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Reflections on the Future of Violence

Shiv Visvanathan

in Rethinking Law and Violence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120993
eISBN:
9780190992927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120993.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The essay traces a sequential history of violence of the Indian nation state, marking the Partition and the Bengal famine as its repressed inaugural events, its ‘creation myths’. Outlining the vision ... More


Radbruch on the Origins of the Criminal Law: Punitive Interventions before Sovereignty

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter is dedicated to Radbruch’s seminal text on “The Origin of Criminal Law in the Class of Serfs.” It contains a number of counter intuitive insights on the relationship between public ... More


The Dual Face of Sovereignty: Contradictions of Coercion in International Law

Hans Köchler

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197513552
eISBN:
9780197513576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513552.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the dialectic of power and law as exemplified in the ambiguous status of sovereignty, in particular in the Charter and practice of the United Nations Organization. One of the ... More


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