International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
December 2006, Volume 1, Issue 5

International Resources

Report on Evaluation of European Judicial Systems (CEPEJ)
The report, comprising data for 45 European states, provides essential data enabling decision-makers and the judicial community to understand the major trends in judicial organization and pinpoint challenges, and help implement reforms to improve the efficiency of justice.
Judicial Reform in Latin America: An Assessment (CSIS)
A report measuring and evaluating progress resulting from the latest wave of justice reforms in Latin America that began during the mid-1990s, with an eye toward lessons learned and "best practices regarding such efforts in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Peru, and Venezuela.

International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP)
An online database of judicial decisions from domestic courts from over sixty-five jurisdictions around the world which allows lawyers, judges, scholars, and other legal researches to pinpoint specific legal issues related to the domestic incorporation of international law and to compare how different jurisdictions deal with these issues.   

International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ)
The UIHJ represents its members to international organizations, ensures collaboration with national professional bodies, works to improve national procedural law and international treaties, and seeks to elevate the independent status of judicial officers.

IBA Monitoring Report:  International Criminal Court
The second in a series of IBA reports on the work and proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC), including status of recent cases and situations, significant legal developments, and issues such as transparency and defense issues.  

Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Judicial Integrity Group (UNODC)
The most recent report from a meeting of a group of chief justices from common and civil law countries convened by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime which identifies and seeks application of best practices in strengthening judicial integrity and capacity.

Eurojust is a new European Union body established in 2002 to enhance the effectiveness of the competent authorities within Member States when they are dealing with the investigation and prosecution of serious cross-border and organized crime.

Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition (OAS)
A tool to promote greater awareness of how justice systems in the Americas and the Caribbean combat crime through mutual legal assistance, extradition, and other types of judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

Transnational Dispute Management
A web portal and online journal which focuses on recent developments in the area of arbitration and dispute management with an emphasis on mediation/ADR, conflict avoidance and commercial conflict management by bilateral negotiation or by third-party facilitated negotiation.

USIP Special Report: Temporary Courts, Permanent Records
This report provides a conceptual framework for creation of an international judicial archive that could house and preserve and manage the records of the East Timor Special Panels and Serious Crimes Unit, the internationalized courts in Kosovo, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the ICTY and ICTR.

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
An online research tool for locating authenticated primary materials, authoritative web sites, practical research guides, and other materials across the breadth of international law. 

Fair and Independent Courts:  Conference on the State of the [US] Judiciary
A conference chaired by Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer at Georgetown University examining judicial selection, elections, and removal at both the federal and state levels as well as inter-branch relations, recent polls of public attitudes, the role of the media, and suggestions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the judiciary.

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