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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Dakota Access Pipeline Project: Good or Bad?

American Indian, Case Law, Citations, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Hein Blog, U.S. Supreme Court, World Treaty Library
Bonnie Hein

On Monday, the Department of the Army announced their denial of the final easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline project under Lake Oahe, stating: "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing."  To the protestors recently numbering more than 2,000, this decision is a great victory at the Standing Rock site; however, their fight may be far from over.

The announcement comes after months of litigation, protests, and at times violence, over the completion of the DAPL project.  On the recent Sunday evening of November 20th, 400 protesters collided with police, leading to the hospitalization of many protesters…

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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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People are Talking about HeinOnline!

Content News, Enhancements, World Treaty Library
Shannon Sabo

In our never-ending quest to make HeinOnline your go-to source for legal research, we have made several improvements recently, including interface enhancements and content additions. Most notably, we've released our World Treaty Library, the most comprehensive database available today for treaty research. Check out the American Association of Law Libraries' blog post evaluating this collection, which states: "…this makes treaty research so much easier, that I will need to update Vanderbilt's Treaty Research Guide to reflect that HeinOnline has solved the problem of having to search one place for treaties to which the U.S. is a party and another for non-U.S. treaties."

This year…

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HeinOnline's World Treaty Library Now Available!

Content News, What's New, World Treaty Library
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline is changing Treaty Research forever with the World Treaty Library – a monumental collection of all major treaty sets now available in one easy-to-use, fully searchable database! This library includes Rohn's World Treaty Index, Marten's Treaties, Wiktor's Multilateral Treaty Calendar, Dumont's Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens, the U.S. Treaties and Agreements collection, access to all United Nations Treaty Publications, and more!

This is the richest collection of world treaties ever available, covering the time period 1648 to the present. Through in-depth indexing of all the treaties and cross-citation linking, we have created a powerhouse search tool. Search for treaties by keyword, country…

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