Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog
November 2008 - Posts
Westlaw China Database Trial
The Law Library is testing Westlaw China, a new database with primary and secondary sources on China laws:
The trial user ID and password can be found in YLS Inside Research Sites under Library Database Passwords.
Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS)
The State Deparment recently began publishing online the Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). This website is open-access and a work-in-progress. As of today there are only treaties from the years 1996 - 1998. The treaties are available in pdf. UPDATE: TIAS is now available up to 2001.
You can find scanned pdfs of the TIAS print volumes on HeinOnline from 1982 - 1996. UPDATE: TIAS is now available up to 2000.
The print volumes of TIAS are available on L1 (KZ235.32 .U55) but have only been published up to 1998.
War Crimes Research Portal and Webcasts
The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve law school has developed an exiting new War Crimes Research Portal. The portal has four features:
- the portal contains over a thousand links to websites related to international humanitarian law, arranged alphabetically by subject area and including a summary of the content of each site;
- the portal contains the text of over 120 research memoranda on issues pending before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court. The memos can be searched by date published, title, or keywords. (Cites to the memos should take the following form: [Author’s name], [Title of Memo], Research Memorandum Prepared for the Office of the Prosecutor of the [Name of Tribunal], [Date].);
- there is a Research Guide to international humanitarian law and tribunals, prepared by the Case Law School Law Library, which includes a bibliography of relevant articles and books, as well as links to international law journals on the Web;
- the portal contains "instant analysis" articles, written each month by the members of the American Branch of the International Association of Penal Law, on the hottest topics in international criminal law.
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center also has webcasts available of recent events:
When searching for books on war crimes and humanitarian law in Morris, try searching by the following Subject Headings:
- war crime trials
- war (international law)
- guerillas (international law)
HeinOnline's new United Nations Law Collection
HeinOnline is a subscription database collection available to the Yale community.*
HeinOnline's United Nations Law Collection will allow you
to access UN research materials quickly and easily using the Finding Aids
available from the collection home page.
The Finding Aids include the ability to:
- Find and retrieve a UN Treaty by entering the UNTS Citation
- Search for
a UN Treaty by treaty/registration number, country, short title, popular name
- Search by
subject, as all treaties have been assigned a Kavass Subject
- Find and
link directly to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty
Hein has also developed user guides, video tutorials,
FAQ’s, and more. Training Resources Include:
The United Nations Law Collection Wiki page contains
links to the Quick Reference Guide, Video Tutorial, FAQs, How-To information,
search examples, and more!
Hein further invites users to collaborate and join in discussions via HeinOnline’s 2.0 Community.
Friend Hein on Facebook, collaborate on Hein's Wiki, subscribe to Hein's Blog,
watch Hein on YouTube, or follow Hein on Twitter!
Visit Hein at http://www.heinonline.org/home/training/Educational_Resources.html
to find out more about our virtual community.
*In order to access HeinOnline and other Yale subscription database from
off-campus, you must be connected to the Yale network via VPN.