Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Audiovisual Library of International Law
An audiovisual library of international law is currently being prepared by the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations. Check out the pilot project at: http://www.un.org/law/AVLpilotproject. Among the topics are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention. The pilot website already includes rarely seen audio and visual footage of speeches by people like Raphael Lemkin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Some 70 specialists in international law are preparing taped lectures on a range of topics. These will be part of the formal launch of the website later this year.