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Abolition and Antislavery TimelineEric Foner/Columbia InteractiveThis illustrated timeline tracks events in the history of abolitionism from the 1820s to the 1860s. From Abolitionism and Antislavery, the fourth in Professor Eric Foner's series of e-seminars Slavery and Emancipation.
Civil Liberties and the War on TerrorismDavid Cole and Michael RatnerOn October 2, 2001, a Columbia University Law School forum was held to address the legal and human rights implications of the fight against terrorism. David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University, and Michael Ratner, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and lecturer at Columbia Law School, caution Americans that although the terrorists violated every principal of human decency, it is even more important to retain the principals of constitutional law, democracy, and human rights.
Emancipation in the NorthEric Foner/Columbia InteractiveThis interactive map shows the slow progress of emancipation even in the Northern states. During the period between 1777 and 1804 all of the Northern states passed emancipation laws, but the majority of them were "gradual," promising freedom only to slaves not yet born, at some future date. The map is taken from The Struggle for Freedom, the second e-seminar of the Slavery and Emancipation series, with Professor Eric Foner.
Growth and Decline of SlaveryEric Foner/Columbia InteractiveThis interactive map shows how slave populations changed in the individual states during the period 1790–1860. In the Northern states, which had passed gradual emancipation laws, the slave population dwindled and eventually disappeared. But in the Southern states it continued to rise. The map is taken from The Struggle for Freedom, the second e-seminar of the Slavery and Emancipation series, with Professor Eric Foner.
Guides to Foreign Legal ResearchLaw LibraryA very large selection of resources to aid in carrying out foreign legal research. Many are accessible online.
Guide to Treaty ResearchLaw LibraryThe Diamond Law Library is a great place to find the text of treaties. But even with the right tools, treaty research can be quite difficult and time consuming. Learn how to get started at this informative and in-depth site.
Guide to United Nations ResearchLaw LibrarySince United Nations research can be challenging, a solid knowledge of how the United Nations works and how its documents are published is helpful. This guide approaches research strategy in the order one might tackle a research question.
Human and Constitutional RightsSchool of LawThis site, dedicated to human and constitutional rights, recently added a page examining the legal issues raised by the war with Iraq, which includes UN documents, acticles, commentary, and other resources.
Human Rights @ Columbia UniversityHuman Rights @ Columbia UniversityThis site provides a common portal to the diverse human rights resources that can be found throughout Columbia University. With extensive links to human rights organizations.
International Programs Directory
Columbia UniversityThe International Programs Directory is a searchable index of ongoing international programs involving Columbia University faculty, staff, and students.
Music Intellectual Property CasesColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Music Law Copyright Infringement Project provides law students and copyright scholars with access to previously inaccessible materials that may provide new insights into an often opaque area of law. By offering digital renderings of the case documents, relevant music with melody and harmony dissected, final outcomes of cases, commentary, opinions, musical scores and study questions the project allows a more effective presentation of these materials, which enables students to study, compare and actively engage in the analysis of the disputed the works
Online Music Plagiarism Project Brings Contested Melodies to LifeColumbia InteractiveLaw Librarian Charles Cronin has found a unique way to combine his diverse training in musicology, law, and information systems. The idea first came to him a number of years ago while researching law review notes on music plagiarism cases. Obtaining documentation associated with the cases proved difficult, especially those from before 1960, so he decided to compile a multimedia database that would allow students and researchers to hear the disputed works and compare their scores.
Public Interest Law Initiative in Transitional SocietiesSchool of LawPILI seeks to promote human rights by supporting the development of public interest law in communities in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Russia. Find articles, books, and other resources at this site.
Research Guide: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaLaw LibraryInformation on researching The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), established in 1993 and located in the Hague.
Researching Public International LawLaw LibraryThis resource is designed to help you conduct research in international law, and begins from the principle that in order to understand what you need to find, you have to understand the institutions which are in a position to "create" international law.
The Rise of Abolition: Women and African-AmericansEric Foner/Columbia InteractiveIn this video slideshow, Professor Eric Foner points out that both women and African-Americans played major parts in the abolitionist movement. Some women abolitionists spoke out publicly in ways that were unusual for women at the time. Free blacks and fugitive slaves such as Frederick Douglass became important supporters and speakers. From Abolitionism and Antislavery, the fourth in Professor Foner's series of e-seminars Slavery and Emancipation.

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