Der Alien Tort Claims Act

Zwischen Völkerrecht und amerikanischer Außenpolitik
Author: Inga Meyer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161560493
Category: Law
Page: 537
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Der amerikanische "Alien Tort Claims Act" (ATCA) wurde nach seinem Inkrafttreten im Jahr 1789 zunächst wenig beachtet. Durch die bahnbrechende Entscheidung Filartiga v. Pena-Irala gewann der ATCA jedoch unerwartet Bedeutung für die Geltendmachung internationaler Menschenrechte vor amerikanischen Bundesgerichten. Seit den 1980er-Jahren bildet das Gesetz die Grundlage einer Reihe umstrittener und vielseitig diskutierter Gerichtsentscheidungen. Inga Meyer beleuchtet die komplexen Hintergründe und Zusammenhänge der ATCA-Gerichtsbarkeit. Sie legt die historischen Hintergründe dar und analysiert richtungsweisende Gerichtsurteile. Sie untersucht zentral die mögliche Rechtmäßigkeit von ATCA-Klagen aus völkerrechtlicher Perspektive, bevor sie das Gesetz und seine Anwendung aus Sicht der amerikanischen Exekutive und ihrer Außenpolitik hinterfragt.

Global Competition

Law, Markets, and Globalization
Author: David Gerber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199228221
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
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Global competition now shapes economies and societies in ways unimaginable only a few years ago, and laws shape and maintain global competition, determining how effective global markets are and how they distribute benefits and harms. Competition (or "antitrust") law plays a central role inthis framework of law. These laws are intended to protect the competitive process from distortion and restraint, and in the domestic context, they embody and reflect the relationships between markets, their participants and those affected by them. On the global level, however, competition law is provided by those players that have sufficient "power" to apply their laws transnationally. In practice, this means that the US and the EU generally provide the competition law principles for global competition. This book examines this important andcontroversial aspect of globalization. Part I examines the evolution of the current system of competition law for global markets, the factors that have shaped it, and how it operates today. There was once a widespread belief that harm to global competition was an international problem that should be addressed through internationalcoordination, but the Cold War submerged this ideal and led to the current system. Since the 1990s efforts have been made to develop transnational cooperation in this area, but the basic system remains in place. The evolution and operation of this system cannot be understood without understandingthe factors in national experience that have shaped them The second part of the book focuses on these national experiences and the roles they have played in the evolution of the global system. It examines US and European experience as well as the experience of the newer players such as China that will necessarily play major roles in the future. Finally, the book examines the potential for creating a system that functions more effectively and provides more support for global economic and political development. Drawing on parts I and II and on social science as well as legal literature, it identifies the factors that will play a role inmoving towards a more effective legal framework for global competition and suggests a pathway for needed reforms.

Trade Remedies in North America


Author: Gregory Wells Bowman,Nick Covelli
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041128409
Category: Law
Page: 700
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and political underpinnings." --Book Jacket.

ALWD Guide to Legal Citation


Author: Coleen M. Barger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454892110
Category: Law
Page: 560
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ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, Sixth Edition provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using clear explanations and abundant illustrations. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can easily consult, Professor Barger contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes. New to the Sixth Edition: Updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online. Updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media. New and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, Restatements, and Principles of the Law. Updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services. Every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as improved clarity. Shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information).

Created from NAFTA: The Structure, Function and Significance of the Treaty's Related Institutions

The Structure, Function and Significance of the Treaty's Related Institutions
Author: Joseph A. McKinney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131529219X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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The North American Free Trade Agreement involved much more than simple trade barrier reduction. This volume provides an in-depth examination and analysis of the structure, functions, and performance of the NAFTA institutions from their inception.

Understanding the North American Free Trade Agreement

Legal and Business Consequences of NAFTA
Author: Leslie Alan Glick
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041132058
Category: Law
Page: 220
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Understanding the North American Free Trade Agreement is an easy-to-understand summary and analysis of the major provisions and side agreements of this landmark accord. It's written in terms designed to address the needs of non-experts, but also contains the detailed information that the experienced international trade executive or attorney will find indispensable.

Fulltext Sources Online

July 2002: For Periodicals, Newspapers, Newsletters, Newswires, & Tv/Radio Transcripts
Author: Donald T. Hawkins,Mary B. Glose,Lara E. Fletcher,Suzanne D. Bromberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781573871518
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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United States Code Service, Lawyers Edition

All Federal Laws of a General and Permanent Nature Arranged in Accordance with the Section Numbering of the United States Code and the Supplements Thereto
Author: United States
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Copyfight

The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform
Author: Blayne Haggart
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666234
Category: Law
Page: 400
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Widespread file sharing has led content industries – publishers and distributors of books, music, films, and software – to view their customers as growing threats to their survival. Content providers and their allies, especially the U.S. government, have pushed for stronger global copyright policies through international treaties and domestic copyright reforms. Internet companies, individuals, and public-interest groups have pushed back, with massive street protests in Europe and online “internet blackouts” that derailed the 2012 U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). But can citizens or smaller countries really stand in the way of the U.S. copyright juggernaut? To answer this question, Copyfight examines the 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization internet treaties that began the current digital copyright regime. Blayne Haggart follows the WIPO treaties from negotiation to implementation from the perspective of three countries: the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Using extensive interviews with policymakers and experts in these three countries, Haggart argues that not all the power is in the hands of the U.S. government. Small countries can still set their own course on copyright legislation, while growing public interest in copyright issues means that even the United States might move away from ever-increasing copyright protection.

Multiple Nationality And International Law


Author: Alfred Michael Boll
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004148388
Category: Law
Page: 626
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This book is a comprehensive overview of multiple nationality in international law, and contains a survey of current State practice covering over 75 countries. It examines the topic in light of the historical treatment of multiple nationality by States, international bodies and commentators, setting out the general trends in international law and relations that have influenced nationality. While the book's purpose is not to debate the merits of multiple nationality, but to present actual state practice, it does survey arguments for and against multiple nationality, and considers States' motivations in adopting a particular attitude toward the topic. As a reference work, the volume includes a detailed examination of the nature of nationality under international law and the concepts of nationality and citizenship under municipal law. The survey of State practice also constitutes a valuable resource for practitioners.

Solución de controversias en los TLC. Aportes del Derecho de la OMC


Author: Julián Tole Martínez
Publisher: U. Externado de Colombia
ISBN: 9587721314
Category: Colombia
Page: 417
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La inserción de los Estados en el comercio internacional se hace particularmente notoria con la proliferación de acuerdos internacionales cuya morfología varía desde aquellos que regulan las zonas de libre comercio, de los cuales se tiene noticia diariamente, hasta los acuerdos negociados multilateralmente bajo el auspicio de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC). Independiente de la forma como asuman estos instrumentos, todos comparten un propósito: dotar de previsibilidad y seguridad jurídica los intercambios económicos. De ahí que los mecanismos de solución de controversias sean, sin duda, uno de los elementos centrales de todo acuerdo comercial, en tanto no solo representa un instrumento procesal para resolver las diferencias que se dan en la aplicación e interpretación de las obligaciones adquiridas por los Estados en el instrumento internacional, sino que también refuerzan el cumplimiento de las mismas y tratan de evitar que una controversia comercial se “politice”. Esto explica la necesidad de un mecanismo de solución de controversias en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) celebrados por Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea con países latinoamericanos. Es en tal contexto que el interés de este libro sea el de realizar un estudio comparativo y del grado de aproximación de los mecanismos de solución de controversias en los TLC al sistema de solución de diferencias de la OMC en sus diferentes etapas, actuaciones procesales y principios.

Michigan Law Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: UM Libraries
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Includes proceedings of the Michican State Bar Association, 1892-1894.

Reevaluating NAFTA

Theory and Practice
Author: I. Hussain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137297174
Category: Political Science
Page: 221
View: 4515

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Depicting NAFTA to be but a stepping stone rather than final product of regional economic integrative efforts, a chapter-specific 15-year assessment conveys the upsides and downsides of North America's Camelot moment.

Governing the Nile River Basin

The Search for a New Legal Regime
Author: Mwangi Kimenyi,John Mbaku
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726562
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
View: 9382

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The effective and efficient management of water is a major problem, not just for economic growth and development in the Nile River basin, but also for the peaceful coexistence of the millions of people who live in the region. Of critical importance to the people of this part of Africa is the reasonable, equitable and sustainable management of the waters of the Nile River and its tributaries. Written by scholars trained in economics and law, and with significant experience in African political economy, this book explores new ways to deal with conflict over the allocation of the waters of the Nile River and its tributaries. The monograph provides policymakers in the Nile River riparian states and other stakeholders with practical and effective policy options for dealing with what has become a very contentious problem—the effective management of the waters of the Nile River. The analysis is quite rigorous but also extremely accessible.