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  • SIU Law Library: General International Law
    Library Portals Electronic Information System for International Law EISIL http www eisil org Database of authenticated primary materials authoritative websites and helpful research guides to a broad range of international law topics on the Internet Users can connect directly to the web resource that interests them by clicking on its title but will also find valuable added information through a More Information link including legal citations entry into force and signature dates amendments and brief descriptions Go to About EISIL for more information on the project Publisher American Society for International Law International Documents Collection http www library northwestern edu govinfo resource internat Includes links to intergovernmental organizations IGOs and foreign government websites research guides IGO resources and international e collections Publisher Northwestern University Library Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute International Law An Overview http www law cornell edu wex index php International law Provides a brief overview of the topic with a sidebar menu of links to primary source material e g federal statutes and international conventions treaties and key internet sources Justia International Law Overview http www justia com international law This page is part of Justia s Legal Practice Areas portal which provides overviews and links to relevant laws news blogs and blog posts United Nations United Nations http www un org Documents include UN Charter Statute of the International Court of Justice Universal Declaration of Human Rights resolutions decisions reports and more UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library http www un org Depts dhl Includes a research gateway to UN documents a selection of Landmark General Assembly documents reference guides and other resources for researching UN documents Treaties and Related Documents HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements http heinonline org HOL Index collection ustreaties Treaties and Agreements from 1776 to present The license to this database restricts access to SIU Campus Users Multilaterals Project http fletcher tufts edu multilaterals html An ongoing effort to publish on the web the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments Publisher Edwin Giin Library Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Treaties in Force http www state gov s l c8455 htm List of bilateral and multilateral treaties and other international agreements of the United States on record in the Department of State Publisher U S Dept of State Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Actions http www state gov www global legal affairs tifindex html Record of actions taken by states in regard to international agreements from 1997 to present Publisher U S Department of State Office of Treaty Affairs Courts and Other Tribunals Court of Justice of the European Communities ECJ and Court of First Instance CFI http curia europa eu en index htm It is the responsibility of the Court of Justice to ensure that the law is observed in the interpretation and applications of the Treaties establishing the European Communities and of the provisions laid down by the competent Community institutions The Court of First Instance of the European Communities is an independent court attached to the Court

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  • SIU Law Library: Intergovernmental Organizations
    Energy Association http www iaea org Works with Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe secure and peaceful nuclear technologies International Labour Organization ILO http www ilo org Formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights freedom of association the right to organize collective bargaining abolition of forced labour equality of opportunity and treatment and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues International Monetary Fund IMF http www imf org Established to promote international monetary cooperation exchange stability and orderly exchange arrangements to foster economic growth and high levels of employment and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment International Trade Centre ITC http www intracen org index htm Technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization WTO for operational enterprise oriented aspects of trade development NAFTA Secretariat http www nafta sec alena org Established pursuant to Article 2002 of the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA administers the mechanisms specified under the NAFTA to resolve trade disputes between national industries and or governments in a fair timely and impartial manner Non Aligned Movement NAM http www nam gov za Movement of 115 member countries representing the interests and priorities of developing countries current focus is the advocacy of solutions to global economic and other problems North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation http www cec org Addresses regional environmental concerns helps prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts and promotes the effective enforcement of environmental law Members include Canada Mexico and the United States Publisher Commission for Environmental Cooperation North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO http www nato int home htm Alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949 In accordance with the Treaty the fundamental role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development OECD http www oecd org home Group of 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy Organization of African Unity OAU http www africa union org To promote the unity and solidarity of the African States defend the sovereignty of members eradicate all forms of colonialism promote international cooperation having due regard for the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights coordinate and harmonize Member States economic diplomatic educational health welfare scientific and defense policies Organization of American States OAS http www oas org On April 30 1948 21 nations of the hemisphere met in Bogota Colombia to adopt the Charter of the Organization of American States OAS which affirmed their commitment to common goals and respect for each nation s sovereignty Since then the OAS has expanded to include the nations of the Caribbean as well as Canada World

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  • SIU Law Library: International Arbitration
    for International Law EISIL http www eisil org Database of authenticated primary materials authoritative websites and helpful research guides to a broad range of international law topics on the Internet Users can connect directly to the web resource that interests them by clicking on its title but will also find valuable added information through a More Information link including legal citations entry into force and signature dates amendments and brief

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  • SIU Law Library: International Courts and Tribunals
    and full enjoyment of human rights in all member States of the Council of Europe European Court of Human Rights http www echr coe int The HUDOC Database contains full text of all judgements of the Court decisions and reports of the Commission and resolutions of the Council of Ministers from 1959 Each document contains information on relevant national legislation other case law treaty article s etc The site also has the European Convention on Human Rights Rules of Court and information on pending cases Inter American Commission on Human Rights http www cidh oas org Autonomous organ of the Organization of American States OAS its mandate is found in the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights Site includes treaties and other basic documents reports and cases Inter American Court of Human Rights http www corteidh or cr Established by the American Convention of Human Rights of the Organization of American States to ensure along with the Inter American Commission of Human Rights compliance with the Convention Site includes Advisory Opinions Decisions and Judgments Provisional Measures and links to International Courts and Related Institutions International Court of Justice ICJ http www icj cij org Principal judicial organ of the United Nations Includes the Statute of the Court and other Basic Documents Reports to the General Assembly and documents and information related to selected cases before the court since 1947 For contentious cases the documents include Application Written Pleadings Oral Pleadings Orders and Judgment s International Criminal Court http www icc cpi int The International Criminal Court is an independent international organisation In accordance with article 2 of the Rome Statute its relationship with the United Nations system is governed by an agreement that has been approved by the Assembly of States Parties and will be concluded by

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  • SIU Law Library: International Human Rights Law
    monitor the implementation of the principal international human rights treaties and those issued by the General Assembly the Commission on Human Rights and the Sub Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Publisher United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Multilaterals Project http fletcher tufts edu multilaterals html An ongoing effort to publish on the web the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments The project was initiated to improve public access to environmental agreements but today also includes treaties in in the fields of human rights and other areas as well Publisher Edwin Giin Library Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Reference Guide to the Geneva Conventions http www genevaconventions org Also includes links to other treaties and information on the laws of war Publisher Society of Professional Journalists Courts and Other Human Rights Bodies African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and African Court on Human and Peoples Rights http www achpr org Established by the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights adopted in 1981 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity OAU the ACHPR is charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of human and peoples rights and the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights European Commissioner for Human Rights http www coe int t commissioner The Commissioner focuses his activity on promoting education in and awareness of human rights encouraging establishment of national human rights structures where they do not exist and facilitating their activities where they do exist identifying short comings in the law and practice with regards to human rights and promoting effective respect for and full enjoyment of human rights in all member States of the Council of Europe European Court of Human Rights http www echr coe int The HUDOC Database contains full text of all judgements of the Court decisions and reports of the Commission and resolutions of the Council of Ministers from 1959 Each document contains information on relevant national legislation other case law treaty article s etc The site also has the European Convention on Human Rights Rules of Court and information on pending cases Inter American Commission on Human Rights http www cidh oas org Autonomous organ of the Organization of American States OAS its mandate is found in the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights Site includes treaties and other basic documents reports and cases Inter American Court of Human Rights http www corteidh or cr Established by the American Convention of Human Rights of the Organization of American States to ensure along with the Inter American Commission of Human Rights compliance with the Convention Site includes Advisory Opinions Decisions and Judgments Provisional Measures and links to International Courts and Related Institutions Project on International Courts and Tribunals http www pict pcti org Research on and links to main international courts and tribunals including links to basic documents creating the tribunal and decisions where available United

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  • SIU Law Library: International Trade and Business Law
    for 196 countries a directory of Global Resources on a wide range of business topics Market Potential Indicators for 24 emerging markets and a Glossary of terms and acronyms used for international business Publisher Michigan State University International Monetary Fund IMF http www imf org Organization of 184 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation secure financial stability facilitate international trade promote high employment and sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty International Trade Administration http trade gov Library of international trade information organized by country region and industry as well as assistance centers focused on importing and exporting trade information and guides and trade compliance Also includes detailed guides for doing business in specific countries Publisher U S Dept of Commerce International Trade Administration International Trade Law An Overview http www law cornell edu wex index php International trade One of the Legal Information Institute s Law About pages which provide brief summaries of law topics with links to key primary source material other Internet resources and useful offnet references Publisher Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute Lex Mercatoria http www jus uio no lm Describing itself as International Commercial Law and E Commerce Infrastructure Monitor this site provides links to international legal and business materials as well as four RSS news feeds on commercial law and related topics Publisher hosted by Law Faculty of the University of Oslo Norway in fellowship with Institute of International Commercial Law Pace University School of Law courtesy of Cameron May International Legal Publishers NAFTA Secretariat http www nafta sec alena org Established pursuant to Article 2002 of the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA administers the mechanisms specified under the NAFTA to resolve trade disputes between national industries and or governments in a fair timely and impartial manner Private International Law http www state gov s l c3452 htm Includes treaties and other information on private international law of such areas as trade and commerce finance and banking trusts and estates family and children matters and international judicial assistance as well as links to websites maintained by major intergovernmental organizations concerned with unification and development of private international law Publisher U S Dept of State Office of the Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law U N Commission on International Trade Law UNCITRAL http www uncitral org UNCITRAL is the core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law The site provides a collection of conventions model laws ratifications amendments case law proceedings etc United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD http www unctad org UNCTAD is the focal point within the United Nations for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance technology investment and sustainable development Includes sections on Issues in Brief Statistics Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade Investment and Intellectual Property U S Customs and Border Protection CBP http www customs gov Includes links to Customs Duties laws and regulations Recent Federal Register

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  • SIU Law Library: Non-Governmental Organizations
    environment food work and social security Center for Justice and International Law CEJIL http www cejil org Non governmental non profit organization with consultative status before the Organization of American States OAS and the United Nations UN and observer status before the African Commission of Human Rights Doctors Without Borders http www doctorswithoutborders org Delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict epidemics and natural and man made disasters and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation Freedom House http www freedomhouse org Non profit nonpartisan organization working through international programs and publications to advance worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom freedominfo org http www freedominfo org One stop portal that links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented including how various provisions have worked in practice Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce GBDe http www gbde org One of the world s leading private sector voices on e commerce policy Provides authoritative expertise on electronic commerce policy issues and leads the way in identifying defining and understanding those issues which will challenge policymakers in the future Global Rights http www globalrights org A human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge oppressive ideologies and power structures channel international pressure to secure human rights protections and amplify new voices within the global discourse Greenpeace http www greenpeace org Campaigning organization that uses non violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace Stanford University http www hoover stanford edu Public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics economics and political economy both domestic and foreign as well as international affairs Human Rights First formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights http www humanrightsfirst org Works in the U S and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice human dignity and respect for the rule of law Human Rights Internet http www hri ca HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere on human rights issues and the role of civil society Human Rights Watch http www hrw org Largest human rights organization based in the United States HRW researchers conduct fact finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world HRW then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year INTERIGHTS the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights http www interights org Established to provide leadership in the development of legal protection for human rights and freedoms through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet ICDRI http www icdri org Internationally recognized

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  • SIU Law Library: Treaties and Other International Agreements
    htm United Nations Human Rights Documents http www unhchr ch data htm International Human Rights Instruments is a list of treaties with links to the treaty text and to status of ratifications reservations and declarations when available United Nations Human Rights Documents includes links to databases of United Nations Human Rights Documents issued by the six committees established to monitor the implementation of the principal international human rights treaties and those issued by the General Assembly the Commission on Human Rights and the Sub Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Publisher United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Multilaterals Project http fletcher tufts edu multilaterals html An ongoing effort to publish on the web the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments Publisher Edwin Giin Library Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Private International Law http www state gov s l c3452 htm Includes treaties and other information on private international law of such areas as trade and commerce finance and banking trusts and estates family and children matters and international judicial assistance as well as links to websites maintained by major intergovernmental organizations concerned with unification and development of private international law Publisher U S Dept of State Office of the Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law Reference Guide to the Geneva Conventions http www genevaconventions org Also includes links to other treaties and information on the laws of war Publisher Society of Professional Journalists Treaties in Force http www state gov s l treaties Lists of bilateral and multilateral treaties and other international agreements of the United States on record in the Department of State Publisher U S Dept of State Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Actions http www state gov s l treaty c3428 htm Record of actions taken by

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