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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

International Law Resources at UNIGE

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

September 2013


Program

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

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Introduction

Introduction

  • Who are your hosts?

    • Dimitri Donzé ([email protected]) and Anne Pasquier ([email protected])

  • 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

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

General Tools of UNIGE Libraries


Union and geneva catalogs

Union and Geneva catalogs


Catalogs on two levels

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

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 !!)

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Boolean operators and wildcards

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

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

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

Other Tools of UNIGE Libraries


Databases directory

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

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

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

Where Can You Find Treaties and Rules ?


United nations treaty collections

United Nations Treaty Collections

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

Access limited to UNIGE


United nations treaty collection

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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Search1

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

Customary International Humanitarian Law

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

Free access


Content

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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Search2

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

Where Can You Find Case-Law ?


Official sites of international courts

Official Sites of International Courts


List 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

Justis International Law Reports

www.justis.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


Content1

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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Search3

Search

  • Search In > Cases

    • Parties

    • Full-text

    • Citation

    • Court

    • Year

    • Subject

    • Headnote

  • Browse

    • By year

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean operators and wildcards1

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

International Law in Domestic Courts

www.oxfordlawreports.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


Content2

Content

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

  • Withcommentaries

  • !! Subscriptiononly to International Law Reports !!

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Search4

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

Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals

www.annotatedleadingcases.com/

Access with a password


Content3

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


Search5

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

Trial Watch

www.trial-ch.org

Free access


Content4

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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Search6

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

Where Can You Find Definitions ?


Max planck encyclopedia of public international law

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

www.mpepil.com/

Access limited to UNIGE


Content5

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


Search7

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 wildcards2

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

Where Can You Find International Law Articles ?


Collected courses of the hague academy of international law

Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

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

Access limited to UNIGE


Content6

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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Search8

Search

  • Browse

    • Author

    • Date

    • Title

  • Advanced search inspecific fields

    • Full-text

    • Title

    • Author

    • Year

    • Etc…

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Boolean operators and wildcards3

Boolean Operators and Wildcards

  • AND(by default)

  • OR

  • NOT

  • " " : exact sentence

  • ?: replace 0 or 1 letter

  • *: replace any number of letters

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Where can you find law articles in general

Where Can You Find Law Articles in General?


Lexisnexis university

LexisNexis University

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

Access limited to UNIGE


Legal content

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

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Search9

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

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 wildcards4

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

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

Westlaw International

Dynamic URL, use a link

Access limited to UNIGE


Legal content1

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

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Search10

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

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Terms and connectors

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, 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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Results1

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

HeinOnline

www.heinonline.org

Access with a password


Legal content2

Legal content

  • American legislation

  • British legislation and jurisprudence

  • Legal journals ("law reviews")

  • International law periodicals

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Search11

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

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Boolean operators and wildcards5

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

International Law Resources at UNIGE


Results2

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

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Questions and or remarks

Questions and/or remarks

???

  • Afterwards

    • [email protected] and/or [email protected]

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