Posts Tagged ‘international law’

  • Featured Database: Encyclopedia of Public International Law

    The Seattle University Law Library subscribes to the online edition of The Encyclopedia of Public International Law (EPIL). Published by the Oxford University Press in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, it is the only comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject in the English language.  As with all encyclopedias, […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: SALT I Talks Commence

    On November 17, 1969, Soviet and U.S. negotiators met in Helsinki, Finland to start working out an agreement on what to do with all the nuclear weapons each nation was stockpiling.  This was the start of the first Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I).  It was a long talk, with the SALT I agreement about […] Read more...
  • Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

    Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes. Read more...
  • Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

    Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes. Treaties are central to international law. We’ll explore some tricks for finding them, assessing their applicability, and gathering useful commentary … all in 30 minutes. Come by Room 309 at noon, Oct. 31, […] Read more...
  • The Syrian Crisis and International Law

    The complicated political and military landscape in Syria continues to zigzag even as new diplomatic efforts to eliminate the use of chemical weapons take shape. In times of crisis, international legal scholars unleash a lively stream of commentary on the web. How to keep up with it? Oxford University Press recently began to map their […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: Foreign Law Guide

    International law can be one of the most complex and challenging areas of legal research. The Foreign Law Guide seeks to simplify the process by providing links to both primary and secondary sources of law for over 190 countries throughout the world. The database provides links to English translations of the legal materials from each […] Read more...
  • The U.S. and the International Criminal Court

    Jen Trahan blogged recently on Opinio Juris that three statements made by the former U.S. Department of State Legal Advisor Harold Koh, prior to leaving office in December, 2012, could signal a return to signatory status for the United States with respect to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. At separate appearances at […] Read more...
  • Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare

    The Revue de Presse Juridique reports that the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare will be published by the Cambridge University Press later this year. It will cover the application of international rules on armed conflict and international humanitarian law to this new type of warfare. If you can’t wait to […] Read more...
  • New ICC Prosecutor Sworn In

    Fatou Bensouda was recently sworn in as the new Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in the Hague replacing Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Bensouda is a native of The Gambia and formerly served as its Solicitor General and Minister of Justice. She graduated from law school in Nigeria and holds a Masters of Laws from the International […] Read more...
  • Silence Is Not Golden

    In December of 2010, the Netherlands passed legislation to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. This change permits the prosecution of perpetrators as a crime against humanity and removes any statute of limitations. Newly caught up in this web is Jorge Zorreguieta, former Deputy Agriculture Minister for Argentina […] Read more...