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New Technologies and Human Rights

Thérèse Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first IVF baby was born in the 1970s. Less than twenty years later, cloning and GM food were popular talking-points, and information and communication technologies had transformed everyday life. ... More


New Technologies, the Precautionary Principle, and Public Participation

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

in New Technologies and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines how international law has responded to the risks presented by new technologies. It focuses, first, on the definition of the notion of precaution and its constitutive elements, ... More


Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Simply Trying to Do the Right Thing

Roger Brownsword

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In a context of rapidly emerging technologies, this chapter considers the bearing of human dignity on the regulatory environment. It opens by suggesting that one of the reasons why moral communities ... More


Risk and Human Rights: Ending Slopping Out in a Scottish Prison

Thérèse Murphy and Noel Whitty

in Judges, Transition, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199204939
eISBN:
9780191695599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204939.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks towards the conflict between the issues of risk and human rights in penal policy and prison law in Great Britain. It provides a summary of literatures on risk and discusses the ... More


Slavery in its Contemporary Manifestations

Kevin Bales

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter aims to provide a subtle understanding of the ways slavery can be measured, predicted, and identified in modern society, both in terms of the wider social and economic factors that ... More


Risk Assessment and the Preventive Role of the Criminal Court

Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner

in Preventive Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198712527
eISBN:
9780191780820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712527.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

The premise that it is possible to assess risk accurately stands behind much preventive endeavour. This chapter examines the ways in which risk labels are deployed generally and, particularly, in the ... More


“Protect” against Terrorism: In Service of the State, the Corporation, or the Citizen?

Clive Walker

in The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368327
eISBN:
9780199368358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368327.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Common perceptions of counter-terrorism conjure a continuum of either police investigations and criminal prosecutions or alternative executive powers, such as deportation, or detention without trial. ... More


Frontex: Joint Maritime Interdiction of Undifferentiated Flows—Operationalizing Pre-emptive Controls

Violeta Moreno-Lax

in Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198701002
eISBN:
9780191770517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701002.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Until the foundation of Frontex (and the current EBCG), operational border management was subject to limited inter-governmental cooperation between the Member States. Therefore, the introduction of a ... More


Human Rights Violations and Conflict Risk: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment

Kjersti Skarstad

in Promoting Peace Through International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722731
eISBN:
9780191789496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A central premise and promise of human rights law is that the protection of human rights leads to greater peace for societies. Yet, in empirical conflict research, rights violations have largely not ... More


Corporate/Business Claims: Claims of Kuwaiti Corporations

Michael J. Mucchetti

in War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Designing Compensation After Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199389735
eISBN:
9780199389759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389735.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The most widespread and complete destruction resulting from Iraq’s 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait occurred in Kuwait itself. The completeness of the destruction made the massing of evidence ... More


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