International Family Law Deskbook

Author: Ann Laquer Estin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634254120

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 1700

This book reviews and analyzes the international treaties that form the basis for reciprocal relationships between the United States and more than eighty-five nations, focusing on their definition of the law applicable to transnational family issues in the United States.

Routledge Handbook of International Family Law

Author: Barbara Stark,Jacqueline Heaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043111

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 5470

Globalisation, and the vast migrations of capital and labour that have accompanied it in recent decades, has transformed family law in once unimaginable ways. Families have been torn apart and new families have been created. Borders have become more porous, allowing adoptees and mail order brides to join new families and women fleeing domestic violence to escape from old ones. People of different nationalities marry, have children, and divorce, not necessarily in that order. They file suits in their respective home states or third states, demanding support, custody, and property. Otherwise law-abiding parents risk jail in desperate efforts to abduct their own children from foreign ex-spouses. The aim of this Handbook is to provide scholars, postgraduate students, judges, and practioners with a broad but authoritative review of current research in the area of International Family Law. The contributors reflect on a range of jurisdictions and legal traditions and their approaches vary. Each chapter has a distinct subject matter and was written by an author who was invited because of his or her expertise on that subject. This volume provides a valuable contribution to emerging understandings of the subject.

International Lawyer's Deskbook

Author: Lucinda A. Low,Daniel M. Drory,American Bar Association. Section of International Law and Practice

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590311448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 8493

Areference tool for lawyers facing international legal problems outside their own areas of expertise.

International Criminal Law Deskbook

Author: Craig Barker,John Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135327416

Category: Law

Page: 566

View: 1903

Attempts to try individuals such as Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein for international crimes and the creation of the International Criminal Court highlight the growing currency and importance of international criminal law as a discipline in its own right. Contemporary importance and academic interest in the subject is rapidly eclipsing that in the more mainstream discipline of human rights. For practitioners, scholars and students of international criminal law (ICL), this unique collection provides access to the core international instruments in one convenient volume. Containing seventy-nine principal documents on ICL dating from 1919 to 2005, this user-friendly book organizes the documents around generally recognised categories of international crimes, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and terrorism. It also includes constitutive instruments of the most important international, domestic and hybrid tribunals, including the Statute of the International Criminal Court, its rules of procedure and elements of crimes. Principal international and regional instruments which deal with the facilitation of a truly international system of criminal justice, in the form of extradition and mutual assistance are also included. Each document has been carefully edited to present information that is directly relevant to international criminal law while all extraneous material has been excluded. Most importantly, each extract has its own introduction which provides the reader with official citations, parties, date of entry into force, an outline of the legislative history, links to related documents and a brief commentary analyzing and contextualizing the principal provisions.

International and Foreign Legal Research

A Coursebook

Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571053123

Category: Law

Page: 342

View: 952

A special course adoption price is available for an order of six or more copies from a university bookstore. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, by Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey, now in a second, revised edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Following a general section on basic concepts, topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU. International and Foreign Legal Research offers a possible roadmap for structuring a class in international and foreign legal research while also serving as a tool for quick look-ups when a researcher requires direction on a topic or information on a source.Developed for use in legal research courses, International and Foreign Legal Research is an invaluable resource for librarians, students, law professors, and other researchers in the research of foreign and international law."

Lawyers Desk Book, 2013 Edition

Author: Dana Shilling

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 1454811773

Category: Law

Page: 1824

View: 3847

Lawyer's Desk Book is an extraordinary guide that you can't afford to be without. Used by over 150,000 attorneys and legal professionals, this must-have reference supplies you with instant, authoritative legal answers, without exorbitant research fees. Packed with current, critical information, Lawyer's Desk Book includes: Practical guidance on virtually any legal matter you might encounter: real estate transactions, trusts, divorce law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, computer law, tax planning, credit and collections, employer-employee relations, personal injury, and more - over 75 key legal areas in all! Quick answers to your legal questions, without having to search stacks of material, or wade through pages of verbiage. Key citations of crucial court cases, rulings, references, code sections, and more. More than 1500 pages of concise, practical, insightful information . No fluff, no filler. Just the facts you need to know. The Lawyer's Desk Book, 2013 Edition incorporates recent court decisions, legislation, and administrative rulings. Federal statutes and revised sentencing guides covered in this edition reflect a growing interest in preventing terrorism, punishing terror-related crimes, and promoting greater uniformity of sentencing. There is also new material on intellectual property law, on legislation stemming from corporate scandals, such as the Sarbanes- Oxley Act, and on legislation to cut individual and corporate tax rates, such as the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act . Chapters are in sections on areas including business planning and litigation, contract and property law, and law office issues.

China law deskbook

a legal guide for foreign-invested enterprises

Author: James M. Zimmerman

Publisher: Aba Professional Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 730

View: 1814

Disk contians forms of sample contracts from Appendix A of the text in Microsoft Word 6.0.

American Indian Law Deskbook

Author: Hardy Myers,Clay Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 634

View: 4070

A collaborative effort from Attorney General Offices throughout the country -- faced daily with legal questions involving state and tribal relations -- The American Indian Law Deskbook, Third Edition, is an up-to-date, comprehensive treatise on Indian law. The Deskbook provides readers with the necessary historical and legal framework to understand the complexities faced by states, Indian tribes, and the federal government in Indian country. Included are discussions of: The evolution of federal statutory Indian law and the judicial foundations of federal Indian policy; An extensive compilation and analysis of federal and state court decisions; Reservation and Indian lands ownership and property interests; The parameters of criminal jurisdiction in Indian country; Concepts of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction relating to a number of specific areas including tribal courts, hunting and fishing, environmental regulation, water rights, gaming, and child welfare; and Cooperative approaches used by the states and tribes for resolving jurisdiction disputes and promoting better relations. Thorough, scholarly, and balanced, The American Indian Law Deskbook, Third Edition, is an invaluable reference for a wide range of people working with Indian tribes, including attorneys and legal scholars, government officials, social workers, state and tribal jurists, and historians. This revised edition includes information from court decisions, federal statutes, and administrative regulations through June 2003 as well as law review articles through the Spring of 2003.