We have ‘moved’ the text ‘Recht op informatie: “dit recht omvat mede de vrijheid inlichtingen en denkbeelden van welke aard ook te garen” Art. 19 lid 2 IVBPR/BUPO’ from our former location Oudemanhuispoort to the new Law Library at Roeterseiland. This text is an abbreviated translation from Article 19 (2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
If you’re looking for information on how to interpret texts from treaties and the legislative history and policy backgrounds of acts, you can find specific commentaries in the CataloguePlus:
- use search key ‘All words’ and search on a combination of commentar* and the full or abbreviated title of the treaty, convention or declaration;
- Click ‘info’ in the search result to find out location, call number and availability.
More online specific commentaries (only accessible in UvA buildings or with UvAnetID) can be found in Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL): the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. For example the cases, materials and commentary on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 19(2) (Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan).
Use our manual ‘How to find a treaty‘ on our website to find treaties (pacts, conventions, agreements, convenants, charters, protocols). It consists of a short explanation on terms and definitions used, followed by an overview of sources of texts and ratification information of treaties.