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Amparo Context in Latin American Jurisdiction: an approach to an empowering action
Article explaining the writ of Amparo a form of protection of individual human rights used in Latin American jurisdictions. The article was written by Gloria Orrego Hoyos who is the Legal Reference Librarian and Professor of Law and Legal Research at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires. The article was published in 2013 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School at the New York University School of Law. The author gives background and historical information on the writ of Amparo, an overview of the regulatory requirements in Latin American countries and a bibliography of related works.

Constitutional law and the legal system of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Online guide to the law and legal system of Bahrain written by Khalil Mechantaf who is an Attorney at Law in Beirut, Lebanon. The guide was published in 2010 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. There is background and historical information on Bahrain and on the legal and governmental system. The author explains the role of the King, the Prime Minister and Parliament and looks at how laws are made in Bahrain. There is a section on the judiciary and Bahraini courts and a complete list of laws. References are also given to key texts on Barhraini law.

Copyright user
Website providing information and guidance on UK copyright law made freely available online by the University of Glasgow and Bournemouth University. The site is aimed at users and creators of copyright works. There are videos of creators (filmmaker, artist, musician, developer etc.) discussing copyright issues and sections providing guidance on topics such as copyright exceptions, public domain and obtaining permission to use copyright works. There is also information for creators on protecting, licensing and using and reusing work and FAQs answering the most commonly asked questions on copyright.

Cybercrime Research Centre
Website of the Cybercrime Research Centre a unit established by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland to conduct research into cybercrime and related issues. The site has details of conferences organised by the Centre, links to relevant European legislation and a selection of articles on computer crime which are freely available to download from the site. The site can be viewed in Polish and English.

Guide on researching Chinese mass media law
Online guide to researching mass media law in China written by Xiaomeng Zhang who is a Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library. The guide was published in 2013 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The guide looks at Chinese law covering various areas of mass communication including newspapers and magazines, radio, television, film, advertising and the internet. The author provides a list of titles for background reading dealing with the Chinese legal system and legal reform. There is an outline of Chinese media law and details of relevant books, research guides, journals and current awareness tools. The guide also offers a section on Chinese primary resources and a list of useful websites.

Legal system of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville): overview and research
Online guide to the legal system of the Republic of the Congo compiled by Dunia P. Zongwe who is a writer on finance, development and human rights in Africa. The guide was published in 2014 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author gives an introduction to the history of the Congo and an outline of the Constitution including the role and functions of the President and parliament. There is an outline of the criminal, administrative, civil and international laws in the Congo and a description of the legal profession and court system. A list of printed resources on Congolese law is given along with the few online resources available.

Ministry of Justice of Poland
Official website of the Polish Ministry of Justice. The site is offered in Polish with an English interface. Information provided in English includes an organisational structure of the department which has responsibility for the courts, prisons, criminal law, civil law, international cooperation and human rights. There are profiles of the officials including the Minister along with information on the Polish judiciary and the ADR Civic Council.

National Council of the Judiciary of Poland
Website of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland (Krajowa Rada Sadownictwa) the official body established in 1989 to protect the independence of the Polish courts and judiciary. The site gives details of the members of the National Council, its history and role in the Polish legal system. A page of links is given to other legal institutions in Poland. The site can be viewed in Polish and English.

Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights
Website of the Hungarian Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights the body established by the Fundamental Law of Hungary to protect civil rights in Hungary. The site provides profiles of the Commissioner and deputies and an organisational structure. There is guidance on lodging a complaint and ongoing cases can be viewed in Hungarian on the site. Full text annual reports are also provided along with a selection of reports on topics including child-friendly justice, refugee homelessness and unaccompanied minors and human rights related documents.

Research guide on international tax law
Online guide to international tax law written by Christopher Dykes who is a reference/research librarian at the University of Houston Law Center’s O’Quinn Law Library. The guide was published in 2012 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School at the New York University School of Law. The guide provides an introduction to the subject covering both primary and secondary sources with links to materials made available online. There are sections covering model tax conventions, tax treaties, customary international law and general principles of law. References are given to a number of treatises some focusing on international taxation from a U.S. practitioner point of view and others from a global perspective. The author also highlights selected journals and free and subscription online resources.

Research guide to the legal system of the Kingdom of Bhutan
Online guide to the Bhutan legal system written by lawyers Ershadul Karim and Chhime Tshoke Dorjee. The guide was published in 2011 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The authors give an introduction to the history and politics of Bhutan, an outline of the legal system and court structure and information about the country’s legal profession. Links are given to important legal websites including legislation, government departments, newspapers and development agencies.

Searching through Systems: Research Guide for UN Criminal Tribunals
Online guide to international criminal tribunals written by Anthony Bestafka-Cruz who is a law student at University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt) and Managing Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law. The guide was published in 2012 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School at the New York University School of Law. The author highlights the most useful and accessible resources for researching the United Nations criminal tribunals in particular the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Special Court for Sierra Leone, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. The guide provides information on key web resources, agreements and treaties, founding documents and decisions.

Special Tribunal for Lebanon: an introduction and research guide
Online research guide to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon written by Martin Wahlisch, who is a lawyer currently based in Lebanon. The guide was published in 2012 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School at the New York University School of Law. The author provides history and background to events leading to the establishment of the Tribunal. There is information and links to key documents relating to the structure, jurisdiction, rules and procedures of the STL. There are also links to annual reports and trial proceedings.

Supreme Court of Hungary
Official website of the Hungarian Supreme Court (Kuria) which is offered in Hungarian with an English interface. Information provided in English covers the history, organisation and jurisdiction of the court and the reform of the Hungarian judicial system following the country’s change to a democratic system of government . A selection of civil, criminal and administrative decisions of the court are provided in full text.

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