American Law in a Global Context

The Basics

Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167238

Category: Law

Page: 682

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Comparative Law in a Global Context

The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa

Author: Werner F. Menski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452711

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Now in its second edition, this textbook presents a critical rethinking of the study of comparative law and legal theory in a globalising world, and proposes an alternative model. It highlights the inadequacies of current Western theoretical approaches in comparative law, international law, legal theory and jurisprudence, especially for studying Asian and African laws, arguing that they are too parochial and eurocentric to meet global challenges. Menski argues for combining modern natural law theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, building an interactive, triangular concept of legal pluralism. Advocated as the fourth major approach to legal theory, this model is applied in analysing the historical and conceptual development of Hindu law, Muslim law, African laws and Chinese law.
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Commercial Law in a Global Context:Some Perspectives in Anglo-Japanese Law

Author: Yutaka Tajima,Fiona Macmillan

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041107096

Category: Law

Page: 246

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This unique work consists of a selection of key papers presented at the first Anglo-Japanese Comparative Law Conference, held at Jesus College, Cambridge in September 1996. The conference was organised under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; the University of Tsukuba, Japan; and Murdoch University in Australia. The conference brought together a number of leading business lawyers from around the world, who discussed the impact of globalisation on commercial law. If trhe internalisation of trade and business has produced problems for lawyers, the impact of globalisation, particularly in such areas as the capital markets, has proved to be even more problematic. The implications for all those who operate in the commercial and financial sectors, and for those who advise them, of developments in the nature and character of the markets are increasingly significant. The publication will be of particular interest to academics, those involved in trans-national business, and legal practitioners.
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An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition

Author: E. Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889848

Category: Law

Page: 248

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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.
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International Human Rights Law in a Global Context

Author: Felipe Gómez Isa,Koen de Feyter

Publisher: Universidad de Deusto

ISBN: 8498308135

Category: Law

Page: 976

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The international human rights system remains as dynamic as ever. If at the end of the last century there was a sense that the normative and institutional development of the system had been completed and that the emphasis should shift to issues of implementation, nothing of the sort occurred. Even over the last few years significant changes happened, as this book amply demonstrates. We hope that this Manual makes a contribution to the development of International Human Rights Law and is of interest for those working in the field of promotion and protection of human rights. The book is the result of a joint project under the auspices of HumanitarianNet, a Thematic Network led by the University of Deusto, and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC, Venice).
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Tort Liability for Human Rights Abuses

Author: George P Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317960

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Advancing a bold theory of the relevance of tort law in the fight against human rights abuses, celebrated US law professor George Fletcher here challenges the community of international lawyers to think again about how they can use the Alien Tort Statute. Beginning with an historical analysis Fletcher shows how tort and criminal law originally evolved to deal with similar problems, how tort came to be seen as primarily concerned with negligence and how the Alien Tort Statute has helped establish the importance of tort law in international cases. In a series of cases starting with Filartiga and culminating most recently in Sosa, Fletcher shows how torture cases led to the reawakening of the Alien Tort Statute, changing US law and giving legal practitioners a tool with which to assist victims of torture and other extreme human rights abuses. This leads to an examination of Agent Orange and the possible commission of war crimes in the course of its utilisation, and the theory of liability for aiding and abetting the US military and other military forces when they commit war crimes. The book concludes by looking at the cutting-edge cases in this area, particularly those involving liability for funding terrorism, and the remedies available, particularly the potential offered by the compensation chamber in the International Criminal Court.
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Laws and Societies in Global Contexts

Contemporary Approaches

Author: Eve Darian-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521113784

Category: Law

Page: 422

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Promotes a global socio-legal perspective that engages with multiple laws and societies and diverse socio-legal systems based on different historical and cultural traditions.
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Values in Global Administrative Law

Author: Gordon Anthony,Jean-Bernard Auby,John Morison,Tom Zwart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316271

Category: Law

Page: 446

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Global Administrative Law has recently emerged as one of the most important contemporary fields in public law scholarship. Concerned with developing fuller understandings of patterns in global governance, it represents one of the most insightful ways of viewing the multifarious forms of public power that now exist beyond the State. The present collection brings together some of the leading scholars working in the field of global administrative law to address past and future challenges related to global governance. Each of the contributions picks up on the more general theme of the values that do or should inform global administrative law, and the book in this way provides a novel and thought-provoking commentary on this most engaging area of debate. Values in Global Administrative Law will be of interest to public lawyers, social and political scientists and scholars of international relations. It will also be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses that touch partly or exclusively on the challenges of global governance.
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International Commercial Arbitration

American Principles and Practice in a Global Context

Author: Jack J. Coe

Publisher: Transnational Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 948

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This practical handbook of the principles & procedures of international commercial arbitration gains in usefulness & prestige each year. Emphasizing the features of American law that pervade international practice in this field, it is of inestimable value to practitioners both in & outside the United States. Introductory chapters on the international business environment & alternative dispute settlement methods apart from arbitration are followed by a general presentation of common themes in international commercial arbitration. The author then provides an introduction to the American system for the foreign reader. Further chapters cover the arbitration agreement & its enforcement, drafting considerations for the arbitral clause, a survey of arbitral institutions, judicial assistance for arbitration, aspects of arbitral proceedings, & the powers & functions of the arbitral tribunal. Matters relating to the award are also covered, & a final chapter deals with the particular situation of the State as a party to arbitration.
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Theorizing Society in a Global Context

Author: A. Krossa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003189

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Using Europe as an example, this book readdresses and updates the concept of 'society', exploring society in the context of both globalization and conflict theory to develop a new theory of society for our times.
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