Thursday, June 23, 2011
Revised KZ Classification for International criminal law and the International Criminal Court
In anticipation of the annual meeting of the American Library Association, the Library of Congress has issued a report on its recent activities. Of particular interest to law catalogers is the section on page seven, "KZ Classification for International criminal law and the International Criminal Court." The report documents the implementation of a new section of the KZ classification schedule, KZ7000-KZ7500, international criminal law. According to LC's report, "[t]he new classes in this schedule closely follow the principles and doctrines of international criminal law, which were worked out over the last decades by scholars, political scientists, and international organizations." Outdated ranges in KZ for International criminal courts and procedure, KZ6304-KZ6332, have been closed and new subject headings have been established, while existing subject headings have been revised. The numbers in class K for those subjects that are governed by international criminal law have been closed or revised, and references have been provided to direct users of the schedules to the new numbers in KZ. The affected K classes are: K5256 (Terrorism); K5258 (Human trafficking); K5277 (Piracy at sea); and K5301-5304.5 (Crimes against humanity. War crimes). More complete information is available in the report itself at: http://connect.ala.org/files/2515/2011_06_library_of_congress_report_pdf_13745.pdf.