Interested in Space Law? Let HeinOnline Take You Out of This World

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Tara Kibler

At the end of May, the United States launched astronauts into space for the first time since 2011. What’s more, for the first time ever, these American astronauts launched in a spacecraft that was commercially built and operated.

The feat marks the next chapter in human spaceflight history, and gives renewed vigor to the relatively young (but already-growing) commercial spaceflight industry. But even the laws regarding world nations in space are at times unclear and hotly debated, raising the question: how will we regulate this greater involvement in outer space from private corporations?

Strap in as we launch this post into an exploration of space law. We’ll use these databases…

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New Subcollection Available in the Foreign & International Relations Database!

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

December is Universal Human Rights Month which honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), an international document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. HeinOnline is proud to partner with the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) to enhance the Foreign & International Law Resources Database. A brand-new subcollection featuring publications from the IHRLI is now available at no additional charge to subscribers!

This essential organization is committed to protecting the human rights of all people on a global level and educating future legal professionals about the means and methods of doing so. IHRLI meets this commitment through the implementation of innovative human rights projects around the world and through the offering of a wide range of opportunities to study international human rights law…

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Check out HeinOnline’s Foreign and International Law Resources Database

Foreign & International Relations Database, Tips and Tricks
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline’s Foreign and International Law Resources Database fills the void in online access to important international law research documents. Presented in five parts, this collection enables researchers to easily search across multiple international law titles simultaneously. Like most other HeinOnline content, the Foreign and International Law Resources Database contains documents from inception in an image-based (PDF) and fully searchable format.

Browse all available titles using the convenient letter index, or choose a subcollection to start your research:

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Human Rights Day – 10 December 2013

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign & International Relations Database, Miscellaneous, News, United Nations
Jackie Stanley

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Read The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the United Nation’s website »

Learn more about human rights in HeinOnline!

Check out these titles:

Did you know HeinOnline has over 75 titles in the Law Journal Library relating to human rights…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: How to search across Labour Law Documents from a specific country

Foreign & International Relations Database, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

We recently added Labour Law Documents (1919-1995, All Published) to the Foreign & International Law Resources Database (FILRD) in HeinOnline. Published by the International Labour Office (ILO), Labour Law Documents was originally founded in 1919 as the Legislative Series. The documents found within this set include legislation and treaties relevant to labour and social security from countries all over the world. Each document within this collection has been indexed with the corresponding country name, thus making it possible to search across all Labour Law Documents from a given country.

As we have done with previous posts that outline searching techniques, we will begin by looking briefly at the Table of Contents for a volume in the Labour Law Documents set…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: Searching for Country Reports on Human Rights Practices from a specific region?

Foreign & International Relations Database, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

Do you often search or browse the Human Rights, the Helsinki Accords, and the United States: Selected Executive and Congressional Documents in the Foreign & International Law Resources Database in HeinOnline? If so, you’ll find this week’s tip helpful as we focus on how to effectively search across specific regions within this title. If you don’t use this title often, you may still find this tip helpful as we briefly outline conceptually how to use and understand the table of contents to further build a search.

First, we’ll begin by explaining how this title was indexed and what you can expect to see in the table of contents. Throughout the series, the sections are tagged with the country name as well as the continent…

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