International Law Posts


Understanding Brazil: History, Facts and a Changing Government

Posted: June 26, 2014 in International Law

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With all the publicity surrounding the World Cup, Brazil might be on your mind a little more than usual. If you have never considered the history of this country, it’s time to get the facts on Brazil.

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Understanding the Democratic Republic of the Congo: History, Facts and Uprisings

Posted: March, 2014 in International Law, Travel

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If your only understanding of the Congo is from the famous movie of the same name, it’s time to brush up on your history of this country. Check out some of the most important facts about the Congo.

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Understanding Israel: History, Facts and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted: February, 2014 in International Law

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Israel has a rich background — the Jewish people have one of the longest histories of any contemporary population.

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Barristers and Solicitors: What’s the Difference?

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Resources

English barrister

Although they are all attorneys, English and Welsh lawyers are classified as either solicitors or barristers — and each play a different role in serving clients.

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Understanding Pakistan: Facts, History and Political Unrest

Posted: November, 2013 in International Law

Pakistan history

If you are wondering what the source of the tensions in Pakistan are, review its history.

Learning some basic facts about this country can give context to modern news stories.

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Understanding Kenya: Facts, History, Rebellion

Posted: October, 2013 in International Law

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Many people have heard about Kenya’s political struggles at some point. Put these current news stories in perspective by learning the facts of Kenya’s history.

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Understanding Syria: History, Facts and Political Unrest

Posted: September, 2013 in International Law

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A country with a tumultuous history marked by oppression and unrest, Syria is consistently in a state of flux.

Despite being led by an ostensibly democratically elected leader, this Middle Eastern nation is perpetually on the the tipping point between peace and revolt.

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Understanding Russia: History, Facts and Famous Rulers

Posted: July, 2013 in International Law

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Once considered the Red Menace, Russia is a nation with a complex cultural and political history. Read on for a guide to the former USSR — the land of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy; glasnost and perestroika; and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

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Understanding Indonesia: History, Facts and Politics

Posted: May, 2013 in International Law

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Indonesia has a rich and fascinating history.

As its elections approach in the coming year, you can expect to be seeing more about this country in the news.

Be prepared by brushing up on some facts about Indonesia.

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Same-Sex Marriage Laws Around the World

Posted: April, 2013 in International Law, Legal Translation, Travel

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With two cases pending before the US Supreme Court on the validity of same-sex marriages, the tide may be turning in favor of gay marriage in the United States.

But this isn’t just an issue in the US — many other countries have recently adopted bills legalizing same-sex marriage.

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