A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library
Vol. 3, no. 7
December 1st, 1997
InSITE highlights selected law-related World Wide Web sites in two ways: as an annotated
publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database.
The law librarians at
Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide
commentary and subject access to them. These information can be accessed as following:
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Animal Rights Law Center, Rutgers University School of Law
Under the direction of Prof. Gary Francione, Rutgers' Animal Rights Law Center trains law students in the legal aspects of
animal rights. The website presents information and court decisions regarding animal rights issues; subjects under "Cases and
Materials" include the Supreme Court decision on animal sacrifice, First Amendment aspects of anti-hunting activism, the status
of wild horses, and the refusal of biology students to dissect animals. Includes full-text of statutes and regulations on hunter
harassment, wild horses, and "product disparagement"as well as the texts of Francione's numerous articles and transcripts of a
radio column. Also contains informational material on civil disobedience.
Danish Refugee Council
The Danish Refugee Council is a privately funded organization whose website contains a conference report on women and
asylum, documents on Afghan refugees, and several other publications on the status of refugees and asylum seekers in
Denmark and Western Europe, with links to member organizations. A catalog of the books, journals and reports in the
Council's library is searchable (unfortunately it is an online catalog only, not a bibliography).
Editor & Publisher's Database Directory of the World's Online Newspapers
A boon to researchers who lack access to NEXIS or WESTLAW, this site contains links to the full-text of nearly 2500
newspapers worldwide. The database is divided into Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East,
Oceania, and the United States, and subdivided by country (or state/province in the case of Canada and the U.S.) Coverage
varies; Africa contains only 9 countries, and most titles are available online for only the last few years. Mainstream urban
papers are represented as well as ethnic, business, and special interest titles (e.g. "Catholic New Jersey"), alternative weeklies,
and many small-town newspapers. The online version of some newspapers contain a variety of additional textual and visual
data, which may range from interactive opinion polls to U.S census data for towns served by a regional newspaper.
Inter-Governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies
The IGC describes itself as "An informal, non-decision-making forum for information exchange and policy concertation" in the
areas of asylum and refugee status. The website lists publication available, announcements of meetings, and monthly statistics
on individuals granted asylum in Western Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia, by country, from 1992 on.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights - Treaty Bodies Database
Contains literature produced by all the Committees monitoring human rights worldwide. A link to the U.N. High Commissioner
for Human Rights homepage (http://www.unhchr.ch) leads the researcher to its
"Instruments" (full text of UNHCHR documents,
including its Charter to the various declarations on the rights of women, children, minorities, and documents on the
administration of justice). "Documents" retrieves resolutions and reports pertaining to human rights. There is an alphabetical
subject index (e.g. Burundi, Disappearances), and the entire database is searchable by subject, country, U.N. symbol, or full
text, using Boolean logic and field restrictions.
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