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Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures

Ituarte-Lima Claudia

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Notions of intellectual property rights (IPR) in Western-inspired legal cultures differ from the way IPR are understood by traditional knowledge holders in relatively isolated and biodiverse areas. ... More


The legal concept of the gift

Hyland Richard

in Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the legal definition of a gift. It then discusses the four definitional elements of the gift for comparative purposes. These include gratuitousness, the ... More


The Evolution of Complementary Protection

JANE McADAM

in Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199203062
eISBN:
9780191724169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203062.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows that protection is not a fixed concept in international law, and that its meaning at any given time is inextricably linked to the dominant legal definition of who is a ‘refugee’. ... More


The Legal Definition of Slavery into the Twenty-First Century

Jean Allain

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses three relevant periods during the 20th century as they relate to the legal definition of slavery. The first spans from 1922 to 1956, which was the time when the legal ... More


The Scope, Sources, and Systems of Religion Law

Norman Doe

in Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604005
eISBN:
9780191729331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Comparative Law

This chapter identifies the sources of law and other regulatory instruments used by States to regulate religion at both the constitutional and the sub-constitutional level as well as the religious ... More


Defining Slavery in all its Forms: Historical Inquiry as Contemporary Instruction

Joel Quirk

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter shows that there is convincing historical and legal grounds for rethinking prevailing models on slavery. It first examines the changing status of slavery under international law, where ... More


The Non-Conservativeness of Legal Definitions

Marc Andree Weber

in Vagueness and Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198782889
eISBN:
9780191826108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782889.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

What philosophers have in mind when they think about vagueness are sorites cases. Unlike vague scientific or artificial expressions, however, vague natural language expressions do not display the ... More


The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Jean Allain (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

‘Slavery is the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised’. So reads the legal definition of slavery agreed by the League of ... More


The Implementation and Its Challenges

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The final step in making the case for an English-based, source-oriented EU Translation is demonstrating its implementation. The case study of contract law integration helps illustrate how language ... More


Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century: The Decline of One-Drop Reasoning in Jurisprudence after 1980

Erica Cooper

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, I examine the extent to which one-drop ideology continues to dictate the legal definition of whiteness. The following questions serve as the basis of my research: 1) How do “white,” ... More


Definitions and Intellectual Property Subject Matter

Justine Pila

in The Subject Matter of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199688616
eISBN:
9780191767845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688616.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the relative absence of scholarly attention to the meaning of the terms used to denote the subject matter that IP rights protect and the nature of those subject matter ... More


The Human Trafficking Laws

Lauren A. McCarthy

in Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453892
eISBN:
9781501701375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453892.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter explains how the absence of a trafficking law impeded Russian law enforcement in two ways. First, law enforcement had no way to assess or show the government the size and scope of the ... More


2 Defining Domestic Violence

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal definition of domestic violence and how it was influenced by the work of psychologist Lenore Walker, who introduced the cycle of violence theory in her book, The ... More


Defining Domestic Violence

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal definition of domestic violence and how it was influenced by the work of psychologist Lenore Walker, who introduced the cycle of violence theory in her book, The ... More


Dignity, Respect, and Equality in Israel's Sexual Harassment Law

Orit Kamir

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes the efforts of feminist lawyers and academics around the world to influence perceptions and legal definitions of sexual harassment within their own legal cultures. The ... More


Linguistics and Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the legal definitions of fraud used by the courts and describes the linguistic framework and tools used in the following chapters to analyze eight different types of fraud ... More


How to Write a Law

Scott Burris, Micah L. Berman, Matthew Penn, and, and Tara Ramanathan Holiday

in The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190681050
eISBN:
9780190681081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681050.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter defines the process of drafting a law, beginning with understanding the goal of the law, then moving through the steps of incorporating the existing science and law, capturing the goal, ... More


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