DVD: The Reckoning

The ReckoningTo learn more about the International Criminal Court, watch the 2009 documentary The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court located in the Law Library DVD documentaries collection at KZ6311 .R43 2009. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court and keynote speaker at the recent Children & International Criminal Justice Conference held at the UGA School of Law, is featured in the film.

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New Book: Homeland Security

Homeland Security, Its Law and Its State: A Design of Power for the 21st CenturyThe new book Homeland Security, Its Law and Its State: A Design of Power for the 21st Century by Christos Boukalas assesses the impact of post-9/11 domestic counter-terrorism policy on U.S. political life. It looks at the changes to legal and political forms beyond counter-terrorism such as in the context of the economic crisis and in intelligence-led policing.

Find the book in the Law Library Basement at HV6432 .B68 2014.

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Happy Birthday to the United Nations

Today marks the anniversary of the UN Charter’s 1945 entry into force, celebrated since 1948 as United Nations Day. For those of you in NLang_Lang_Concert_Oct15-STINGew York, a celebratory special concert featuring pianist Lang Lang and special guest Sting will take place this evening in the General Assembly Hall.

Here at the University of Georgia School of Law, we have many United Nations resources at our fingertips. The Louis B. Sohn Collection on International Relations includes the personal collection donated by Professor Louis B. Sohn, who worked towards the formation of the United Nations in addition to serving many decades as a law professor at Harvard, Georgia and George Washington. This special collection holds many titles about or by the United Nations.

We also collect United Nations documents on a variety of subjects. These are housed in the Law Library’s basement. Just next door at the Main Library you will also find a United Nations Publications collection  that complements our holdings. Ask a Reference Librarian  for help with any of these materials!

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New Book: The Death Penalty in American Cinema

Death Penalty in American CinemaThe new book The Death Penalty in American Cinema: Criminality and Retribution in Hollywood Film by Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan explores how problems concerning the death penalty have been portrayed in popular U.S. movies. You can find it in the Law Library Basement at PN1995.9.C3325 K695 2014.

Some of the films discussed in the book are currently available for checkout in our Law Library DVD Collection for you to watch as well, such as Dead Man Walking, 12 Angry Men, and The Green Mile.

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Finding Remarks in the Congressional Record

Finding remarks by members of Congress in the Congressional Record is easier than it’s ever been. Go to the Congress.gov website, Members of the U.S. Congress page, and select a member. On that member’s page (see example below), click “See This Member’s Remarks in the C.R.” and voila! You can also browse members by chamber, alphabetically.congress_gov_members_remarks

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Guide in Support of the Children & International Criminal Justice Conference

The Children & International Criminal Justice Conference will be held at Georgia Law on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom at Hirsch Hall. The keynote address will be delivered by Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. Conference Information & Registration: http://law.uga.edu/intl-journal-conference

In support of the conference, the Law Library has created a guide to related resources including selected articles, books, legal instruments and documents, international organizations, blogs and current awareness resources: http://libguides.law.uga.edu/childreninternationalcriminalchildren_intl_just_libguide

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DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued the 2013 Yearbook of Immigration Yearbook 2011 CoverStatistics.  “The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and returns.”

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