Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Languages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Defendants to Be Permitted to Use Mother Tongue in Court Statements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403468_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403468_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Finnish Language Rights Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403453_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403453_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: Minority Languages May Become Official in Parts of the Country http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403279_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403279_text Global Legal Monitor: Latvia: Constitutional Amendment on Russian Language Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402933_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402933_text Global Legal Monitor: Slovak Republic: Venice Commission Recommends Further Amendment of Language Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402367_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402367_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Sentences Lengthened for Use of Kurdish http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402333_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402333_text Global Legal Monitor: Colombia: Recognition of Aboriginal Languages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402203_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402203_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland: New Law Encourages Multilingual Culture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401779_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages),... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401779_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia: Laws Translated into Minority Languages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540938_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages), On January 5, 2009, the Government of Georgia launched the publication of the nation's Constitution and other legislative acts in the Azerbaijani language. Ethnic Azerbaijanis are the largest minority group in Georgia and constitute about seven... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540938_text Global Legal Monitor: Armenia: Laws Will Be Passed in Foreign Languages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540835_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages), On January 5, 2009, the Government of Georgia launched the publication of the nation's Constitution and other legislative acts in the Azerbaijani language. Ethnic Azerbaijanis are the largest minority group in Georgia and constitute about seven On December 2, 2008, the Armenian Parliament approved amendments to the Law on Legal Acts that obligate the government to draft, and the legislature to pass, legal acts on aviation and nuclear energy in foreign languages.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540835_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Decree Changes Orthography in Brazil http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540690_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages), On January 5, 2009, the Government of Georgia launched the publication of the nation's Constitution and other legislative acts in the Azerbaijani language. Ethnic Azerbaijanis are the largest minority group in Georgia and constitute about seven On December 2, 2008, the Armenian Parliament approved amendments to the Law on Legal Acts that obligate the government to draft, and the legislature to pass, legal acts on aviation and nuclear energy in foreign languages. On September 29, 2008, Brazil#cio Lula da Silva, signed Decree No. 6583, which promulgates the Orthographic Agreement of the Portuguese Language, previously signed in Lisbon on December 16, 1990, by Angola, Brazil, Cape... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540690_text Global Legal Monitor: Portugal: Parliament Approves Second Protocol to Orthographic Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540585_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages), On January 5, 2009, the Government of Georgia launched the publication of the nation's Constitution and other legislative acts in the Azerbaijani language. Ethnic Azerbaijanis are the largest minority group in Georgia and constitute about seven On December 2, 2008, the Armenian Parliament approved amendments to the Law on Legal Acts that obligate the government to draft, and the legislature to pass, legal acts on aviation and nuclear energy in foreign languages. On September 29, 2008, Brazil#cio Lula da Silva, signed Decree No. 6583, which promulgates the Orthographic Agreement of the Portuguese Language, previously signed in Lisbon on December 16, 1990, by Angola, Brazil, Cape On May 16, 2008, the Portuguese Parliament approved the second protocol that modified the Orthographic Agreement of the Portuguese Language of 1990, an agreement between several Portuguese speaking nations. Portugal now will have to change 1.42%... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540585_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: New Measures to Promote the Native Language http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054097_text Languages - The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in Sweden will have the option of using their native language in retirement homes and pre-schools, following the adoption of a On August 8, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, signed into law the Principles of State Language Policy Act adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 3. (Yanukovich Signed into Law the Act on On January 3, 2012, the Central Election Commission of Latvia announced that a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would give the Russian language the status of a The Slovak Republic enacted a State Language Law that became effective on September 1, 2009. The Law limited the public use of languages of minority peoples in the country, imposed fines on those who use minority It was reported on October 22, 2010, that a court in Turkey had penalized three Kurdish-speaking defendants for attempting to use their own language during their trial. A judgment was announced without allowing the defense a On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had approved Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization concerning Indigenous On January 1, 2010, a new Swiss law went into effect that aims at preserving the multilingual culture of Switzerland. (Bundesgesetz uber die Landessprachen und die Verstandigung zwischen den Sprachgemeinschaften (Federal Act on the National Languages), On January 5, 2009, the Government of Georgia launched the publication of the nation's Constitution and other legislative acts in the Azerbaijani language. Ethnic Azerbaijanis are the largest minority group in Georgia and constitute about seven On December 2, 2008, the Armenian Parliament approved amendments to the Law on Legal Acts that obligate the government to draft, and the legislature to pass, legal acts on aviation and nuclear energy in foreign languages. On September 29, 2008, Brazil#cio Lula da Silva, signed Decree No. 6583, which promulgates the Orthographic Agreement of the Portuguese Language, previously signed in Lisbon on December 16, 1990, by Angola, Brazil, Cape On May 16, 2008, the Portuguese Parliament approved the second protocol that modified the Orthographic Agreement of the Portuguese Language of 1990, an agreement between several Portuguese speaking nations. Portugal now will have to change 1.42% On November 20, 2007, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree on further promotion of the state language, which is Ukrainian, in the areas predominantly populated by non-Ukrainian minorities, especially in the Crimean peninsula. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054097_text