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Ross Cranston

in How Law Works

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199292073
eISBN:
9780191700699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292073.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter provides a discussion of the social ramifications of court decisions. It adopts a ‘systems’ approach, exploring the ‘inputs’ of ... More


A War and its Warriors

Jean Clark

in The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents a lecture covering the ‘war’ between the Church and the civil courts; the clash over jurisdiction; ‘Spiritual independence’; the advocates; the judges; no recusal by judges; the ... More


Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

Adrian Zuckerman (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298335
eISBN:
9780191685415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298335.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

A sense of crisis in the administration of civil justice is present in many countries. Delays and high costs render access to the civil courts either useless or prohibitively expensive or both. The ... More


Women and the Law of Courtship in Eighteenth-Century America

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the legal regulation of marriage shifted from seventeenth-century legislative action to an increased reliance upon civil suits in the eighteenth century. It argues that the ... More


A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Ernest Metzger

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Roman litigation has long been a difficult subject for study, hampered by a lack of information concerning the practical operation of the civil courts. Using newly discovered evidence, this book ... More


Judicializing Religion

Yvonne Tew

in Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198716839
eISBN:
9780191785535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716839.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Religion has become one of the great fault lines of modern Malaysian politics and adjudication. This chapter focuses on the role of religion and religious freedom in the contemporary Malaysian state. ... More


The right to property: dowry restitution in fifteenth-century Valencia

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

in Women, dowries and agency: Marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089466
eISBN:
9781781706633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089466.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The final chapter of this book uses evidence from the court of the civil justice and the court of the governor to examine wives’ claims against their husbands for the restitution of their dowries. It ... More


Shariʿa in English Law: The Argument So Far

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the fears and accusations about the English law's recognition of shariʻa. In his February 2008 remarks, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams explored ways in which the ... More


Reforming Muslim Family Laws in Non-Muslim Democracies

Yüksel Sezgin

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Israel and Greece belong to a small group of countries that formally recognize and apply Muslim Family Laws (MFLs) within their legal systems. Although state-enforced MFLs affect human and women’s ... More


Of Action and Execution: Procedure

DAVID JOHNSTON

in The Roman Law of Trusts

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252160
eISBN:
9780191681356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252160.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Trusts were not actionable during the advent of the Republic. Contrary to traditional methods wherein jurisdictions were established within the civil courts' existing structure or within the ... More


Jews and the Courts 1900‒1945

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Jews and the courts more generally between the early years of the twentieth century and the Second World War. Jews were keen litigants in the lower-level civil courts, ... More


Constitutional Principles and Judicial Remedies in Switzerland

Thierry Tanquerel

in Tort Liability of Public Authorities in European Laws

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198867555
eISBN:
9780191904325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867555.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Switzerland, the law concerning the liability in tort of public authorities is complex, due to the federal structure of government, and it is still evolving. Until twenty years or so ago, the ... More


Mediation in Scotland in 2008 — an Overview

John Sturrock

in A Guide to Mediating in Scotland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860523
eISBN:
9781474406109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860523.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of mediation in Scotland in 2008. Scotland has made significant progress in recognising the potential for mediation to help people, organisations and others to ... More


Prisoners, Survivors, and Judgment Creditors

Alan McPherson

in Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653501
eISBN:
9781469653525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653501.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates the fallout from the Townley trial and ends Part Two. Townley and his wife separate after he goes into witness protection. Isabel Letelier continues to seek justice while ... More


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