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  1. International Organizations

  2. Intergovernmental OrganizationIGO • established by treaty • is a legal entity w/ int’l legal status - can enter into treaties • probably has a legislative body (of gov’t representatives) • may have a dispute resolution body • may have an executive body (secretariat) Non-governmental OrganizationNGO • no international legal status • non-governmental representatives • may serve consultative role to IGOs • some are very influential

  3. IGOs play a role in creating international law: • facilitating and participating in treaty making • producing soft law via non-treaty obligations from resolutions, declarations, etc.

  4. international agencies

  5. International agencies • Other subject headings to consider: • intergovernmental cooperation • international organization • regionalism (international organization) • or search by ind'l organization name

  6. atomic .int

  7. But remember that many int'l orgs have a domain of .org instead of .int

  8. Periodical Articles • Lexis & Westlaw • LegalTrac • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals • Index to Legal Periodicals

  9. http://www.ciaonet.org Columbia International Affairs Online • gathers working & occasional papers from research institutes, NGOs, foundations and conferences • includes much full text even w/o a subscription

  10. Directories and Research Guides

  11. http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/research/researchguides/wtogattresearch/index.htmhttp://www.law.nyu.edu/library/research/researchguides/wtogattresearch/index.htm

  12. http://www.eisil.org/index.php?cat=15&t=sub_pages provides information and links to helpful IGO and NGO resources

  13. Concise source of information about int’l organizations, including IGOs, NGOs, and others: • address • Purpose • Publications • consultative status • relations with IGOs

  14. The Union of International Associations publishes the Yearbook of International Organizations and provides an online version (subscription only). Other resources on the site are free, however. The Law Library gets the yearbook in print occasionally and the Main Library gets it every year. http://www.diversitas.org/db/x.php

  15. United Nations United Nations http://www.un.org

  16. UN Research: getting started

  17. General Assembly Resolutions

  18. sudan

  19. PDF of the document

  20. UN Official Documentation System - ODS

  21. Draft documents are produced as “masthead” or “mimeographed” docs - we buy and shelve in the Basement by their document #, e.g., “A/55/582/Add.1” Resolution #

  22. Sample UN Document Numbers

  23. Access UN - index to UN documents - does contain some full-text but is mostly just an index Get to Access UN through GIL or through GALILEO Access UN Access UN

  24. Use the document number to search further online or to find print copy in the Basement

  25. Bluebook requires that you cite UN resolutions to: • the official records for that UN entity, e.g., GAOR is the official records of the General Assembly, SCOR is for Security Council Official Records; or • the online version • See Rule 21.7.2 • The Main Library subscribes to the official records • We purchase selected official records, including the supplement coming out after each GA session containing all resolutions and decisions from that session