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The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

Katharine Fortin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198808381
eISBN:
9780191846106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808381.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Although the practice of holding armed groups to account under human rights law remains controversial and under-theorized as a matter of law, statements from Commissions of Inquiry and United Nations ... More

Blaming MothersAmerican Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Linda C. Fentiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the past several decades, medicine, the media, and popular culture have focused on mothers as the primary source of health risk for their children, even though American children are healthier than ... More

Commitment and Cooperation on High CourtsA Cross-Country Examination of Institutional Constraints on Judges

Commitment and Cooperation on High Courts: A Cross-Country Examination of Institutional Constraints on Judges

Benjamin Alarie and Andrew J. Green

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199397594
eISBN:
9780199397617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199397594.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Judicial decision-making is ideally impartial. In reality, judges are influenced by many different factors, including institutional context, ideological commitment, fellow justices on a panel, and ... More

The Constitution of European Democracy

The Constitution of European Democracy

Dieter Grimm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805120
eISBN:
9780191843754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805120.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Europe is in crisis. With rising unrest among citizens of European Union Member States exemplified by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), and the growing popularity of anti-EU ... More

Creativity without LawChallenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Kate Darling and Aaron Perzanowski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Intellectual property (IP) law is premised on assumptions about creative behavior. Fundamentally, the case for regulation assumes that creators require a legal right to prevent copying, or they will ... More

The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300191158
eISBN:
9780300227567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191158.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is the first and much-needed English translation of a thirteenth-century text that shaped the development of Islamic law in the late middle ages. Scholars of Islamic law can find few ... More

Defaming the Dead

Defaming the Dead

Don Herzog

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

If you defame the dead, even someone who recently died, tort law does not think that’s an injury: not to the grieving survivors and not to the dead person. This book argues that defamation is an ... More

The Dignity of CommerceMarkets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

Nathan B. Oman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226415529
eISBN:
9780226415666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226415666.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Why should the law enforce contracts? This book argues that contract law exists primarily to support markets but that markets should be understood as normatively desireable for reasons beyond mere ... More

Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium

Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium

Paul Behrens (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198795940
eISBN:
9780191837128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795940.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

The granting of diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, the dangers faced by diplomats in trouble spots around the world, WikiLeaks and the publication of thousands of embassy cables—situations like ... More

Discretionary JusticePardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Carolyn Strange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did the advent of the penitentiary and the ... More

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