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Azerbaijan: Draft Laws on Use of Videoconferencing Systems in Parliamentary Procedure Adopted

(Apr. 14, 2020) On April 9, 2020, the Parliament of Azerbaijan adopted in the second reading a draft law that, should it ultimately be enacted, would amend the Internal Regulations of the Parliament. The draft law would authorize the speaker of the Parliament to order the holding of parliamentary (plenary) meetings and the meetings of […]

Japan: Basic Act on Countermeasures Against Gambling Addiction Enacted

(Sept. 13, 2018) The Basic Act on Countermeasures Against Gambling Addiction was enacted in Japan in July 2018. (Basic Act, Act No. 74 of 2018, KANPOU [OFFICIAL GAZETTE] Extra ed. No. 154 (July 13, 2018), National Printing Bureau website (in Japanese).) The Basic Act will become effective by mid-October 2018. (Id. Supp. Provisions art. 1.) […]