Tag Archives: United Nations

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 »

UN Rule of Law website

 The Rule of Law Unit of the UN launched its own website in November 2009. The Unit (its full title is the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group) was set up in 2006 with 3 projects in mind: to ensure coordination and coherence among UN entities engaged in rule of law activities; to develop system-wide strategies, policy direction and guidance for the Organization’s… Read More »

New resource for Treaty research

Great news if you are interested in the background to the dozen or so treaties since 1958 where the original negotiations were via diplomatic conferences convoked by a resolution of the General Assembly. (If not sure please look at list below!)  The UN Treaty website  now includes free access access to the official records of those diplomatic conferences which negotiated … 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 »