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The Legal Duties of Judges

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether judges have a legal duty to apply the law correctly—to obey certain adherence rules. Various sources of legal authority on the question are examined, including codes of ... More


The Professional Responsibility and Ethics of the English Bar

Anthony Thornton

in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259312
eISBN:
9780191681936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter provides the ethical rules pertaining to the English Bar. The professional responsibility and ethics required of barristers can only be understood by examining the structure of the Bar, ... More


The Politics of Reforming Special Procedures

Elvira Domínguez-Redondo

in In Defense of Politicization of Human Rights: The UN Special Procedures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197516706
eISBN:
9780197516737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516706.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The political nature of the decisions creating mandates has propitiated the development of pioneering methods of work because they provided a wide margin of autonomy to experts acting as mandate ... More


The House of Commons: the slow erosion of self-regulation

David Hine and Gillian Peele

in The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097133
eISBN:
9781526109873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the process by which, in the 1990s, the House of Commons reformed its arrangements for regulating standards. The chapter examines the new machinery including the Parliamentary ... More


Codes of Conduct for Private Military and Security Companies: The State of Self-regulation in the Industry

Carsten Hoppe and Ottavio Quirico

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

What is the state of self-regulatory initiatives in the private military and security industry? Private military and security companies (PMSCs) put forward a complex regulation of their own ... More


Integrity issues in local government: the rise and fall of the Standards Board for England

David Hine and Gillian Peele

in The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097133
eISBN:
9781526109873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter examines the case of English local government and the experience of the Standards Board for England. The model chosen was an ambitious one, superficially built on a clear and ... More


Regulation of Defence Counsel: An Evolution Towards Restriction and Legitimacy

Nancy Amoury Combs

in The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199573417
eISBN:
9780191728822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573417.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter details the evolution of the ICTY's rules governing the initiation and termination of defence representation, and links that evolution to the maturing of international criminal law as a ... More


Space Diplomacy

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes the current system of space governance and looks into how it regulates increased human space activity. The recent spread of space capabilities brings a new imperative for ... More


Change, Responsibility, and the Legal Profession

Stephen Parker

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice: Contemporary Issues

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259459
eISBN:
9780191681950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Changes may be under way which indicate that the standard conception of the lawyer's role is becoming anachronistic; that something radically different is being looked for in lawyers by many sections ... More


Reforms and Implications: Regulation, Reconstructing the Public Monopoly on Force, and Just War Theory

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the broader implications of the privatization of military force and potential reforms to address the problems raised by the use of PMSCs. It first assesses various proposals ... More


Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199494255
eISBN:
9780199096978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494255.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

As the constitutional body that conducts elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has emerged as a trusted institution within the shared space of democracy in India. This process has, ... More


‘Poisonous Flowers on the Dust-heap of a Dying Capitalism’: The United Nations Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations, Contingency and Failure in International Law

Michelle Staggs Kelsall

in Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898036
eISBN:
9780191924484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898036.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter revisits the failure of negotiations for a United Nations Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations—the final blow in the attempt to create a New International Economic Order to ... More


Towards the Responsible Management of Disputes in Southeast Asia

See Seng Tan

in The Responsibility to Provide in Southeast Asia: Towards an Ethical Explanation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529200720
eISBN:
9781529200751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200720.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how regional responsibility is expressed in the context of Southeast Asia’s creep towards the pacific settlement of trade and territorial disputes. It examines the nexus between ... 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


Separate Paths to Hell

Glenn Robins

in The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813143231
eISBN:
9780813144450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143231.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Robinson arrived at the Hanoi Hilton in early October 1965. After a brief stay at the Hilton, he moved to a prison called the Briarpatch, considered by many to be the most primitive of all the ... More


Accountability of Judges

Sudhanshu Ranjan

in Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199490493
eISBN:
9780199096275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490493.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Judges are not above the law. Like the other institutions of the State, the judiciary must be accountable. Chief Justice Edward Coke told King James I point blank that was not above the law and ... More


Ethics of Ministers and MPs *

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the various codes of conduct that are supposed to govern ministers and MPs can themselves encourage corruption. It points out that even the freedom ... More


The Long History of the Regulation of Private Business Corporations in International Law

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

The conclusion challenges the prevailing narrative on the 1990s as the watershed period during which a new sensibility emerged towards the responsibility of private business corporations as subjects ... More


The Involvement of Private Security Companies in Multinational Military Operations

Hin-Yan Liu

in The 'Legal Pluriverse' Surrounding Multinational Military Operations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198842965
eISBN:
9780191878855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842965.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter examines the involvement of private security companies in multinational military operations. It is quite common that various tasks that are relevant to a mission’s mandate are ... More


The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Lewis Minkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book uncovers the under-explored function and form of Blair’s party management, which attempted to control problem-causing activities, issues and developments so that outcomes were produced ... More


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