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The Interpretation of Acts and Rules in Public International Law

Alexander Orakhelashvili

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546220
eISBN:
9780191720000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546220.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

There are frequent claims that the international legal regulation in one or another field of international law is uncertain, vague, ambiguous, or indeterminate, which does not support the stability, ... More


Human Rights

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Creation of the Council of Europe in the shadow of Nuremburg. History of gradual UK incorporation. European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Act 1998. Human rights and unpopular minorities. Growth ... More


The Spanish Experiment: Pros and Cons of Flexibility at the Margin

Luis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the Spanish government’s introduction of ‘flexibility at the margin’ on employment and unemployment. This change affected the economy’s capacity to create jobs. It ... More


The Margin of Appreciation in International Human Rights Law: Deference and Proportionality

Andrew Legg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650453
eISBN:
9780191741173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650453.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The margin of appreciation is a judicial doctrine whereby international courts allow states to have a measure of diversity in their interpretation of human rights treaty obligations. The doctrine is ... More


From Monologue to Dialogue: The Relationship between UK Courts and the European Court of Human Rights

Merris Amos

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In recent years, there has been considerable discussion of the dialogue which takes place between UK courts, adjudicating in claims brought under the Human Rights Act 1998, and the European Court of ... More


Glacial habitats in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses microbial presence and diversity in glacial ice habitats. Topics covered include life in the interior of polar ice sheets and glaciers, life at the margin, and the snow alga ... More


Invasions and range expansion

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

in Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the spatial dynamics of invading species, paying particular attention to the patterns formed as they spread, i.e., the rate of increase of the area invaded and the rate at which ... More


Conducting a Statewide Needs Assessment

David Royse, Michele Staton‐Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster

in Needs Assessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368789
eISBN:
9780199863860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides an example of a recently completed statewide substance abuse treatment needs assessment and applies many of the concepts introduced in previous chapters. The chapter is divided ... More


Prehension

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews experimental studies of prehension that have examined how the arm reaches and the hand configured to grasp and manipulate objects. It considers the kinematics of arm, hand, and ... More


Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Joerg Rieger (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The “preferential option for the poor”–those people marginalized under globalization, the capitalism of postmodernity–has been one of the most significant insights in contemporary Christian theology. ... More


Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077531
eISBN:
9781781700709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077531.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ... More


Introduction: Opting for the Margins in a Postmodern World

Joerg Rieger

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although postmodernity has weakened traditional values and foundations, it is intimately linked to the logic of late capitalism and its relations of dependency and exploitation. Despite its appetite ... More


Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Linda McKie and Sarah Cunningham-Burley (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Acknowledging the increasing diversity and complexity of families, this book proposes a new conceptual framework for understanding families and other relationships that both challenges and attempts ... More


Discrimination and Self-Knowledge

Patrick Greenough

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter shows that a variety of Cartesian Conceptions of the mental are unworkable. In particular, the chapter offers a much weaker conception of limited discrimination than the one advanced by ... More


Refugee Rights

Magdalena Forowicz

in The Reception of International Law in the European Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592678
eISBN:
9780191595646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592678.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The Convention on the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees enjoy a wide approval among the ECHR Contracting States. This chapter provides an overview of the ... More


The Need for Public Law Standards of Review in Investor-State Arbitrations

William Burke-White and Andreas von Staden

in International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589104
eISBN:
9780191595455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589104.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

In recent years, investment arbitration has increasingly moved from its private law origins into the realm of public law adjudication, but the standards of review applied by ad hoc arbitral tribunals ... More


Current Liabilities

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Current liabilities originate from current or short-term promises made to non-owners of a business, namely suppliers of goods and services, including suppliers of short-term cash. As current assets ... More


Multilevel Protection of Rights in Europe

Aida Torres Pérez

in Conflicts of Rights in the European Union: A Theory of Supranational Adjudication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199568710
eISBN:
9780191705571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568710.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter places this book's project in the context of the plurality of systems protecting fundamental rights in Europe. In Europe, there are at least three spheres of rights protection: the ... More


The European Union and the HRA

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Within the United Kingdom, a European Community law may have direct effect or be transposed into specifically British legislation. There are various methods of transposition, one being ‘copyout’. ... More


Invading the Desert: Irrigation and Agrarian Expansion

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 argues that marginal landscapes witnessed unprecedented agricultural development during late antiquity. In part because choice lands were scarce due to increasing competition among the ... More


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