Most people are unfamiliar with judicial courts and can be upset by court rituals, the formal and distancing language, uncomfortable environment, and the impression of being an object in the proceedings.
Many witnesses in criminal cases are given little notice of their court appearance and can be kept waiting for days. Victims and witnesses are often intimidated and upset by appearing in court. They must often share waiting rooms with defendants or other witnesses. Witnesses and jurors can be worried by the order summoning them to court, particularly the reference to a fine or imprisonment if they do not comply.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.