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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


Conceptual Thinking about the Individual in International Law*

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses individual rights in the context of international law. It analyses the status of the individual in the international legal system and the balance that international law seeks ... 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


Hang-Dog Looks: From Subjects at Law to Objects of Science in Animal Trials

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A “hang-dog look” refers to the conscious look of guilt, or the fear and anticipation of punishment or shame, and is a deflated look often describing human defendants in courtrooms and the ordinary ... More


A Theory of Legal Personhood

Visa AJ Kurki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal personhood is a foundational concept of Western legal thought. It has recently become highly topical, underpinning contemporary debates over the legal status of animals, corporations, foetuses, ... More


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