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Older people, human rights, law and policy

Mary Keys

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter identifies the area of decision-making as central to the protection of older people. It addresses the recognition of legal capacity as a central issue to avoid choices being ignored and ... More


Insanity in Islamic Law

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the legal aspects of insanity as per Islamic law. Medieval Islamic legal theory regarding insanity should be placed in its context of legal traditions both before and ... More


The Incidents of Legal Personhood

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter presents a new theory of legal personhood. It argues that legal personhood is a cluster property, and best understood in terms of disseverable but interconnected incidents. It sets out by ... More


The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

in The Access of Individuals to International Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199580958
eISBN:
9780191728785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580958.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

One of the most important contributions of the international legal doctrine along the last six decades has been the rescue of the individual as subject of the law of nations. Such contribution is of ... More


Legal capacity for people with dementia: a human rights approach

Eilionóir Flynn

in Dementia and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331377
eISBN:
9781447331391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the right to legal capacity for people with dementia. The analysis focuses on General Comment 1 of the UN Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities. The chapter also ... More


Introduction

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the reader to the topic of legal personhood. It presents the central concepts, terminology, and legal doctrines pertaining to legal personhood, and explains the relevance of ... More


Legal Status of International Organizations

Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke

in Jurisdictional Immunities of States and International Organizations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611231
eISBN:
9780190611262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611231.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The legal status of international organizations matters because issues of their jurisdictional immunity would not arise, a priori, if they did not have both international personality and legal ... More


Introductions: Sara’s Case, Sexual Exploitation, and Legal Terms

Jennifer Ann Drobac

in Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226301013
eISBN:
9780226301150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces “Sara,” a teen revisited throughout the book. It details how her workplace supervisor sexually exploited her. It describes how other teenagers at work, at school, and in ... More


Haiti and Beyond: Popular Will and De-Legitimation in the 1990s

Brad R. Roth

in Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199243013
eISBN:
9780191697210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243013.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter evaluates the extent to which the international community's recent actions have modified the traditional norms that establish the legal capacity of a ruling apparatus to assert the ... More


‘Belief’, ‘Opinion’, and ‘Knowledge’: The Idiot in Law in the Long Eighteenth Century

Simon Jarrett

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the development of the legal concepts of idiocy and imbecility over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, examining legal theory as well as evidence from civil court cases to ... More


An Explanation of the Provisions of the Proposed Law: A Proposed Reformulation of the United States Arbitration Act (FAA)

Thomas E. Carbonneau

in Toward a New Federal Law on Arbitration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199965519
eISBN:
9780199366927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965519.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter consists of the commentary to, and explanation of, the proposed modern national law of arbitration. It endeavors to elucidate the language of the statutory rules?to reveal the motivation ... More


Adolescent Development: Wisdom Regarding Teen Capacity

Jennifer Ann Drobac

in Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226301013
eISBN:
9780226301150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the cutting-edge science of adolescent development and explains how teenagers, as a group, are different from mature adults. It explores adolescent neurobiological, psychosocial, ... More


UN War Crimes Commission and International Law: Revisiting World War II Precedents and Practice

Dan Plesch, Thomas G. Weiss, and Leah Owen

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190647759
eISBN:
9780190647766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190647759.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The history of international legal institutions has largely ignored the early activities of the United Nations, specifically of the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC). Based on an assessment of its ... More


“Prostitution pursuant to Contract”

Edward E. Cohen

in Athenian Prostitution: The Business of Sex

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190275921
eISBN:
9780190275945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275921.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

At Athens male and female prostitutes often provided sexual services pursuant to agreements containing reciprocal covenants, frequently of some complexity, often covering extended periods, sometimes ... More


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