Human Rights and Private Wrongs

Constructing Global Civil Society

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073949

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Human Rights and Private Wrongs breaks new ground by considering a series of fascinating issues that are normally ignored by human rights specialists because they are too "private" to consider as policy issues: children's labor migration; refugee policy towards unaccompanied minors; financial matters of investor and business responsibility; and complex questions involving access to the benefits of pharmaceutical research, transnational organ trafficking, and the control over genetic research.

The Law of Torts Or Private Wrongs

Author: Francis Hilliard

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584775416

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Reprint of the first edition. This was the first English-language treatise on the subject. As the Dictionary of American Biography points out, it marked the "beginning of a revolution in legal thought" because it was the first to approach torts as a distinct legal category. Before Hilliard, "practical text-writers...regarded such wrongs as too divergent in nature for unified treatment and merely discussed some distinct wrong" (V:53-54). Hilliard [1806-1878], a Harvard-educated attorney who lived in Boston, was a prolific and distinguished author of treatises on jurisprudence, real property, contracts, business law and other subjects.

Private Wrongs

Author: Arthur Ripstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067496991X

Category: Law

Page: 327

View: 8186


Tort law recognizes the many ways one person wrongs another. Arthur Ripstein brings coherence to torts’ diversity in a philosophically grounded, analytically powerful theory. He shows that all torts violate the basic moral idea that each person is in charge of his or her own person and property, and never in charge of another’s person or property.

Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 3

A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226055435

Category: Law

Page: 473

View: 3842


Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar. Introducing this third volume, Of Private Wrongs, John H. Langbein discusses Blackstone's account of procedure and jurisdiction, jury trial, and equity. He also examines Blackstone's uneasy attitude toward the celebrated legal frictions of English civil procedure.

The Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knight, on the Laws and Constitution of England

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427196

Category: Law

Page: 479

View: 4033


This handsome book is part of the new, ABA Classics Series. These authoritative, affordable, and beautifully designed editions of the world's greatest law books are perfect for any law library or office or as a gift for anyone involved or interested in the law. This volume of the ABA Classics Series is Blackstone's Commentaries. This legal classic from famed eighteenth-century judge, jurist, and professor Sir William Blackstone.


The Political Morality of the Criminal Law

Author: R A Duff,Lindsay Farmer,S E Marshall,Massimo Renzo,Victor Tadros

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043362

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 3179


The Criminalization series arose from an interdisciplinary investigation into criminalization, focussing on the principles that might guide decisions about what kinds of conduct should be criminalized, and the forms that criminalization should take. Developing a normative theory of criminalization, the series tackles the key questions at the heart of the issue: what principles and goals should guide legislators in deciding what to criminalize? How should criminal wrongs be classified and differentiated? How should law enforcement officials apply the law's specifications of offences? The fourth book in the series examines the political morality of the criminal law, exploring general principles and theories of criminalization. Chapters provide accounts of the criminal law in the light of ambitious theories about moral and political philosophy - republicanism and contractarianism, or reflect upon on the success of important theories of criminalization by viewing them in a novel light. Ideas that are fundamental to any complete theory of the criminal law - liberty, harm, and the effect on victims - are investigated in depth. Sociological investigation of the criminal law grounds a critical investigation into the principles of criminalization, both as a legislative matter, and with respect to criminalization practices, in contemporary and historical contexts. The volume broadens our conceptions of the theory of criminalization, and clarifies the role of the series in the development of this theory. It is essential reading for all interested in legal, political, and social theories of criminalization.