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  1. International law resources at the BFD Geneva academy of international humanitarian law and human rights September 28th and October 1st, 2009

  2. Program • Tools of the UNIGE libraries • Official websites in international law • International law resources at the BFD • General databases • Visit of the BFD International law resources at BFD

  3. Websites • BFD website • www.unige.ch/biblio/droit (French only) • Dedicated webpage • www.unige.ch/biblio/droit/adh2009_en.html • !! Not available through menu !! International law resources at BFD

  4. Réro and Geneva catalogs

  5. Catalogs at two different levels • Réro catalog • opac.rero.ch/gateway?lng=en • Most of academic libraries in Western Switzerland (universities, BCUs, BPUs) • Geneva catalog • opac.rero.ch/gateway?skin=ge&lng=en • Part of réro, only for Geneva libraries • UNIGE, BGE but not the city's and international organisations' libraries International law resources at BFD

  6. Search • Identical in both catalogs • Of a known reference • Browse an index : Author or Title • For documents about a subject • Quick search : Google-like (!! Non-pertinent results !!) • Advanced, by keyword : possibility of choosing in which field terms are going to be searched • Author • Title • Subject (!! Warning : not all libraries use Subject fields) International law resources at BFD

  7. Boolean operators and wildcards • : AND (BY DEFAULT) • OR • NOT • " " : exact phrase • ? : replace a single character • * : replace any number of characters International law resources at BFD

  8. Documents' localisation • Items • Only in Geneva catalog • Location = library • Call number = where the document is found on the shelves • Status = availablity of the document International law resources at BFD

  9. Other tools • Interlibrary loan • With réro libraries or other • Patron folder • To renew loans International law resources at BFD

  10. Other tools of the UNIGE libraries

  11. Databases directory • http://www.unige.ch/biblio/plus/ressources/rep2.php (only in French) • 300 databases, in all disciplines • ~30 legal ones • 150 online dictionaries and encyclopedias • 5 legal ones • Search database name, keyword or by library • !! No search IN databases !! • → Important to select the good one(s) International law resources at BFD

  12. A-Z e-Journals list • http://resolver.rero.ch/unige/az • More than 30'000 e-journals (all disciplines) • More than 2000 legal ones • Search by title words • !! No search IN journals !! • → Only to search known references International law resources at BFD

  13. VPN (Virtual Private Network) software • Download on the Informatics Division website (www.unige.ch/dinf - French only) • Services aux étudiants • Catalogue de services • Accès aux réseaux • Travailler à distance • Allows access to UNIGE online resources from a personal computer International law resources at BFD

  14. Official websites in international law

  15. Treaties

  16. United Nations Treaty Collection • Treaties registred with the United Nations Secretary-General • Paper version at the BFD : D 3 b TRSU (1946-1983) • Online (1946-) : treaties.un.org • Access limited to UNIGE International law resources at BFD

  17. Search • Select UNTS database • Search by • Name of the treaty • Words of the title • Participant • Full-text International law resources at BFD

  18. Jurisprudence of international courts

  19. International Court of Justice • Paper version at the BFD : D 4 d CIJ/A (1947-) • Jurisprudence on the ICJ website (www.icj-cij.org) • > Cases > List of All Cases • All cases since 1946, with a lot of related documents • Chronological search only • In Westlaw International too (1957-) • International/Worldwide Materials > Multi-National Materials > Court & Tribunal Cases International law resources at BFD

  20. European Court of Human Rights • Paper version at the BFD : D 18.2 d READ (1961-) • Jurisprudence on the ECHR website (www.echr.coe.int) • > Case-Law > HUDOC • Search through the search engine only • Text • Respondent State • Application Number • Article of the Convention • Date • Keywords International law resources at BFD

  21. International Criminal Court • Jurisprudence on the ICC website (www.icc-cpi.int) • > Situations and cases > Cases • Search by country only • Lots of procedure documents International law resources at BFD

  22. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia • Jurisprudence on the ICTY website (www.icty.org/) • > the Cases • Search by Accused name or Case number • Cases-law and lots of related documents (indictements, transcripts, etc.) • For pending cases included • In Westlaw International too (1995-) • International/Worldwide Materials > Multi-National Materials > Court & Tribunal Cases International law resources at BFD

  23. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda • Jurisprudence on the ICTR website (www.ictr.org) • > Cases > Status of Cases • Search by accused name only • Cases-law and lots of related documents (indictements, transcripts, etc.) • For pending cases included • In Westlaw International too (1995-) • International/Worldwide Materials > Multi-National Materials > Court & Tribunal Cases International law resources at BFD

  24. Special Court for Sierra Leone • Jurisprudence on the SCSL website (www.sc-sl.org) • > Cases • Search by case name only • Cases-law and lots of related documents (indictements, transcripts, etc.) • For pending cases included International law resources at BFD

  25. International law databases

  26. Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law http://www.nijhoffonline.nl/pages/recueil-courses Access limited to UNIGE

  27. Content • Paper version at the BFD : D 9 f RECO • Online version identical to it • Documents on specific themes in international law • Warning : UNIGE has no subscription to International Law and Human Rights and Humanitarian Law series International law resources at BFD

  28. Search • Browse • Author • Date • Title • Advanced search inspecific fields • Full-text • Title • Author • Year • Etc… International law resources at BFD

  29. Boolean operators and wildcards • AND (BY DEFAULT) • OR • NOT • ? : replace 0 or 1 character • * : replace any number of characters International law resources at BFD

  30. Results • On the left, possibilty to refine results • PDF documents only => no way to browse search terms • Print and download in Acrobat Reader International law resources at BFD

  31. International Law Reports http://www.justis.com/ Access limited to UNIGE

  32. Content • Print version at BFD : D 4 d LAUT • Online version identical to the print one • Jurisprudence, in English, of national tribunals relative to international law • Warning : Subscription only to that publication International law resources at BFD

  33. Search • Search In > Cases • Parties • Full-text • Citation • Court • Year • Subject • Headnote • Browse • By year International law resources at BFD

  34. Boolean operators and wildcards • : and (BY DEFAULT) • or • not • " " : exact phrase • * : replace any number of characters • ? : replace a single character International law resources at BFD

  35. Results • Print, send by e-mail and download with buttons in the upper left corner International law resources at BFD

  36. International Law in Domestic Courts http://www.oxfordlawreports.com/ Access with a password

  37. Content • Warning : Subscription only to International Law Reports • Selected domestic cases concerning international law • Original text with English translation and commentary International law resources at BFD

  38. Search • Browse by country (homepage) • Advanded search, with combinable fields • In full-text • Limited to a subject • By country • By party name • By date International law resources at BFD

  39. Results • Table of contents in the left column • Case references in upper box • Print options at the start of page International law resources at BFD

  40. Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals http://www.annotatedleadingcases.com/ Access with a password

  41. Content • Print version : D 19.1 d ANLC 1999/... • Online version identical to the print one • Commentary of the more pertinent cases judged in International Criminal Tribunals International law resources at BFD

  42. Search • Search by • Court (browsing possible) • Case number • Name of the accused (browsing possible) • Volume (browsing possible) • Author (browsing possible) • Keyword • Date • Full-text • Fields can be combined International law resources at BFD

  43. Results • Possibility to refine the search in the left column • Links to related documents • Print and download options in Acrobat Reader International law resources at BFD

  44. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law http://www.mpepil.com/ Accès par mot de passe

  45. Content • Print version at BFD : D 1 a ENPI 1992 • Online : updated version of the print one, but still in development • Definitions of terms and concepts in international public law International law resources at BFD

  46. Search • By index • Title (Alphabetically) • Subject (by Subject) • Author (by Author) • Advanced Search, with combinable fields • Title • Author • Fulltext • Etc… International law resources at BFD

  47. Boolean operators and wildcards • : phrase exacte (BY DEFAULT) • AND • OR • NOT • ? : replace a single character • * : replace any number of characters International law resources at BFD

  48. Results • Articles in HTML • With links to other articles in the MPEPIL • Print option in upper left corner International law resources at BFD

  49. General databases

  50. LexisNexis University www.lexisnexis.de/e-solutions/KSH/en/index.html Access limited to UNIGE