The United Nations Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs launched the Audiovisual Library of International Law one year ago today.
"The United Nations Audiovisual Library is a unique, multimedia resource which provides the United Nations with the unprecedented capacity to provide high quality international law training and research materials to an unlimited number of recipients on a global level."
The Audiovisual Library has three main parts:
- Historic Archives -- contains resources relating to the negotiation and adoption of the significant legal instruments under the auspices of the United Nations and related agencies since 1945;
- Lecture Series -- features a permanent collection of lectures on a variety of subjects of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different countries and legal systems; and
- Research Library -- provides links to treaties, jurisprudence, publications and documents, scholarly writings and research guides.
The Audiovisual Library is available to all for free.