A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library
Vol. 4, no. 6
November 16, 1998
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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European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations
- The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) is based out of the University of Utrecht. Its purpose is to support and promote scholarly research and information dissemination on migration, ethnicity and racism. Although it focuses on comparative research, it is mostly Eurocentric in nature. The site provides information on the center's activities and research projects. It provides access to ERCOMER's journal on migration (tables of contents and summaries from 1995 through the present) and links to US, European and other sites on migration, ethnicity and racism. The site is easily navigable and frequently updated, but some links in its list are outdated (they dead end).
Hague Conference on Private International Law
- The Hague Conference on Private International Law, which was first convened in 1893, is an intergovernmental organization, the purpose of which is "to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law (Statute, Art. 1)." In conjunction with the governments of its member states, the Hague Conference actively negotiates and drafts multilateral treaties and conventions in the various fields of private international law. This web site, in English and French, provides abundant documentation of this work, including the full text of the Hague conventions and reports on their present status. Information is also provided on member states and authorities, publications, and news and events of the Conference. An FAQ and Infosheet give useful background details on the structure and activities of the Conference.
Internet Chinese Legal Research Center
The Internet Chinese Legal Research Center is a web site that has been maintained by Wei Luo of the Washington University School of Law Library since June 1996. The site is divided into three sections: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Each section has a collection of numerous, often annotated links to legal, governmental, and background news and information resources on the web. The site itself has little in the way of full-text resources, but there are links to many such texts at other sites, both in Chinese and English. In addition, the Mainland China section features a brief guide to researching Chinese law, a list of Chinese law courses offered at North American law schools, and information on summer law courses offered in Mainland China and Hong Kong. This site is a useful gateway to Chinese law on the Internet.
- A fee-for-view site in Slovenian. The site contains 8 databases including: legislation (there is no inception date found for this part of the collection), all regulations (starting in 1995), court decisions, the official gazette and a bibliographic database of journal articles. The site seems easily navigable and well maintained. The fee-based nature of the site prevented a closer examination of the site. Without paying, one can search in many of the databases, but the results will be only the titles of the pieces that may be of interest.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data is a branch of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The site serves as the information clearinghouse for all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and provides over 550 up-to-date criminal justice data collections free of charge. The site is complicated, and requires the visitor to take a survey before accessing the downloadable datafiles. An extremely useful site for U.S. (state and federal) criminal justice information but not user friendly.
InSITE contributors: C. Bynum, S. Childs, P. Court, J. Luke, J.
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