International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
April 2008 Issue

International Resources

Rule of Law Assistance Directory
This Directory, developed by the International Law Development Organization (IDLO) is the first publicly available global inventory of development assistance activities to further legal and related institutional reform. Its purpose is to also serve as a tool to facilitate the exchange of information, generate debate and discussion, inform constituencies engaged in efforts to reform law and legal institutions, and promote harmonization of development strategies.

African Court Decisions
The Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) collects and publishes legal materials from courts in Southern and Eastern Africa for free online access. The current collection includes superior court judgments from Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Currently in preparation: Lesotho and Zambia judgments, Uganda legislation, and South African Law Reform Commission publications.

CCJE Opinion No. 10
In this Opinion, adopted in November 2007, the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) affirms that as an independent and impartial judiciary is a fundamental requirement of the rule of law in a democratic society, the independence and impartiality of judges need to be guaranteed by a specific body, a council for the judiciary, in line with the principle of the separation of powers.

HiiL ROL Conference Report
This report summarizes the first event in the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) ‘Law of the Future' series, titled “"Further Conceptualization and Practical Progress on Building Coherent and Effective Rule of Law Programmes and Strategies," that took place in October 2007 with more than thirty speakers and commentators and approximately one hundred additional participants from all over the world.

Judicial Selection in US States
This site, developed by the American Judicature Society, provides access to basic information about and analysis of the complex and critical issues of selecting state court judges in the United States.

Doing Business Law Library 
This World Bank resource, which provides access to objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the sub national and regional level, serves is a guide for evaluating regulations that directly impact economic growth, downloading underlying laws, making cross-country comparisons, and identifying good practice reforms.

This ever-expanding online database, associated with the Hague Justice Portal, compiles and makes available domestic jurisprudence from countries all over the world relating to international criminal law.

International Courts Data
This web-site provides a portal for practitioners, scholars, and academics interested in the empirical study of international courts.  Most importantly, the site provides access to datasets collected by various scholars. This includes data on compliance, judicial dissents, biographical information on judges, case-law citations, background information on judgments, sentencing by criminal courts, reservations made by states to the jurisdiction of courts, and so on. (United Nations Human Rights Treaties)
This resource compiles a range of data concerning the application of the UN human rights treaty system by its monitoring treaty bodies since their inauguration in the 1970s in order to enhancing the implementation of international human rights legal standards by countries around the world.  

Countries at the Crossroads Governance Blog 
The relative new Countries at the Crossroads blog features insights and analysis relating to governance in the emerging and transitional states that are included in Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads country set.


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