wim my ulti-mate favourite. wim
and I share a house, our enthousiasms, our knowledge of information technology
and the rest of our lives. his site contains photography, architecture,
travel. part dutch, part english
holiday images - this is where those elusive holiday images go, you
will find them all here!
some favorite Washington, DC links
After living in this capital of the world for nearly three years, we have
some strong favorites here.
Booktv is the site of the television
station of the same name. On C-Span2, it provides book presentations in
the field of history and politics from Friday midnight to Monday morning
8:00 AM. We learn a lot, and we do not have to read any of those books.
Archived programs and podcasts on the web site.
The Kennedy center is where
we go to the opera and occasionally to plays and concerts. During the
intermissions, drinks on the terrace overlooking the Potomac. A great
building in a great location.
Politics and Prose Bookstore
we found through Booktv. At least one book presentation every day. World
famous writers like Scott Turow, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Julian Barnes,
Simon Schama and Ian Buruma live. Enhanced by the nearby presence of Buck's
Fishing and Camping, a restaurant with atmosphere and good food. It
takes no reservations and has no web site of its own.
Folger Shakespeare Library claims
to be the largest of its kind in the world. Inside a '30s buildling, there
is a complete Elizabethan theatre. the Folger Consort specializes in period
music and makes it sound like real fun.
Vietnam Memorial is our favorite memorial on the Mall, just two blocks
from our home. Be patient, the picture takes some time to load, even on
The National Air and Space Museum
is on the Mall as well. As you enter, there is a piece of the moon you
can touch. Much more exciting than expected.
Nothing to do with Washington, really, but listening to BBC
Radio 3 is a favorite accompaniment to writing.
Life on line
Statesman is the building we lived in.
delivered our food all the way up to the 9th floor. It belongs to Giant
Food stores, owned by Ahold. Right, Albert Heijn.
Zipcar was for when we do our
or go out into the country.
Mills Mall is where we, and everybody else, shop till we drop.
The cheapest airline tickets come from Airline
my favourite cartoon character since Peanuts, with a food game, an addict
Frankly, I hate to peddle commercial concerns, but if you are a game aficionado
like me, you will appreciate the popcap
site. However, my real all time favourites are
Myst and its successors.
jogging or hobbling?
runnersworld.com lots of resources
on running know-how: training, injuries, nutrition, weight loss; possibly
the difference between jogging and running.
after all, we all have to eat!
BBC Good Food is
where all those television chefs leave their recipes for us to try. great
variety, lots of new stuff all the time.
thegreenery.nl/ here, the united
vegetable producers of the Netherlands help you eat more of their stuff.
creative recipes, renewed regularly in dutch
ever tried to find a recipe for granola, chocolate cake or eggplant soup,
and ended up with more than 20 different ones? here is where this happens
all the time. you name it, they've got it in countless varieties.
Here is the dutch greatgrocer Albert
Heijn's way of stimulating the economy. online shopping, recipes, a wine
club, in dutch
you are. this site lists operahouses all over the world. lots of
information and on line ticket ordering.
The Netherlands Opera Company has one
of the most beautiful sites I know.
along with Bach and Mozart, in Dutch
IMSPL/Petrucci provide tons
of free sheet music
general principles of legal aid
of legal aid in EU countries
new minimum standards for cross border legal aid
aid for asylum seekers: the challenges, by Stephen Anagnost
accession reports reflect deficiencies in legal aid
civil legal aid merits guidelines by Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB)
guidelines on reasonableness in civil legal aid cases, by Scottish
Legal Aid Board (SLAB)
Action Group provide policy information, quality standards on access
Services Commission research on need for legal aid in UK
Aid in 15 questions: back to basics in Italy
Public Interest Law Initiative
provides a lot of information on development in EU accession countries
PILI special mention:
the Sourcebook on access to justice in Central and Eastern Europe
World Bank's Justice Sector Assessments Handbook
was launched at the end of March 2007. It was my major contribution to
the work of the Bank's Justice Reform Group.
for the launch event, and here
for the Handbook itself
World Bank's law and Justice Institutions web site has loads of resources
for judicial reform; it was nominated ex aequo best World Bank thematic
group web site by Washington university communication students.
site of the judiciary in the netherlands. a lot of judicial decisions
and info about the administration of justice in the netherlands. in dutch,
quite a lot of information in english.
official site of the prosecutor's office. a lot of information. my favourite
is the database
on penalties for small violations. in dutch, with information in english.
Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia: follow cases on line
De eigen rechtspraak.pagina
van het startpaginaconcern, veel bronnen
civil justice innovation explained
Judicial Network is a site of the European Commissioner on justice
and home affairs
Singapore Subordinate Courts'
exemplary website; learn how they use IT
supported mediation, even internationally
On Line is where you can file a claim on line, if your debtor lives
in England or Wales, that is. Go there and find out how it works! Highly
recommended, this is real innovation in the administration of justice.
The Department for
Constitutional Affairs (UK) has a great website with a lot of information,
Access to Justice, and even a Courtroom of the Future!
and Technology Conference, June 2008, Sydney conference presentations
AIJA 24th Annual Conference
on Affordable Justice
for Justice 2002 hosts the same-name conference in Sydney in October
2002. The theme: technology: what can it do for you?
justice 2000 papers of the Australian conference of the same name.
check their predictions for the future
of all US courts need one say more?
the grandparent of court technology sites; about uses of technology in
Technology Conference 2009 in Denver, September 2009, includes my
own presentation on how technology supports judicial reform
place in Tampa, Florida in October 2007
CTC9 was held in Seattle in September 2005
CTC8, 8th Court Technology
Conference, Kansas City, October 28-30 program information
the courtroom technology conference of the same name. lots of resources.
discussion material by the people who invented courtroom 21
Cyber Court was hailed in the legal and technology press at its inception;
check them out for yourself.
Council of Europe CJ-IT commission has conducted studies and produced
recommendations concerning IT and Law: interoperability of systems, designing
court information systems, digital signatures and electronic documents.
web site Interesting
information on the state of IT for justice in Norway, quite a lot in english.
the site of Morten Hagedal, a staff member of the Norwegian Court IT service.
is Perry Mason stuff. Games for courtroom training. Learn to become better
than Perry at objecting properly. Well worth a visit.
is the site of judge Michael Marcus of the Circuit Court, Multnomah County,
Oregon. He is determined to bring some rationality to sentencing, and
judicial sentencing support technology is his contribution. Interesting!
German judges annual
IT conference in Saarbrücken, in german
platform of the very active judges' association of Hamburg, Germany.
taxation court of Hamburg, Germany is piloting digital filing. find
all their lessons learned
on line payment orders,
in Germany, interesting, but not quite as on line as you think; in german