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The Basic Context of Civil Law

Uwe Kischel

in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198791355
eISBN:
9780191833830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791355.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter looks at civil law. Civil law is the counterpart and the typical object of comparison to the common law. The distinction between these two legal families is one of the few on which ... More


Adoption of the Responsibility to Protect

William W. Burke-White

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199797769
eISBN:
9780199919369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is both an exploration of the processes of development of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), and a call for prudence in its legal codification. It proceeds as follows. First, it ... More


Caesar's moral realm

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the questions of legal codification, education, ‘police’, and censorship in terms of a conflict between the hosts of God and Caesar. Warsaw and Rome engaged each other on ... More


Humanitarian Law

Will Smiley

in From Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia, and International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198785415
eISBN:
9780191827334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785415.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

This chapter explores European influence on Ottoman captivity in the 1850s–1870s, through the humanitarian movement, including the Red Cross, and the codified law it spawned: the Geneva Convention ... More


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