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BEREC is an EU body based in Latvia which is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications markets. Its website provides background information and news about its work. The Documents page makes available all publicly-available BEREC documentation, including decisions, recommendations, statements of best practice, opinions, reports and more; there is also a facility for requesting access to internal documents. The website has also has details of BEREC consultations and information about net neutrality. It is in English only.
CRIN is a non-profit organisation engaged in research, policy and advocacy in the field of children’s rights, based in London. Its work is based on the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Library section of the CRIN website includes a collection of UN documentation, a legal database and information about rights organisations. The legal database contains case summaries, national legislation, constitutions, treaties, standards, resolutions and other material on the subject of children’s rights; it is searchable by CRC article number, country and other criteria. The CRIN website also provides research reports, guides to children’s rights, toolkits for rights advocates and news.
EPLex is an International Labour Organization (ILO) resource that provides information on employment termination legislation in the various ILO member states. Legislation can be browsed by country and is usually provided in the original language. The information is also broken down and aspects such as employment contracts, substantive requirements for dismissal, severance and redundancy payments can also be browsed by country. An advanced search option is also available.
The Committee of the Regions (COR) is the European Union’s assembly for representatives of regional and local authorities across the EU member states. It advises on new EU legislation concerning cities and regions. The COR website provides details of plenary sessions, a list of current members, a collection of studies published from 1999 onwards, information about current and closed consultations. There is also a link to the COR’s Electronic Document Register (under Engage-Resources-Access to Documents).
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an EU consultative body, representing social and economic interest groups. It issues opinions on draft EU legislation. The EESC website provides information about its plenary sessions and about meetings of its special-interest sections and groups and the Commission on Industrial Change. The Our Work section of the site makes available EESC opinions, studies, reports, position papers, plenary session summaries and other documents. An online Document Register is also available, providing EESC documents from the 1990s onwards in the form of a searchable database.
This International Labour Organization (ILO) database brings together occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation and regulatory frameworks from around the world. The database can be browsed by country or searched by keyword. The information is arranged by themes eg. regulatory framework, OSH inspection and enforcement of legislation, employers’ duties and responsibilities and specific hazards or risks. Full-text legislation is linked to via the ILO’s database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation (NATLEX), usually in the original language
Database of documents produced by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), the Council of Europe body that administers the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Includes all CPT visit reports, all CPT public statements, and the CPT standards. Basic and advanced search facilities are provided. The interface is available in English or French. The visit reports are in either English or French and the other documents are in both languages.
Database of documents produced by the European Committee for Database of documentation relating to the work of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), a Council of Europe human rights body which monitors racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Council of Europe member states. The database contains ECRI country reports; government observations (responses to ECRI reports); policy recommendations; interim conclusions; and press releases. Basic and advanced search facilities are provided. The interface is available in English or French and all the documents are in English, French or both; a small number have been translated into other European languages.
The European Committee of Social Rights (ESC) is a Council of Europe body which monitors compliance with the European Social Charter, a Council of Europe treaty concerning social and economic rights. HUDOC-ESC is a database of its decisions and conclusions, together with related documents such as resolutions and recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in matters relating to the Social Charter. Basic and advanced search facilities are provided. The interface and contents of the database are available in English and French.
Database of documents relating to the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments, provided by the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Includes dossiers detailing the status of execution of each judgment (under Cases on the database menu); communications from the parties to a case and from NGOs (et cetera); government action plans and reports; decisions of the Council of Ministers; memoranda; and resolutions. Coverage goes back to 1961. The contents can be filtered by type of document, respondent state, status and other criteria; basic and advanced search facilities are also available. The interface is available in English or French and the documents are in either or both languages.
Online register tracking the progress of EU delegated acts (a type of subsidiary legislation) and providing access to associated documents. Users can search planned delegated acts to see which procedural stage has been reached and download associated documents, such as draft delegated acts, meeting agendas and meeting minutes; search results can be filtered by policy area, status and other criteria. A list of delegated acts is also available, together with a list of the legislative acts to which they relate; these can also be filtered. The site includes a calendar of meetings concerning delegated acts and a page of FAQs. Full coverage starts from December 2017, but some earlier information is also available. Users may sign up to receive updates.
This International Labour Organization (ILO) database brings together information on International Labour Standards along with national labour and social security laws. Country profiles show which ILO conventions have been ratified, provide links to national labour laws and information on reporting obligations. There is information on which countries have ratified ILO conventions along with links to all conventions open for ratification. There is also comparative data showing which countries have ratified which conventions. The full text of all conventions, protocols and recommendations is given. Full text national laws are usually provided in the original language.
This database maps laws from around the world relating to women’s status in the family and society. Launched in July 2018, it is under development by the Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, in association with UN Women. In its first phase the database covers the laws of African, European and Latin American jurisdictions as well as Israel, India and Pakistan; work is continuing on Middle Eastern jurisdictions. For each jurisdiction, the database lists and summarises laws governing gender equality, marriage, separation and divorce, children, contract and business rights, property rights, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual violence, head of the household status and many other subjects. A few links to full-text laws are provided, but the database itself contains citations and summaries only; the data is currently in the form of a Google document.
Continually-updated interactive map of global abortion laws, produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a non-profit legal advocacy organisation based in the United States. The map is colour-coded to show how restrictive or liberal each jurisdiction’s abortion regime is, and further details are available when users click on a country. The “In Focus” feature provides the text of abortion provisions for 56 key jurisdictions. The map is downloadable in pdf format. The interactive version has a search facility and a country comparison tool. The website provides background information about the map, briefing papers on topics relating to abortion, and details of the Center’s offices around the world.