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Jumpstart Your Foreign and International Research. Anna K. Teller Dee J. Kelly Law Library Texas Wesleyan University School of Law SWALL April 6, 2006. Planning Your Strategy. Places to Start Secondary Sources or Primary Sources Secondary Sources Commentary

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Jumpstart your foreign and international research

Jumpstart Your Foreign and International Research

Anna K. Teller

Dee J. Kelly Law Library

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

SWALL

April 6, 2006


Planning your strategy
Planning Your Strategy

Places to Start

Secondary Sources or Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Commentary

Restatement of the Law Third, Foreign Relations Law of the United States

Explanations

Public International Law In a Nutshell

Law Reviews

Linda M. Keller, Is Truth Serum Torture?, 20 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 521 (2005).


Planning your strategy1
Planning Your Strategy

Primary Sources

Codes

Code of India, Children (Pledging of Labour) Act, 1933

Treaties

Extradition Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, signed 1972

Agreements

Agreement Between the USA and the Republic of Estonia on the Protection and Preservation of Certain Cultural Properties


Planning your strategy2
Planning Your Strategy

Primary Sources

Case Law

Zino Davidoff SA v. A and G Imports Ltd., et al.,Decision of European Court of Justice

Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulation of Food Product Importers under the Bioterrorism Act

Customary Law

Customary International Humanitarian Law


Planning your strategy print and electronic finding aids
Planning Your Strategy Print and Electronic Finding Aids

Print Finding Aids

Kavass’ Guide to Treaties in Force

Electronic Finding Aids

Search Engines

Metacrawler http://www.metacrawler.com

Invisible Web Searches

Librarians’ Internet Index http://www.lii.org

Catalogs

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) http://www.eisil.org


Starting points for foreign and international law research
Starting Points for Foreign and International Law Research

Electronic Resources

Harvard Law School Library Guide http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/services/research /guides/international/web_resources/

HierosGamoshttp://www.hg.org/index.html

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

http://www.glin.gov/


Harvard Law School Library Guidehttp://www.law.harvard.edu/library/services/research/guides/international/web_resources/


Foreign and international law resources an annotated guide to web sites around the world
Foreign and International Law Resources:An Annotated Guide to Web Sites Around the World


Link to international human rights instruments
Link to International Human Rights Instruments


Hierosgamos http www hg org index html
HierosGamoshttp://www.hg.org/index.html



Starting points for foreign and international law research1
Starting Points for Foreign and International Law Research

Print Resources

Guide to International Legal Research, George Washington University Law School International Law Review (2005).

Mark W. Janis, An Introduction to International Law (4th ed. 2003).

Martindale Hubbell International Law Digest (2004).


Starting in print guide to international legal research
Starting in PrintGuide to International Legal Research


Starting in print an introduction to international law
Starting in PrintAn Introduction to International Law


Quick reference martindale hubbell international law digest
Quick ReferenceMartindale Hubbell International Law Digest



Austria law digest introduction
Austria Law DigestIntroduction


Austria law digest comment on statute of frauds
Austria Law DigestComment on Statute of Frauds


Selected conventions from martindale hubbell
Selected Conventions from Martindale Hubbell


International law subject areas
International Law Subject Areas

Three focus areas of this presentation:

Public International Law refers to the law between or among nations. This area of the law includes treaties, agreements, and conventions.

Private International Law covers issues of choice of laws involving private actors across international boundaries. This is generally referred to in the United States as “conflict of laws.”

Foreign Law refers to the domestic laws of a particular, non-U.S. country, such as Holland or Japan.


International law subject areas1
International Law Subject Areas

Two additional areas:

Comparative Law is the study and comparative evaluation of the differences and similarities in several legal systems.

Transnational Law refers to law where public international law, private international law and comparative law intersect and overlap.


International law aka public international law
International Law aka Public International Law

International Law

Defined: Public International Law refers to the law between or among nations. This area of the law includes treaties, agreements, and conventions.

Sources

Treaties

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST)

International Legal Materials (ILM)

Treaties and Other International Acts (TIAS)

Treaties in Force (TIF)

Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements (CTIA)

International Organizations

European Union

United Nations


International law aka public international law1
International Lawaka Public International Law

Electronic Resources

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)

http://www.eisil.org/

International Court of Justice

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/RESOURCES/International_Resources/icj/

Yale’s Avalon Project

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm

United Nations Treaty Collection

http://untreaty.un.org/

American Society of International Law Guide

http://www.asil.org/resource/home.htm

Eur-Lex Portal to EU Law

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en


Electronic information system for international law eisil
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)

EISIL http://www.eisil.org/

-Developed by American Society of International Law

-Goal of site is to help web searchers easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet

-Editorial enhancements include legal citations, entry into force and signature dates, amendments and brief descriptions






Exploring basic sources of general international law
Exploring Basic Sources of General International Law


Statute of the international court of justice
Statute of the International Court of Justice



Eisil editorial enhancements
EISILEditorial Enhancements



External link to yale s avalon project
External Link to Yale’s Avalon Project


List of 19 th century documents and search query box
List of 19th Century Documents and Search Query Box


Query friendship switzerland
Query‘+friendship +Switzerland’


Results 13 documents sorted by relevance
Results - 13 Documents Sorted by Relevance


Convention of friendship between the united states and switzerland 1850
Convention of Friendship Between the United States and Switzerland, 1850




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