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International Organizations

Directory of International Organizations
Compiled by the Union of International Associations. Links to over 5,000 IGOs and NGOs.

CARICOM
The Caribbean Community and Common Market. CARICOM has a great electronic library of primary materials of Caribbean countries: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.

European Union

ECOLEX
A gateway to Environmental Law, an initiative to provide global access to information on environmental law.

GATTUS Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (FSA)
Use the Search Engine to find GATT documents, tariffs, GATT policy, etc.

International Labour Organization:

NATLEX
The ILO's national labor law database.

ILOLEX
Conventions, Recommendations, Ratification information by Convention or by country, the table of ratifications of the fundamental Conventions. For a Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons: United States, Europe, and Asia click here.

IEL Labour Law and Industrial Relations Online
IEL Labour Law online is the searchable PDF version of the looseleaf International Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Kluwer Law International). Please note that the library copy of the print looseleaf is no longer updated. The database is updated monthly. Organized into subject monographs covering international cases, international bodies such as the NAFTA and the ILO, and national laws, IEL Labour Law online also provides selected laws in English translation from over 20 nations.

Triblex
Triblex is a thematic database on the case law of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labor Organization, which hears complaints from serving and former officials of the ILO, or of one of the thirty-odd international organizations that recognize its jurisdiction, about breach of the terms of their appointment or staff rules or regulations.

Labordoc
Contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world.

Conditions of Work and Employment Programme. Database of publications on labour, employment and related social and economic development issues. Summaries and full texts in the TRAVAIL Legal Database are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to replace consultation of the authentic legal texts.

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Annual reports from 1998- and publications.

International Telecommunication Union
The ITU, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland is an international organization within which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. The site is fee based.

MERCOSUR
The Mercosur was created by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay in March 1991 with the signing of the The Treaty of Asuncion. It originally was set up with the ambitious goal of creating a common market/customs union between the participating countries on the basis of various forms of economic cooperation that had been taking place between Argentina and Brazil since 1986. The Treaty of Ouro Preto of 1994 added much to the institutional structure of Mercosur and initiated a new phase in the relationship between the countries, when they decided to start to implement/realize a common market. A transition phase was set to begin in 1995 and to last until 2006 with a view to constituting the common market. In 1996, association agreements were signed with Chile and Bolivia establishing free trade areas with these countries on the basis of a "4 + 1" formula. During this period, Mercosur also created a common mechanism for political consultations, which was formalized in 1998, in which the four countries plus Bolivia and Chile all participate as full members of the so-called "Political Mercosur." The Treaty of Ouro Preto in 1994 established an institutional structure for Mercosur, which was inspired by the example of the EU, but which did not copy the exact details of the EU model. The main difference compared to the EU is Mercosur's rejection of any notion of supranationality or of autonomous (supranational) central institutions.

NAFTA Secretariat
Contains Dispute Settlement Rules and Provisions, Nafta and FTA Decisions & Reports. For more information see the US Department of Commerce, the International Trade Administration, the Market Access and Compliance, The Nafta Home Page (US Department of Commerce -- International Trade Administration), the US Department of Agriculture Home Page , NAFTA Information Resources, the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, the Organization of American States-Trade Unit for Chapter 19 Decisions. To check current the status of NAFTA, search Congressional Record and Federal Register for proclamations, regulations, and administrative actions of Commerce Department's International Trade Administration, the US Trade Representative, and the US International Trade Commission.

OAS: Organization of American States Home Page; OAS Department of International Law; SICE/OAS Trade Unit’s Foreign Trade Information System
Visit these sites for FTAA documents, NAFTA Dispute Settlement, multilateral and bilateral treaties and agreements, and Investment Treaties.

SourceOECD
The online publications portal of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, includes monographs, reports, selected periodicals, and the OECD statistical databases. A Major source for full-text articles on taxation, statistics, and economic trends. Information is available to university's users. Look also under OECD Free Online Publications and Documents. The portal includes 20 studies by themes, containing all monographs and reports; 24 periodicals online; some reference titles online; and the OECD statistical databases online. Major source for full-text articles on taxation, books, statistics, and economic trends. See also the new product OECD iLibrary with products from January 1998 onwards.

OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
A regional security organization whose 55 participating states are from Europe, Central Asia and North America. The OSCE has been established as a primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations.

UNIDROIT- International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
Information on conventions, implementation of UNIDROIT conventions, principles of international commercial contracts, uniform law review.

UNILEX on CISG & UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES
International case law and bibliography on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts – two of the most important international instruments for the regulation of international commercial transactions.

United Nations

World Health Organization (WHO)
Contains full text national legislation-International Digest of Heath Legislation.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)-- Treaties administered by WIPO.

World Intellectual Property
Unofficial home page with links to Patents, Copyright, Protocols, and GATT. The page includes changes in the laws governing the protection of intellectual property rights around the world.

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Includes legal texts, official documents, statistics, analysis, publications, special areas for journalists and NGOs. To learn more about the organization and its documentation system, please follow this Training Package prepared by WTO.

Guides:
International Law, NYU Law Library research guide
WTO/GATT Research by Jeanne Rehberg.
European Union Research by Jeanne Rehberg.
Nafta Research by Jeanne Rehberg.
History, Role, and Activities of the Council of Europe: Facts, Figures and Information Sources by Sophie Lobey

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