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NetWatch December 2000

Author: Anne Greenshields
Librarian - Law, Murdoch University
Issue: Volume 7, Number 4 (December 2000)


Australian sites and developments

Alternative Law Journal [2000] Vol 25 onward. Full text of referred journal online.
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AltLJ/

APO Manual of Practice and Procedure (Australian Patent Office)
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/ipaus/apo/manual/

Crime and Justice Statistics for WA: 1999 from the Crime Research Centre.
URL: http://www.law.ecel.uwa.edu.au/crc/publications/statistical/Stats_Report_99.htm
URL: http://www.law.ecel.uwa.edu.au/crc/

Government Access Point - links to the entry points for Australian Governments - Commonwealth, State and Territory.
URL: http://www.gov.au

Indigenous Law Resources links to a substantial amount of material and relevant organisations. Of particular interest is the Time Line of Legal Developments affecting Indigenous People (AustLII site)
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/timeline/

Leg@alOnline- Victorian Government legal site. An excellent site presenting information in a logical and accessible manner for both the public and legal profession.
URL: http://www.legalonline.vic.gov.au

Sentencing: Aboriginal Offenders - Report from the NSW Law Reform Commission
URL: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/r96toc
URL: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc

New Weblaw sites - Privacy, Citizenship and Migration and Health Law
URL: http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/links/weblaw.html
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/links/46.html
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/links/111.html
URL: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/reference/dw-healthweblaw.html


Primary Legal Materials on the Internet

Irish Penal Laws - Laws in Ireland for the suppression of Popery commonly known as the Penal Laws. Material is arranged by subject and chronologically including the full text of Penal Statutes passed in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I, William and Mary, King William III, Queen Anne, King George I and II.
URL: http://www.law.umn.edu/irishlaw/

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws includes text of drafts, uniform and model acts along with other relevant information. (USA)
URL: http://www.nccusl.org/

Constitutional Law

"The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organisation dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government . It publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organises local citizens groups to work for reform." (USA)
URL: http://www.constitution.org/

Corporate Law

"The CPR (Center for Public Resources) Institute for Dispute Resolution is an alliance of global corporations, leading law firms, legal academics and selected public institutions." The site provides insight into the process of ADR and relevant materials.
URL: http://www.cpradr.org/

Corporate Information - Coverage of major companies from diverse countries. Industry information based on country profiles and companies.
URL: http://www.corporateinformation.com/

Criminal Law and Issues

Crime and Justice Statistics for WA: 1999 from the Crime Research Centre.
URL: http://www.law.ecel.uwa.edu.au/crc/publications/statistical/Stats_Report_99.htm
URL: http://www.law.ecel.uwa.edu.au/crc/

Criminal Statistics England and Wales 1999
URL: http://www.official-documents.co.uk/document/cm50/5001/5001.htm

International Victimology Website "a resource for all those interested in improving justice for victims of crime and abuse of power. Through IVW, the UN Center for International Crime Prevention, the Research and Documentation Center of the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and the World Society of Victimology aim to promote the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power."
http://www.victimology.nl/

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1999 (US Bureau of Justice Statistics).
URL: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

Dispute Resolution

"The CPR (Center for Public Resources) Institute for Dispute Resolution is an alliance of global corporations, leading law firms, legal academics and selected public institutions." The site provides insight into the process of ADR and relevant materials.
URL: http://www.cpradr.org/

Environmental Law

ECOLEX: a gateway to environmental law - from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN -- The World Conservation Union. A collection of databases of treaties, national legislation, court decisions and more. Access via subject area, key word and date.
URL: http://djl04.djl.co.uk/

Evidence

International Commentary on Evidence - a peer reviewed full text journal. Articles address issues regarding "the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries". 1998 +
URL: http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/ice/

Health Law

New Weblaw site Health Law La Trobe University
URL: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/reference/dw-healthweblaw.html

Human Rights

Chile Documentation Project - US government secret documents, links and news relating to over throw of the Allende government, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, and Washington's role in these events, from the National Security Archive
URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/latin_america/chile.htm
URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Human Rights Watch - World Report 2001
URL: http://www.hrw.org/
URL: http://www.hrw.org/wr2k1/

International Victimology Website "a resource for all those interested in improving justice for victims of crime and abuse of power. Through IVW, the UN Center for International Crime Prevention, the Research and Documentation Center of the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and the World Society of Victimology aim to promote the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power."
http://www.victimology.nl/

Intellectual Property

APO Manual of Practice and Procedure (Australian Patent Office)
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/ipaus/apo/manual/

International Law

European Integration online Papers
URL: http://olymp.wu-wien.ac.at/eiop/

Independent International Commission on Kosovo
URL: http://www.kosovocommission.org/index.html

Internet Guide to International Fisheries Law - international agreements, organisations, fisheries terminology and links
URL: http://www.oceanlaw.net/

"The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C." Material at this site relate to US international actions and affairs over the forty years. Of current interest:
Chile Documentation Project - US government secret documents, links and news relating to over throw of the Allende government, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, and Washington's role in these events.
Desert Storm - the latest declassified documents
URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/latin_america/chile.htm
URL: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010117/


Journals, Essays & Newspapers

Alternative Law Journal [2000] Vol 25 onward. Full text of referred journal online.
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AltLJ/

International Commentary on Evidence - a peer reviewed full text journal. Articles address issues regarding "the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries". 1998 +
URL: http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/ice/

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing [1999] vol 8+
URL: http://www.westgroup.com/librarians/perspec/perspec.htm

The Paperboy.com site brings together national and international newspapers and magazines. The site is easy to use with effective drop down menus.
URL: http://thepaperboy.com/

Law Reform

Sentencing: Aboriginal Offenders - Report from the NSW Law Reform Commission
URL: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/r96toc
URL: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc

Legal History

Irish Penal Laws - Laws in Ireland for the suppression of Popery commonly known as the Penal Laws. Material is arranged by subject and chronologically including the full text of Penal Statutes passed in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I, William and Mary, King William III, Queen Anne, King George I and II.
URL: http://www.law.umn.edu/irishlaw/

Time Line of Legal Developments affecting Indigenous People part of the Indigenous Law Resources on the AustLII site.
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/timeline/
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/

Legal Publishers

Thomson Legal and Regulatory Group - links to the members of their group including LBC Information Services and ATP
URL: http://www.lbc.com.au
URL: http://www.lbc.com.au/academic
URL: http://www.atp.com.au/academic

Migration and Citizenship

New Weblaw sites - Citizenship and Migration -AustLII
URL: http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/links/weblaw.html
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/links/111.html

Privacy

New Weblaw sites - Privacy from AustLII
URL: http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/links/weblaw.html
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/links/46.html

Reference Materials, Directories and Search Engines

Accounting Terminology Guide "The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) General Committee on Public Relations has prepared this glossary as an educational tool for journalists who report on and interpret financial information." Access via alphabetic list.
URL: http://www.nysscpa.org/terminologyguide/main.htm

Advanced Legal Research Manual from Queens University Faculty of Law (Canada). A straight forward well organised manual dealing with research starting points in a variety of jurisdictions. Some of the material is a bit dated but the principles remain valid.
URL: http://qsilver.queensu.ca/law/lrm9899/

Fast Facts: Almanacs/ Factbooks/ Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools. A valuable addition to any reference links collection.
URL: http://gwu.edu/~gprice/handbook.htm

Lawbuzz "the story place of the web"- a fun, interactive and informative site of "awesome stories", famous trials, legal stories behind the movies etc.
URL: http://www.lawbuzz.com

Librarians Index to the Internet - Useful general directory of resources
URL: http://lii.org

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences from the Athabasca University, Canada, and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. An easy to use dictionary terms accessible alphabetically and through the search screen.
URL: http://datadump.icaap.org/cgi-bin/glossary/SocialDict/SocialDict

SearchTurtle.com - new meta search engine. Worth having a quick look at. Note - use the buttons in the top frame to move between results and searches.
URL: http://www.searchturtle.com/

Teaching and Learning - Online tutorials - web construction

Advanced Legal Research Manual from Queens University Faculty of Law (Canada). A straight forward well organised manual dealing with research starting points in a variety of jurisdictions. Some of the material is a bit dated but the principles remain valid.
URL: http://qsilver.queensu.ca/law/lrm9899/

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing [1999] vol 8+
URL: http://www.westgroup.com/librarians/perspec/perspec.htm

Wiredguide - a beginner's guide to computer help, internet help and general computing interest. Offers basic training packages for a range of products and processes. Worth having a look at - no charge to work through the various packages. Documents in pdf format, and set for non-printing.
URL: http://www.wiredguide.com/Index.html

W3Schools - access to free online tutorials covering Internet development programs. Useful for the beginner and experienced developers. Easy to follow instructions.
URL: http://www.w3schools.com/


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