27th meeting

3-4 June 2004
Venice, Italy

The 27th meeting of the ECCHRD was organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), acting as Secretariat for the meeting.

The meeting was preceded by a day of training on 2 June. Three training sessions were offered:

  1. HURIDOCS tools, by Bert Verstappen (HURIDOCS)
  2. Finding human rights information on the Internet, by Saskia Bal (SIM) and Patrick Müller (Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Council of Europe)
  3. Using XML in a human rights context: a working example, by James Lawson (Council of Europe)

The meeting included a report on the training day, a session on the World Wide Web (W3) Consortium and the Semantic Web, by Charles McCathieNevile and an update on developments within HURIDOCS. There were also presentations on Indexing the concluding observations of the CRC and the HUDOC CD-ROM with case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

There were four interest groups covering the future of HURIDOCS, torture documentation, RSS (Rich Site Summary) feeds, and Thesauri and indexing.

This was followed by a discussion on the services for users which human rights libraries can provide.

The following presentation is available: