Globalex  November 2007  
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New articles available on GlobaLex: Researching the Legal Aspects of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Vatican.
Updates: Romania, United States, Researching International Marine Environmental Law.

--Researching the Legal Aspects of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom by Colin Fong

Colin Fong is a part time lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales, in their law schools and has also taught at the law schools of the University of Sydney and the University of Notre Dame Australia. Colin worked as a librarian with the Australian Taxation Studies Program, now the Australian School of Taxation (Atax), and with a large Sydney law firm. He has written extensively on legal and taxation research.

--Burkina Faso Legal Information and Research by Kounkinè Augustin Somé

Kounkinè Augustin Somé LLB (Ouagadougou), DEA (Nantes, Paris XII) LLM (Pretoria-American University, Cairo), is a graduate in International Human Rights Law with Specialization in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa and Humanitarian Assistance. He has comprehensive experience in the area of human rights, democratic governance and peacebuilding. Mr. Somé has written several articles and papers including on the APRM (Governance assessment, a tool for human rights promotion: A critical look at the African Peer Review Mechanism); on the Human Rights situation in Burkina Faso in the Human Rights Law in Africa Series (Volume 2, 2000 * 2004). Mr. Somé has worked with the Parliament of Burkina Faso as legal officer and is currently serving on Human Rights with the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL). 

--The Burundi Legal System and Research by Syldie Bizimana

Syldie Bizimana, a human rights activist in Burundi, is currently a LLM student in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also undertaking a master degree on fundamental rights at Université de Nantes in France. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Université Libre de Kigali, Rwanda.

--Researching the Law of the Vatican City State by Stephen Young & Alison Shea

Stephen Young is a research librarian at the Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Young has written a number of articles and book chapters on legal research, particularly as it relates to the law of the United Kingdom.

Alison Shea is a reference librarian at Leo T. Kissam Memorial Library at Fordham University School of Law in New York City.  Shea obtained her J.D. and M.L.S. at The Catholic University of America.

--Update: Doing Legal Research in Romania by Dana Neacsu

Dana Neacsu is a reference librarian at Columbia Law School, a lawyer and member of the bar of the State of New York, a former Romanian judge (1989-1990) and faculty member of the Romanian University School of Law (1990-1994). She holds an M.L.S. from CUNY (2001), an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (1994), a D.E.A. from Caen Université de Droit et des Etudes Politiques (1991), and a Diploma de Drept (J.D.) from Bucharest University School of Law (1989). She is author of Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Research (Transnational, 2005) 

--UPDATE: A Guide to the U. S. Federal Legal System Web-based Public Accessible Sources by Gretchen Feltes

Gretchen Feltes is Faculty Services/Reference Librarian at New York University School of Law Library.

--UPDATE: Researching International Marine Environmental Law 
by Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi

Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi is the Reference and Documents Research Librarian at the Rittenberg Law Library of St. John's University School of Law.  Prior to joining St. John's in 1991, Aru worked as the Senior Information Specialist in the corporate headquarters of the Exxon Corporation in New York.  In addition to the Masters in Library Science from St. John's University, she holds Masters in Government and Politics where she specialized in International Law.  She wrote a thesis titled International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments of 2004: An Analysis of Logical and Practical Aspects.  She also holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from Poona University.  She has presented the topic of International Marine Environmental law to the Indian Society of International Law and American Association of Law Librarians. 

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