Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights
The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization deploying an in-house team of public interest lawyers, policy experts, strategists, public educators, and grassroots activists to advance and protect the interests of consumers and taxpayers. Founded in 1985 by nationally known consumer activist and attorney Harvey Rosenfield, FTCR works with public interest groups in Washington and throughout the nation. FTCR’s website offers visitors plenty of information about the organization (including press releases from and news articles about the Foundation). Of interest are the “Commentary,” “Factsheets,” and “Reports” sections, which provide articles, opinion pieces, radio commentary, and other topical analyses. Visitors are invited to browse the site by topic as well, divided into such issues such as “Corporate Accountability,” “Healthcare,” “Citizen Advocacy,” “Energy,” and “Insurance.” Finally, visitors can subscribe to and read back issues from the Foundation’s newsletter, The Whistleblower (formerly “Bailout Watch”).
The Fourth Freedom Forum was founded in 1982 by businessman Howard Brembeck. The Forum seeks to create “a more civilized world based on the force of law, rather than the law of force.” The Forum advocates for the use of economic incentives and sanctions as the primary means of creating a peaceful and secure future. The Forum emphasizes the use of international law as a way to prevent and eliminate the use of weapons of mass destruction. The site provides descriptions and explanations of its four program areas: counter-terrorism, non-proliferation, sanctions and security, and nonviolent social change. The Forum’s publications, as well as materials published by other organizations related to the Forum’s program areas, are maintained in an extensive database. The database may be browsed by date, author, title, subject, publishing organization, or type of publication. Books, reports and policy briefs, chapters, and articles are all included. The bulk of the material is provided in full-text, while entries for books provide a description and a table of contents.
Provided by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), the Saddam Hussein Trial Blog is more than legal punditry on a "legal development that is so significant that it can create new customary international law or radically transform the interpretation of treaty-based law." This blog also offers visitors an introduction to the Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST), a biography and psychological profile of Saddam Hussein, a comprehensive list of key documents relating to the trial, and a small bibliography of related scholarly articles. Updated on a weekly rather than a daily basis, Grotian Moment's posts are scholarly essays from an expert panel of law professors and practitioners. Visitor comments and trackbacks are allowed. This blog is syndicatable via XML.
Developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading anti-money laundering organizations, the International Money Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN) is an Internet-based network dedicated to assisting governments, organizations, and individuals in the fight against money laundering. The IMoLIN website offers a calendar of events in the anti-money laundering field, a bibliography covering all aspects of anti-money laundering, and a section of recommended research publications from government entities and international organizations. For researchers, the section “International Norms and Standards” contains links to model laws on money laundering and related offences, United Nations conventions dealing with money laundering, and other international legislative and policy framework for adopting measures against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism. The site also offers a database, AMLID, restricted to use by governmental officials only, that analyses jurisdictions' national anti-money laundering legislation throughout the world. The site is searchable and many documents are available in PDF.
Lambda Legal, which came into existence in 1973 after a lengthy battle in the New York courts, “is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.” Working through test cases, Lambda addresses issues such as discrimination, HIV policy, parenting, equal marriage rights, employee benefits, immigration, and anti-gay initiatives. The website provides access to complaints, briefs, texts of decisions, and other documents, including exhibits, from the various cases the group has handled. One section categorizes the material into twenty-one issues, such as criminal law, employment, and the military. Here, users may link into the Marriage Project, which details Lambda’s work on this very current issue. The In Court section provides an index to both open and closed cases. A particularly useful feature provides a state-by-state guide to relevant statutes, cases, documents, and articles. Overall, the site provides comprehensive access to the work of Lambda Legal.
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