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International Law Resources at UNIGE. Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights September 2013. Program. Introduction General tools of UNIGE libraries Where can you find … … treaties and rules ? … case- law ? … definitions ?

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International Law Resources at UNIGE

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

September 2013


Program

  • Introduction

  • General tools of UNIGE libraries

  • Wherecanyoufind…

    • … treaties and rules ?

    • … case-law ?

    • … definitions ?

    • … articles in international law ?

    • … law articles in general ?

  • Tour of the Library

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Introduction

  • Who are your hosts?

    • Dimitri Donzé (Dimitri.Donze@unige.ch) and Anne Pasquier (Anne.Pasquier@unige.ch)

  • Law Library

    • "Bibliothèque de la Faculté de droit" in French => BFD

    • Resources for students, assistants and professors of the Faculty of Law, and Geneva lawyers as well

      => Specialized in Swiss, Germanand French laws, and in public international law

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Access to Resources

  • BFD website

    • www.unige.ch/biblio/droit (French only)

  • Specificwebpage

    • http://www.unige.ch/biblio/droit/adh2013.html

      • !! Hidden page !!

        => If youwant to use it, youshouldaddit as a bookmark

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General Tools of UNIGE Libraries


Union and Geneva catalogs


Catalogs on Two Levels

  • Geneva catalog

    • opac.rero.ch/gateway?skin=ge&lng=en

    • Academiclibraries of the Canton of Geneva : University, Graduate Institute,

    • But not public and international organisations libraries

  • Union catalog

    • opac.rero.ch/gateway?lng=en

    • Most of academiclibraries in Western Switzerland (universities and patrimonial libraries)

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Search

  • Identical in bothcatalogs

  • Of a knownreference

    • Browse an index: Author or Title

  • For documents about a subject

    • Quick search: Google-like

    • Advanced, By keyword: possibility of choosing in whichfieldsterms are going to besearched

      • Author

      • Title

      • Subject(!! Warning : not all libraries use subjectfields, keywords canbe in French or English !!)

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • AND(by default)

  • OR

  • NOT

  • " " : exact sentence

  • ?: replace a single letter

  • *: replace any number of letters

    • Use it only as truncation (end of words)

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Documents Localisation

  • Items

    • Only in Geneva catalog

    • Location = library

    • Call number= reference to find the document on the library'sshelves

      • Except for IHEID, youonlyneed the first one

    • Status = availability of the document

      • Available : canbeborrowedat home

      • Non-circulating : must beused in the library

      • Due date… : another patron has borrowed the book

        • You shouldreserveit

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Other Tools

  • Interlibraryloan

    • !! Only for documents not in the Geneva catalog !!

    • Documents within the Union catalog

      • Interlibraryloanbuttonbelow record

    • Documents outside of it

      • Interlibraryloanlink in the left menu

  • Patron folder

    • To renewloans

    • Patron Accound ID = 10-digit numberbelow the barcod of yourstudent ID

    • Password = by default, last 6 digits of the ID

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Other Tools of UNIGE Libraries


Databases Directory

  • www.unige.ch/biblio/plus/ressources/rep2.php (only in French)

  • 400 databases, in all disciplines

    • ~ 50 legalones

  • 150 online dictionaries and encyclopedias

    • 5 legalones

  • Searchdatabasename, keyword or by library

    • !! No search IN databases !!

    • Importance to select the good one(s)

  • Generallyavailableonly on the UNIGE or Graduate Institute network

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A-Z e-Journals List

  • resolver.rero.ch/unige/az?lang=eng

  • Extraction of the titlescontained in the databases

  • More than 30'000 e-journals (all disciplines)

    • More than 2'000 legalones

  • Search by journal title

    • !! No search IN journals !!

      => Use itonly to searchknownreferences

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VPN (Virtual Private Network) software

  • Download on the Informatics Division website (catalogue-si.unige.ch/49 - French only)

  • Allows access to UNIGE online resources from a personal computer

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Where Can You Find Treaties and Rules ?


United Nations Treaty Collections

treaties.un.org/Home.aspx?lang=en

Access limited to UNIGE


United Nations Treaty Collection

  • Treaties registred with the United Nations Secretary-General

  • 1946-

  • Exists in paper version too

    • Not in BFD collections

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Search

  • Select UNTS database

  • Search by

    • Name of the treaty

    • Words of the title

    • Participant

    • Full-text

    • and others

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Customary International Humanitarian Law

www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/home

Free access


Content

  • ICRC database

  • Paper version at BFD : D 43.1 g DRI/AN 2005

  • Online version : continually updated version of the books

  • Rules and practices of customary international humanitarian law

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Search

  • By Rules or Practices

    • Then By Chapter or By Rule or By Country (Practice only)

  • Advanced Search

    • In full-text (These words)

    • In the title

    • By country

    • By type of practice

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Where Can You Find Case-Law ?


Official Sites of International Courts


List of International Courts

  • On the BFD website

    • www.unige.ch/biblio/droit/adh2013/internationalcourts.html

  • Case-law and related documents

  • Generally, search by case

  • For some courts, also available in paper at BFD

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Justis International Law Reports

www.justis.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


Content

  • Print version at BFD : D 4 d LAUT

  • Online version identical to the print one

  • Jurisprudence relative to public international law, in English, from national and international tribunals

  • !! Access only to that module !!

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Search

  • Search In > Cases

    • Parties

    • Full-text

    • Citation

    • Court

    • Year

    • Subject

    • Headnote

  • Browse

    • By year

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • : and (by default)

  • or

  • not

  • " " : exact sentence

  • * : replace any number of letters

  • ? : replace a single letter

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International Law in Domestic Courts

www.oxfordlawreports.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


Content

  • Jurisprudence relative to public international law, in English, from national and international tribunals

  • Withcommentaries

  • !! Subscriptiononly to International Law Reports !!

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Search

  • Browse by country (homepage)

  • Advanded search, with combinable fields

    • In full-text

    • Limited to a subject

    • By country

    • By party name

    • By date

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Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals

www.annotatedleadingcases.com/

Access with a password


Content

  • Print version at BFD : D 19.1 d ANLC 1999/...

  • Online version identical to the print one

  • Commentaries of the more pertinent cases judged in international criminal tribunals

International Law Resources at UNIGE


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

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Trial Watch

www.trial-ch.org

Free access


Content

  • Context and history of cases related to war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, etc.

    • Biographies

    • Summaries about procedure

    • Context

    • Links to case law

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Search

  • advanced search…

    • Keywords

    • Context and judgement places

    • Type of crimes

    • Procedural aspects

    • Recurrent theme

    • Geographical place

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Where Can You Find Definitions ?


Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

www.mpepil.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


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 UNIGE


Search

  • By index

    • Title (Alphabetically)

    • Subject (by Subject)

    • Author (by Author)

  • Advanced Search, with combinable fields

    • Title

    • Author

    • Fulltext

    • Etc…

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • : exact sentence (by default)

  • AND

  • OR

  • NOT

  • ? : replace a single letter

  • * : replace any number of letters

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Where Can You Find International Law Articles ?


Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

http://www.nijhoffonline.nl/subject?id=recueil

Access limited to UNIGE


Content

  • Paper version at BFD : D 9 f RECO

  • Online version identical to it

  • Documents on specific themes in international law

  • !! Subscription only to Collected Courses !!

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Search

  • Browse

    • Author

    • Date

    • Title

  • Advanced search inspecific fields

    • Full-text

    • Title

    • Author

    • Year

    • Etc…

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • AND(by default)

  • OR

  • NOT

  • " " : exact sentence

  • ?: replace 0 or 1 letter

  • *: replace any number of letters

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Where Can You Find Law Articles in General?


LexisNexis University

www.lexisnexis.de/e-solutions/KSH/en/index.html

Access limited to UNIGE


Legal Content

  • American legisation and jurisprudence

  • British legisation and jurisprudence

  • Legal journals ("law reviews")

  • Legal documents of a few other countries

    • South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China and Hong Kong, Scotland, France, Hungary, India, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italia, Malaysia, Mexico, New-Zealand, Russia, Singapore, European Union

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Search

  • 5 thumbnails

    • > Legal Information

  • 3 search modes

    • General Search

      • All types of documents

    • Law Journals

      • Only "law reviews"

    • Get a Case

      • Jurisprudence

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Law Journals

  • Enter Search Terms: keywords with boolean operators

    • By default, operator is "or"

  • Select Sources: sources to search in

    •  lists the journals

    • Most complete : US and International Law Reviews & Journals

  • Specify Date: to limit the search in time (publication time)

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • View more segments and connectorsfor details

    • : exact sentence(by default)

    • or

    • and

    • and not

    • * : replace a single letter

    • ! : replace letters (0->), only at end of words

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Results

  • Button Hits to browse search terms

  • Page numbers not always present

    • > [*xxx]if available

  • Options

    • Show

    • Sort : by date or relevance

    • Search within results

  • Print, send by e-mail or download with buttons in the upper right corner

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Westlaw International

Dynamic URL, use a link

Access limited to UNIGE


Legal Content

  • American legislation and jurisprudence

  • British legislation and jurisprudence

  • Legal journals ("law reviews")

  • Documents in international arbitration law

  • Legal documents of other countries

    • Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, European Union

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Search

  • International Directory Tab

    • > World Journals and Law Reviews(2x)

  • World JournalsTab

  • 2 thumbnails :

    • Terms and connectors: keywords withbooleanoperators

    • Natural language: question or text in "humanlanguage" -> less effective

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Terms and Connectors

  • Search : keywords

  • Dates to limit the search in time

  • Fields to look for keywords in a specific field

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators, Wildcards and Limitation by Field

  • Boolean operators are listed under the search field

    • & : and

    • : or (by default)

    • % : and not

    • " " : exact sentence

    • * : replace a single letter

    • ! : replace any number of letters, only at the end of words

  • Limitation by field

    • TI(y) : title

    • AU(y) : author

    • PR(y) : 1st section

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Results

  • Browse the search terms with the arrows under the document

  • Page numbers are shown with *

    • Ex: *118

  • Options

    • Result list

    • Related info: other useful documents related to the selected article

    • Edit search: modify search

    • Locate in results: search new keywords in the results

  • Print, send by e-mail or download with buttons in the upper right corner

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HeinOnline

www.heinonline.org

Access with a password


Legal content

  • American legislation

  • British legislation and jurisprudence

  • Legal journals ("law reviews")

  • International law periodicals

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Search

  • Law Journal Library

    • Browse by Publication Title

    • Search > Field Search

      • Field search for : keywords

      • Subject or [Journals]: limit to a subject or a journal

      • Date : limit by date

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • OR

  • AND / +

  • NOT / -

  • " " : exact sentence

  • ? : replace a single letter

  • * : replace any number of letters

  • " " ~n : terms within n words of each other

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Results

  • Browsing page by page

  • Access to the table of contents (thumbnail Table of Contents)

  • Print and download of selected page or article (Printer icon)

    • Print Current sectionfor the whole article

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Questions and/or remarks

???

  • Afterwards

    • bfd@unige.ch and/or Dimitri.Donze@unige.ch

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