Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a rapidly-expanding online library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press. New books are added to OSO frequently throughout the year.
Currently there are more than 1300 law books full text available in OSO.
These are some of the books that were added recently:
A complete list of law titles that were added in 2016 can be found in the UvA-catalogue
The Library offers access to a new database: “Investor State Law Guide”.
This database contains treaties, arbitral rules, cases and other key materials in the field of International Investment Law.
Searching this database is possible with specific tools:
– a Subject Navigator: which will help you to search for subjects in context of NAFTA by cross reference.
– an Article Citator: which will provide you with instruments that have been interpreted by arbitral tribunals, and Chapters within NAFTA that are relevant to investment dispute resolution.
– a Jurisprudence Citator: to provide you NAFTA, Investment Treaty, and Non-Investment Treaty jurisprudence.
Select “Login” at the top right-hand corner through auto-IP access.
The Court of Justice of the European Union recently launched CVRIA, a handy app for anyone who would like to keep up-to-date on the work of the Court. The app is available in all 23 languages of the EU.
CVRIA consists of four sections:
- Case law gives easy access to the latest decisions of the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal.
- Search provides access to all of the Court’s case law. Search by case number, party name or date or perform a free text search.
- Press releases shows the ten most recent press releases.
- Diary offers an overview of upcoming hearings and judgments.
CVRIA is available in Google Play and the App Store.
The European Commission has recently launched a new major functionality of the European e-Justice Portal. The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) Search Engine allows citizens, legal practitioners and academics to more easily find case law published by national and international courts and tribunals.
For now, the search engine provides access to 4 million case law decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Patent Office, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Germany, the Czech Republic and Finland.
The search engine allows you to search with keywords – use the ‘wizard’ to phrase your search or exclude certain words – or you can search with an assigned ECLI identifier. With the advanced search it is possible to limit your search to e.g. date, language or field of law.
The European Case Law Identifier
The ECLI has been developed to facilitate the correct and unequivocal citation of judgments from European and national courts.
The main characteristics of ECLI
- ‘ECLI’: to identify the identifier as being a European law Case identifier;
- the Country code:
- the code of the court that rendered the judgment;
- the year the judgment was rendered;
- an ordinal number, up to 25 alphanumeric characters, in a format that is decided by each Member State.
See for an example: ECLI:CZ:NS:2015:32.CDO.2051.2013.1
If you are struggling with your research why don’t you look up GlobaLex – a free legal information portal dedicated to disseminating high quality international, foreign, and comparative law research materials.
Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex contains “guides and articles written by scholars well known in their respective fields and are recommended as a legal resource by universities, library schools, and legal training courses”.
The research tools in GlobaLex are regularly updated (around 4-6 new or updated articles are added each month) and continually expanded to cover international law topics, countries and legal systems.
New consolidated versions of several EU treaties were recently published in the Official Journal.The new versions contain all amendments and official rectifications since 2012.
The consolidated treaties are available in EUR-Lex. The founding, amending and accession treaties and some of the protocols can be found under EU law and related documents.
The treaties currently in force are:
For more information about finding European law, including links to the main databases and other resources, take a look at the European Law research guide on our website.
Human rights, democracy and security are threatened across Europe, according to the latest annual report from Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
In his report State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law the Secretary General exposes Europe’s democratic shortcomings. He points out that basic human rights including free speech, freedom of assembly and the right to privacy are increasingly being restricted by member states.
Judicial independence and impartiality
A significant focus is the independence and impartiality of justice systems in Europe. Jagland notes that some states initiate laws which possibly contravene international standards, particularly in relation to the treatment of migrants and refugees. Therefore, he presents an action plan on strengthening judicial independence and impartiality (pdf).
Another problem highlighted in this report is the decline in media freedom in several member states. Almost half of the 47 member states do not sufficiently guarantee the safety of journalists. More information about media freedom is available on the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists.
Additionally, the report contains several recommendations concerning integration, proposes common standards for member states on the blocking and filtering of internet sites, and offers good practices relating to mass surveillance.
Op zoek naar krantenartikelen? LexisNexis Academic geeft toegang tot artikelen uit een groot aantal Nederlandse en internationale dagbladen. Historische kranten vindt u in Delpher.
Artikelen in LexisNexis Academic (voorheen Krantenbank) zijn full text beschikbaar, maar bevatten geen afbeeldingen. Uitzondering zijn uitgaven van de Persgroep: deze zijn sinds 2015 voorzien van pdf’s met de originele opmaak.
Naast krantenartikelen uit binnen- en buitenland bevat LexisNexis Academic ook artikelen uit vak- en opiniebladen als Vrij Nederland en De Groene Amsterdammer. Bekijk het bronnenoverzicht voor een lijst van alle opgenomen kranten en tijdschriften (zie de afbeelding hieronder).
De meeste kranten zijn beschikbaar vanaf de jaren ’90; de precieze beschikbaarheid vindt u door op de ‘i’ voor de titel te klikken. LexisNexis Academic is beschikbaar binnen het UvA-netwerk.
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Hulp nodig bij het zoeken in LexisNexis? Bekijk dan onderstaande korte demo’s:
Op de website van de bibliotheek vindt u meer demo’s.
Historische kranten: Delpher
Delpher bevat een groot aantal gedigitaliseerde teksten uit Nederlandse kranten, tijdschriften en boeken. In het onderdeel Kranten vindt u een selectie van landelijke en regionale kranten uit de periode 1618-1995. Het gaat om kranten uit Nederland, maar ook uit Nederlands-Indië, Suriname en de Antillen. Raadpleeg het Krantenoverzicht (pdf) voor een lijst van alle beschikbare kranten. Delpher is vrij toegankelijk.
Zoeken in Delpher
In onderstaande video wordt uitgelegd hoe u kunt zoeken in de kranten. Meer tips – ook voor het zoeken in tijdschriften en boeken – staan in de handleiding van Delpher.
A collection of journal articles focused on addressing new frontiers in international law has been made freely available by OUP. Fascinating articles e.g. on ‘human shields in international law’ or ‘the impact of new media on protection for asylum seekers’ and many more are now within your reach.
The focus of the collection is on the American Society of Law’s (ASIL) 110th annual conference theme: ‘Charting New Frontiers in International Law’. Be quick to check out the collection of articles, it’s free until the end of July 2016.
Also, ASIL has developed a research tool called EISIL so that web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet.