By Lucie Olejnikova
As GlobaLex celebrates its 15th Birthday, January/February 2020 Issue features nine great updates: Ethiopia, Jordan, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, São Tomé and Príncipe, Slovenia, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. We thank all our wonderful authors, new and established, for their continuous contributions and Happy Birthday GlobaLex!
UPDATE: Introduction to the Ethiopian Legal System and Legal Research by Alemayehu B. Bekele at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Ethiopia1.html.
Alemayehu B. Bekele received his law degree from Addis Ababa University College of Law and Governance (LL.B., 2013) in Ethiopia. He is currently working as an attorney and investment consultant in Ethiopia.
UPDATE: Overview of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Legal System and Research by Tamara Sakijha at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Jordan1.html.
Tamara Sakijha is of Palestinian origin and grew up in Jordan. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a literature degree focusing on critical theory. During her undergraduate studies, Tamara was the research assistant to Professor Thomas W. Smith completing research and helping with translation for Prof. Smith’s book titled “Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes.” She is finishing her law degree at NYU Law School, is the Senior Articles Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics, and is a member of the 2020 NYU Law ICC Moot Court Team. She has participated in various volunteer projects including tutoring programs for inmates, challenging solitary confinement, and teaching high school immigrant and refugee students. While student at NYU Law School, Tamara has worked as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and as a summer intern for DLA Piper in New York.
UPDATE: Researching Dutch Law by Angélique Bessems at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Netherlands1.html.
Mrs. Angélique Bessems holds a LL.M Master of Law Degree in Dutch law and is working for the Maastricht University Library as a specialist Legal Scientific Information & Skills Support. She is also an active member, secretary, of the Juridische Bibliothecarissen Overleg (JUBO), the Dutch Association of University Law Libraries.
UPDATE: Essential Issues of the Peruvian Legal System by Milagros Bustillos Pinto at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Peru1.html.
Milagros Bustillos Pinto specializes in Tax Law (graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 1985) and a Partner of Hernández & Cía. Abogados in Lima, Perú. She has participated in several research projects carried out by the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law, the International Fiscal Association (IFA) Peruvian Group, the International Association of Taxation and Human Rights, Latin American Institute of Tax Law, among others. She is a Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law (IPDT) and an active member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Peruvian Group. She is a former assistant professor of Tax Law I (Tax Code) at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and former Professor of Tax law II (Income Tax) at the University of Lima. She was also professor of Tax Law II at the Administration and Accountancy Schools of the Academic Department of Political and Social Sciences at The Pacific University.
UPDATE: Philippine Legal Research Part I and Part II by Milagros Santos-Ong at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Philippines1.html and https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Philippines1_Part2.html.
Milagros Santos-Ong is the Director of Library Services of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, retired in 2017. She is the author of Legal Research and Citations (Rex Book), a seminal book published in numerous editions, the latest of which is 2018 and a part-time professor on Legal Research in several law schools in Metro Manila, Philippines.
UPDATE: São Tomé and Príncipe Legal System and Research by Gerhard Seibert at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Sao_Tome_Principe1.html.
Gerhard Seibert graduated in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University, Netherlands, in 1991, and earned a Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Leiden University, Netherlands, in 1999. Until 2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the former Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), Lisbon, Portugal. From 2008-14 he was a researcher at the former African Studies Center at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEA/ISCTE-IUL). From 2014-19 he was associate professor at Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira (UNILAB), Campus dos Malês, São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil. He has conducted research in Mozambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and on Brazil – Africa relations. He authored book chapters, journal articles, and the book Comrades, Clients and Cousins. Colonialism, Socialism and Democratization in São Tomé and Príncipe (Leiden: Brill 2006), widely considered the definitive volume on the recent history of this African island state. He is co-editor of Brazil-Africa Relations. Historical Dimensions and Contemporary Engagements (Woodbridge: James Currey, 2019). Currently he collaborates with the postgraduate program PósAfro at the Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais (CEAO), at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador, Brazil, and is an associated researcher at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais (CEI), at ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
UPDATE: Republic of Slovenia Legal System and Legal Research by Dr. Iztok Štefanec at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Slovenia1.html.
Iztok Štefanec holds a law degree (2010) and Ph.D in Law, Constitutional Law (2018), both from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a teaching assistant for constitutional law and currently works as an adviser to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia.
UPDATE: Trinidad & Tobago Law and Legal Research by Catherine A. Deane at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Trinidad_Tobago1.html.
Catherine A. Deane is the Bay Area Research Specialist for Shearman & Sterling LLP. She received her primary and secondary education in Trinidad. She has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology with a Certificate in Latin American Studies from Princeton University, an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a J.D. with a Certificate in International and Comparative Law from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, and an M.L.I.S. degree from San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science.
UPDATE: Researching Legal System of the United Kingdom by Hester Swift at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/United_Kingdom1.html.
Hester Swift has been Foreign and International Law Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, since 2007. She has written for the BIALL journal, Legal Information Management, and has been a contributor to successive editions of City Law School’s Opinion Writing and Case Preparation (Oxford University Press) since 2006. Previously she was European Union Librarian at the Law Society Library and she began her career at HM Treasury and Cabinet Office Library.
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