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ICSID Databases

This part of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) website provides access to a range of databases maintained by the ICSID. There is a database of member states which gives details of signatories to the ICSID Convention, a searchable database of cases administered by ICSID and a directory of arbitrators and conciliators appointed to the ICSID Panels. There is a database listing bilateral investment treaties searchable by signatory states, treaty and year of signature. The treaty text isn’t given.

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

The Universal Postal Union (Union Postal Universelle) was created in 1874 and is located in Berne, Switzerland. It is the second-oldest international organization in the world. The purpose of the UPU is to provide a primary forum for the postal service sector and to ensure that a network of up-to-date services is provided. Its website provides information about the structure and role of the organisation and makes available its documentation and publications. A terminology database, Termpost, provides a multilingual vocabulary relating to postal services.

NATLEX: Suriname

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database giving details of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, with links to full-text laws where possible. It currently holds just over seventy records of law relating to Suriname and this section was last reviewed in 2017. Records are available in the three ILO official languages, English, French and Spanish, but the documents for Suriname are only available in Dutch.

NATLEX: Venezuela

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database giving details of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, with links to full-text laws where possible. NATLEX currently holds just over 250 records of laws relating to Venezuela and this section was last reviewed in 2014. The interface is avilable in three ILO official languages, English, French and Spanish, and the documents for Venezuela are in Spanish.

Global Brand Database

The Global Brand Database is an online resource made freely available by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is intended to be the first step in researching whether a trade mark already exists. The database includes trademarks, appellations of origin, armorial bearings, flags and other state emblems protected in various countries around the world. The names, abbreviations and emblems of intergovernmental organisations are also included.

WTO iLibrary

This website is the online research depository of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) providing access to WTO reports and key research material on global trade. The library can be searched by theme such as dispute settlement, environment and intellectual property etc., by country or by material type eg. books, papers, statistics or dispute settlement reports. All content can be searched by keyword or by using an advanced search option. Publications are made freely available to read online but a subscription is required to download material.

NATLEX: Uruguay

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and human rights legislation. It currently holds just over 570 records of laws relating to Uruguay. Where possible links to full-text laws are given. Records appear in the three ILO official languages, English, French and Spanish; the documents are in Spanish.

EPLex Employment Protection Legislation Database

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.

NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards

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.

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