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The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Menno T. Kamminga and Martin Scheinin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Traditional international law aims to protect the values and interests of states. The rapidly increasing corpus of international human rights law (including international humanitarian law and ... More


* The Law Commission: True Dawns and False Dawns

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Law, Law Reform and the Family

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268710
eISBN:
9780191683565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Law Commission of the United Kingdom was established by the Law Commissions Act 1965 which requires it to take and keep the law under review, to see to its ‘systematic development and reform’, ... More


Irretrievable Breakdown as the Ground for Divorce: The Divorce Reform Act 1969

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

In 1969, Parliament passed the Divorce Reform Act, which was supposedly based on the principle that the fact that a marriage had irretrievably broken down should be a sufficient and exhaustive ground ... More


Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Meaning and Function

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the meaning and function of principles of treaty interpretation in general international law. Customary international law on treaty interpretation is partly and mostly codified ... More


Codification and Decolonization 1950–1974

Matthew Craven

in The Decolonization of International Law: State Succession and the Law of Treaties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217625
eISBN:
9780191705410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217625.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the process of codification. Topics covered include: the move to codification, the part played by the International Law Commission and the International Law Association, the ... More


From Nuremberg to The Hague: Towards an International Crime of Incitement to Aggression

Michael G. Kearney

in The Prohibition of Propaganda for War in International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232451
eISBN:
9780191716034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232451.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter makes the case for the inclusion in the Rome Statute of a distinct and inchoate crime of ‘direct and public incitement to aggression’. A similar offence was included in the International ... More


Diplomatic Protection

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212385
eISBN:
9780191707230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book offers an up-to-date juristic exposition and analysis of diplomatic protection as an institution of public international law. Diplomatic protection is primarily exercised by States towards ... More


Justice Education, Law Reform, and the Clinical Method

LES MCCRIMMON and EDWARD SANTOW

in The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381146
eISBN:
9780199869305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381146.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses, in the context of institutional law reform and direct social justice advocacy, why law students should become involved in law reform, arguing that law schools should do more ... More


Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnership Law Reform in the United Kingdom

GEOFFREY MORSE

in The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships: US and European Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264353
eISBN:
9780191718496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264353.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter evaluates recent proposals of the Law Commission's joint consultation paper on Partnership Reform in the United States. It begins by considering the development and introduction of the ... More


Responsibility of States for Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms

Theodor Meron

in Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms as Customary Law

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257455
eISBN:
9780191681769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257455.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the relationship between human rights and state responsibility, based on the fundamental proposition that a breach of conventional or customary human rights or humanitarian ... More


Codification of International Environmental Law and the International Law Commission: Injurious Consequences Revisited

Alan Boyle

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The International Law Commission (ILC) was established in 1947 with the object of promoting ‘the progressive development of international law and its codification’. While ILC does not ‘make’ ... More


The Emergence of a Common Law of International Adjudication against a Background of Proliferation

Chester Brown

in A Common Law of International Adjudication

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter covers the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, and the perceived problem of fragmentation of international law. It first describes the proliferation of international ... More


The Relevance of Nationality

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe

in Diplomatic Protection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212385
eISBN:
9780191707230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses nationality as a condition for the exercise of diplomatic protection. Topics covered include the determination of nationality, continuous nationality, dual and multiple ... More


The Work of the Law Commission

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

Law reform is vital and the Law Commission plays a significant role in addressing this need. Changes or revisions within the law can become necessary as a result of technological innovation or ... More


The Contribution of the Courts: Nuremberg, Tokyo, and the Rest

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the contributions of the international Courts in relation to the clarification and development of the law of war with the possible exception of the Nuremberg Principles. It ... More


Introduction: Scope of Discussion

SIR GUENTER TREITEL

in Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255757
eISBN:
9780191719561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255757.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses the difficulty of choosing developments in the law of contract in the 20th century which are important enough to rank as ‘Landmarks’. It explains that the scope of the ... More


The Territorial Sea, International Straits, and Archipelagos

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the legal status of territorial sea, international straits, and archipelagic waters around a coastal State. The author describes how territorial waters around a coastal State ... More


The Contiguous Zone

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents a discussion on the contiguous zone i.e. the waters contiguous to and beyond the territorial sea in which States have limited powers for the enforcement of customs, fiscal, ... More


A Criminal Code: Must We Wait for Ever? *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

This chapter calls for the enactment of a comprehensive, modern, and intelligible code of criminal law. Most countries in the world, including ... More


George Joseph Bell – law Commissioner☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The high regard in which Bell is held is generally based on his Commentaries and Principles but he had an important role in the extensive programme of law reform which took place over the nineteenth ... More


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