Aspen Student Treatise for Civil Procedure

Author: Richard D. Freer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873795

Category: Law

Page: 896

View: 5638


Popular casebook author Freer makes the complex principles of civil procedure accessible and fun for students in this student treatise. Using humor, real-world examples and light-hearted scholarship, he breaks down the doctrines of civil procedure into easy-to-understand components, and then brings them together to show how they form a comprehensive body of law. The Third Edition has been updated to include discussion of key new Supreme Court and lower court decisions that are reshaping civil procedure law. It also includes revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and provides commentary on e-discovery, including the problem of waiver of privilege for inadvertent production. Hallmark features: Comprehensive coverage of all topics in civil procedure. Suitable for use with any civil procedure coursebook. User-friendly chapter introductions explain and contextualize key concepts. Integrates discrete topics and doctrines into a comprehensive whole timulating hypotheticals for especially difficult principles, highlighted in bulleted lists. Shows students how to apply doctrine and rules to facts. Light-hearted presentation, using amusing, real-world examples to illustrate principles.

Information Privacy Law

Author: Daniel J. Solove,Paul M. Schwartz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454892757

Category: Law

Page: 1200

View: 5558


Introduction -- Perspectives on privacy -- Privacy and the media -- Privacy and law enforcement -- National security and foreign intelligence -- Health privacy -- Government records -- Financial data -- Consumer data -- Data security -- Education privacy -- Employment privacy -- International privacy law

Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

Author: Shaheed Fatima QC

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509923047

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

View: 5043


In armed conflicts around the world, children are being killed, raped, abducted and recruited to fight at a shocking scale. In light of this continuing general failure to protect children in conflict, it is questionable whether existing international law norms and institutions provide sufficient protection and accountability. Consideration needs to be given to whether international law can do more – practically and effectively – when moral lines are crossed. That is the purpose of this book. It reviews the position of children in armed conflict by reference to the 'six grave violations' as identified by the UN Security Council. It analyses the protection offered by international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law, and also assesses the related adjudicative accountability mechanisms. The analysis concludes with a number of recommendations and proposals for reform, with a view to enhancing accountability and deterring future violations. The book has been written by a team of lawyers, headed by Shaheed Fatima QC, and has drawn on the input of an expert advisory panel comprising leading academics, policy-makers and activists. It has been written as part of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict. The Inquiry has been sponsored by Save the Children and Theirworld and chaired by former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.


Tecnología y libertad en un mundo incierto



ISBN: 1909870161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 3818


Futuro imperfecto describe y discute una variedad de revoluciones tecnológicas que podrían suceder durante las próximas décadas, sus implicaciones y cómo encararlas. Los temas van desde la encriptación y vigilancia hasta el alargamiento de la vida, las drogas mentales, realidad virtual e inteligencia artificial, pasando por la biotecnología y la nanotecnología. Una temática del libro es que el futuro es radicalmente incierto. Los cambios tecnológicos ya empezados podrían llevar a más o menos privacidad de la que jamás hemos conocido; libertad o esclavitud; inmortalidad real o la eliminación de nuestra especie; cambios radicales en la vida, matrimonio, ley, medicina, trabajo y juego. No sabemos qué futuro será el que llegue, pero es improbable que se parezca mucho al pasado. Merece la pena comenzar a pensar en ello ahora.