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Commissions of inquiry and policy analysis

Carolyn M. Johns and Gregory J. Inwood

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the important role public inquiries play in policy analysis in Canada. It begins with an overview of public inquiries, sometimes referred to as commissions of inquiry or royal ... More


The Royal Authority and the King's Childhood, 1376–82

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter begins the inquiry into the themes of manhood and youth in the reign of Richard II with the circumstances of his accession and early reign. In the last year of Edward III's reign, ... More


Torture

Amos N. Guiora

in Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195340310
eISBN:
9780199867226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Defining limits of coercive interrogation is put to the test when an interrogator is sitting across from someone who is not cooperating and the interrogator knows is in possession of information ... More


Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry 1

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/9780195678291.003.0092
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

On 23 January 1996, the chief minister of Maharashtra, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi dissolved the Srikrishna Commission, which was inquiring into the riots that rocked Bombay in December 1992 and January ... More


The Commission as Vendetta 1

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/9780195678291.003.0096
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The appointment of S. Sivasubramanian, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, to head a Commission of Inquiry to probe charges against DMK leader M. Karunanidhi is an act of vendetta by the Chief ... More


The Tehelka Commission and Press Freedom 1

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/9780195678291.003.0095
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Chief Justice A. S. Anand nominated a retired judge of the Supreme Court to head a Commission of Inquiry on the tehelka.com exposé. It was unfortunate that retired judge was given the charge of ... More


Commotion: “And I Wanted to Do Something Nice, Like they have up in Hadar”

Yfaat Weiss

in A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152266
eISBN:
9780231526265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152266.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reconsiders the events of the 1959 Wadi Salib riots, examining them through the lens of how the legal system dealt with the leaders of the protest. It also looks into the deliberations ... More


Publishing Inquiry Reports 1

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/9780195678291.003.0093
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter examines the attempt by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Murli Manohar Joshi to get the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952 amended so that a commission's report can be published without on ... More


Commissions of Inquiry and the Idea of a New Social Contract

Miranda Johnson

in The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600020
eISBN:
9780190600051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600020.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 4 turns to the commissions of inquiry that the Australian and Canadian governments created when they realized they had to respond to some of the demands of indigenous peoples as a consequence ... More


Against Vigilantism: Citizen and State Action to Combat Vigilantism

Nicholas Rush Smith

in Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190847180
eISBN:
9780190847227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847180.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

How have opponents of vigilantism challenged it? To answer this question, the chapter examines a commission of inquiry that emerged out of a social movement combatting vigilantism in Khayelitsha, ... More


Innovations in ICL Documentation Methodologies and Institutions

Beth Van Schaack

Michael N. Schmitt, Shane R. Reeves, Winston S. Williams, and Sasha Radin (eds)

in Imagining Justice for Syria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190055967
eISBN:
9780190055974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055967.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter moves from this matrix of accountability to the emergent evidentiary landscape for atrocity crimes litigation. Chapter 9 thus surveys the various multilateral, national, and civil ... More


Preventing police corruption

Danny Singh

in Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force: Instability and Insecurity in Post-conflict Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447354666
eISBN:
9781447354673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354666.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The second chapter opens with the rationale behind commissions on inquiry in the aftermath of a police corruption scandal to expose the truth and provide recommendations to mitigate institutional ... More


“Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity”: The Passage of the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the legislative process that culminated in the passage of South Africa’s first statutory law on abortion, The Abortion and Sterilization Act (1975). It shows that by the early ... More


The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Antonio Cassese

Paola Gaeta and Salvatore Zappalà (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book collects together the most important papers of Antonio Cassese, the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and chairman of the UN Commission of ... More


The German Bundestag and external expertise: policy orientation as counterweight to deparliamentarisation?

Sven T. Siefken and Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer

in Policy analysis in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306252
eISBN:
9781447310983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306252.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In theories of policy analysis parliaments are mostly neglected. This fits the broader discussion about their declining role (‘post-parliamentarism”). Yet to perform the functions in the political ... More


Menachem Begin: Temporary Justice Minister

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter recounts the highlights and shortcomings of Menachem Begin’s term as temporary justice minister, and later, as prime minister. During his short term as minister of justice, Begin was ... More


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