FLARE Index to Treaties

April 15, 2009

Foreign and international law researchers will be interested to learn that the FLARE Index to Treaties is now available on the web.  FLARE is a consortium of British law libraries which provides a series of  “Foreign Research Guides” through the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and which has supported the creation of the FLARE Index to Treaties online.  This index is a useful successor to Bowman and Harris’s Multilateral Treaties: Index and Status as it provides a free searchable database of over 1500 significant multilateral treaties, i.e. treaties with 3 or more parties, and their amendments and protocols.  The database covers treaties from 1856 to present and is searchable by title keyword, subject keyword, date, or place.  The search results include, citation to print copies of the treaties, ratification information and best of all links to the text of treaties that are available online.

Student Symposium on Women’s Human Rights Papers Available

April 1, 2009

On March 6, the  library hosted the John and Mary Yaremko Forum on Multiculturalism and Human Rights in the form of a showcase of student scholarship on women’s human rights. The papers presented  are now available on the Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme Website and  represent a wide range of issues and current thinking on domestic  and international women’s human rights.



Keri Bennett

Family Responsibilities Discrimination in the Americas: Transformative Potential of the Human Rights Claim.

Candice Telfer

Intersectionality as the Missing Link to Substantive Equality.

Milton Castelan

Women’s Rights, Reproductive Health Rights and Public Health Considerations in Decriminalizing Abortion in the Republic Suriname.

Paper Presentations

Cara Davies

Stereotyping and the New Women-protective Antiabortion Movement.

Erin Hallock

Gender Stereotypes and Canadian Immigration: An Analysis of Baker v. Canada in Light of Article 5(a) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Zannah Johnston

Decisions of the CEDAW Committee: Lack of Consistency in Admissibility Decisions.

Shayan Shaffie

Stereotyping as Institution: On Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins and the Socio-Structural Roots of Gender Discrimination.

Jennifer Simpson

Stereotyping Sex Workers: S.v Jordan and others.

Anaïs Tobalagba

Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982) per Justice O’Connor (United States, Supreme Court): a case revisited under CEDAW.

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