court Declares Automatic Child Custody Provision Unconstitutional

9. Israel: Court Rejects Mother’s Request to Rename Child Against Father’s Will

8. Italy: New Legislation Guaranteeing Inclusive Education to Students with Disabilities Takes Effect

7. Saudi Arabia: Regulation Establishes New Type of Visa

6. Philippines: Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage

5. South Africa: Directions for Court Operations During COVID-19 Lockdown Issued

4. Niger: ECOWAS Court of Justice Rejects Appeal of Former Niger Prime Minister and Presidential Candidate in Baby Trafficking Case

3. Qatar: Labor Minister Pledges Abolition of Kafala System and Establishment of New Minimum Wage System for Foreign Workers

2. Philippines: House Bill on Divorce Approved in Committee

1. Germany: New Immigration Acts to Attract and Retain Skilled Workers Published

Legal Research Reports

During FY2020, the Law Library published 15 new reports on its website. The most viewed report published in FY2020 was Points-Based and Family Immigration: Canada. You can view all our reports here.

The most viewed foreign law reports in FY2020 regardless of year of publication were, in ascending order:

10. Birthright Citizenship Around the World

9. Sentencing Guidelines: South Africa

8. National Parliaments: Nigeria

7. Nigeria: Election Laws

6. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Canada

5. National Parliaments: India

4. State Anti-conversion Laws in India

3. Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: South Africa

2. Prohibition of Interfaith Marriage

1. Regulation of Cryptocurrency Around the World

We hope one of these articles or reports piqued your interest! Access our most current reports here.

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