Ok, so this isn’t such new news but then again the tabloids probably did not include the full text and reasoning of the court in Madonna’s case before the Supreme Court of Appeals in Malawi.  Nor did they report on our library’s newest database, Oxford Reports on International Law. Follow the link in the footnote to read how Madonna’s case led to a groundbreaking opinion and find out if Madonna gets the baby.
The library’s other new database is The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law . For a sample of the encyclopedia’s essays, and more about some of the documents mentioned by the above court, see the article, Children, International Protection by Evarist Baimu.
 In the matter of the Adoption of Children Act Chapter 26:01 of the Laws of Malawi and in the matter of Chifundo James (an infant), Appeal judgment, MSCA Adoption Appeal No 29 of 2009; ILDC 1345 (MW 2009)