This month's website is:
Customary international humanitarian law (IHL) is important in today's armed conflicts because it fills gaps left by treaty law in both international and non-international conflicts and so strengthens the protection offered to victims. Mandated by the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1995. This study identified 161 rules of customary IHL and compiled relevant national and international practice. In 2007, the ICRC teamed up with the British Red Cross to update the practice section of the customary IHL study. Since its inception in 2010, the number of users of the customary IHL database has grown markedly. The collection of practice on the database is an invaluable resource to academics, military advisors and other specialists involved in the practical application of IHL and for any further review of state practice to assess developments in customary IHL.
A special thanks goes to John Hostage for his valuable suggestions and kind help!
Legal Websites of the Month Archive
As a service to OBS-SIS members, a MARC record of a legal website
is distributed on the OBS-SIS discussion list each month. We encourage
you to try it out and see if your library might want to include
it in your online catalog.
The links below each site name will connect you to the MARC record for the resource. From the record you can view the website itself by following the links, or view the MARC tagging format by exporting the record and selecting the appropriate MARC format. Website suggestions and cataloging questions should be addressed to Keiko Okuhara.
Thanks to OCLC, we can now keep up on cataloging the AALL OBS-SIS Legal Websites of the Month.
Here is a solution to minimize your workload and add those records in an economical and streamlined manner. Libraries can
logon to the WorldCat Collection Sets order form to place their order for AALL OBS-SIS Legal Websites of the Month MARC records.
There are several processing options available on the order form. If libraries already have some of these records and have set their
holdings in WorldCat, OCLC has an option to output only the records that do not already have their institution symbol set in WorldCat.
If libraries want to receive new records that are added each month, they should select the standing order option on the order form.
Here is the link to the list of sets:
Here is the link to the order form:
For pricing questions, libraries should contact their OCLC regional service provider.