The International Video Law Library is a fantastic place to find, listen to, and watch leading experts in the field discuss substantive international law issues. Also within the International Video Law Library is the Human Rights Video Library.
Some of the lectures in the library include:
- Thomas Buergenthal, Judge at the International Court of Justice, speaks about reservations to treaties.
- Philippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court, for an
interview in September 2005 in which he introduced himself, and went on
to give the historical background of the creation of the International Criminal Court. President Kirsch then when on to explain how the Court functions, its structure, and finally gave a status report of the Court's activites as of 2005.
James Crawford , Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge, considers his time at the UN International Law Commission as part of the Working Group on an International Criminal Court and the drafting of the 1994 Draft Statute for an International Criminal Court. The
1994 ILC Draft was source of the drafting process which ultimately lead
to the 1998 Rome Diplomatic Conference and the creation of the
International Criminal Court.
Judge Navanethem Pillay,
President of the International Criminal for Rwanda Tribunal (1999 -
2003) and later Judge of the International Criminal Court introduces
herself and explains why the Rwanda Tribunal was established. Judge Pillay speaks about the legacy which the ICTR will leave in respect to the
Christine Chinkin, Professor of
International Law at the London School of Economics and Political
Science (LSE), discusses the feminist approach to international law.
There are many more. Enjoy!
Of course the Yale Law Library has a fantastic print and electronic international law library. For a list of our electronic international law resources, go to our webpage of Foreign, International and Transnational Law Resources. Our international law reference books, treatises, looseleafs, and monographs are in the compact and open shelving areas and reading room on L1 as well as the Upper East Side. The librarians are more than happy to assist you with your international legal research!