International Law


Author: Vaughan Lowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199230838
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
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"It covers all the main areas of International Law, such as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, and the ways International Law deals with different types of armed conflict. It also concludes with a short chapter examining the prospects for International Law."--BOOK JACKET.

Public Law


Author: Adam Tomkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018600
Category: Law
Page: 256
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Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introduction that will be especially appealing to the enquiring student who is looking to reflect critically on the assumptions underpinning the standard presentation of the subject.Written throughout in an engaging and accessible style, Public Law examines the issues of power and accountability that are central to constitutional and administrative law. Among the topics considered are the unwritten nature of the constitution, the changing relationship between the law and the politics of the constitution, the separation of powers, the enduring influence of the crown, the role and functions of Parliament, questions of responsible government, and the law of judicialreview and human rights.

The Conflict of Laws


Author: Adrian Briggs
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019166863X
Category: Law
Page: 434
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Adrian Briggs' invaluable introduction to the study of the conflict of laws provides a survey and analysis of the rules of private international law as they apply in England. The volume covers general principles, jurisdiction, and the effect of foreign judgments; choice of law for contractual and non-contractual obligations, the private international law of property, of persons, and of corporations. It does so in a manner which explains and illuminates the principles which underpin the subject in a clear and coherent fashion, as the wealth of literature, case law, and legislation often obscures the architecture of the subject and unnecessarily complicates study. This new edition organizes its material in light of European legislation on private international law, reflecting the shift towards understanding private international law as European law with a common law background instead of common law with European legislative influences. The author's approach is focused on the law and avoids the more abstract theory; as the theory of the conflict of laws is actually to be found in and by applying the legislation and jurisprudence to the cases and issues which arise in private international litigation and legal advice.

The Function of Public International Law


Author: Jan Anne Vos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9067048615
Category: Law
Page: 304
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This book addresses fundamental aspects of the concept of public international law in both theory and practice. The argument developed by the author is that, underlying the traditional, horizontal, structure of public international law, a vertical structure of the concept of law may be discerned. This vertical structure is seen unfolding into two, mutually exclusive, frameworks: a framework of obligation, accounting for obligations, and a framework of authorization, accounting for rights. The problem then arising is that a concept of public international law which only admits either rights or obligations cannot be regarded as coherent. The author, however, takes and substantiates the position that coherence can be achieved by suppressing the mutual exclusivity of both frameworks. This move paves the way to formulating the function of public international law in terms of the constituting of international society. Since in public international law the theoretical aspects profoundly affect practice, this book is not only of interest to academics, but also for practitioners, such as officials of foreign offices and international institutions.

Administrative Law


Author: Peter Cane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191029580
Category: Law
Page: 494
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Administrative Law provides a sophisticated but highly accessible account of a complex area of law of great contemporary relevance and increasing importance. Written in a clear and flowing style, the text has been radically reorganized and extensively rewritten to present administrative law as a framework for public administration. After an exploration of the nature, province, and sources of administrative law as well as the concept of administrative justice, the book briefly discusses the institutional framework of public administration. The second part of the book deals with the normative framework of public administration, starting with a general discussion of administrative tasks and functions and then examining in some detail norms relating to administrative procedure and openness, decision-makers' reasoning processes and the substance of administrative decisions. The next topic is the private law framework provided by the law of tort, contract, and restitution. The third part of the book provides an account of institutions and mechanisms of accountability by which the framework of public administration is policed and enforced: judicial review and appeals by courts and tribunals, bureaucratic and parliamentary oversight, and investigations by ombudsmen. This part ends by considering how these various mechanisms fit into the administrative justice system. The final part of the book explores the functions of administrative law and its impact on administration.

Introduction to Company Law


Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191021520
Category: Law
Page: 352
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Written by one of the foremost experts in the area, Paul Davies' Introduction to Company Law provides a comprehensive conceptual introduction, giving readers a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The five core features of company law - separate legal personality, limited liability, centralized management, shareholder control, and transferability of shares - are clearly laid out and examined, then these features are used to provide an organisation structure for the conduct of business. It also discusses legal strategies that can be used to deal with arising problems, the regulation of relationships between the parties, and the trade-offs that have been made in British company law to address some of the conflicting issues that have arisen. Fully revised to take into account the Companies Act 2006, and including a new chapter on international law which considers the role of European Community Law, this new edition in the renowned Clarendon Law Series offers a concise and stimulating introduction to company law.

Verfassungsfragmente

Gesellschaftlicher Konstitutionalismus in der Globalisierung
Author: Gunther Teubner
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518772805
Category: Law
Page: 291
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Nicht zuletzt durch eine Reihe von öffentlichen Skandalen wurde in den letzten Jahren die »Neue Verfassungsfrage« aufgeworfen. Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch multinationale Unternehmen, Korruption im Medizin- und Wissenschaftsbetrieb, Bedrohung der Meinungsfreiheit durch private Intermediäre im Internet, massive Eingriffe in die Privatsphäre durch Datensammlung privater Organisationen und mit besonderer Wucht die Entfesselung katastrophaler Risiken auf den weltweiten Kapitalmärkten – sie alle werfen Verfassungsprobleme im strengen Sinne auf. Ging es früher um die Freisetzung der politischen Machtenergien des Nationalstaats und zugleich um ihre wirksame rechtsstaatliche Begrenzung, so geht es nun darum, ganz andere gesellschaftliche Energien zu diskutieren und in ihren destruktiven Konsequenzen wirksam zu beschränken. Konstitutionalismus jenseits des Nationalstaats – das heißt zweierlei: Die Verfassungsprobleme stellen sich außerhalb der Grenzen des Nationalstaats in transnationalen Politikprozessen und zugleich außerhalb des institutionalisierten Politiksektors in den »privaten« Sektoren der Weltgesellschaft.

Employment Law


Author: Hugh Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199566550
Category: Law
Page: 265
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This updated edition offers a fresh approach to the law governing employment relations, emphasizing the contemporary policy themes of social inclusion, competitiveness, and the rights of citizenship in the workplace. It acts as a succinct and accessible overview for those new to the subject as well as an excellent summary for students. Employment Law covers all the main areas of the subject including contracts of employment, anti-discrimination law, trade unions, industrial action, and human rights in the workplace. It also discusses how UK law, under the influence of EU law and international protection of human rights, has been transformed for the twentieth-first century by pursuing new goals such as helping to achieve a better balance between work and life, to improve the competitiveness of business through partnership institutions, and to provide superior protection for the basic rights of employees in the workplace. Offering frequent comparisons with the law of other countries, including the United States, the book also discusses the effectiveness of employment regulation as well as examining the different national and transnational methods available.

Surrender, Occupation, and Private Property in International Law

An Evaluation of US Practice in Japan
Author: Nisuke Andō,Nisuke Ando
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 208
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The most recent title to appear in the Oxford Monographs in International Law series, Surrender, Occupation, and Private Property in International Law examines the legal situation which arises during periods of occupation in respect of private property which is temporarily used, annexed, ordestroyed by occupying forces. It asks what happens to that property after occupation ceases, and addresses the issues of restitution and compensation which may sometimes arise. The author focuses upon the post-war occupation of Japan by American forces as the principal example around which todevelop his arguments, and makes extensive use of documents from this period. Relatively little has been written about this crucial period in Japanese history, and the successful linking of the historical and legal aspects in this study will make this book of considerable interest to internationallawyers and modern historians.

Genozid im Völkerrecht


Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783930908882
Category: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Page: 792
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An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law

Philosophical Method, David Hume, and the Essence of Sovereignty
Author: J. Gillroy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376651
Category: Philosophy
Page: 325
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The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.

The Concept of Group Rights in International Law

Groups as Contested Right-Holders, Subjects and Legal Persons
Author: Corsin Bisaz
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004228705
Category: Law
Page: 243
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Through a collective biography of four scholars (Erich Kaufmann, Hans Kelsen, Hersch Lauterpacht and Hans J. Morgenthau) this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilization in the German-speaking and legal context influenced international law. By using biblical constitutive metaphors, it argues that Jewish German lawyers inherited, "inter alia," a particular Jewish legal approach that framed their understanding of the law as a means to reach God. The overarching argument is that because of their Jewish heritage, Jewish scholars inherited the endorsement of earthly particularism for the sake of universalism and the other way around: for the sake of universalism, humanity s differences need to be solved through the law.

Reine Rechtslehre

Mit einem Anhang: Das Problem der Gerechtigkeit
Author: Hans Kelsen
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161529733
Category: Law
Page: 921
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Nachdem die 1934 erschienene Erstauflage von Hans Kelsens Reine[r] Rechtslehre im Jahre 2008 als Studienausgabe erschienen ist, folgt nun im selben Format die Studienausgabe der Zweitauflage aus dem Jahre 1960. Zwischen den Auflagen 1934 und 1960 liegt nicht nur ein Vierteljahrhundert und ein Weltkrieg, sondern auch ein Umfangswachstum auf den fünffachen Wert und ein vielfältiger Reifungsprozess von Kelsens Allgemeiner Rechtslehre. Die Zweitauflage bildet zugleich Höhepunkt und Abschluss der sog. "Klassischen Phase" im rechtstheoretischen Werk Hans Kelsens. Überhaupt darf die auf Deutsch erschienene Zweitauflage, die in mehr als ein Dutzend andere Sprachen übersetzt worden ist, als die reifste und letzte geschlossene Darstellung der Reinen Rechtslehre gelten. Gemeinsam mit H.L.A. Harts Concept of Law (1961) stellt sie das wirkmächtigste Werk des modernen rechtstheoretischen Diskurses dar.Die vorliegende Studienausgabe enthält, anders als die seit 1992 publizierten Nachdrucke, auch den für das (Selbst-)Verständnis der Reinen Rechtslehre bedeutsamen Anhang zum Problem der Gerechtigkeit. Im Anmerkungsapparat sind darüber hinaus die aus Anlass der Übersetzung der Zweitauflage ins Italienische 1966 von Kelsen vorgenommenen Korrekturen am deutschen Text erstmals berücksichtigt worden.

Insolvency in Private International Law

National and International Approaches
Author: Ian F. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198258643
Category: Law
Page: 465
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This book provides a detailed analysis of the conceptual and practical problems posed by the increasingly common phenomenon of cross-border insolvency, both in respect of individuals and companies. In Part I of the book the author considers how such problems are approached and resolved under national legal regimes, comparing the English common law approach with those of other jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada and the USA. Part II analyses the regional and international agreements and conventions that have been under negotiation in response to the special difficulties imposed by multi -jurisdictional insolvencies, such as the E.U. Insolvency Convention and the UNCITRAL model law on cross-border insolvency. The book will appeal equally to insolvency specialists and to international company and commercial lawyers more generally. The aim of the Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series, edited by Peter Carter QC, is to publish works of high quality and originality in a number of important areas of private international law. The series in intended for both scholarly and practitioner readers.

Environmental and Energy Law


Author: Karen Makuch,Ricardo Pereira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118257367
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 680
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Despite bringing prosperity, industrialisation generally leads toincreasing levels of pollution which has a detrimental impact onthe environment. In response, legislation which seeks to control orprevent such impact has become common. Similarly, climatechange and energy security have become major drivers for theregulatory regimes that have emerged in the energy field. Given theglobal or regional scope of many environmental problems,international cooperation is often necessary to ensure suchlegislation is effective. The EU and the UK have contributed to thedevelopment of the environmental and energy law regimescurrently in force, spanning across international, transnationaland national levels. At the same time, practical responses toenvironmental and energy problems have largely been the focus ofengineers, scientists and other technical experts. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge theknowledge gap between legal developments designed to achieveenvironmental and/or energy-related objectives and the practical,scientific and technical considerations applicable to the sameenvironmental problems. In particular, it attempts to convey abroad range of topical issues in environmental and energy law, fromclimate and energy regulation, technology innovation and transfer,to pollution control, environmental governance and enforcement. Inaddition the book outlines key sector specific legal regimes(including water, waste and air quality management), focusing onissues or topics that are particularly relevant to bothenvironmental and energy lawyers, and engineering, science andtechnology-oriented professionals and students. In this vein,the book guides the reader on some basic practical applications ofthe law within scientific, engineering and other practicalsettings. The book will be useful to all those working or studying in theenvironmental or energy arena, including law students, legalprofessionals, engineering and science students and professionals.By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental andenergy law, the book embraces all readerships and helps to addressthe often thorny problem of communication between scientists,engineers, lawyers and policy-makers.

Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2013)


Author: Arthur W. Rovine
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004274944
Category: Law
Page: 580
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The 2013 volume of Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2013 is a collection of important works in the field written by the speakers at the 2013 Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, held in New York.

Intellectual Property and Private International Law


Author: J. J. Fawcett,Paul Torremans
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198262145
Category: Law
Page: 760
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The protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks, designs and copyright are seldom confined to one country and the introduction of a foreign element inevitably raises potential problems of private international law, ranging from establishing which court has jurisdiction and which is the applicable law to securing the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. For example, will a foreign defendant be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts if he induces his English distributor to infringe a patent in England? What law will apply to a trade mark licensing agreement made between a German company and a French company where the parties have not expressly chosen whose law governs their contract? And are an author's rights determined by the same law as that governing the issue of the transferability of copyright? Although such issues are becoming increasingly important, a dearth of literature exists on the subject. Fawcett and Torremans remedy that neglect and provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the topic that will be welcomed by practitioners and scholars alike. From the authors' preface This book is concerned with the application of the rules of private international law to intellectual property cases. Private international lawyers have largely ignored this topic, and it has been left to intellectual property lawyers to discuss this. This is a pity. It is a topicwhich raises unique questions for the private international lawyer which deserve an answer, and at the same time tells us much about the rules of private international law that are being applied. The aim of the book is to fill this gap in the literature. The emphasis in the book is on private international law rather than on intellectual property law. Nonetheless, it is hoped that intellectual property lawyers will find much to interest them here Most of the book is taken up with a discussion of the relevant rules of private international law and their application in the context of intellectual property law. A major theme of the book is the extent to which there are special rules of private international law for this area and whether there should be such rules. Alternative private international law solutions will be considered by looking at the law in other jurisdictions and, where appropriate, proposals will be put forward for a better solution This book is part ofthe Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series, the aim of which is to publish work of high quality and originality in a number of important areas of private international law. The series is intended for both scholarly and practitioner readers.

An Introduction to the Law of Restitution


Author: Peter Birks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198760740
Category: Law
Page: 455
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This new edition of a landmark study of the law of restitution has been substantially revised and updated. Concentrating on structural principles rather than detailed rules, the book is an invaluable guide to this difficult area of law.