As seen at the BIALL Conference 2012 - 30 Aussie Sites in 30 Minutes - Prezi

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


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Under starter's orders...

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I'm going slightly off piste here by signposting this title, which I'm about to read, so can't promise anything.  I am reliably informed that this book provides a very interesting behind the scenes look at The Olympics, from the selection process, the shenanigans in the Olympic Village, to the finish line and the post-Olympic anti-climax some athletes experience.

It will provide something to read if you find you are spending more time than usual on your journey into and away from the office...


Kindle edition

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A click away from New York Convention case law

Monday, 9 July 2012

Shearman & Sterling, UNCITRAL and Columbia Law School have launched a website featuring case law on the application and interpretation of the New York Convention from national courts in jurisdictions all over the world.

The user-friendly and freely accessible website – www.newyorkconvention1958.org – features judgments from common law jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, India, Hong Kong, the UK and US and civil law jurisdictions such as Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Switzerland and the OHADA countries (which have subscribed to the business law system created by the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa).

Case law from other jurisdictions will be uploaded onto the website over time.

Those using the site will be able to search the judgments by jurisdiction, articles of the convention or key words. Judgments are available in their original language and – often – in English translation. An accompanying summary highlights the interpretation and application of specific provisions of the convention.

A statement put out by those responsible for coordinating the website says that for more than 50 years the New York Convention “has provided a common set of standards for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in a wide range of jurisdictions counting today 146 states”.

Contibuted by: Michel Szczepanski

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BIALL Doubles It's Commitment To BAILII!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

At the AGM (which took place at BIALL 2012) the membership voted to increase the amount given to BAILII to £10,000 from June 2013. We previously made a 3 year commitment to pay £5,000 from June 2010 to June 2012 so the £10,000 will run from June 2013 to June 2015.

Generous us!

Jules Winterton, on behalf of the trustees, clearly agrees telling us:

"Your news about funding for BAILII is wonderful and extremely welcome. The support by BIALL is very valued by all the trustees of BAILII and I am particularly glad that we as law librarians are ‘at the table’ as a stakeholder in BAILII. The increase is very generous and much appreciated. I will tell the Trustees about it right now! Please do pass my thanks and the thanks of BAILII to the Council and, if there is a way, to the membership."

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