New International Law Books

Below is a list of International Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Tax and trade guide, Greece / Arthur Andersen & Co.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKE3550 .T39 1978
Publisher: A. Andersen,


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Human rights in Sweden / by Hans Danelius.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKV2460 .D36 1970
Publisher: Swedish Institute,


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Code of the criminal law of Palestine, a compilation of substantive law, by E.D. Gordon. With a foreword by M.J. Hogan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMQ379.5 .A28 1943
Publisher: "Oth" Cooperative Press,


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Conducting business in China : an intellectual property perspective / Lei Mei.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1155 .M45 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


With the rise of the Chinese economy and consumer market, intellectual property (IP) conflicts in Sino-U.S. business transactions are increasing, and consequently, companies are intent on achieving maximum IP values in China-related cross-border transactions. Conducting Business in China: An Intellectual Property Perspective provides readers with the necessary guidance on conducting business in China from an intellectual property perspective, offering specific advice on how to profitably leverage technology and IP assets while minimizing potential riskfor companies and their Chinese counterparts. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of China : a contextual analysis / Qianfan Zhang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2070 .Z425 2012
Publisher:


This book on China's Constitution and its tradition of constitutionalism is one of the first in the English language, and, as such, provides a much needed overview. The first part of the book deals with China's constitutional history, its indigenous and Confucian antecedents, as well as the turbulent century which led up to the 1982 Constitution and the new order which this ushered in. This section also examines the distinctive features of China's current Constitution. The second part of the book introduces the institutional structure defined in the current Constitution: the relationship between the Center and the Regions, the role of the party and the role of the People's Congress, the meaning of the socialist rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary. The final section discusses the major developments in human rights and their deficiencies: the protection offered to life, liberty, property, and equality, and, at the same time, the currently dormant areas of political and religious freedom. The book concludes with a chapter looking toward the future of the People's Congress and Chinese constitutionalism. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of Malaysia : a contextual analysis / Andrew Harding.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPG1890 .H37 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


Malaysia's constitution was set at the independence of the Federation of Malaya in 1957 along the lines of the Westminster model, embracing federalism and constitutional monarchy. That it has endured is explained in terms of the social contract agreed between the leaders of the three main ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese, Indian) before independence. However, increasing ethnic tension erupted in violence in 1969, after which the social contract was remade in ways that contradicted the basic assumptions underlying the 1957 Constitution. The outcome was an authoritarian state that implemented affirmative action in an attempt to orchestrate rapid economic development and more equitable distribution. In recent years constitutionalism, as enshrined in the 1957 Constitution but severely challenged during the high-authoritarianism of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's developmental state, has become increasingly relevant once again. Find out more (catalog link)

Code of money and credit. English translation by Gabriel M. Bustros ...

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KMP99 .A28 1972
Publisher: Bureau of Lebanese and Arab documentation,


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Code of labour English translation by Gabriel M. Bustros.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KMP126 .A28 1972
Publisher: Bureau of Lebanese and Arab Documentation


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Criminal code of the Mongolian People's Republic.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: MONGIII-1
Publisher: U.S. Joint Publications Research Service,


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Effectiveness of European Union development aid for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa : (pursuant to Article 287 (4), second subparagraph, TFEU) / European Court of Auditors.

Location: lax
Call #: HV696.F6 E44 2012
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union,


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Civil code of Iran : basic document in Iranian law / introduced and edited by S.H. Amin ; general editor, Dr. Eftikhar.

Location: lax
Call #: IRANIII-6
Publisher: s.n.,


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Language of human rights in West Germany / Lora Wildenthal.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G3 W56 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Freedom of expression and the media / edited by Merris Amos, Jackie Harrison and Lorna Woods.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4110 .F745 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Pub.,


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US international lawyers in the interwar years : a forgotten crusade / Hatsue Shinohara.

Location: lax
Call #: KF297 .S43 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Constructing international law : the birth of a discipline / edited by Luigi Nuzzo and Milos Vec.

Location: lax
Call #: KJ2 .S78 v.273
Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann,


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Interaction between Europe's legal systems : judicial dialogue and the creation of supranational laws / Giuseppe Martinico, Oreste Pollicino.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE947 .M37 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Nuremberg trial of Julius Streicher : the crime of "incitement to genocide" / Margaret Eastwood ; with a preface by William Schabas.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1177.S77 E15 2011
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press,


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Economic foundations of international law / Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1252 .P67 2013
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,


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How interpretation makes international law : on semantic change and normative twists / Ingo Venzke.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1285 .V46 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars / Ganesh Sitaraman.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 S58 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Environmental governance of the great seas : law and effect / Joseph F.C. DiMento, Alexis Jaclyn Hickman.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1145 .D56 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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International law in the era of climate change / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse, Shirley V. Scott.

Location: lax
Call #: K3584.8 .I587 2012
Publisher: E. Elgar,


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International environmental law and policy for the 21st century / by Ved P. Nanda, George (Rock) Pring ; chapter seven: Energy and the environment, by Don C. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .N36 2013
Publisher:


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Public services and international trade liberalization : human rights and gender implications / Barnali Choudhury.

Location: lax
Call #: K3973 .C46 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Gender justice and legal pluralities : Latin American and African perspectives / edited by Rachel Sieder and John McNeish.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .G457 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more anthropological approach to the issues of gender justice and women’s rights, it analyzes how gendered rights claims are made and responded to within a range of different cultural, social, economic and political contexts. By examining the different ways in which legal norms, instruments and discourses are being used to challenge or reinforce gendered forms of exclusion, contributing authors generate new knowledge about the dynamics at play between the contemporary contexts of legal pluralities and the struggles for gender justice. Any consideration of this relationship must, it is concluded, be located within a broader, historically informed analysis of regimes of governance. Find out more (catalog link)

Exclusions from patentability : how far has the European Patent Office eroded boundaries? / Sigrid Sterckx and Julian Cockbain.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC2725 .S74 2012
Publisher:


Exclusions from Patentability reviews the history of the adoption of exclusions from patentability under the European Patent Convention since its first conception in 1949 through to its most recent revision. The analysis shows how other intellectual property treaties, such as UPOV, the Strasbourg Patent Convention, PCT, the EU Biotech Directive and TRIPS have affected the framing of the exclusions. Particular attention is given to those exclusions considered the most contentious (computer programmes, discoveries, medical treatments, life forms and agriculture) and those decisions which have been most influential in shaping the approaches by which the exclusions have been interpreted. The 'morality' exclusion and the interpretation of the exclusions are discussed critically and suggestions for coherent interpretation are made. Find out more (catalog link)

Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights / Paul Johnson.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5144.G39 J64 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This title is a study of the Court's jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It provides a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention on Human Rights. Find out more (catalog link)

European legal method : in a multi-level EU legal order / Ulla Neergard and Ruth Nielsen (eds.).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE960.A8 E93 2012
Publisher:


In Europe there is, and has been for some years, a seemingly renewed debate on methodology in legal research. In the first years of its existence, EU law was generally perceived as rather superficial, immature, and fragmentary, with many gaps and inconsistencies. Now, EU law is ripening and the mutual embeddedness of EU law and the national law of its Member States is becoming more intense. It is therefore both more possible, and more necessary, to identify and explain the legal method that is applied by European legal actors, in particular legal scholars and courts, when analyzing EU law and the law of Member States within the scope of EU legal application. This book brings together essays by leading legal scholars from a number of European countries regarding European legal method(s). It is the second publication within the European Legal Methods research project and is the result of a conference held in November 2011. The contributors are all focused on different legal disciplines and represent different legal cultures and research styles, partly related to different geographical backgrounds. Find out more (catalog link)

Curso de derecho del trabajo / Manuel Alonso Garcia.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KKT1270 .A46 1982
Publisher: Ariel,


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Fundamental laws of the State; the Spanish Constitution.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKT2064 1972
Publisher: SIE,


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Empresas publicas y turismo / Jose Luis Meilan.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KKT3217 .M49 1967
Publisher: [s.n.],


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Spain; a digest of principal taxes.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKT3550 .S63 1968
Publisher:


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Tax and trade guide: Spain.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKT3550 .T39 1972
Publisher:


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Corporate income tax in Sweden, by Martin Norr [and] Claes Sandels.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKV3592 .N67 1960
Publisher: Stockholms Enskilda Bank,


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Protective code : a Swedish proposal / by Thorsten Sellin.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKV3800 .S45 1957
Publisher: Dept. of Justice,


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Islam and human rights / edited by Abdullah Saeed.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC572 .I83 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Editor Saeed (Arab and Islamic studies, U. of Melbourne, Australia) introduces the contentious complexities of the topic announced in the title, including the questions of whether it's possible to reconcile international human rights law and Islamic law, and whether traditional Islamic law can evolve in accordance with modern demands. This two-volume anthology presents his selection of 55 previously published articles and excerpts. The first volume subtitled Key Issues in the Debates groups articles according to the following themes: defensive and embracive approaches to international human rights; critiques of human rights from a Muslim perspective; the debate on human rights vs. human obligations; secularism; challenges to universalism, universality, and cultural relativism; and Islamic human rights schemes. The final section presents case studies in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Find out more (catalog link)

Muslim family law, secular courts and Muslim women of South Asia : a study in judicial activism / Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin.

Location: lax
Call #: KNC156 .S468 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Evolution of law reform in China : an uncertain path / edited by Stanley B. Lubman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ470 .E96 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This timely collection presents articles written by Chinese and Western authors on law reform in the People's Republic of China from its beginning in 1978 until the present day. The first part presents differing perspectives on the history of law reform. Separate sections are devoted to core institutions: the Constitution, the legislature, administrative law, courts, criminal process, the legal profession, extra-judicial dispute resolution and citizens petitions. Alongside an original introduction the book will be of interest to readers with specialized interests in Chinese law but also to anyone interested in China's governance. Find out more (catalog link)

Tools of justice : non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution / Kalpana Kannabiran.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS2100 .T66 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


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People, states and hope : cosmopolitanism and the future of international law / Trevor Redmond.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .R439 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Development and effectiveness of international administrative law : on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal / edited by Elias Olufemi.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5274 .D48 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


International administrative law, or more precisely the law of the international civil service, has been the focus of increased attention in recent years. A part of the discussion has focused on the design of the justice mechanisms of international organizations, exemplified by the overhaul of the internal justice system of the United Nations in 2009. The internal justice systems of some international organizations have been subjected to scrutiny before some national courts, and the role and contribution of international administrative tribunals to the development of the law continue to be an important part of discussions of good governance and accountability of international organizations. The essays in this book, written by judges, practitioners, academics and other experts, address these and other issues. Find out more (catalog link)

International law, politics and inhumane weapons : the effectiveness of global landmine regimes / Alan Bryden.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5645 .B79 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Forcible displacement throughout the ages : towards an international convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement / by Grant Dawson and Sonia Farber.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .D39 2012
Publisher: Martinu Nijhoff Publishers,


Forcible displacement transforms cultures and can even lead to their destruction. Beginning with the origins of the human species millions of years ago and ending up in our present day era, this book analyses examples of forcible displacement in order to examine the crime in its many different forms. The legal contours of the crime receive a comprehensive treatment, including the experience of the international tribunals and decades of scholarly work in the area. The authors suggest that a paradigm shift is needed in order to bring development-induced displacement into the mainstream discourse on forcible displacement. The book concludes with a proposal for a new convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement. Find out more (catalog link)

Property rights of refugees and internally displaced persons : beyond restitution / Anneke Smit.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .S65 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


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New initiatives on international cooperation in criminal justice / Joon Gyu Kim, Cheol-Kyu Hwang.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .K56 2012
Publisher: SNU Press,


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International law and sexual violence in armed conflicts / by Chile Eboe-Osuji.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .E26 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Pub.,


Beginning with an attempt at understanding evil doing during armed conflicts, from both the general perspective and the particular angle of sexual violence itself, this book explores ways of shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of genocide / Edited by Paul Behrens and Ralph Henham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .E42 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Genocide constitutes one of the most significant problems in contemporary international law. Within the last fifteen years, the world has witnessed genocidal conduct in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the debate on the commission of genocide in Darfur and the DR Congo is ongoing. Within the same period, the prosecution of suspected génocidaires has taken place in international tribunals, internationalised tribunals and domestic courts; and the names of Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and Saddam Hussein feature among those against whom charges of genocide were brought. Pursuing an interdisciplinary examination of the existing case law on genocide in international and domestic courts, Elements of Genocide comprehensive and accessible reflection on the crime of genocide, and its inherent complexities. Find out more (catalog link)

Child protection in Chinese societies : challenges and policies / editors, Edward Ko Ling Chan.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6626.54.C6 C45 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


This book introduces the current situations of child victimisation in the Chinese populations to readers, discusses the relevant political and legal systems as well as health and social services, and puts forward some recommendations for effective child protection with an emphasis on the unique cultural values and situations in the Chinese populations. Grounded in the recent and contemporary research and scholarly inquiry, this is a vital book for understanding trends and current situations in China, as well as an essential read for those who work, research, teach or study in the area. This book is the only one available to date to present a comprehensive and critical review of child maltreatment and victimisation in China whilst promoting a multi-disciplinary collaboration to child protection. Find out more (catalog link)

Dual state : parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the national security complex / edited by Eric Wilson.

Location: lax
Call #: JC263.S34 D83 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt's thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the 'deep state' with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. Critiquing Schmitt's work from a variety of intellectual perspectives, the chapters discuss current parapolitical reality within the domain of criminology, the parapolitical nature of both the dual state and the national security state corporate complex. Using the USA as a prime example of the world's current dual or 'deep political state', the criminogenic dimensions of the parapolitical systems of post 9/11 America are discussed. Using case studies, the dual state is examined as the causal factor of inexplicable parapolitical events within both the developed and developing world, including Sweden, Canada, Italy, Turkey, and Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

Systems of employee representation at the enterprise : a comparative study / editor, Roger Blanpain ; guest editors, Hiroya Nakakubo, Takashi Araki ; contributors, Chin-Chin Cheng ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K1728.A6 J55 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers,


In this informative examination of this field of international labour law, 12 scholars from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States describe their countries' current perspectives on this issue, along with their own analysis and commentary. Find out more (catalog link)

Cambridge companion to human rights law / edited by Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3239.8 .C36 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The idea of human rights is rightly considered to be one of the very biggest of the big thoughts of the early twenty-first century. The object of this book is to capture a sense of the variety of the platforms within which human rights law is practised today and reflects the dynamic interrelationships that have grown up between these various levels. It also has a critical edge, where the chapters reflect on the way the subject has been handled in the authors sub-field, how it has achieved what has been expected (or has not) or produced unexpected side-effects, with judgments about the efficacy of human rights law (set against the standards of the field itself or some other goals) not being withheld where it is appropriate for these to be made. Written by world-class academics, this Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of human rights law. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond disagreement : open remedies in human rights adjudication / Aruna Sathanapally.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .S274 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Providing the first empirical analysis of declarations of incompatibility under the UK Human Rights Act and their aftermath in the legislative process, this book details these 'open remedies' and draws comparisons with similar human rights mechanisms in the US, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of group rights in international law : groups as contested right-holders, subjects and legal persons / by Corsin Bisaz.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .B57 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Concept of Group Rights in International Law offers a critical appraisal of the concept of group rights in international law on the basis of an extensive survey of existing group rights in contemporary international law. Among some of its findings is the observation that an ideological way of arguing about this legal category is widespread among scholars as well as practitioners; it sees this ideological framing as one of the main reasons why international law has so far been very reluctant to provide group rights and to call them by their name. Accordingly, the book re-evaluates the concept based on the experience with existing group rights in international law and pleads for a more pragmatic approach. Despite limitations with the concept, the overall thesis is that there is a role for group rights as a pragmatic tool allowing for a principled approach to substate groups through international law. Such an approach could turn group rights into an arguably minor, but nevertheless, highly relevant legal category of international law. Find out more (catalog link)

From Cape Town to Kabul : rethinking strategies for pursuing women's human rights / by Penelope Andrews.

Location: lax
Call #: K3243 .A95 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


Offering a comparative study of South Africa and Afghanistan as its basis, this book explores key questions about women's rights and gender equality in the wake of political turmoil, demographic dislocation, institutionalized violence, and deep economic disparities. These questions focus on the balancing and enforcement of secular rights within societies with deeply entrenched cultural and religious mores, and examine the competing claims of individual rights on the one hand and community concerns or imperatives on the other. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of legislation / Neil Duxbury.

Location: lax
Call #: K3316 .D89 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In Elements of Legislation, Neil Duxbury examines the history of English law through the lens of legal philosophy in an effort to draw out the differences between judge-made and enacted law and to explain what courts do with the laws that legislatures enact. He presents a series of rigorously researched and carefully rehearsed arguments concerning the law-making functions of legislatures and courts, the concepts of legislative supremacy and judicial review, the nature of legislative intent and the core principles of statutory interpretation. Find out more (catalog link)

Conservation on the high seas : harmonizing international regimes for the sustainable use of living resources / Simone Borg.

Location: lax
Call #: K3485 .B67 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Borg (environmental and resources law, U. of Malta) investigates the extent to which the applicable international regimes regulating the sustainable use of high seas living resources may be harmonized. He covers regulatory jurisdiction over living resources on the high seas, the obligation to take conservation measures, specialized conservation measures for particular species on the high seas, the main constituent elements of conservation regimes, enforcement jurisdiction on the high seas and the conservation of living resources, and constituent elements for compliance and enforcement. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal jurisdiction over perpetrators of ship-source pollution : international law, state practice and EU harmonisation / by Alla Pozdnakova.

Location: lax
Call #: K3591.2 .P69 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


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Linguistic justice : international law and language policy / Jacqueline Mowbray.

Location: lax
Call #: K3716 .M69 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


An investigation into international law and language policy, this book uses critical analysis to conduct an examination of the aspects of international law which affect language use. It uncovers the conceptual framework which underpins international law on language, addressing the constitution of a 'just' language policy from a legal perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles of international investment law / Rudolf Dolzer and Christoph Schreuer.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .D65 2012
Publisher:


This book outlines the principles behind the international law of foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. It traces the purpose, context, and evolution of the clauses and provisions characteristic of contemporary investmenttreaties, and analyses the case law, interpreting the issues raised by standard clauses. Particular consideration is given to broad treaty-rules whose understanding in practice has mainly been shaped by their interpretation and application by international tribunals. In addition, the book introducesthe dispute settlement mechanisms for enforcing investment law, outlining the operation of Investor vs State arbitration.Combining a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals, this book offers an ideal introduction to the principles of international investment law and arbitration, for students or practitioners alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitional justice and peacebuilding on the ground : victims and ex-combatants / edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K5250 .T734 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts. As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and practice demonstrates a turn away from the supposed 'peace vs justice' dilemma. This volume examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants. While recent volumes have sought to address either DDR or victim-centred approaches to justice, none has sought to make connections between the two, much less to place them in the larger context of the increasing linkages between transitional justice and peacebuilding. Find out more (catalog link)

Transnational culture in the Internet age / edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 T73 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Digital technology has transformed global culture, connecting and empowering users on a hitherto unknown scale. Existing paradigms from intellectual property rights to cultural diversity and telecommunications regulation seem increasingly obsolete, confounding policymakers and provoking wide-ranging debate. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age draws on a range of disciplines to examine new approaches to regulating communications and cultural production. The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet's astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and tradition in classical Islamic thought : studies in honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi / edited by Michael Cook, Najam Haider, Intisar Rabb, Asma Sayeed.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP440.74 .C66 2012
Publisher:


This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'nic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam. Find out more (catalog link)

Toward a North American legal system / edited by James T. McHugh.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ88 .T69 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This book explores the complexities, possibilities, and challenges of North American legal harmonization and its consequences (both positive and negative) for future continental cooperation, especially in the age of NAFTA. The book explores different levels of legal analysis, including the macro level of public policy, broad theory, and constitutionalism and the micro level of applied law and legal norms. The book will focus, particularly, upon categories of law that are most relevant to thebroad economic and social future of North America in the context of continental cooperation among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Price discrimination handbook

Location: lax
Call #: KF1627 .P75 2013
Publisher: ABA Section of Antitrust Law,


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Business law of Colombia [by] James W. F. Raisbeck.

Location: lacom
Call #: KHH333.B86 B87 1964
Publisher: L. F. Serrano A.


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'Of laws of ships and shipmen' : medieval maritime law and its practice in urban Northern Europe / Edda Frankot.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC2256 .F73 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


This volume is an important addition to the history of Scotland and European law, utilizing innovative research and methodologies to highlight Scotland's position in medieval Europe as a sophisticated legal player. It places Scotland in a wider historical framework for the time and reveals the extent of its maritime connections and influence. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial application of European Union law in post-communist countries : the cases of Estonia and Latvia / Tatjana Evas.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5057 .E93 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book discusses how the plurality of legal norms operating in the European Union can be balanced to produce a functioning, sustainable and legitimate legal system. It provides an extensive database of 2004 -2009 national judgments of national courts in Latvia and Estonia, and offers an extensive comparative review of the jurisprudence of constitutional and supreme courts, as well as providing insight into the jurisprudence of ordinary national courts. An appealing volume for legal scholars and political scientists studying courts and jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

State security regimes and the right to freedom of religion and belief : changes in Europe since 2001 / Karen Murphy.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5156 .M87 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book analyses the relationship between state security regime changes and the right to religious freedom in the EU. It presents a comparative analysis of the impact that changes in security regimes have had on religious freedom politics, policies and protections across the EU member states. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal law and policy in the European Union / Samuli Miettinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE9430 .M54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book takes stock of the development of criminal law in the context of the European Community and the European Union, and considers whether it has led to a European criminal policy, whilst also examining the legal effects European-level initiatives in the field have had on national criminal law and on criminal suspects. The work reflects on the interaction between the law of the European Community and national criminal law since the signing of the Treaty of Rome and against this backdrop reviews the supremacy of European Community law over conflicting national criminal law, the past legislative practice of harmonised ‘administrative’ penalties and their impact on national legal systems as well as the development of relevant European Community principles of fundamental rights. The work goes on to explore whether there are fields in which the European Community might enact directly applicable criminal penalties in the form of EC regulations and also examines related doctrinal concerns considered by the Court of Justice in its earlier case law on the interface between EC law and national criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Background of Hispanic-American law : legal sources and juridical literature of Spain / by John Thomas Vance.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKT120 .V36 1979
Publisher: Hyperion Press,


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Transnational crime and human rights : responses to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong subregion / Susan Kneebone and Julie Debeljak.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC982.H86 K58 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


This text offers an evaluation of responses to the transnational crime of human trafficking and governance of the issue through a case study of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which comprises Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Find out more (catalog link)

In the name of justice : striving for the rule of law in China / He Weifang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2020 .H4425 2012
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press,


In the Name of Justice presents a critical assessment of the state of Chinese legal reform by He Weifang, the countrys leading liberal law scholar. Professor He has been at the forefront of the countrys bumpy path toward justice and judicial independence for more than a decade. In addition to a selection of the authors academic writings, the volume also includes many of Professor Hes public speeches, media interviews, and open letters, which provide more insight into his dual roles as thinker and practitioner in the Chinese legal world. Find out more (catalog link)

Agricultural land reform code. Compiled by Central Book Supply, inc.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPM988.A31 1963 A4 1969
Publisher: [Central Book Supply, inc.]


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Processes of legal integration in the East African Community / edited by Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel and Ulrike Wanitzek.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQE225 .P76 2011
Publisher: Dar es Salaam University Press,


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Nigerian copyright law & practice / John O. Asein

Location: lacom
Call #: KTA1104 .A84 2012
Publisher: Books And Gavel Publishing,


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International criminal justice at the Yugoslav tribunal : a judge's recollection / Mohamed Shahabuddeen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1203.A2 S53 2012
Publisher:


Bringing together Judge Shahabuddeen's thoughts on the Tribunal on which he served for many years, this book provides an insider's account of the development of international criminal law at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Judge Shahabuddeen, a respected figure in international law, also assesses its legacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Non-state actors, soft law and protective regimes : from the margins / edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1293 .N66 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


By offering critical perspectives of normative developments within international law, this volume of essays unites academics from various disciplines to address concerns regarding the interpretation and application of international law in context. The authors present common challenges within international criminal law, human rights, environmental law and trade law, and point to unintended risks and consequences, in particular for vulnerable interests such as women and the environment. Omissions within normative or institutional frameworks are highlighted and the importance of addressing accountability of state and non-state actors for violations or regressions of minimum protection guarantees is underscored. Overall, it advocates harmonisation over fragmentation, pursuant to the aspiration of asserting the interests of our collective humanity without necessarily advocating an international constitutional order. Find out more (catalog link)

One law for all? : Western models and local practices in (post-)imperial contexts / Stefan B. Kirmse (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .O53 2012
Publisher: Campus Verlag,


Examining new archival material from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,One Law for All?discusses legal transfer and practice in imperial and post-imperial societies, including Russia, Latin America, Africa, and East Asia. The essays collected here analyze the legal sphere as a site of struggle, both in debate and in everyday life, from the level of universal aspirations to particular local practices. The contributors explore the ways in which both lawmakers and ordinary people talk about and actively use the law, thereby telling a story of contested European hegemony, local assertions, and multiple legal borrowings. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal framework for strengthening nuclear security and combating nuclear terrorism / edited by Igor Khripunov, Center for International Trade and Security, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA and Dmitriy Nikonov, Center for International Trade and

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5665 .N38 2010
Publisher:


The 11 papers in this collection review the international measures currently in place to control nuclear weapons, the risks that remain, and approaches to dealing with such risks. Among them are the workshop executive report, the transcript of a round-table discussion, and country reports. Other topics include defining and assessing the threat of nuclear terrorism and the role of nuclear security, the legal framework and its priorities, new focus areas, international activities related to nuclear security, and national implementation measures. Find out more (catalog link)

Alzheimer's disease and dementia : a comparison of international approaches : report of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate pursuant to S. Res. 81, sec. 17(d), March 2, 2011, resolution authorizing a study of the problems of aged and agin

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/5:112-254
Publisher:


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Intellectual property liability of consumers, facilitators and intermediaries / edited by Christopher Heath, Anselm Kamperman Sanders.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .I55944 2012
Publisher:


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Technology criterion in patent law : a controversial but indispensable requirement / Reinier B. Bakels.

Location: lax
Call #: K1505 .B35 2012
Publisher:


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International co-operation in civil and criminal matters / David McClean.

Location: lax
Call #: K2115 .M39 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Raoul Wallenberg Institute compilation of human rights instruments / edited by Goran Melander, Gudmundur Alfredsson, Leif Holmstrom.

Location: lax
Call #: K3238 .R36 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an academic institution founded in 1984 at the University of Lund, Sweden, to promote research, training, and academic education in human rights. The first edition of this compilation was published by Martinus Nijhoff as the first volume in the series The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library as a source reference for teachers and students in courses, seminars, and workshops organized by the Institute. The second edition provides texts for 59 treaty and non-treaty instruments that are often cited in such situations. Some are universal and others regional; some general and some specific or specialized; they cover civil, cultural, economic, political, social, and solidarity rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social and cultural rights in international law / edited by Malcolm Langford ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .G539 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Regulating genetic resources : access and benefit sharing in international law / Charles Lawson.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.G46 L39 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Money spent on regulating access and constructing and maintaining benefit-sharing arrangements with regard to environmental resources could instead be allocated to conservation and research, explains Lawson (law, Griffith U., Australia); and that's a very good reason for understanding their various conceptual bases and their efficacy. His study encompasses the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and the World Health Organization's PIP Framework. The study is organized in chapters on Antarctica, outer space and planetary objects, seas and oceans, genetic resources within the jurisdiction of nation states, plant genetic resource for food and agriculture, and human pandemic influenza virus. Find out more (catalog link)

International trade in indigenous cultural heritage : legal and policy issues / edited by Christoph B. Graber, Karolina Kuprecht and Jessica C. Lai, Members of i-call, the research centre for communication and art law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .I575 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Principles of international economic law / Matthias Herdegen.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .H47 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A comprehensive insight into the legal framework of international economic relations, comprising the law of the World Trade Organization, investment law, and international monetary law, this book highlights the context of human rights, good governance, environmental protection, development, and the role of the G20 and multinationals. Find out more (catalog link)

Socio-legal approaches to international economic law : text, context, subtext / edited by Amanda Perry-Kessaris.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .S634 2013
Publisher:


This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus of socio-legal approaches, noting that they go beyond the text to consider context and, often, subtext. Find out more (catalog link)

Practice and theory in comparative law / edited by Maurice Adams and Jacco Bomhoff.

Location: lax
Call #: K559 .P72 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


What does doing comparative law involve? Too often, explicit methodological discussions in comparative law remain limited to the level of pure theory, neglecting to test out critiques and recommendations on concrete issues. This book bridges this gap between theory and practice in comparative legal studies. Essays by both established and younger comparative lawyers reflect on the methodological challenges arising in their own work and in work in their area. Taken together, they offer clear recommendations for, and critical reflection on, a wide range of innovative comparative research projects. Find out more (catalog link)

Gender, religion, & family law : theorizing conflicts between women's rights and cultural traditions / edited by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil.

Location: lax
Call #: K670 .G435 2013
Publisher: Brandeis University Press,


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Fighting corruption in public procurement : a comparative analysis of disqualification or debarment measures / Sope Williams-Elegbe.

Location: lax
Call #: K884 .W55 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


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Muslim women and Shari'ah Councils : transcending the boundaries of community and law / Samia Bano.

Location: lax
Call #: KD750 .B36 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women. Find out more (catalog link)

Aboriginal justice and the Charter : realizing a culturally sensitive interpretation of legal rights / David Leo Milward.

Location: lax
Call #: KE7735 .M55 2012
Publisher: UBC Press,


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Invention, copyright, and digital writing / Martine Courant Rife.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 R54 2013
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press,


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International law in the U.S. legal system / Curtis A. Bradley.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .B73 2013
Publisher:


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Fiscal reform for Colombia : final report and staff papers of the Colombian Commission on Tax Reform, Richard A. Musgrave, president. Edited by Malcolm Gillis.

Location: lacom
Call #: KHH4589 .F57 1971
Publisher: Law School of Harvard University,


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Tax and trade guide: Colombia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KHH4589 .T39 1972
Publisher:


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Restoring justice in Colombia : conciliation in equity / by Sue Mahan, with Maria de Jesus Illera and Luis E. Sanchez.

Location: lacom
Call #: KHH5935 .M34 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


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Diversity and European human rights : rewriting judgments of the ECHR / edited by Eva Brems.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .D58 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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EU employment law / Catherine Barnard.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2855 .B37 2012
Publisher:


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Climate law in EU member states : towards national legislation for climate protection / edited by Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Mark Stallworthy, Professor of Environmental Law and Polic

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6246.A72 C55 2012
Publisher:


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Diritto del lavoro / Franco Carinci ... [et al.].

Location: lacom
Call #: KKH1270 .D57 1983
Publisher: UTET,


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Minority rights in China / editors in chief: Li Lin, Li Xixia & Lidija R. Basta Fleiner.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2467.M56 M56 2012
Publisher: Paths International Ltd. ; Social Sciences Academic Press,


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Justice, judocracy and democracy in India : boundaries and breaches / Sudhanshu Ranjan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS2244 .R36 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


This book is an innovative approach to studying ‘judicial activism’ in the Indian context. While discussing the varying roles of the judiciary, it delineates the boundaries of different organs of the State — judiciary, executive and legislature — and highlights the points where these boundaries have been breached. Find out more (catalog link)

Restorative justice and victimology : Euro-Africa perspectives / Don John O. Omale.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC977 .O46 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Law as a tool for empowering women within marital relations : a case study of paternity lawsuits in Egypt / Hind Ahmed Zaki.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM1749 .A94 2012
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press,


How do women use courts within the context of paternity lawsuits? This study analyzes the challenges that the formal legal approach to empowering women faces once it is translated into everyday socio-legal experiences and court repertoires. It also seeks to trace the pathologies inherent inpersonal status law reform and normal legal practices in Egypt, attesting to the limitations of law as an agent of social change in the private domain of the family. It mainly sheds light on the difficulties of separating formal legal rules from informal social practices. It also explores the problem of paternity claims in Egypt. Adding to growing literature on the use of legal mobilization to advance gender equity, this study offers insights on theoften-neglected role of social norms in court experiences, often leading to unexpected consequences that sometimes defy the intended goals behind policies and legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

Questioning secularism : Islam, sovereignty, and the rule of law in modern Egypt / Hussein Ali Agrama.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM2020 .A944 2012
Publisher:


What, exactely, is secularism? What has the West's long familiarity with it inevitably obscured? In this work, Hussein Ali Agrama tackles these questions. Focusing on the fatwa councils and family law courts of Egypt just prior to the revolution, he delves deeply into the meaning of secularism itself and the ambiguities that lie at its heart. Find out more (catalog link)

Different kind of "subject" : colonial law in Aboriginal-European relations in nineteenth century Western Australia 1829-61 / Ann Hunter.

Location: lacom
Call #: KUH210.7.M56 H86 2012
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Pub.,


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Trans-Pacific Partnership : a quest for a twenty-first century trade agreement / edited by C.L. Lim, Deborah K. Elms, Patrick Low.

Location: lacom
Call #: KVC947.A4 2005 T73 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Transitional justice in Rwanda : accountability for atrocity / Gerald Gahima.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1201.A2 G34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This title examines the genocide in Rwanda and international criminal justice. It is authored by a central player in the rebuilding, Gerald Gahima, who served as both Minister for Justice and Attorney General during the aftermath. Find out more (catalog link)

Oxford guide to treaties / edited by Duncan B. Hollis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1301 .O94 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Giving an overview of the current state of the law and practice in relation to treaties, this edited work is an essential reference for practitioners and legal advisers involved in treaty negotiations or the interpretation of treaties. It also reflects on the current areas of disagreement or ambiguity. Find out more (catalog link)

Brownlie's principles of public international law / by James Crawford, SC, FBA.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3225.B76 A37 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Interdisciplinary perspectives on international law and international relations : the state of the art / edited by Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Temple University, Mark A. Pollack Temple University.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .I573 2013
Publisher:


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Chinese contemporary perspectives on international law : history, culture and international law / Xue Hanqin.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4376 .X84 2012
Publisher: Hague Academy of International Law,


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International law and the classification of conflicts / edited by Elizabeth Wilmshurst.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .I58 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press ; Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),


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Counsel misconduct before the International Criminal Court : professional responsibility in international criminal defence / Till Gut.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7408 .G88 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


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Specially protected marine areas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) : the regime for the protection of specific areas of the EEZ for environmental reasons under international law / Thomas Dux.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1560 .D89 2011
Publisher: Lit ; Global [distributor] ; Transaction Publishers [distributor],


This thesis examines the question of what States are legally empowered to do under international law when they seek to protect certain areas of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In this context, the regulation of shipping and other human activities under the Law of the Sea Convention and, in particular, the regime for special areas under Article 211(6) of the Convention are addressed. Global and regional instruments containing mechanisms to protect specific areas are discussed and relevant State practice is considered with a view to possible implications on customary international law. Finally, guidance is given as to what States can practically do to protect specific areas of their EEZ for environmental reason. Find out more (catalog link)

Art of justice : the judge's perspective / Ruth Herz.

Location: lax
Call #: NC953.5.F8 H47 2012
Publisher: Hart,


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Legal integration of Islam : a transatlantic comparison / Christian Joppke, John Torpey.

Location: lax
Call #: K236 .J67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Christian Joppke and John Torpey show how four liberal democracies-France, Germany, Canada, and the U.S.-have responded to the challenge of integrating Muslim populations. Demonstrating the centrality of the legal system to this process, they argue that institutional barriers to integration are no greater on one side of the Atlantic than the other. Find out more (catalog link)

Extraterritorial application of selected human rights treaties / by Karen da Costa.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .C67 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Focusing on treaties jeopardized during the 'war on terror', this book investigates whether and to what extent human rights treaties apply to states acting abroad. It proposes a way to accommodate conflicting interests, while preserving the effective protection of basic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Human right to water : significance, legal status and implications for water allocation / Inga T. Winkler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .W36 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council recognised the human right to water in 2010.This book clarifies the legal status and meaning of the right to water through a detailed analysis of its legal foundations, legal nature, normative content and corresponding State obligations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global health disputes and disparities : a critical appraisal of international law and population health / Dru Bhattacharya.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260.3 .B43 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Religion, law, and the present water crisis / Richard A. Hughes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .H84 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang,


This work documents current and impending global water shortages and opposes policies of commodification and privatization of water ownership by multinational water corporations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global legal regimes to protect the world's grasslands / John W. Head.

Location: lax
Call #: K3520 .H43 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons / Burns H. Weston, David Bollier.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W476 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Green Governance proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign direct investment and human development : the law and economics of international investment agreements / edited by Olivier De Schutter, Johan F. Swinnen and Jan Wouters.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .F67 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The effect on developing countries by the arrival of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a subject of controversy for decades in the development community. This book adopts an interdisciplinary perspective combining insights from international investment law, human rights law and economics. Find out more (catalog link)

Landmark cases in competition law : around the world in fourteen stories / edited by Barry Rodger.

Location: lax
Call #: K3850 .L36 2013
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Center and South America by Aspen Publishers,


Leading scholars from 14 jurisdictions describe a particularly salient case in each of their countries, commenting on the contribution of the case to the development of their particular competition law culture and to the case's enduring significance for competition law and its enforcement from a global perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Frederic Perron-Welch, Christine Frison.

Location: lax
Call #: K3925.B56 L45 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book, the first in a new series that focuses on treaty implementation for sustainable development, examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at national and international levels. The volume provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing key issues under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that affect the further design of national and international law on biosafety, and analyzing recent progress in the development of domestic regulatory regimes for biosafety. It also examines the legal, political, economic, and practical challenges and solutions encountered in recent efforts to develop and implement domestic biosafety regulations, with a focus on developing countries. In the year of the fifth UN Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at the signature of a new Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Liability and Redress, this timely book examines recent developments in biosafety law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Dynamics of global economic governance : the financial crisis, the OECD and the politics of international tax cooperation / Richard Eccleston.

Location: lax
Call #: K4475 .E33 2012
Publisher:


The financial crisis which engulfed global markets in 2008 created an acute need for improved international economic cooperation. Despite the G20s prominent coordination role, the regulatory response to the crisis has varied considerably across governance arenas. This book focuses on the international tax arena and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 Leader's Forum in this process. Find out more (catalog link)

Intersections of law and culture / edited by Priska Gisler, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland; Sara Steinert Borella, Franklin College, Switzerland; Caroline Wiedmer, Franklin College, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 I685 2012
Publisher:


An inter-disciplinary, international collection that examines the mutual influences between law and culture through a series of sophisticated case studies showing how cultural phenomena are brought under legal regulation, how laws are resisted through cultural practices, and how those practices shape the way in which law is understood and applied. Find out more (catalog link)

International criminal justice : legitimacy and coherence / edited by Gideon Boas, William A. Schabas, Michael P. Scharf.

Location: lax
Call #: K5001 .I58 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


International criminal justice as a discipline throws up numerous conceptual issues, engaging disciplines such as law, politics, history, sociology, psychology to name but a few. This book addresses themes around international criminal justice from a mixture of traditional and more radical perspectives. Find out more (catalog link)

Hate speech revisited : a comparative and historical perspective on hate speech law in the Netherlands and England & Wales / Marloes van Noorloos.

Location: lax
Call #: K5210 .N66 2011
Publisher: Intersentia,


Criminal law on hate speech has become a hotly debated topic in the past decade. In the Netherlands and in England and Wales legislative changes and proposals abound, while cases such as the prosecution of MP Geert Wilders have received considerable attention. How to deal with hate speech in an increasingly pluralist society has become a pressing question. Moreover, with the attacks in New York, London and Madrid and the appearance of radical groups and individuals, such as Abu Hamza Al-Masri in England and the Hofstadgroep in the Netherlands, public debate has been dominated by the problems of terrorism and radicalisation. As a result, extreme speech - presumed to encourage radicalisation and terrorism - is a major issue. Find out more (catalog link)

International legal framework against corruption : states' obligations to prevent and repress corruption / Julio Bacio Terracino.

Location: lax
Call #: K5261 .B33 2012
Publisher:


It is now unquestionable that corruption has become an issue of international concern. A complex set of substantive and procedural rules has emerged concerning the prevention and repression of corruption which represent the international legal framework against corruption. This study begins by tracing the emergence of this framework and engages in a systematic analysis of its content, highlighting weaknesses and innovative aspects. What does international law require States to do in relation to corruption? What happens if States do not meet their international obligations? The responses to these questions constitute the core of this book. Find out more (catalog link)

Active citizenship and disability : implementing the personalisation of support / Andrew Power, Janet E. Lord, Allison S. DeFranco.

Location: lax
Call #: K637 .P69 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book provides an international comparative study of the implementation of disability rights law and policy focused on the emerging principles of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how these principles have been enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how different jurisdictions have implemented them to enable meaningful engagement and participation by persons with disabilities in society. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconceptualizing children's rights in international development : living rights, social justice, translations / edited by Karl Hanson, Olga Nieuwenhuys.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .R435 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Building on recent human rights scholarship, childhood studies and child rights programming, this conceptual framework on children's rights proposes three key-notions: living rights, or the lived experiences in which rights take shape; social justice, or the shared normative beliefs that make rights appear legitimate for those who struggle to get them recognised; and translations, or the complex flux between different beliefs and perspectives on rights and their codification. By exploring the relationships between these three concepts, the realities and complexities of children's rights are highlighted. The framework is critical of approaches to children as passive targets of good intentions and aims to disclose how children craft their own conceptions and practices of rights. The contributions offer important insights into new ways of thinking and research within this emerging field. Find out more (catalog link)

Women and transitional justice : the experience of women as participants / edited by Lisa Yarwood.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .W6417 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Battered women, their children, and international law : the unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention / Taryn Lindhorst, Jeffrey L. Edleson.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .L56 2012
Publisher: Northeastern University Press,


An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate manslaughter and regulatory reform / Paul Almond.

Location: lax
Call #: KD7965 .A96 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform provides an innovative account of the emergence of new corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years. Occurring in many different national jurisdictions, this book shows how these developments can be understood as a coherent phenomenon. Almond identifies the historical and legal origins of the instrumentalism that has limited the ability of health and safety regulation to respond effectively to work-related death cases, explaining how and why criminal law came to be used as a means of addressing these limitations by reinforcing the moral values underpinning regulation. The contemporary neoliberal political context poses fundamental challenges to systems of safety regulation; it has created an environment in which criminal law is seen as an effective and desirable means of delivering important moral and symbolic messages that regulation cannot communicate effectively itself. Find out more (catalog link)

Latin American company law.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG320 .L38 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


The two volumes of Latin American Company Law aim to create a better understanding of Latin America's company law as a tool for harnessing development capital, local and foreign, and for developing a broader class of traders, investors, lenders and corporate managers. In pursuing these goals, the authors and editors share a belief in a comparative analysis that the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NLCIFT) refers to as 'contextual': legal institutions are examined not only in light of the legal system to which they belong but also as a product of their normative purposes and socio-economic environment. Thus, prospective investors in and lenders to Latin America as well as their legal and economic advisors will learn about the legal and cultural or institutional obstacles to capital formation and financing, especially at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal dimension in Cold-War interactions : some notes from the field / edited by Tatiana Borisova, William Simons.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC510.A15 L39 no.62
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Given their relationship to political rhetoric, myths of the Cold War certainly matter today; the legal field is no exception. Although Cold-War studies remains a blooming field, its legal dimensions have not been sufficiently developed. Only recently have legal scholars begun to embark upon research in law and the Cold War and how this area is regarded nowadays, both explicitly implicitly. Preliminary results show that, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, knowledge of law of the Other was encapsulated within two main frameworks: ideological and pragmatic. How did these approaches interrelate and influence one another? Can pure knowledge strictly be divided from contextual conditions? The chapters in this volume present retrospective accounts of actors who have been involved in the circulation of knowledge through the Curtain and, also, research on recent political and legal phenomena echoing the Cold-War discourse. Find out more (catalog link)

Financial regulation and supervision : a post-crisis analysis / edited by Eddy Wymeersch, Klaus J. Hopt, Guido Ferrarini.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2188 .F558 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book provides a welcome insight into the changes to the financial regulatory system in the EU, including consideration of their likely impact on financial institutions and the implementation of the new rules in a cross-border context. Find out more (catalog link)

Indigenous (in)justice : human rights law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev / edited by Ahmad Amara, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2107.M56 I53 2012
Publisher: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School : Distributed by Harvard University Press,


Indigenous (In)Justice explores legal and human rights issues surrounding the Bedouin Arab population in Israel’s Naqab/Negev desert. With contributions from international scholars, including United Nations officials, the volume examines the economic and social rights of indigenous peoples within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and fair work in China / Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph and Ying Zhu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1270 .C66 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several hundred thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes. Starting from its beginnings in the Republican period the book traces the evolution of the law of work in modern China right up to the reforms of the present day. It goes on to consider the structure of Chinese work law, drawing on both Chinese and Western scholarship to provide new insights into its unique features and assess where the law is innovative and where it is stagnant and unresponsive. Finally, the authors explore the various legal and extra-legal techniques successive Chinese governments have adopted to enforce employment law and the responses of firms, workers and organizations to these practices. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern Chinese legal reform : new perspectives / edited by Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2020 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This title is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and society in Korea / edited by Hyunah Yang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPA465 .L39 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book sets out a panoramic view of law and society studies in South Korea, considering the factors that have made this post-colonial war-torn country economically and politically successful. The contributors examine societal and historical conditions that are reflected in (or that were shaped by) the law, through a variety of lenses; including law and development, law and politics, colonialism and gender, past wrongdoings, public interest lawyering, and judicial reform. In dismantling the historical specificity of the way in which Korea studies are universally framed the contributions provide novel views, theories and information about South Korean law and society. Incorporating various perspectives and methodologies, and demonstrating a finely crafted application of general theory to specific issues, this compendium will prove insightful to law scholars and researchers looking to widen their perspective and broaden their knowledge on law and society in Korea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal reform and business contracts in developing economies : trust, culture, and law in Dakar / Julie Paquin.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTG920 .P37 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Pub.,


This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform programs. Utilizing the city of Dakar as an example, this book investigates the consequences of this lack of fit between local needs and transplanted legal models by examining the potential and actual impact of the OHADA program of law reform on local business practices. Focusing on how managers make decisions and apply appropriate norms in routine business operations, the book documents how contractual disputes arise and are solved in Dakar and the role played by formal law in these processes. By examining imported law from the point of view of the end-users of legal reforms, the book reveals the complex relationship between formal law, local cultural norms and the activities of SMEs operating in developing economies, and calls for a reconsideration of current law and development theory as well as the role of contract law in business decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

Globalisation and legal scholarship / by William Twining.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1268 .T85 2011
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Non-legality in international law : unruly law / Fleur Johns.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .J64 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


As international lawyers make law, they make non-law. Understandings of extra-legality, illegality and the like help shape the limits of global political possibility. Fleur Johns explores how non-legality is crafted in areas ranging from torture to foreign investment and from climate change to disaster relief and explains why this matters. Find out more (catalog link)

Future of International law : global government / Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University, The Fletcher School.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .T728 2013
Publisher:


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Law of targeting / William H. Boothby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6515 .B66 2012
Publisher:


Comprehensively examining all aspects of the law of targeting in military operations, the book assesses controversies in the rules governing targeting, including the use of human shields, the level of care required in a bombing campaign, and in the determination of whether someone is directly participating in hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Six-Day War and Israeli self-defense : questioning the legal basis for preventive war / John Quigley.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.A72 Q54 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Find out more (catalog link)

Roman Inquisition : a papal bureaucracy and its laws in the age of Galileo / Thomas F. Mayer.

Location: lax
Call #: BX1723 .M38 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates in this first study of the Roman Inquisition as institution, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. Originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy, it went beyond medieval antecedents by becoming a highly articulated centralized organ directly dependent on the pope. Find out more (catalog link)

Destroying Libya and world order : the three-decade U.S. campaign to reverse the Qaddafi revolution / by Francis A. Boyle.

Location: lax
Call #: E183.8.L75 B68 2013
Publisher: Clarity Press,


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Marriage on trial : late medieval German couples at the papal court / Ludwig Schmugge ; translated by Atria A. Larson.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ1051 .S3613 2013
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press,


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Against violence against women : the case for gender as a protected class / Rona M. Fields.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6250.4.W65 F54 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Responding to the targeted destruction of women, Fields argues for establishing Gender as a protected class under the Genocide Convention. Cases are explored, historically, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically, from the author's field research, as well as focuses on morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime and justice in Japan and China : a comparative view / L. Craig Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7110.5 .P37 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


There are many exciting and emerging developments in the justice systems of Japan and China. This book offers an analysis of the two systems with comparisons to the United States' system of criminal justice. Many of the issues explored reflect the fascinating cultural and historical foundations of the two countries. While sharing some interesting similarities, there are vast differences in how the criminal justice systems operate. One of the major themes of Crime and Justice in Japan and China is an examination of how each society's culture has influenced crime and justice. In fact it is evident that the cultural, economic and historical influences of these two Asian giants have had a more profound influence on their justice systems than the police, courts and prisons. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy / David Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JA71 .M4565 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have portrayed justice as an abstract, universal ideal, Miller argues that principles of justice are always rooted in particular social contexts, and connects these ideas to the changing conditions of human life. In this important contribution to political philosophy, it is argued that philosophers need to pay more attention to the way that people actually think about what's fair, and only defend principles that are feasible to apply in the real world. To understand equality of opportunity, for example, we must explore the cultural constraints that people face when presented with life choices. Justice for Earthlings also explains how national boundaries make justice at global level different from social justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Understanding and profiting from intellectual property : strategies across borders / Deli Yang, Trinity University, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .Y37 2013
Publisher:


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Judicial reconstruction and the rule of law : reassessing military intervention in Iraq and beyond / by Angeline Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .L49 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Pub.,


The idea of building a blueprint `rule of law' through military intervention has seized the imagination of practitioners and theorists alike in the past decade of peacebuilding operations, and an emphasis on simultaneous judicial reconstruction and security sector reform has emerged as their central strategy. This work, in a fresh approach based on recent military operations in Iraq and beyond, challenges both the universality of the blueprint and the doctrinal assumption that institutional reform by military interveners builds peace and legitimacy. In a comprehensive review, the essential role of the community in developing its own relationship with law, while interveners refocus exclusively on restoring public security using their extraordinary powers under international humanitarian law, emerges as the only future for `rule of law operations.' Find out more (catalog link)

Interrelation between the right to identity of minorities and their socio-economic participation / edited by Kristin Henrard.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .I59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Drawing on various disciplines and case studies from several corners of the world, this volume offers insights about the breadth and complexity of the (inter)relation between the socio-economic participation of minorities and their right to (respect for) identity. Find out more (catalog link)

International law and freshwater : the multiple challenges / edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb, Mara Tignino.

Location: lax
Call #: K3498 .I58 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This volume offers a comprehensive international look at diverse issues arising from water use for human consumption, agriculture, energy, industry, waste disposal and ecosystem conservation. Find out more (catalog link)

International minimum standard and fair and equitable treatment / Martins Paparinskis.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .P368 2013
Publisher:


Investment protection treaties generally include, in one form or another, the obligation to treat investments fairly and equitably. This book examines the relationship between this obligation and the minimum standard that can be found in customary international law, tracing the history of both concepts, their differences and similarities. Find out more (catalog link)

Global forest governance : legal concepts and policy trends / Rowena Maguire.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .M34 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book identifies the fundamental legal principles and the governance requirements of sustainable forest management. An analytical model for assessing forest regulation is created which identifies the doctrinal concepts that underpin forest regulation (justice, property, sovereignty and governance). It also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in forest regulation (UNFF, UNFCCC and WB) which is followed by analysis of non-state international forest regulation (forest certification and ecosystem markets). The book concludes by making a number of practical recommendations for reform of global forest governance arrangements and suggested reforms for individual international forest institutions. This book will appeal to academics, policymakers, international environmental researchers and government officials involved in forest regulation and environmental regulation more broadly. Find out more (catalog link)

International law for energy and the environment / Patricia Park.

Location: lax
Call #: K3981 .P37 2013
Publisher:


This title presents the latest in environmental laws and policies in a comprehensive exploration of the interrelationship between environmental law and the energy sector. The text covers international legal instruments and contains a new section on regulations of the major jurisdictions, including USA, UK, Norway, EU, India, and China. It addresses all major energy sources, including renewables, and addresses policy issues such as energy security. Find out more (catalog link)

Taxation of corporate groups under consolidation : an international comparison / Antony Ting.

Location: lax
Call #: K4544 .T56 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Cassese's international criminal law.

Location: lax
Call #: K5000 .C37 2013
Publisher:


This is an account of the principles governing international criminal law. Adopting a combination of common law and theoretical approaches, it expounds the fundamentals of the subject, providing a theoretical framework to the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs. Find out more (catalog link)

Community of the College of Justice : Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687-1808 / John Finlay.

Location: lax
Call #: KDC844 .F56 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


The remarkable metamorphosis of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, from crisis conditions in the 1690s through the Union to the intellectual heights of Enlightenment and the development of the spectacular New Town, owed a great deal to those who spent their professional lives working in the Court of Session as members of the unique institution known as the College of Justice. James Boswell, Lord Kames, Henry Dundas, and Walter Scott are just some of those who emerged from the College to influence Scotland's place in Europe. This study investigates the important role of College members in the cultural and economic flowering of Scotland as a whole, and Edinburgh in particular, and argues that a single Law institution had a marked influence on the Scottish cultural landscape to the present day. Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual property rights : protections and enforcement / Harold E. Price and Linda S. Cox, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2979 .I584 2012
Publisher: Nova Science,


Intellectual property rights (IPR) traditionally have been matters of national concern. Individual nation states have developed IPR regimes reflecting their domestic needs and priorities. Over time, intellectual property protection and enforcement have come to the forefront as a key international trade issue for the United States, figuring prominently in the multilateral trade policy arena and in regional and bilateral U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs). This book reflects the Administration's resolve to encourage and maintain adequate and effective IPR protection and enforcement world-wide. It identifies a wide range of concerns, including troubling "indigenous innovation" policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. rights holders in China, the continuing challenges of copyright piracy over the Internet in countries such as Canada, Italy, and Russia, and other ongoing, systemic IPR enforcement issues presented in many trading partners around the world. Find out more (catalog link)

Constructing European intellectual property : achievements and new perspectives / edited by Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEI

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2636.A8 C66 2013
Publisher:


A collection of essays by many of the best scholars in European intellectual property law. The essays explore the basis, extent, as well as the successes and failings of regional harmonisation of trade marks, geographical indications, copyright, designs, patents and remedies. Find out more (catalog link)

Protection of fundamental rights in the EU after Lisbon / edited by Sybe de Vries, Ulf Bernitz and Stephen Weatherill.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5132.A8 P765 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


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Religion, rights and secular society : European perspectives / edited by Peter Cumper, Tom Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5156 .R45 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU / Gunnar Beck.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5461 .B43 2012
Publisher:


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EU competition law and liberal professions : an uneasy relationship? / by Ida E. Wendt.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE7032 .W46 2013
Publisher:


Drawing on the fundamental principles of EU competition law, this book comprehensively reassesses the authority and democratic legitimacy of self- and state regulation of liberal professions, and ultimately challenges the use of a diffuse public interest concept in professional regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

EU Internet law / Andrej Savin, associate professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE959.5.C65 S28 2013
Publisher:


Primarily intended as an overview of the state of Internet law in the European Union, this text also serves as a critical evaluation of the EU's policy and governance methods. The issues discussed range from electronic commerce, data and consumer protection - where innovative approaches work in the single market context - to controversial areas such as digital copyright or cyber-crime where American influences are more clearly visible. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of France : a contextual analysis / Sophie Boyron.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .B69 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The centrepiece of this work is the French Constitution of 1958, portrayed by the author as an innovative hybrid construct whose arrival brought the constitutional stability which had eluded France for centuries. But the creation of the 1958 Constitution was not an isolated act; it represents part of an evolutionary process which continues to this day. Even though it is codified, the constitution of the Fifth Republic has evolved so markedly that commentators have dubbed the present institutional balance the "sixth Republic". It is this dynamic of the constitution which this book seeks to explain. At the same time the book shows how the French constitution has not developed in isolation, but reflects to some extent the global movement of ideas, ideas which sometimes challenge the very foundations of the 1958 Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Reform of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure in comparative perspective / edited by Marc Groenhuijsen, Tijs Kooijmans.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM4604.3 1926 .R44 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Looking back at the findings of the 'Strafvorderling 2001'-research project, the contributions in this book discuss the question of whether the legislator has succeeded in improving the Dutch system of criminal procedure. Find out more (catalog link)

Arab spring : new patterns for democracy and international law / Edited by Carlo Panara and Gary Wilson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC128.5 .A73 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law explores a number of critical issues brought to the forefront of the international community as a result of the uprisings which began in the Middle East and North Africa in early 2011. Particularly prominent among these are issues concerning the right to democracy within international law, self-determination, recognition of newly installed governments, the use of force for humanitarian purposes, protection of human rights, and the prosecution of international crimes. This important volume brings together a multitude of fresh voices and, as events in the Arab world continue to unfold, is certain to make a valuable contribution to a meaningful understanding of the "Arab Spring" from a constitutional and international law perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative perspectives on criminal justice in China / edited by Mike McConville, Eva Pils.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1572 .C66 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice in China is an anthology of chapters on the contemporary criminal justice system in mainland China, bringing together the work of recognised scholars from China and around the world.The book addresses issues at various stages of the criminal justice process (investigation and prosecution of crime and criminal trial) as well as problems pertaining to criminal defence and to parallel systems of punishment. All of the contributions discuss the criminal justice system in the context of China's legal reforms. Several of the contributions urge the conclusion that the criminal process and related processes remain marred by overwhelming powers of the police and Party-State, and a chapter discussing China's 2012 revision of its Criminal Procedure Law argues that the revision is unlikely to bring significant improvement.This diverse comparative study will appeal to academics in Chinese law, society and politics, members of the human rights NGO and diplomatic communities as well as legal professionals interested in China. Find out more (catalog link)

Labour standards law, 1969-70.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KNX1264.7 1969
Publisher: Trade Bulletin Corp.


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Public procurement regulation in Africa / edited by Geo Quinot and Sue Arrowsmith.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC234.3 .P83 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Written with lawyers, public officials and government suppliers in mind, this book analyses the law on public procurement in various African systems, examines key issues relevant to all African states and suggests initiatives that can promote transparency, prevent corruption and improve the efficiency of public spending. Find out more (catalog link)

Film censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region : Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia compared / Saw Tiong Guan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KVC728.M67 S29 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Film censorship has always been a controversial matter particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific, by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues and concerns that arise from the design and implementation of the system by examining the censorship laws, policies, guidelines and processes. The book evaluates film practitioners and censors opinion of, and experience in, dealing with those issues, and goes on to develop reform proposals for the film censorship system. Find out more (catalog link)

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : the law, process and practice / Marco Odello and Francesco Seatzu.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5058.E26 O324 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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International law and civil wars : intervention and consent / Eliav Lieblich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6368 .L54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This volume examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, focusing on the question of the consent of one of the parties to the conflict as a legitimizing factor for an external action. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law / edited by Robert Kolb, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Gloria Gaggioli, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6440 .R47 2013
Publisher: Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar,


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Gender, national security and counter-terrorism : human rights perspectives / edited by Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 G46 2013
Publisher:


Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorismand human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorismthis volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights. Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the disciplines of Law, Security Studies and Gender Studies. Find out more (catalog link)

Concept of mens rea in international criminal law : the case for a unified approach / Mohamed Elewa Badar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7078 .B33 2013
Publisher:


The purpose of this book is to find a unified approach to the doctrine of mens rea in the sphere of international criminal law, based on an in-depth comparative analysis of different legal systems and the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals since Nuremberg. Find out more (catalog link)

'Crimes against peace' and international law / Kirsten Sellars.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7140 .S45 2013
Publisher:


In 1946, the judges at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg declared 'crimes against peace' - the planning, initiation or waging of aggressive wars - to be 'the supreme international crime'. At the time, the prosecuting powers heralded the charge as being a legal milestone, but it later proved to be an anomaly arising from the unique circumstances of the post-war period. This study traces the idea of criminalising aggression, from its origins after the First World War, through its high-water mark at the post-war tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, to its abandonment during the Cold War. Today, a similar charge - the 'crime of aggression' - is being mooted at the International Criminal Court, so the ideas and debates that shaped the original charge of 'crimes against peace' assume new significance and offer valuable insights to lawyers, policy-makers and scholars engaged in international law and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

War and war crimes : the military, legitimacy, and success in armed conflict / James Gow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .G69 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press,


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Slavery in international law : of human exploitation and trafficking / by Jean Allain.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7155 .A43 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Slavery in International Law sets out the law related to slavery and lesser servitudes, including forced labour and debt bonda thus developing an overall understanding of the term human exploitation, which is at the heart of the definition of trafficking. Find out more (catalog link)

Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Find out more (catalog link)

International criminal procedure : the interface of civil law and common law legal systems / edited by Linda Carter, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacrament

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7360 .I5839 2013
Publisher:


The emergence of international criminal courts, beginning with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and including the International Criminal Court, has also brought an evolving international criminal procedure. In this book, the authors examine selected issues that reflect a blending of, or choice between, civil law and common law models of procedure. The issues include background on civil law and common law legal systems; plea bargaining; witness proofing; written and oral evidence; self-representation and the use of assigned, standby, and amicus counsel; the role of victims; and the right to appeal. International Criminal Procedure will appeal to academics, students, researchers, lawyers and judges working in the field of international criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate governance in the common-law world : the political foundations of shareholder power / Christopher M. Bruner, Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K1327 .B78 2013
Publisher:


Presents a new comparative theory to explain the divergence between governance systems of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and explores the theory's ramifications for law and public policy. Bruner argues that regulatory structures affecting other stakeholders' interests notably social welfare protection for employees have impacted political opposition to shareholder-centric policies across the common-law world. Find out more (catalog link)

Patent policy and innovation : do legal rules deliver effective economic outcomes? / Hazel V.J. Moir, Centre for Policy Innovation, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

Location: lax
Call #: K1505 .M65 2013
Publisher:


Just how inventive are inventions? More to the point, just how inventive are the inventions covered by patents? Not very, according to Hazel Moir, and there is no reason to doubt her conclusions. She has spent years in painstakingly analysis of dozens of business method patents in Australia and elsewhere. She finds. . . [t]hey are no more than strategic devices intended to annoy and disrupt commercial competition and confuse the market. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to migration law, theory and policy / edited by Satvinder S. Juss.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .J87 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This text provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in migration law, theory and policy. Predominantly politico-legal in perspective, the volume includes contributions from experts in the field and offers scholars and graduate students an up-to-date guide to current thinking. Find out more (catalog link)

Old bridge of Mostar and increasing respect for cultural property in armed conflict / by Jadranka Petrovic.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .P48 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Although it is precious to all humanity, including future generations, cultural property is targeted wilfully during armed conflict. In the litany of other war crimes the wilful destruction of cultural property is pushed from centre stage. The deliberate destruction of the Old Bridge of Mostar is emblematic of tragedies wrought on priceless cultural objects internationally. Drawing on the relevant rules of international humanitarian law and the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, this book analyses the normative implications of the deliberate targeting and destruction of the Old Bridge and also examines enforcement efforts in order to identify issues relating to international legal protection of cultural property arising from this incident. Find out more (catalog link)

Three laws of international investment : national, contractual, and international frameworks for foreign capital / Jeswald W. Salacuse.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .S225 2013
Publisher:


Three different legal frameworks are applicable to foreign investment: the laws of the host state and the investor's home country, the contract between the host state and the investor, and the rules and principles of international investment law. These three bodies of law interact with each other and must be analysed together when interpreting an investment agreement or arbitrating a dispute. This book examines the content of each of these three legal frameworks and explores how they influence the flow of foreign investment. Find out more (catalog link)

Managing family justice in diverse societies / edited by Mavis Maclean and John Eekelaar.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 M36 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


The aim of this book is to explore what response the law has or should have to different family practices arising from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as western countries have become more culturally diverse. Although discussion has frequently focused on the role Islamic family law should have in these countries, this book seeks to set that discussion within a wider context that includes consideration both of theoretical issues and also of empirical data about the interaction between specific family practices and state law in a variety of jurisdictions ranging from England and Wales to Bangladesh, Botswana, Spain, Poland, France, Israel, Iran and South Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

Power of habeas corpus in America : from the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror / Anthony Gregory, The Independent Institute, Oakland.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9011 .G74 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America, crediting the rocky history to the writ's very nature as a government power. The book weighs in on habeas's historical controversies - addressing the writ's role in the power struggle between the federal government and the states, and the proper scope of federal habeas for state prisoners and for wartime detainees from the Civil War and World War II to the War on Terror. Find out more (catalog link)

Brazilian commercial law : a practical guide / edited by Silvia Fazio.

Location: lacom
Call #: KHD1059 .B74 2013
Publisher:


A detailed guide to the ways into and around the Brazilian economy. Twenty-one leading Brazilian practitioners describe and interpret laws and regulations governing business set-up procedures, transactions, contracts, financing, taxation, securities, intellectual property, real estate, dispute resolution, environmental protection, and labour. They explore every issue likely to be important to investors. Find out more (catalog link)

Genocide and crimes against humanity : misconceptions and confusion in French law and practice / Caroline Fournet.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV8150 .F68 2013
Publisher:


This title explores the ambiguities of the French law of genocide by exposing the inexplicable dichotomy between a progressive theory and an overly conservative practice. Based on the observation that the crime of genocide has remained absent from French courtrooms to the benefit of crimes against humanity, this research dissects the reasons for this absence. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking law and development : the Chinese experience / edited by Guanghua Yu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3191 .R48 2013
Publisher: New York : Routledge,


This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and Chinas economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made for stimulating discussion and debate in many controversial areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Handbook of environmental law / P.B. Sahasranaman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1507 .S24 2012
Publisher:


This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation, wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. Find out more (catalog link)

Commercial code of Japan / translated by the Codes Translation Committee of the League of Nations Association of Japan, consisting of Thomas Baty ... [et al.].

Location: lacom
Call #: KNX914.3 1899 .A52 1932
Publisher: Maruzen,


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Introduction to Korean law / Korea Legislation Research Institute, editor.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPA68 .I58 2013
Publisher:


the Korea Legislation Research Institute has published this book to spread awareness of outstanding Korean law and of its legal system throughout the globe, as the authoritative sources of legal information for other countries.This book explains Korean law in nine chapters that focus on its distinguishing aspects. The nine authors who have participated are all prominent scholars who have contributed their expertise to the project. Find out more (catalog link)

African contributions in shaping the worldwide intellectual property system / Tshimanga Kongolo.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC370 .K66 2013
Publisher:


Africa is playing an increasingly significant role in the domain of international intellectual property law, and this book underlines the contributions made by African countries as a group to the development of the current international IP system. Find out more (catalog link)

International watercourses law in the Nile River Basin : three states at a crossroads / Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC660.N55 W65 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the multifaceted regulation of the Nile, starting with the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902. It scrutinizes the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, examining the relevant rules of customary international law that set out rights and riparian obligations in the utilization of shared watercourses. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal and ethical regulation of biomedical research in developing countries / Remigius N. Nwabueze, University of Southampton, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KQC698.5 .N88 2013
Publisher:


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Scene of the mass crime : history, film, and international tribunals / edited by Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1168.5 .S34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been crucial both as evidence of atrocity and as the means of publicising the proceedings. But what does film bring to justice? Can law successfully address war crimes, atrocities, genocide? This book answers these questions and many more. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing role of nationality in international law / edited by Alessandra Annoni and Serena Forlati.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .P65 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a reappraisal of the role of nationality in international law, taking into account recent trends and developments. It features contributions from a range of experts offering a variety of approaches to the topic. Find out more (catalog link)

Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law / Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6418.5 .C36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


comprehensive study of international law as it applies to the widespread, but controversial, use of private military and security companies in armed conflict. Along with an expert analysis of humanitarian law, it covers classic questions of responsibility and raises new questions regarding legal limits on the use of PMSCs. Find out more (catalog link)

Commonwealth Caribbean company law / Andrew Burgess.

Location: lacom
Call #: KGJ328 .B87 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


In the last 25 years, company law in the Commonwealth Caribbean has undergone dramatic changes, from a model influenced by English law to a new, harmonised collection of regional legislation based on the Caricom and CLI model acts that vary substantially across Caricom member states. Using the Caricom model act and CLI model act as a basis for its structure, this book examines and compares regional implementation of company law in an accessible and comprehensive manner that will be invaluable to students and practitioners in the region. Find out more (catalog link)

Punishment and penance : two phases in the history of the bishop's tribunal of Novara / Thomas B. Deutscher.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKH285.E22 D48 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


Punishment and Penance provides the first comprehensive study of an Italian bishops tribunal in criminal matters, such as violence, forbidden sexual activity, and offenses against the faith. Through numerous case studies, Thomas B. Deutscher investigates the scope and effectiveness of the early modern ecclesiastical legal system. Deutscher examines the records of the bishops tribunal of the northern Italian diocese of Novara during two distinct periods: the ambitious decades following the Council of Trent (1563-1615), and the half-century leading up to the French invasions of 1790s. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitional justice in post-communist Romania : the politics of memory / Lavinia Stan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKR471 .S73 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This is the first volume to summarise the complex Romanian transitional justice effort, detail the political negotiations that have led to the adoption and implementation of relevant legislation, and assess these processes in terms of their timing, sequencing, and impact on democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Arbitration in China : a legal and cultural analysis / Kun Fan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1829 .F36 2013
Publisher:


Written for international businessmen, lawyers, academics, and students, this book gives the reader a unique insight into real arbitration practice in China, based on a combination of theoretical analysis and practical insights. It explains contemporary arbitration in China from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a comparative approach, setting Chinese arbitration in its wider social context to aid understanding of its history, contemporary practice, the legal obstacles to modern arbitration, and possible future trends. Find out more (catalog link)

Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence / Rachel E. Stern.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3127 .S74 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, Environmental Litigation in China unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases, and how international influence matters. It is a readable account of how the leadership's mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground - propelling some, such as the village doctor who fought a chemical plant for more than a decade, even as others back away from risk. Yet this remarkable book shows that even in a country where expectations would be that law wouldn't much matter, environmental litigation provides a sliver of space for legal professionals to explore new roles and, in so doing, probe the boundary of what is politically possible. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal mobilization under authoritarianism : the case of post-colonial Hong Kong / Waikeung Tam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ9307 .T36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Legal mobilisation is the process by which individuals invoke their legal rights and use litigation to defend or develop these rights against the government. Waikeung Tam uses the case study of post-colonial Hong Kong to examine how and why it arises under authoritarian regimes. Find out more (catalog link)

Rule of law in Japan : a comparative analysis / Carl F. Goodman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNX2020 .G66 2012
Publisher:


This book discusses various Japanese legal topics in comparison to the United States approach to these same topics and analyses whether what you see as the written law in Japan is what you get in reality. The foundation for the present Japanese legal system is explored, as is the structure, makeup, and independence of the Japanese judiciary and legal professions. The application of the Japanese Constitution to activities of and limitations on powers of the Japanese government are analyzed, as are the scope and limitations of the Japanese constitutional guarantees of religious freedom, sexual equality, equal rights, and rights of the criminally accused. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights : theory, developments and ethical issues / editor: David J. Plevak.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .H77952 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publisher's,


The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1945) was a response to the atrocities surrounding the Second World War. Many believe this Declaration resulted from a synthesis of three thousand years of Western (Judeo-Christian) philosophy, religion and culture. Now more than 60 years later, we ask, "have the principles outlined in the Declaration been realized in the way in which human rights are recognized and protected in today's world?" Several authors have responded to the challenge of addressing this question. Their responses are contained in the seven chapters of this text. This book examines Islamic, secular, animist, etc. societies in its search for potential advocates of human rights progress. Essential to any progress will be the willingness of individuals, faith organizations and governments to subordinate self-interests for the sake of the vulnerable human being. Until this happens, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights will remain a concept, yet to be realized. Find out more (catalog link)

Memory and transitional justice in Argentina and Uruguay : against impunity / Francesca Lessa.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.A7 L47 2013
Publisher:


Existing memory studies literature has tended to focus on commemorative sites and dates while transitional justice scholarship has primarily centered on truth commissions, trials, and reparations. This book explores the interaction between memory and transitional justice and develops a theoretical framework for bringing these two fields of study together through the concept of critical junctures. Focusing on post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, Francesca Lessa uses critical junctures to track and explain moments of change. She traces and analyzes across time the dynamic evolution of and shifts in transitional justice policies and the emergence and replacement of dominant memory narratives in the context of enduring struggles for justice and against impunity. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights in the shadow of colonial violence : the wars of independence in Kenya and Algeria / Fabian Klose ; translated by Dona Geyer.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.K4 K5613 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


This title analyzes the relationship between the emergence of human rights concepts after 1945 and the increasing radicalization of colonial violence. Based on previously inaccessible material from the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Human Rights Commission, this comparative study uses the Mau Mau War (1952-1956) and the Algerian War (1954-1962) as case studies to examine the policies of two major imperial powers, Britain and France. Find out more (catalog link)

Conflicts in the knowledge society : the contentious politics of intellectual property / Sebastian Haunss.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .H38 2013
Publisher:


Combining a theoretical perspective with in-depth empirical studies, Sebastian Haunss discusses how conflicts over intellectual property issues such as access to medicines, the emergence of Pirate Parties and the creation of Creative Commons are linked to more general social conflicts in the knowledge society. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on intellectual property licensing / edited by Jacques de Werra.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .R47 2013
Publisher:


This handbook brings together a collection of world renowned experts providing detailed discussion in every chapter. The book has a two dimensional focus - beyond patents to all key IP assets on the one hand, and country specific discussion for key regions around the world on the other. Find out more (catalog link)

Challenging the legal boundaries of work regulation / edited by Judy Fudge, Shae McCrystal, and Kamala Sankaran.

Location: lax
Call #: K1705 .C525 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


Focusing on paid work that blurs traditional legal boundaries and the challenge this poses to traditional forms of labor regulation, this collection of original case studies illustrates the wide range of different forms of regulation designed to provide decent work. The case studies cover a diversity of workers from across developed and developing countries, the formal and informal economies, and public and private work spaces. Each case study deals with the failings of traditional labor law, and several explore different forms of regulatory techniques to protect workers, such as commercial law, corporate codes of conduct, or supply chain regulation. The book is a useful and interesting study for all those interested in labor law. Find out more (catalog link)

Extraterritoriality and collective redress / edited by Duncan Fairgrieve, Eva Lein.

Location: lax
Call #: K2243 .E98 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Examines the extraterritorial effect of collective redress litigation, looking at the way in which many collective redress issues span frontiers, and thus involve complex transnational dynamics. Includes detailed analysis of the law and jurisprudence with significant practical impact in this area. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal orientalism : China, the United States, and modern law / Teemu Ruskola.

Location: lax
Call #: K237 .R87 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


After the Cold War, how did China become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the U.S. positioned itself as the chief exporter of the rule of law? Teemu Ruskola investigates globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it, and shows how legal Orientalism developed into a distinctly American ideology of empire. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution, arbitration and courts / editor: Georgios I. Zekos (University of Peloponnesus, Legal Advisor-Economist, OGA, OHE & Naupliou,Tripolis, Greece).

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .C667 2013
Publisher:


In "Constitution, Arbitration and Courts", arbitration is examined as it began, as an extra-judicial mechanism for resolving disputes. Private arbitration predates the public court system. The ancient Sumerians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had a tradition of arbitration. Communities introduced arbitration systems intended to resolve their communal conflicts in accordance with custom, equity and internal law. Arbitration threatened a momentous basis of judicial business, as well as judicial jobs linked to the courts caseloads. Courts perceived the growing status of arbitration as a favoured means for resolving business disputes and as a threat to their power. Courts have managed to get in the way of the arbitration process and to gain a role in arbitration. Thus, courts have taken the role of the guardian of public policy in a state, and so arbitration is considered not to be a safe, independent and fully alternative dispute mechanism. Find out more (catalog link)

State violence and the execution of law : biopolitical caesurae of torture, black sites, drones / Joseph Pugliese.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .P84 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Analysing the complex ways in which the U.S. government deploys law in order to consolidate and further colonial and imperial relations of power, Joseph Pugliese tracks the networks that enable the diffusion and normalisation of the state's monopoly of legitimate violence both in the U.S. and transnationally. Find out more (catalog link)

Rights of victims in criminal justice proceedings for serious human rights violations / by Juan Carlos Ochoa.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .O24 2013
Publisher:


This book addresses the question of the rights of victims of serious human rights violations in a comprehensive and insightful manner, particularly victims access to and participation in criminal proceedings It is a major contribution to the field, and as such, it is one of those books that should be read by anyone interested in the protection of human rights and victims rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalism of the global South : the activist tribunals of India, South Africa, and Colombia / edited by Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Fordham University School of Law and Universidad de los Andes, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3367 .C664 2013
Publisher:


The Indian Supreme Court, the South African Constitutional Court and the Colombian Constitutional Court have been among the most important and creative courts in the Global South. This book addresses in a direct and detailed way the jurisprudence of these Courts on three key topics: access to justice, cultural diversity and socioeconomic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Common pools of genetic resources : equity and innovation in international biodiversity law / edited by Evanson Chege Kamau and Gerd Winter.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488.5 .C66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a team of expert academics and practitioners in the field, this innovative book makes a timely and valuable contribution to academic and policy debates in international environmental law, international biodiversity law, intellectual property law, climate law and the law of indigenous populations. Find out more (catalog link)

Transferable groundwater rights : integrating hydrogeology, law and economics / Andreas N. Charalambous.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .C48 2013
Publisher:


The principle of Transferable Water Rights (TWR) is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Water would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is prevalent with many farmers, to low volume-high value urban supply or the growing of intensive horticultural or cash crops. However, sceptics point out that free markets do not usually best serve the environment, the poor and the conservation of resources. This book discusses TWR in their broader context. Find out more (catalog link)

Collective dominance and collusion : parallelism in EU and US competition law / Marilena Filippelli, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Free University of Bozen, Italy.

Location: lax
Call #: K3850 .F55 2013
Publisher:


This book treats one of the thorniest issues in contemporary antitrust theory: the role of tacit collusion among oligopolistic undertakings and the instruments to apply competition law against its harmful consequences. The author builds a very thorough parallel among US and European legal traditions, enforcement possibilities and concrete choices against tacit collusion. The result is an advanced and entertaining reading to be recommended both to lawyers and economists that study and practice antitrust. Find out more (catalog link)

Human trafficking around the world : hidden in plain sight / Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon.

Location: lax
Call #: K5297 .H47 2013
Publisher:


The journalist Stephanie Hepburn and the justice scholar Rita J. Simon combine statistical data with intimate accounts to convey the full experience of human trafficking. They recount the lives of victims during and after their experience with trafficking and follow the activities of traffickers before capture and their outcomes after sentencing. Find out more (catalog link)

New Commonwealth model of constitutionalism : theory and practice / Stephen Gardbaum.

Location: lax
Call #: KD5025 .G37 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The introduction of recent bills of rights in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia has been a significant departure from constitutional tradition within these countries. It is also an experiment in a new third way of organizing basic institutional arrangements in a democracy that promises both an alternative to the conventional dichotomy of legislative versus judicial supremacy and innovative techniques for protecting rights. This 'new Commonwealth model of constitutionalism' is an intriguing and important development in constitutional design of relevance to drafters of bills of rights everywhere. Stephen Gardbaum explores the theory and practice of the model, analyses its novelty and normative appeal as a third general model of constitutionalism and presents individual and comparative assessments of the operational stability, distinctness and success of its different versions in the various jurisdictions. Find out more (catalog link)

Globalizing torture : CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9635 .G56 2013
Publisher: Open Society Foundations,


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Central European constitutional courts in the face of EU membership : the influence of the German model in Hungary and Poland / by Allan F. Tatham.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5456 .T38 2013
Publisher:


This title explores German legal influence on other systems of constitutional justice, concentrating on the impact of the Federal Constitutional Court's approach on constitutional courts in Hungary and Poland. Find out more (catalog link)

Child abduction within the European Union / Katarina Trimmings.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1189 .T75 2013
Publisher:


he book firstly critically evaluates the evolution of the separate intra-EU child abduction regime. It then presents findings of a statistical survey into the operation of child abduction provisions of the Brussels II bis Regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Consent in European data protection law / by Eleni Kosta.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6071 .K676 2013
Publisher:


Against the background of European legal framework, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of the concept of consent in data protection, with a special focus on the field of electronic communications. Find out more (catalog link)

Involvement of EU law in private law relationships / edited by Dorota Leczykiewicz and Stephen Weatherill.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE824.5 .I58 2013
Publisher: Hart,


The involvement of the EU in regulating private conduct and the relationships between individuals is increasing. EU law thus affects the scope of private autonomy in ever wider contexts, sparking tensions with fundamental concepts of national private law systems. This volume explores the involvement of EU law in private law relationships. Find out more (catalog link)

Global justice and international economic law : three takes / Frank J. Garcia, Boston College School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1268 .G37 2013
Publisher:


This book uses three approaches to examine the different ways to conceptualize the problem of global justice and its relationship to trade law, international economic law and economic fairness more generally, in view of globalization and the diversity of normative traditions in the world. Find out more (catalog link)

International law in the new age of globalization / edited by Andrew Byrnes, Mika Hayashi, Chris Michaelsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .I5755 2013
Publisher:


The essays in this volume address various challenges posed by globalization to the international legal order, in fields which include the use of force, humanitarian law, international trade and investment law, dispute resolution, human rights, and environmental law. Find out more (catalog link)

Democratic statehood in international law : the emergence of new states in post-Cold War practice / Jure Vidmar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4002 .V53 2013
Publisher:


This book analyses the emerging practice in the post-Cold War era of the creation of a democratic political system along with the creation of new states. Find out more (catalog link)

United Nations convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property : a commentary / edited by Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams ; assistant editor, Antonios Tzanakopoulos.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4012 .U55 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Providing article-by-article commentary on this crucial convention and a number of cross-cutting analytical chapters, this book will be highly useful for anyone working in general international law and state responsibility. Each article's commentary draws on its drafting history, state practice, and relevant national and international case law. Find out more (catalog link)

Principled negotiation and mediation in the international arena : talking with evil / Paul J. Zwier, Emory University, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6010 .Z95 2013
Publisher:


This book argues that it can be beneficial for the United States to talk with "evil" - that is, terrorists and other bad actors - if it uses a strategy that engages a mediator who shares the United States' principles yet is pragmatic. The project shows how the United States can make better foreign policy decisions and demonstrate its integrity for promoting democracy and human rights if it employs a mediator who facilitates disputes between international actors by moving them along a continuum of principles, as political parties act for a country's citizens. This is the first book to integrate theories of rule of law development with conflict resolution methods, and it examines ongoing disputes in the Middle East, North Korea, South America, and Africa (including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, and Liberia). It uses a narrative approach, drawing on the author's experiences with The Carter Center and judicial and legal advocacy training to give the reader a sophisticated understanding of the current situation in these countries and of how a strategy of principled pragmatism will give better direction to U.S. foreign policy abroad. Find out more (catalog link)

International judicial integration and fragmentation / Philippa Webb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .W43 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Fragmentation is a potential problem in an international legal system that has seen the creation of new courts and tribunals around the world, with the chance for different judicial approaches to develop in different courts. This book addresses this issue by analysing judicial practice in three areas: genocide, immunities, and the use of force. Find out more (catalog link)

Sex in peace operations / Gabrielle Simm.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6376 .S56 2013
Publisher:


This text critically re-evaluates the problem of UN peacekeepers, private military contractors and humanitarian NGO workers who engage in sex with local people. Of interest to scholars of international law, peace and conflict studies, gender and sexuality, and development, it takes a regulatory approach to international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime of aggression under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Carrie McDougall.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6396 .M33 2013
Publisher:


This guide to the crime of aggression provisions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers an exhaustive and sophisticated legal analysis of the crime's definition, as well as the jurisdictional provisions governing the ICC's exercise of jurisdiction over the crime. A range of practical issues likely to arise in prosecutions of the crime of aggression before the ICC are canvass