Useful reference tool on membership and policies: includes statistics. Also worth exploring the online library has treaties and reports from 1949 onwards.
The Legal Tools for Peacemaking Project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Mediation Support Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), has created the new database, Language of Peace. It enables researchers to quickly cross-search the provisions words and language used in over 1,000 peace […]
Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just launched this guide compiled by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations which provides information on international law relating to all aspects of humanitarian aid in war. It includes coverage of […]
Free access to the United States Treaty Series, compiled by Charles I. Bevans, via the Law Library of Congress website. It includes all bilateral and multilateral treaties 1776-1949. They also have a great introductory guide on understanding US treaties.
Blog post on the Talking Humanities blog analyses the use of the word Trident in parliamentary debate: https://talkinghumanities.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2016/05/24/in-search-of-trident-in-historical-hansard/
Find out why we need to support refugees by consulting the UNHCR Global Trends report 2015. More than 65.3 million people were displaced in 2015 These charts from UN Dispatch clearly show the gravity of the situation and recent trends.
An interesting article in the Conversation considers 40 years of polling history. Use the blog to follow the conversation on what exit will mean. For the latest news EU newspaper feeds from European Journalism Centre has updates from several hundred newspapers. Newsmuseum has todays front pages from around the world.
Shocking statistics The latest annual edition of the Global Peace index from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rate levels of peace in 163 nations worldwide. These include conflicts, security and militarisation of society.
This week the World’s First international humanitarian conference opened. But can a United Nations Summit fix a system being stretched beyond capacity? Listen to this podcast from UN Despatch to see what Shannon Scribner Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Policy Manager thinks. Then browse the further links on our special blog postings. The second of which spotlight […]
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The Open University has released a research report on how refugees use smartphones. It was led by Prof. Marie Gillespie and was carried out in partnership with France Medias Monde. It investigates the physical and digital journeys of Syrian and Iraqi refugees documenting the digital media services used for news so the EU can develop […]