Friday, August 22, 2008
The United Nations is preparing to launch the Audiovisual Library of International Law that promises to be an incredible resource. It will include an Historic Archives section with original film and audio on important treaties and on international organizations. Here's a description:
The Audiovisual library will consist of
- A Lecture Series containing lectures by eminent international law scholars and practitioners from different countries on virtually all subjects of international law;
- The Historic Archives containing introductory notes by leading experts on legal instruments adopted under the auspices of the United Nations as well as archival film, audio and photos of the negotiation and adoption of these instruments (e.g., the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention); and
- The Research Library containing treaties, jurisprudence, United Nations materials and scholarly writings.
This innovative teaching and research tool will be available to all institutions and individuals around the globe free of charge. It will be launched on October 28, 2008. To view the Pilot Project, click here.
Hat tip to Virginia Morris.