HNRS 20023: Justice After War

About this Guide

Use this guide as a pathfinder for resources on courts of justice after war such as the European Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and People's Rights, and the International Criminal Court.  It covers the Nuremberg Trials and the tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. It is a portal to relevent United Nations websites.

Books

Click on a subject to find books and videos in the library's collection: Select books (Some may be on Reserves. Ebooks can be accessed 24/7):

Databases

Rule of Law: Case Law: EBSCO databases (broad and general search): Other Resources:
  • CQ Magazine
    Weekly info on Congress: reports on upcoming issues, wrap up of news, status of bills, behind-the-scenes action, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.
  • CQ Researcher
    Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current issues in the news. Each report includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indexes and abstracts research papers in the social sciences and contains working and forthcoming papers. Some are full text documents are available.

Organizations

Portals to news and information:
  • HuriSearch
    Human Rights search engine that searches across websites. 
  • Hague Justice Portal
    Portal to information on Hague organizations focused on peace and justice.  The site includes news and academic research.
Intergovernmental & International Organizations Non-governmental Organizations and Associations
  • Aegis Trust: Preventing Crimes against Humanity
  • Amnesty International
    Advocates for human rights around the world. Search the library page to find AI reports.
  • Freedom House
    Organization that monitors freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.  They publish the following reports: Freedom in the World, Freedom on the Net, Freedom of the Press, Nations in Transit,  Countries at the Crossroads,  and Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, 
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
    Advocacy group defending human rights around the world. Site can be searched by country or by issue area. Many free documents can be accessed under the publications page. An annual film festival is held.
  • INTERIGHTS: the international centre for the legal protection of human rights
    INTERIGHTS is an international legal human rights NGO based in London that ensures human rights standards are protected internationally. Their site includes the Commonwealth and International Human Rights Case Law database  and a Manual for Lawyers.  They publish books and articles
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.  See: The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols
  • Reporters without Borders
    Advocacy organization that defends journalists, fights against censorship, and works to improve the safety of journalists worldwide. They publish the Press Freedom Index.
United States: Governmental Academic and Library collections

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