Tag Archives: human rights

A double-edged sword: Reframing Northern Ireland’s relationship with Europe and the world

By Lara Hatwell The relationship between Northern Ireland and Europe has dominated the headlines since the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was signed in 2020. This has largely been a result of the Democratic Unionist Party, the (then) largest party’s opposition to the Northern Ireland Protocol, and its subsequent refusal to elect a speaker, leaving the Stormont… Read More »

Three days is a long time in politics

On Wednesday Theresa May notified the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. The six-page letter triggering the Article 50 process is here. And the response?  Donald Tusk was clear: ‘There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels, nor… Read More »

Only connect …

What is the connection between the Human Rights Act 1998, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Tom Jones?  NO, this is not to do with changes in the law since novelist Henry Fielding  worked as a magistrate among the criminalized poor of eighteenth century London, nor is it to do with the rights and… Read More »

African legal resources

The LawBod has strengthened its online African resources – as well as renewing subscriptions we have added a Nigerian database. What’s new? A database called Electronic Law Companion from the Nigerian legal publisher  Funmi Quadri & Co.  Current OU students and faculty wishing to use it will have to pick up a special username and… Read More »

New human rights website

One the ways the University of Texas Libraries have embraced the challenge “to serve as a catalyst for positive change in Texas and beyond,” is the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI).   Its aim is “to preserve and make accessible the historical record of genocide and human rights violations.” (The Bridgeway Foundation stepped in with some financial support.) And indeed… Read More »

UN’s Audiovisual Library of International Law now launched

A couple of months ago, this blog alerted you to the “imminent arrival” of an online Audiovisual Library of International Law from the UN – today, 28 October, we have had official word that it has been launched. “The website has three main parts: The Historic Archives present documents, photos, and digital film footage relating… Read More »

UN Audiovisual Library of International Law via the Internet

Rosemary Noona, Legal Librarian Dag Hammarskjold Library, would like us all to be aware of the imminent arrival of a new, free, educational resource which will be provided by the UN later this year. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs is creating the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) via the Internet. It… Read More »