Paul Harris Society | Rotary International

Rotary started with the vision of one man —  Paul Harris

After setting up his law practice in Chicago, Harris gathered several business associates to discuss the idea of forming an organization for local professionals. He envisioned a place where professionals of diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

On 23 February 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting.

“I was sure that there must be many other young men who had come from farms and small villages to establish themselves in Chicago … Why not bring them together? If others were longing for fellowship as I was, something would come of it.”

In February 1907, Harris was elected the third president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, a position he held until the

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Clubs: The body politic | Rotary International

From the April 2016 issue of The Rotarian

Rotary clubs are catnip to people running for public office: Rotarians are involved in their communities, civic-minded, and engaged in public improvement. Especially in an election year, clubs are likely to receive calls from candidates in search of a receptive audience.

How a club responds to these requests is completely up to the club itself. For many, it depends on experience with politicians and the preferences of the club officers. Rotary International requires only that clubs not endorse candidates or take sides on public issues.

But the role of politics in Rotary has been debated since the organization’s earliest years. At the 1916 Rotary Convention, R.B. Campbell of Wichita, Kan., opined on how involved clubs should be in political (“civic”) affairs: “I believe that politics should be brought into the meetings,” he said. “We are a business organization, and it is to

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Introduction – UN Documentation: International Law

International law is a primary concern of the United Nations. The third preambular paragraph of the UN Charter states as a key goal of the organization “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained”. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter, and the ICJ is a principal organ of the UN.

International law is a complex and specialized field. This guide provides an introduction to the key documentation of the UN.

The UN Juridical Yearbook provides an overview of the legal activities of the organization during the year.

Some subject terms which might prove useful in conducting a search are:

  • environmental law
  • international criminal courts
  • international trade law
  • judicial system
  • law of the sea
  • law of treaties
  • space law
  • war crimes

Additional descriptors may be identified through

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Electronic Library on International Commercial Law and the CISG




Archived Pace-IICL CISG Database
(please note this Database has not been updated since December 2015)

Click here to go to the New and Updated Pace-IICL CISG Database

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Politic on, Parliament, declarations, constitutions, laws, Commissions, international diplomacy, news…, Haiti news 7/7

Politic : Parliament, declarations, constitutions, laws, Commissions, international diplomacy, news…

Haiti - News : Zapping...
Haiti – News : Zapping…
29/03/2020 12:12:51
Important meeting of Jouthe with the private sector – Croix-des-Bouquets in the fight against Covid-19 – « Electric » meeting with Taiwan – Comments from former PM Lafontant – Did you know ? – Municipal Civil Protection Committees in the field…
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Haiti - News : Zapping...
Haiti – News : Zapping…
28/03/2020 12:22:20
The Director of the Bernard Mevs hospital kidnapped – FLASH : Additional flight to Montreal – Do not use antibiotics – Canada : Closed Visa Application Centers – Mask making workshops – The capital will disinfect its public spaces…
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Haiti - Politic : Creation of a Scientific Cell to manage the Covid-19 crisis
Haiti – Politic : Creation of a Scientific Cell to manage the Covid-19 crisis
28/03/2020 10:25:12
Following the decree declaring a state of health emergency in order to fight against the spread of Covid-19, Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announces the creation of
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Bird & Bird – International Law Firm

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International Socialist Review

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ISR Issue 57, January–February 2008

The politics of identity

SHARON SMITH argues that identity politics can’t liberate the oppressed

FIGHTING AGAINST oppression is an urgent issue in U.S. society today. Racism, sexism, and homophobia have all reached appalling levels—that seem only to rise with each passing year. White students in Jena hang nooses, and Black students end up in prison.1 Squads of Minutemen vigilantes patrol the Mexican border with impunity, for the sole purpose of terrorizing migrant communities.2 College campuses across the U.S. commemorate “Islamo-fascism awareness week” as if it were just another legitimate student activity.3 Fred Phelps and his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church congregation regularly picket outside funerals of gay soldiers killed in Iraq, proclaiming that they belong in hell.4

To be sure, the problem extends way beyond the extremist fringe. Media pundits barely comment on the outrages described above, while

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Renowned Explorers: International Society on Steam


“It’s genuinely great, like, it’s one of my favorite games this year so far. It’s got so much going for it, so much depth, so much character, so much replayability, great systems, unique concepts in combat, awesome presentation…”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Here’s where I start to love Renowned Explorers. The encounters aren’t just a paper/rock/scissors system of aggressive, friendly, or devious. The more pertinent choice is whether you’re going to talk or fight. Either approach has distinct rules, with some characters suited to one or the other.”
100 – Quartertothree – Tom Chick

“…Renowned Explorers still stands as one of the best surprises of the year so far that wannabe adventurers of any age can enjoy. Encountering some thugs but instead of fighting, it just turns into one great big insult throwing contest where the loser runs away, foaming at the mouth. Brilliant.”
85 – Gamewatcher – John

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