This week was refugee week. For data on all aspects of refugees see the specialist UNHCR website The Mental Health and well-being portal which was launched by UEL last year to support regugees. It has resources on relaxation as well as references, presentations and a directory of resources and organisations.
The Israel State Archives has released a number of key documents on the Six Day War also known as the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, which was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and […]
Free access to this detailed database from Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program and Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) which provides facts about loans and investments made by the China Development Bank and China Export-Import Bank to Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). It is possible to browse by nation, sector and type. Items can be shared […]
A site created by UNHCR staff to gather together good examples of policy and practical implementation for those working with urban refugees. Items have been submitted by NGOs, civil society organisations, academic researchers government and community based groups. It is possible to search by keyword or browse guidelines and tools by creator, sector and region. […]
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.