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.
Table of Contents
Click on a subject to find books and videos in the library's collection:
- Crimes against humanity.
- Criminal procedure (International law)
- European Court of Human Rights.
- Human Rights
- Human rights--History.
- International Criminal Court.
- United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- War crime trials
- War crime trials--Japan.
- Jal, E. (2010). War child: a child soldier’s story (1st St. Martin’s Griffin ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Griffin. print.
- Maga, T. P. (2001). Judgment at Tokyo: the Japanese war crimes trials. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. print.
- Minow, M. (2002). Breaking the cycles of hatred memory, law, and repair. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. ebook.
- Murphy, S. D. (2002). United States practice in international law. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. ebook.
- Reid, K. (2011). A practitioner’s guide to the European Convention on Human Rights (4th edition.). London: Sweet & Maxwell. print.
- Roht-Arriaza, N. (2005). The Pinochet effect transnational justice in the age of human rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ebook.
- Shawcross, W. (2011). Justice and the enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1st ed.). New York: PublicAffairs. ebook.
- Shawcross, W. (2011). Justice and the enemy Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1st ed.). New York: Public Affairs. print.
Rule of Law:
- Domestic Case Law on International Criminal Law database of the Asser Institute
- Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis) In the left menu, find a tab for: 1) US Legal: find cases, codes and law reviews; 2) International Legal: contains EU, Commonwealth and other nations -- including US Treaties in Force and International Legal Materials.
- Use the Article Quick Search
- Here is a sample search for: Human Rights AND Litigation (in the SU subject field)
- 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.
Portals to news and information:
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.
- African Union: The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights See also: Organization of African Unity: African Charter on Human and People's Rights ("Banjul Charter") posted on UNHCR.org
- Council of Europe
The Council of Europe, founded in 1949, seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights. There is a Human Rights tab on the website. see also COE's European Court of Human Rights page
- International Criminal Court
Website of the court, an international organization seated in The Hague, governed by the Rome Statute. It was established to convict crimes of concern to the international community such as the Criminal tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. They have a YouTube channel and a Twitter feed.
- United Nations
Portal to International Law and Human Rights from the United Nations. Includes links to international courts and tribunals such as the ICTY and the ICTR.
United Nations: Human Rights (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)
United Nations: Office of Legal Affairs Search the UN Treaty collection to find a pdf of the Rome Statute
United Nations: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
United Nations: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Official Documents of the United Nations (ODS)
Full text UN documents from 1993+; General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, & Trusteeship Council from 1946+
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations)
- Organization of American States: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights : American Convention on Human Rights
- Peru: Truth Commission (on the USIP site)
- South African Government Information: Truth and Reconcilliation Commission South Africa Report
- Special Court for Sierra Leone "The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up jointly by the Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations."
- 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.
- U. S. Department of State
Department of the United States government that oversees international affairs. It includes a page on Human Rights. It inlcudes a link to U.S. Treaty Reports. Includes a list of treaty actions.
- United States Senate: Treaties Portal to treaties recieved, approved, and treaty actions.
- United States Institute of Peace "SIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence"
- Avalon Project at Yale Law School Provides documents in law, history and diplomacy. Includes Project DIANA - An Online Human Rights Archive and the The International Military Tribunal for Germany - A Document Collection.
- Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (UC Davis) includes The Guantánamo Testimonials Project.
- Harvard Law School Library: Nuremberg Trials Project: A digital collection
- National Security Archive (at George Washington University)
Declassified documents pertaining to national security obtained by FOIA requests. Contains collections such as the Torture Archive (primary sources related to the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States).
Posted January 2014: The Rwanda "Genocide Fax": What we Know Now" - NSA Electronic Briefing Book No. 452; "Warnings of Catastrophe: French, US, UN and Belgian Documents foreshadow the Genocide in Rwanda 1994" NSA Electronic Briefing Book No. 458.
- Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction (Princeton University)
- Truman Library: Tokyo War Crimes Trials (select documents)
- Truman Library: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (select documents)
- War Crimes Studies Center (University of California Berkeley)
Research organization at UC Berkeley that promotes the rule of law in post-conflict societies worldwide. The site includes "Virtual Tribunal" pilots, trial monitoring reports, and a World War II Document Archive..
- A practitioner's guide to the European Convention on Human Rights
London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2011.
- Encyclopedia of crime & justice
REF HV6017 .E52 2002
Macmillan Reference USA, c2002.
- Encyclopedia of genocide
REF HV6322.7 .E53 1999
- Encyclopedia of Human Rights
REF JC571 .E67 1989
New York : Taylor & Francis, c1991.
- Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
- Dictionary of international & comparative law
REF JX1226 .F69 1992
[Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.] : Oceana Publications, c1992.
- Facts on File World News Digest
Facts on File World News Digest provides Information on issues, events, and people from 1940 to the present. Features include country profiles, primary documents, key issues, newsmaker profiles, and newspaper editorials. The database incorporates World Almanac and Book of Facts.
- Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 1861-1960
- Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 1961-1975
- West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd ed.
entry for: Hague Tribunal
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