An often-recommended strategy for identifying potential topics involves exploring areas where courts of appeals from different federal circuits have ruled dissimilarly on an issue of law.BNA's United States Law Week summarizes the most significant federal and state court and administrative cases each week. Among the criteria: Cases which further split the circuits,
A biweekly newsletter covering the Defense Department role in homeland defense policies and procedures. We track developments at U.S. Northern Command, national ballistic and cruise missile defense programs and the Pentagon's work with the new Department of Homeland Security. We also keep tabs on relevant port and aviation security, chemical and biological defense initiatives and other means of countering domestic terror. Free with a subscription to one of the Inside the Pentagon family of defense newsletters.
Treatises give you background information and provide context. Use these two tools to locate treatises on any subject.
Oxford Reports on International Law contains many of the ECHR cases from 2000 onward.Relatively new database; it acts very much like an electronic digest in that it allows you to focus in on a jurisdiction and on particular legal issues. Oxford Reports makes available 5 modules. We subscribe to only 4 of them. One of the modules is Intl HR Law and that is where you can search for ECHR cases. The database allows you to browse all 203 cases or to search.
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Researching the law of Human rights and National Security<br />Margaret Clark<br />FSU College of Law Research Center June 2010<br />
Human Rights and National SecurityLegal Research<br />Step 1: Choosing a topic<br />Step 2: Pre-emption check<br />Step 3: Background research<br />Step 4: Primary Materials <br />Step 5: International Law<br />
Step 3: Background ResearchResearch Guides<br />Use research guides that organize the primary and secondary sources<br />Law Library of Congress<br />National Security Research (Georgetown)<br />Class Libguide<br />Westlaw & LexisNexis Pages on “Homeland Security” <br />
Subject terms - broad<br />military law AND united states<br />Intelligence services AND united states<br />National security AND law AND united states<br />Terrorism AND prevention AND united states<br />War on terrorism 2001<br />AND<br />Civil rights OR Human rights<br />
Subject terms - narrow<br />Extraordinary rendition<br />Detention of persons<br />Abu Ghraib Prison<br />Iraq War 2003<br />Prisoners of War – abuse of<br />Electronic surveillance<br />Library surveillance<br />Questioning<br />Military interrrogation<br />
Step 5: International LawTreaties<br />United Nations Treaty Collection<br />Largest source for international treaties<br />Not just UN treaties<br />U.S. Treaties in Force<br />List in LibGuide<br />Class-related treaties <br />
Step 5: International LawJurisprudence<br />International Courts<br />ICJ<br />ICC<br />Human Rights Courts<br />U.N. Bodies<br />Regional Human Rights Bodies<br />
Step 5: International LawJurisprudence<br />Online Digests<br />International Law Reports (from 1918 @ http://www.justis.com/)<br />Oxford Reports of International Law<br />Digest of Jurisprudence of the UN and Regional Organizations on the Protection of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism<br />