Treatises give you background information and provide context.
Email alerts: notices sent out to email addresses of registered users News feeds: headlines that are sent out to people. Headlines can be news, announcements. Interested users can subscribe to the feed and read the news feed from a RSS Reader.
Customized feeds are available for JURIST news containing specific search terms: for instance, to pull all JURIST's news mentioning &quot;Guantanamo&quot;, just search for that term using the box on the top right of all our pages and and click on the RSS icon in the top right of the news search results that appear.
OCHA's mission is to mobilise and coordinate humanitarian action w/ national and international organizations.
Relief Web ---focuses on timely information of unfolding events Online information (documents, reports, maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters
UN’s ODS gives you access to official dou
IHL is mostly treaty driven.
its principle sources of law are: The 4 Geneva Conventions of 1949 2 Optional Protocols of 1977 Other agreements dealing with cultural property, weapons, mines, and children in armed conflict. Can locate the text of the conventions on the ICRC web site along with authoritative commentaries.
Other agreements dealing with cultural property, weapons, mines, and children in armed conflict. Can browse the ICRC Treaty Database
EISIL An extensive database of links to quality international law information on the Web Covers the entire field of IL Useful because it connects users to the best Web version of a treaty Also provides legal citation, date of entry into force, a brief description of the treaty’s significance Also tells you if a treaty has been amended by protocol
ICRC National Implementation Database National implementation is essential to ensuring full compliance with IHL.
Oxford Reports is new database useful for finding many international cases and domestic law dealing with international law. There are five modules in the database. We subscribe to 4 out of the five: Except for the ICJ decisions, decisions go back to only 2000.
Use Westlaw’s Graphical Statutes to find legislative history on any US Code citation
The Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army is composed of Army officers who are also lawyers and who provide legal services to the Army at all levels of command.
International Humanitarian Law Research
Researching International Humanitarian Law PRESENTED BY MARGARET CLARK REFERENCE LIBRARIAN SPRING 2009
What is International Humanitarian Law?Rules governing the conduct of hostilities. • Protects those who are not, or no longer, fighting • Restricts means and methods of warfare.Also known as: • Law of armed conflict • Law of war
Researching Humanitarian Law Where to start research Secondary sources Primary sources
Where to start research?Research Guides organize the primary and secondary sources outline strategies for researchWhat topical guides are relevant? International Law International Humanitarian Law International Criminal Law War Crimes
1. ReportsUse these tools to find reports: Columbia International Affairs Online PAIS International Amnesty International
4. Current Awareness Types of Current Awareness sources: Newspapers or News Aggregators Newsletters Email alerts News feeds Blogs Current Awareness sources can be found in a variety of places Humanitarian law web sites Tribunal web sites Non-governmental organizations