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Accountability of and to the Legislature

Nicholas Bamforth

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Theories concerning the roles of courts and legislatures entail certain assumptions about or explicit views concerning accountability. A traditional political constitutionalist might prioritise ... More


The Instrumental Value of Legal Accountability

Jeff King

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter aims to present an account of the value of legal accountability by focusing on its role as an instrument that produces certain prima facie benefits. In Section B, it introduces the ... More


Responsibility as a Form of Accountability and the UN Legal Order

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

in Disobeying the Security Council: Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600762
eISBN:
9780191725210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In introducing the book, this chapter discusses whether it is meaningful to study the question of ‘accountability’ of international organizations in general, and of the United Nations Security ... More


Ombudsmen, Tribunals, Inquiries: Re-fashioning Accountability Beyond the Courts

Mark Elliott

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Courts play a prominent and significant role in holding public bodies to account in the UK, most obviously through the exercise of powers of judicial review. However, the accountability ‘system’ ... More


Legal Accountability and Social Justice

Colm O’Cinneide

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Legal accountability as a mode of public sector governance is not expected to play an active role in ensuring the fair and just distribution of resources. This paper makes the case for courts to play ... More


Accountability, Human Rights Adjudication and the Human Rights Act 1998

Alison L Young

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the extent to which human rights adjudication under the Human Rights Act 1998 has enhanced accountability. It argues that whilst legal accountability may have enhanced ... More


The Neurobiology of Individual Decision Making, Dualism, and Legal Accountability

Paul W. Glimcher

in Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

There has been an increasing interest in neurobiological analyses of the causes of behavior among many practitioners of criminal law. In some institutional circles this has crystallized as an ... More


Universal Jurisdiction as Praxis: An Option to Pursue Legal Accountability for Superpower Torturers

Lisa Hajjar

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores universal jurisdiction (UJ) as an avenue for prosecuting Bush administration officials. It begins with an overview of the nineteenth-century origins of the doctrine of UJ and ... More


Accountability

Malcolm Anderson

in In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199693641
eISBN:
9780191803758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter deals with the issue of accountability of the police and gendarmerie in France since the beginning of the Third Republic. It begins with an overview of four types of accountability: ... More


Confronting the Pathologies of International Law: From Neoliberalism to Justice

John Linarelli, Margot E Salomon, and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

in The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753957
eISBN:
9780191815812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753957.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter offers an argument on why the international law on trade, investment, and finance is subject to the demands of justice. It also looks at how those demands are greater than the basic ... More


Conclusion

Mislav Mataija

in Private Regulation and the Internal Market: Sports, Legal Services, and Standard Setting in EU Economic Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746652
eISBN:
9780191808937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746652.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Competition Law

The concluding chapter brings together the threads of the preceding discussion. It argues that, instead of classifying conduct as public or private, the real question for both the free movement and ... More


International Responsibility for Ensuring the Protection of Civilians

Siobhán Wills

in Protection of Civilians

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198729266
eISBN:
9780191796180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses specifically on protection obligations of UN Security Council-mandated missions, noting that civilian protection norms have developed in an ad hoc manner through a combination of ... More


Oversight of Environmental Awards and Regional Environmental Cooperation*

Cymie R. Payne

in Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Environmental Liability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199732203
eISBN:
9780190259884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732203.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the UN Compensation Commission’s (UNCC) oversight of funds awarded to the governments of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, and Syria for environmental losses resulting from ... More


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