Target Audience: Academic, government, and court reference and collection development librarians
1) Participants will be able to analyze a research problem in terms of the legal system, the human rights issue, and the appropriate treaty.
2) Participants will be able to identify and apply the knowledge of the appropriate institutional source; the stage in the institution’s process at which the relevant information/document is likely to be found; and the type of document that is most likely to have the information needed to solve the problem.
Part I of this program will teach participants the advanced skills they need to research difficult problems in the United Nations Charter-based and treaty-based bodies. Presenters will use examples of violations of human rights law and the institutional responses to them to illuminate the characteristics of the treaties; the enigmatic organization and procedures of the institutions created by the Charter and the treaties; and the unique documents produced by those institutions. Participants will return to their institutions able to solve research problems that they could not have previously addressed.