The Refugee Crisis: Exploring U.S. Resettlement

Exploring HeinOnline, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Shannon Sabo

The world has faced multiple refugee crises, defined as movements of large groups of displaced people. Today, more than 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their home countries due to political upheaval, violence, religious persecution, and a myriad of other reasons.

Refugees: Facts and Figures

According to refugees.org:

  • 60-70% of refugees live in urban areas as unrecognized residents
  • 20-30% live in camps, often for many years
  • Fewer than 0.1% are permanently resettled in a developed nation, such as the United States

According to pewresearch.org, the bulk of refugees admitted to the United States come from:

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Syria
  • Burma
  • Iraq
  • Somalia

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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December's Featured Library: United Nations Law Collection

HeinOnline, United Nations
Shannon Sabo

December's featured library is the United Nations Law Collection, which offers researchers a complete online international law collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations Legal publications.

What's Available?

In addition to full sets of both the United Nations Treaty Series and the League of Nations Treaty Series, this collection contains publications from the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), publications on the codification and progressive development of international law

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When You Ask, We Listen: New Title Added to HeinOnline

Content News, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Shannon Sabo

We are pleased to announce that the League of Nations Official Journal Special Supplement is now available!

The League of Nations Official Journal has long been a part of HeinOnline, but until now we did not have the Special Supplement, which was added to the United Nations Law Collection and the World Treaty Library with our most recent content release. This title adds 195 volumes and nearly 24,000 images to each collection. The release of this material in October's content release coincided with the 70th birthday of the United Nations, which occurred on October 24. 

Over the years…

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September HeinOnline Enhancements: We've Been Busy!

Enhancements, Functionality, International Trade, MyHein, Taxation and Economic Reform in America, United Nations, What's New
Shannon Sabo

September is a month for new enhancements in HeinOnline, many of which were suggested by our customers! We take our customers' feedback very seriously and appreciate all suggestions that we receive. Click the Feedback Button from the top right side of any screen in HeinOnline to tell us what you'd like to see happen in HeinOnline!

This month, we are pleased to announce that these new features are now available:

1. Print/Download Multiple Page Ranges At the Same Time

Thanks to a great suggestion we received from a customer at AALL this year, we have implemented the ability to download more than one page range at a time from the print/download area in HeinOnline…

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Human Rights Day – 10 December 2013

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline, FILRD, 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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Tip of the Week: How to Determine if a Treaty is Still in Force

Miscellaneous, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
admin

HeinOnline’s treaty research databases offer an easy way to determine if a treaty is still in force or if it has been terminated.  This week’s tip explores how to make this determination using both the Treaties & Agreements Treaty  Search Tool and the United Nations Treaty Series database available in HeinOnline.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

Determining if a Treaty is Still in Force in the Treaties & Agreements Library:

First, let’s look at a scenario in which the U.S. is a party to the agreement.  When the U.S. is a party to the treaty in question…

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Are you subscribed to the United Nations Law Collection?

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, United Nations
Miranda Rosati

If so, you may have noticed that this month, we have restructured this library in HeinOnline. In doing so, we have added more prominent browse options to the top of the collection homepage. You will still have the option to browse by All Titles, Treaty Publications, International Court of Justice, UN Commission on International Trade Law, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, UN Yearbooks, UN Serials, Codification and Progressive Development of International Law, and Other Related Works. The Finding Aids will now be found when browsing by All Titles in the collection.

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WEBINAR: United Nations Law Collection – Feb. 24th – There's Still Time To Register

Training, United Nations, Webinar
admin

This is a reminder of our upcoming Webinar during which we will focus on using and searching HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection.  During this webinar we will discuss the following:

  • Overview of the Publications
  • How to quickly pull up a treaty by citation
  • Search for a treaty by treaty/registration number, country, short title, subject, popular name, signing date and more!
  • How to interpret/read your search results
  • What the Treaty Summary is and how to view it
  • How Hein’s ScholarCheck is integrated
  • Where to find the current status of a UN treaty
  • Search all other UN publications
  • View International Agreements by popular name
  • Scholarly Writings of Faculty Members

We will be holding this Webinar on Wednesday…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Where To Find the Current Status of a UN Treaty in HeinOnline

Tips and Tricks, United Nations
admin

Are you looking for the current status of the parties in a UN Treaty or want to see the entry into force date? In addition to providing you with key treaty data and a link to the text of the treaty as it appears in the UN Treaty Series, HeinOnline now links the most current status of the treaty as it is presented on the United Nations website at http://treaties.un.org.

There are two ways to find the current status of a treaty in HeinOnline. The first is by searching for the treaty. From HeinOnline’s United Nations collection home page, click on Search for a United Nations Treaty. Enter the treaty number, for example 10586, select Treaty/Registration Number from the drop down menu and click search…

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HeinOnline's United Nations Law Collection is Now Available!

Content News, United Nations
admin

Through an arrangement with the United Nations, HeinOnline is pleased to introduce its latest addition, the United Nations Law Collection. The United Nations Law Collection presents exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the Statement of Treaties and International Agreements, International Court of Justice, Reports of Judgments Advisory Opinions and Orders, Reports of International Arbitral Awards and more!

HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection provides convenient finding aids accessible directly from HeinOnline’s United Nations Landing Page. The finding aids will allow you to:

  • Pull up the full text of a United Nations Treaty by inserting the UNTS citation.
  • Search for a United Nations Treaty by treaty/registration number…

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