(June 2018) This report provides a review of laws adopted in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Russia, Sudan, and Syria on lifting the sovereign immunity of foreign states.
Individual lawsuits against the United States brought before national and international courts by these countries are also analyzed.
(May 2015) The increased use of drones for civilian applications has presented many countries with regulatory challenges.
Such challenges include the need to ensure that drones are operated safely, without harming public and national security, and in a way that would protect areas of national, historical, or natural importance.
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These reports are provided for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.
The government has interpreted article 9 of the Constitution to legalize and limit the SDF, and there has historically been limited support to amend article 9.
However, global political and security issues impacting Japan have changed, as have the viewpoints of the Japanese people, and there now appear to be realistic opportunities to amend article 9. 2015) Back to Top This report surveys the legal and policy landscape surrounding cryptocurrencies around the world.
The expansive growth of cryptocurrencies makes it possible to identify emerging patterns.
(June 2018) This report summarizes the cryptocurrency policies and regulatory regimes in 14 jurisdictions around the world.