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Powers and Power-Conferring Rules

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

When one makes a promise, he is “opting in” to a particular obligation. A promise is an obligation, regardless of ulterior intention or motive. H. L. A. Hart refers to the making of a promise the ... More


Litigants as Authors of their Lives

Rabeea Assy

in Injustice in Person: The Right to Self-Representation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687442
eISBN:
9780191767104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687442.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Procedural rules that are designed to facilitate the adjudication process are neither coercive nor restrictive. Rather, they are optional tools that enable individuals to achieve their goals. Respect ... More


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