A warm welcome to the participants of the Centre of Research 2015 of the Hague Academy of International Law and in particular to professors Kamto and Tyagi.
My name is Raymond Ridderhof and my job at the Peace Palace Library is to purchase and select books and articles for our catalogue and make them available to our visitors.
Also I’ve been working on the bibliography Access of Individuals to International Justice.
It is a kind of challenge to extract the most relevant titles out of our catalogue.
Of course a list of about 5000 keywords is nice for a start and will help you/us on (y)our way.
But it’s obvious that a keyword like “human rights” or “European Court of Human Rights” will result in more hits than for instance the keywords “access to justice” or “individuals”.
Many titles useful for you lack the keywords “access to justice” and/or “individuals”. I would say, that’s where the research starts.
Please let me emphasize a few keywords which came up in my mind thinking about: Access of Individuals to International Justice:
Access to justice Legal remedies Locus standi
Individuals Private enforcement Legal protection
Diplomatic protection Fonctionnaires internationaux
International courts Settlement of disputes International criminal tribunals
Victims (participation) Amicus curiae
To the participants: Feel free to ask about more keywords, give feedback or add additional suggestions; contact me by e-mail or ask for me at the desk of the Library.
I hope you will be able to find your way in our catalogue and that our library and the bibliography will benefit to your research project. Have a nice stay at the Peace Palace.
Thanks for your attention,