Model(ing) Justice

Perfecting the Promise of International Criminal Law

Author: Kerstin Bree Carlson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108284884

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was the first and most celebrated of a wave of international criminal tribunals (ICTs) built in the 1990s and designed to advance liberalism through international criminal law. Model(ing) Justice examines the practice and case law of the ICTY to make a novel theoretical analysis of the structural flaws inherent in ICTs as institutions that inhibit their contribution to social peace and prosperity. Kerstin Bree Carlson proposes a seminal analysis of the structural challenges to ICTs as socially constitutive institutions, setting the agenda for future considerations of how international organizations can perform and disseminate the goals articulated by political liberalism.

Liability and Environment

Private and Public Law Aspects of Civil Liability for Environmental Harm Inan International Context

Author: Lucas Bergkamp

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041116451

Category: Law

Page: 708

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"This book provides an analysis of civil liability for environmental harm in an inter- and transnational context. It covers both liability of private parties and state liability under international and EC law, and discusses national law developments in this area. It explores in particular the relationship between public environmental law and private liability law. Applying an instrumental approach to legal instruments, it aims to redefine the role of liability in this heavily regulated area." -- from the Preface.

Raœl Castro and the New Cuba

A Close-Up View of Change

Author: Harlan Abrahams,Arturo Lopez-Levy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488905

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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In 2006, Fidel Castro yielded power over Cuba to his younger brother Raúl, making him the first new president of the island nation in nearly five decades. Raúl has ushered in many changes and reforms, including allowing open criticism of the government, lifting the ban on personal electronics, and allowing farmers to purchase their own equipment. This timely work weaves together expert analysis with narrative accounts from current Cuban citizens to explore the economic, political, legal, and social changes occurring in Cuba under Raúl Castro’s presidency. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Law, Order and Freedom

A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy

Author: C.W. Maris,F.C.L.M. Jacobs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400714571

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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The central question in legal philosophy is the relationship between law and morality. The legal systems of many countries around the world have been influenced by the principles of the Enlightenment: freedom, equality and fraternity. The position is similar in relation to the accompanying state ideal of the democratic constitutional state as well as the notion of a welfare state. The foundation of these principles lies in the ideal of individual autonomy. The law must in this view guarantee a social order which secures the equal freedom of all. This freedom is moreover fundamental because in modern pluralistic societies a great diversity of views exist concerning the appropriate way of life. This freedom ideal is however also strongly contested. In Law, Order and Freedom, a historical overview is given pertaining to the question of the extent to which the modern Enlightenment values can serve as the universal foundation of law and society.