Monday, March 06, 2006

EU Law Blog

I'm giving a training session tomorrow morning on the jurisprudence of the European Union (EU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and noticed that Inter Alia mentioned the EU Law Blog last Saturday.

Anonymously written, it is a "web log about European Union law for students, academics, practitioners and anyone else who may be interested in it".

Other English-language guides to the EU and the Council of Europe (under which the ECHR operates) that I have found useful include:

a) European Union
  • European Union Law: An Integrated Guide to Electronic and Print Research (LLRX.com): covers the treaties establishing the EU, the EU legislative process, case law, secondary literature, and citation rules
  • European Union Research (New York University School of Law): "covers the Law Library's EU depository collection of official documents and publications, plus related books, journals, case reporters, yearbooks, indexes, finding tools, databases, and websites". Note that the guide goes beyond the Law Library's (vast) holdings
  • European Union Law Information Resources (Cornell University): the guide gives a history and introduction to European Union law, looks at the main institutions, sources of EU law and recommended research guides. An interesting addition is its suggestions on keeping up with current developments
  • European Union Internet Resources (University of California at Berkeley): this is essentially a collection of websites about the European Union. Topics include institutions and bodies, business, research centres, documents, journals, and treaties

b) Council of Europe:

  • Guide to Researching the Council of Europe (LLRX.com): the guide begins with a "brief history of the CoE and a table listing its major institutions in comparison with those of the European Union. The bulk of this guide discusses the major institutions of the CoE and their main forms of documentation. The final section lists CoE entities and conventions by broad subject categories"
  • History, role and activities of the Council of Europe: Facts, figures and information sources (GlobaLex - New York University): this guide is slightly more up-to-date than the LLRX.com guide to the Council of Europe. It explains what the Council is, how to avoid confusion between its institutions and those of the European Union and provides a list of organs and websites of the Council by subject category

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