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

Location: lax
Call #: K1505 .B35 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 canvassed, as is the issue of the domestic prosecution of the crime. It also offers an insight into the geopolitical significance of the crime of aggression and the activation of the ICC's ability to exercise its jurisdiction over the crime. Find out more (catalog link)

Counterinsurgency law : new directions in asymmetric warfare William Banks.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 B36 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Counterinsurgency Law, William Banks and several distinguished contributors explore from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Interception of vessels on the high seas : contemporary challenges to the legal order of the oceans / Efthymios Papastavridis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6578 .P37 2013
Publisher:


The principal aim of this book is to address the international legal questions arising from the 'right of visit on the high seas' in the 21st century. This right is considered the most significant exception to the fundamental principle of the freedom of the high seas (the freedom, in peacetime, to remain free of interference by ships of another flag). It is this freedom that has been challenged by a recent significant increase in interceptions to counter the threats of international terrorism and WMD proliferation, or to suppress transnational organised crime at sea, particularly the trafficking of narcotics and smuggling of migrants. The author questions whether the principle of non-interference has been so significantly curtailed as to have lost its relevance in the contemporary legal order of the oceans. Find out more (catalog link)

Tallinn manual on the international law applicable to cyber warfare : prepared by the international group of experts at the invitation of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence / general editor, Michael N. Schmitt.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6718 .T35 2013
Publisher:


The product of a three-year project by twenty renowned international law scholars and practitioners, the Tallinn Manual identifies the international law applicable to cyber warfare and sets out ninety-five 'black-letter rules' governing such conflicts. It addresses topics including sovereignty, State responsibility, the jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law, and the law of neutrality. An extensive commentary accompanies each rule, which sets forth the rule's basis in treaty and customary law, explains how the group of experts interpreted applicable norms in the cyber context, and outlines any disagreements within the group as to each rule's application. Find out more (catalog link)

Diversification and fragmentation of international criminal law / edited by Larissa van den Herik and Carsten Stahn.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7000 .D58 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


This volume deals with the tension between unity and diversification which has gained a central place in the debate under the label of fragmentation. It explores the meaning, articulation and risks of this phenomenon in a specific area: International Criminal Justice. It brings together established and fresh voices who analyse different sites and contestations of this concept, as well as its context and specific manifestations in the interpretation and application of International Criminal Law. The volume thereby connects discourse on fragmentation with broader inquiry on the merits and discontents of legal pluralism in Public International Law. Find out more (catalog link)

Common precedents : the presentness of the past in Victorian law and fiction / Ayelet Ben-Yishai.

Location: lax
Call #: PR871 .B46 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Common Precedents maintains that precedent constitutes a sophisticated and powerful mechanism for managing social and cultural change. Reading major novels by George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, and Wilkie Collins, this analysis of law and literature shows that precedential reasoning enjoyed widespread cultural significance in the nineteenth-century as a means of preserving a sense of common history, values, and interests in the face of a new heterogeneous society. Find out more (catalog link)

Enacting power : the criminalization of obeah in the anglophone Caribbean, 1760-2011 / Jerome S. Handler and Kenneth M. Bilby.

Location: lax
Call #: BL2532.O23 H36 2012
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press,


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Discover the European Union with EuroparlTV.

Location: laab
Call #: DVD JN30 .D57 2012
Publisher:


This pack, in DVD format, offers a series of 20 videos designed to appeal to young viewers, encourage classroom debate and promote understanding of key European issues of our time which have a direct impact on students' lives. Find out more (catalog link)

Social economy and social entrepreneurship / European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Location: lax
Call #: HD59.6.E85 S63 2013
Publisher:


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Tax reforms in EU member states 2012 : tax policy challenges for economic growth and fiscal sustainability / European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ2599.55 .T414 2012
Publisher:


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Crime and justice in India / [edited by] N. Prabha Unnithan.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7092 .C754 2013
Publisher:


Crime in India is a wide-ranging and multi-faceted phenomenon affecting the elite and the masses, government officials and ordinary citizens, rich and poor, private corporations and public organizations, and rural and urban areas alike. How does an age-old civilization that is also a modernizing democracy with a booming economy but riven with divisions of religion, language, region, while stratified by class, caste, gender, and privilege, deal with its crime problems? This edited volume was conceived to answer this question. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalization of the global corporate sphere? / Grahame F. Thompson.

Location: lax
Call #: K1327 .T48 2012
Publisher:


The book discusses governance, law, and constitutional matters in the context of international corporate constitutional governance. It examines how and why the business world, commercial relations, and company activities have increasingly become subject to legal and constitutional forms of regulation and governance at the international level. It analyses how we should characterize the process that has seen the international corporate arena increasingly subject tojuridical and constitutional-like regulatory initiatives and interventions and whether this amounts to a new attempt to subject international commercial relations to the 'rule of law' and, indeed, to rule the world through these very means. Find out more (catalog link)

Making human rights intelligible : towards a sociology of human rights / edited by Mikael Rask Madsen and Gert Verschraegen.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .M3532 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


By highlighting the institutional and socio-cultural context of human rights, this collection provides illuminating insights into the emergence and contemporary societal significance of human rights. Drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and adhering to refreshingly different theoretical orientations, the contributors to this volume show how sociology can develop our understanding of human rights and how the emergence of human rights relates to classical sociological questions such as social change, modernisation or state formation. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal pluralism and empires, 1500-1850 / edited by Lauren Benton and Richard J. Ross.

Location: lax
Call #: K3375.A6 L44 2013
Publisher:


By placing the study of law in diverse early modern empires under the rubric of legal pluralism, this book offers both legal scholars and historians a much-needed framework for analysing the complex and fluid legal politics of empires. Contributors analyse how ideas about law moved across vast empires, how imperial agents and imperial subjects used law, and how relationships between local legal practices and global ones played themselves out in the early modern world. Find out more (catalog link)

Business innovation and the law : perspectives from intellectual property, labour, competition and corporate law / edited by Marilyn Pittard, Ann L. Monotti, and John Duns.

Location: lax
Call #: K3770.A6 B87 2013
Publisher:


Business Innovation and the Law analyses the topical issue of protecting and promoting business research and development. It does so by examining business innovation through the lens of different legal disciplines intellectual property, labour and employment laws, competition and corporate laws.Evaluating the impact of each of these areas using discipline-specific and industry perspectives, the book also explores questions about whether a more harmonized approach is necessary to provide appropriate protection. Approaches of the common law and civil jurisdictions, particularly the European Union, inform and provide guidance to the analysis of emerging issues in this field. This book provides insights into various approaches taken by both common law and civil law jurisdictions regarding the increasingly blurred line of ownership rights in innovative industries. Find out more (catalog link)

World Bank and sustainable development : legal essays / by David Freestone.

Location: lax
Call #: K4451 .F74 2013
Publisher:


The World Bank and Sustainable Development: Legal Essays collects works from the past ten years by David Freestone, former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Adviser at the World Bank. The essays offer a unique perspective founded on the authors years of experience at the World Bank. They cover a wide-range of topics, including the Banks Sustainable Development and its Climate Change agendas as well as its project based Environmental and Social Safeguard policies, highlighting the evolution of the pioneering role of the Banks Inspection Panel. Find out more (catalog link)

Tax, law and development / edited by Yariv Brauner, Miranda Stewart.

Location: lax
Call #: K4460 .T39 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Legal and economic principles of world trade law / edited by Henrik Horn, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm; Petros C. Mavroidis, European University Institute.

Location: lax
Call #: K4600 .L445 2013
Publisher:


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Conflict of laws in intellectual property : the CLIP principles and commentary / European Max Planck Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP).

Location: lax
Call #: K7550 .E97 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP) Principles address issues of private law for disputes involving intellectual property rights. They were produced by a Max Planck Institute research project, in which the authors of this work were heavily involved. The Principles are intended to provide a model European framework to respond to the increasing need for guidance on the applicable law. They represent a significant body of work which will help to inform developingpractice on applicable law and conflict throughout the field.This new work presents the Principles, alongside article-by-article commentary and notes, which analyse thoroughly the context of the rule within the Principles, as well as within the existing legal solutions at the national, European and international level. It also explores the policy considerations underlying the rule, enabling a better understanding of why the Principles adopt the solutions laid out in the rules. Useful references are provided to the relevant legal provisions and casesdealing with the respective issues of intellectual property and private international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Islam and English law : rights, responsibilities, and the place of Shari'a / edited by Robin Griffith-Jones.

Location: lacom
Call #: KBP69.G7 I83 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This volume discusses Rowan Williams' lecture on shari'a law, which launched an interdisciplinary media debate on the relationship between Islam and Christianity, as well as church and state. Of considerable interest to students of law, religion, Islamic history and those interested in the ongoing debate about shari'a law. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate governance in the shadow of the state / Marc T. Moore.

Location: lax
Call #: KD2088 .M66 2013
Publisher:


In this important work, Marc Moore critically analyses the core dimensions of corporate governance law in the USA and UK, seeking to determine the fundamental nature of corporate governance as a subject of legal enquiry. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing face of US patent law and its impact on business strategy / edited by Daniel R. Cahoy, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3114 .C46 2013
Publisher:


Within the complex global economy, patents function as indispensable tools for fostering and protecting innovation. This volume offers a comprehensive perspective on the US patent system, detailing its many uses and outlining several critical legislative, administrative and judicial reforms that impact business strategy. Find out more (catalog link)

Global body market : altruism's limits / Michele Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor of Law and Professor of Medicine & Public Health, University of Minnesota.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.D66 G66 2013
Publisher:


This book offers a frank conversation about altruism in the global body market. It chronicles exploitation in the name of altruism, including the nonconsensual use of children in dangerous clinical trials. The book analyzes social and legal commitments to the value of altruism - offering an important critique of the vulnerability of altruism to corruption, coercion, pressure, and other negative externalities. Find out more (catalog link)

Europeanisation of contract law : current controversies in law / Christian Twigg-Flesner.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC1720 .T85 2013
Publisher:


Critical yet accessible, this book provides an overview of the current debates about the Europeanization " of contract law. Charting the extent to which English contract law has been subject to this activity, it is the ideal volume for readers unfamiliar with the subject who wish to understand the main issues quickly. It examines a range of key developments, including: a string of directives adopted by the European Union that touch on various aspects of consumer law recent plans for a European Common Frame of Reference on European Contract Law. Bringing together advanced legal scholarship, critically examining key developments in the field and considering the arguments for and against greater convergence in the area of contract law, this is an excellent read for postgraduate students studying contract and/or European law. Find out more (catalog link)

Current problems in the protection of human rights : perspectives from Germany and the UK / edited by Katja S. Ziegler and Peter M. Huber.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .C87 2013
Publisher:


While the legal systems of the UK and Germany differ in essential respects, the process of 'constitutionalisation' is well recognised in both countries. This book provides a comparative UK-German perspective on recent developments, addressing human rights questions which arise in both jurisdictions. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyering Europe : European law as a transnational social field / edited by Antoine Vauchez and Bruno de Witte.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE3704 .L39 2013
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hart Publishing,


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EU competition and internal market law in the health care sector / Leigh Hancher, Wolf Sauter.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6206 .H36 2012
Publisher:


This work gives an overview of the impact of EU competition rules and internal market law on healthcare systems in Europe. Alongside a thorough discussion of healthcare provision and the medical professions, the book covers health insurance, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.There is an examination of the impact of the four freedoms, the cartel and abuse of dominance prohibitions and merger control, as well as the rules on state aid andpublic procurement. The book also considers horizontal measures as they affect healthcare. Expertly written, this is an ideal tool for those requiring an in-depth discussion of this important area of EU law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, rights and ideology in Russia : landmarks in the destiny of a great power / Bill Bowring.

Location: lacom
Call #: KLA120 .C69 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


his title brings into sharp focus several key episodes in Russia's vividly ideological engagement with law and rights. Drawing on 30 years of experience of consultancy and teaching in many regions of Russia, and on library research in Russian language texts, Bill Bowring provides unique insights into people, events, and ideas. Find out more (catalog link)

Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition : towards a regulatory geography of global competition law / edited by Michael W. Dowdle, John Gillespie, and Imelda Maher.

Location: lacom
Call #: KM758 .A83 2013
Publisher:


This text explores the implications of Asian forms of capitalism and their regulation of competition for the emerging global competition law regime. It will be of interest to those working in competition law, comparative law, East-Asian law, international political economics, and economic geography. Find out more (catalog link)

Custom, land and livelihood in rural south China : the traditional land law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1750-1950 / Patrick H. Hase.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ683 .H37 2013
Publisher:


Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livlihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to customs that were often at odds with formal Chinese law. This book explores land ownership in the New Territories, analysing over 100 surviving land deeds from the late Qing Dynasty to recent times, which are transcribed in full and translated into English. Find out more (catalog link)

Statehood and self-determination : reconciling tradition and modernity in international law / Edited by Duncan French.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4041 .S748 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This detailed and timely examination of fundamental issues of statehood and recognition, self-determination and the rights of indigenous peoples includes analysis of some of the most controversial examples of disputed territorial status, including Kosovo and the Palestinian Authority. Find out more (catalog link)

Ethics and the laws of war : the moral justification of legal norms / Antony Lamb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6396 .L36 2013
Publisher:


This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncing an action or course of actions to be prohibited, permitted or obligatory by just war theory does not thereby establish the moral grounds of that prohibition, permission or obligation; nor does such a pronouncement have sufficient persuasive force to govern actions in the public arena. So what are the moral grounds of laws concerning war, and what ought these laws to be? Adopting the distinction between "jus ad bellum" and "jus in bello," the author argues that rules governing conduct in war can be morally grounded in a form of rule-consequentialism of negative duties. Looking towards the public rules, the book argues for a new interpretation of existing laws, and in some cases the implementation of completely new laws. Find out more (catalog link)

International humanitarian law and the changing technology of war / edited by Dan Saxon.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .I569 2013
Publisher:


Increasingly, war is and will be fought by machines - and virtual networks linking machines - which, to varying degrees, are controlled by humans. This book explores the legal challenges for armed forces resulting from the development and use of new military technologies - automated and autonomous weapon systems, cyber weapons, "non-lethal" weapons and advanced communications - for the conduct of warfare. The contributions, each written by scholars and military officers with expertise in International Humanitarian Law (EHL), provide analysis and recommendations for armed forces as to how these new technologies may be used in accordance with international law. Moreover, the chapters provide suggestions for military doctrine to ensure continued compliance with IHL during this ever-more-rapid evolution of technology. Find out more (catalog link)

Introduction to international refugee law / edited by Rafiqul Islam and Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .I68 2013
Publisher:


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War on terror : the legal dimension / James P. Terry.

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


A former Marine judge advocate and legal counsel to General Colin Powell, James Terry explores the genesis of the United States approach to terror violence and the legal foundation for the nations response to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Terry first reviews the entire spectrum of legal issues that arise before offering creative and practical legal and political solutions to counter terrorist activities. The author examines the development of rules of engagement and their application in the terrorist environment while differentiating the law of self-defense in this environment from more traditional conflicts. He also addresses the role of interrogation, and the line between harsh interrogation and torture, and the jurisdictional claims that arise.This volume examines a large number of topics related to the struggle and in a remarkably concise exploration, makes them understandable to experts in international law as well as those who do not have a strong background in the field. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern piracy : legal challenges and responses / edited by Douglas Guilfoyle, Reader in Law, University College London, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7212 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This collection of outstanding essays by outstanding scholars and practitioners examines the background to the re-emergence of piracy in South Asia, East and West Africa and explores the complex legal and practical challenges which crafting effective responses has presented. Find out more (catalog link)

States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law / Stephen Morton.

Location: lax
Call #: PN56.P555 M67 2013
Publisher:


How can literature and culture from the postcolonial world help us understand the relationship between law and violence in emergencies? This book examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined. Find out more (catalog link)

Global governance of HIV/AIDS : intellectual property and access to essential medicines / edited by Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington, Peter K. Yu.

Location: lax
Call #: RA643.8 .G564 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This important book brings together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies, as well as activists to critically reflect on the global health governance regime. The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS explores the implications of high international intellectual property standards for access to essential medicines in developing countries. With a focus on HIV/AIDS governance, the volume provides a timely analysis of the international legal and political landscape, the relationship between human rights and intellectual property, and emerging issues in global health policy. It concludes with concrete strategies on how to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines. This interdisciplinary, global, and up-to-date book will strongly appeal to academics of law, international relations, health policy and public policy, as well as students, policymakers and activists. Find out more (catalog link)

Mark of Cain : guilt and denial in the post-war lives of Nazi perpetrators / Katharina von Kellenbach.

Location: lax
Call #: D804.7.M67 K45 2013
Publisher:


In The Mark of Cain, Katharina von Kellenbach draws on letters exchanged between clergy and Nazi perpetrators, written notes of prison chaplains, memoirs, sermons, and prison publications to illuminate the moral and spiritual struggles of perpetrators after the war. Find out more (catalog link)

Arming and disarming : a history of gun control in Canada / R. Blake Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7439.C2 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


Arming and Disarming provides a careful exploration of how social, economic, cultural, legal, and constitutional concerns shaped gun legislation and its implementation, as well as how these factors defined Canada's historical and contemporary 'gun culture.' Find out more (catalog link)

Enabling peace in Guatemala : the story of MINUGUA / William Stanley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G8 S83 2013
Publisher:


William Stanley tells the absorbing story of the UN peace operation in Guatemala¿s ten-year endeavor (1994-2004) to build conditions that would sustain a lasting peace in the country. Unusual among UN peace efforts because of its largely civilian nature, its General Assembly mandate, and its heavy reliance on UN volunteers to staff field offices, the mission (MINUGUA) focused initially on human rights; beginning in 1997, however, its scope expanded to include verification of the full range of peace accords designed to end nearly four decades of civil war between the government and the revolutionary insurgency. MINUGUA faced a challenging political context: the government that signed the peace accords proved unable or unwilling to implement them, and the progress of successive governments was modest at best. Left to do the heavy lifting politically, the mission also grappled with uncooperative political elites and persistent state corruption, organized crime, and social inequality. Find out more (catalog link)

Rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine / Lori Allen.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.P19 A55 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world-its NGOs, activists, and 'victims,' as well as their politics, training, and discourse - since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalized and politicized, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimization and state-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Armed state building : confronting state failure, 1898-2012 / Paul D. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6300 .M55 2013
Publisher:


Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress than at any time in the past century-including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Lebanon-and the number of candidate nations for such campaigns in the future is substantial. Even with a broad definition of success, earlier campaigns failed more than half the time. In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. Find out more (catalog link)

Hazard or hardship : crafting global norms on the right to refuse unsafe work / Jeffrey Hilgert.

Location: lax
Call #: K1830 .H55 2013
Publisher:


Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise of globalization, precarious work, neoliberal politics, attacks on unions, and the idea of individual employment rights have challenged the protection of occupational health and safety for workers worldwide. In this work, Jeffrey Hilgert presents the protection of refusal rights as a moral and a human rights question. Find out more (catalog link)

Proportionality and constitutional culture / Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Iddo Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Proportionality is currently the most important constitutional doctrine worldwide, spreading to every democracy apart from the USA. Although widely discussed, it has not been the subject of a thorough cultural and historical examination until now. This book compares proportionality with its counterpart in American constitutional law, balancing. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan state / H. Patrick Glenn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .G57 2013
Publisher:


The idea of the 'nation-state' has failed, Glenn argues, and a major shift in our understanding of the state is needed. He provides an original approach by situating cosmopolitanism in its historical context and demonstrates that the state is necessarily cosmopolitan in character, and has always been subject to transnational law-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to housing : law, concepts, possibilities / Jessie Hohmann.

Location: lax
Call #: K3550 .H65 2013
Publisher: Hart,


Drawing on insights from disciplines including law, political theory, anthropology, philosophy and geography, this book is both a contribution to the state of knowledge on the right to housing, and an entry into the broader human rights debate. Find out more (catalog link)

Intangible cultural heritage in international law / Lucas Lixinski.

Location: lax
Call #: K3710 .L59 2013
Publisher:


Intangible cultural heritage is the traditional practices, expressions, knowledge, and skills that form part of a community's culture. It is protected by a 2003 UNESCO Convention, and by several regional and national instruments. This text analyses its legal protection, including from within human rights, intellectual property, and contract law. Find out more (catalog link)

Transborder data flows and data privacy law / Christopher Kuner.

Location: lax
Call #: K4305 .K86 2013
Publisher:


Written by a renowned expert on data protection law, this work examines the history, policies, and future of transborder data flow regulation, and is the only text to provide a detailed legal analysis of its global implications. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking money laundering & financing of terrorism in international law : towards a new global legal order / by Roberto Durrieu.

Location: lax
Call #: K5223 .D87 2013
Publisher:


In this work, Roberto Durrieu provides a broad and original analysis of the phenomenon of money laundering, through a thorough examination of the financing of terrorism. The necessity of excluding the financing of terrorism from the legal definition of money laundering is clearly illustrated through extensive, original, and comparative research. Find out more (catalog link)

Buried treasure : finders, keepers, and the law / by Cecil C. Kuhne III..

Location: lax
Call #: KF713.T7 K84 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Litigation in the Netherlands : civil procedure, arbitration, and administrative litigation / by Marieke van Hooijdonk and Peter Eijsvoogel, Partners at Allen & Overy Amsterdam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM1666 .H66 2012
Publisher:


This book offers the ideal way for a foreign lawyer to get in touch with litigation practice and procedure in the Netherlands. Whether a lawyer comes to Dutch litigation in the normal course of business, or whether the brief and inexpensive kort geding (preliminary relief proceedings) is the main attraction, this concise guide provides a solid understanding of the practical implications of Dutch litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and society in East Asia / edited by Christoph Antons, Deakin University, Australia; Roman Tomasic, University of South Australia, Australia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC90 .L39 2013
Publisher:


This series brings together essays selected from academic and scholarly research into the law and legal change in East Asia. The essays range from studies of the operation of particular laws and legal institutions to comparative law studies, and include analysis of the influences of local culture and political structures. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating spaces : legal domains, gender concerns, and community constructs / edited by Flavia Agnes, Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh ; in association with Majlis Legal Centre.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS516 .N44 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Laws protecting women are based on the belief that gender sensitive statutory laws can protect women better than the laws based on community practices of patriarchal traditions. However, in India these two sets of laws constantly overlap. This volume analyses the impact of such laws on women's rights and studies the interventionist role of courts. The essays explore the contradictions that Indian women face when it comes to choosing between the formal state laws and community based laws. Find out more (catalog link)

Normative pluralism and international law : exploring global governance / edited by Jan Klabbers, Touko Piiparinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1256 .N67 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text addresses conflicts involving how law relates normative orders. The assumption behind the book is that law no longer automatically claims supremacy, but that actors can pick and choose which code to follow. The book covers conflicts between legal orders and conflicts involving law and honour, self-regulation, lex mercatoria, local social practices, bureaucracy, religion, professional standards, and morality. Find out more (catalog link)

Public international law in a nutshell / by Thomas Buergenthal.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KZ3092 .B84 2013
Publisher:


This Fourth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties (e.g., on jurisdictional immunities of states), institutions (e.g., the African Court on Human Rights), and Supreme Court decisions (e.g., Sosa and Hamdan).The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas in conflict : international law and the global war on terror / Eric Engle.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .E545 2013
Publisher:


Ideas in Conflict: International Law and the War on Terror describes the transformation of international law and sovereignty in the post-war world. It imparts the causes and consequences of the rise of non-State actors' importance in international law, with a focus on human rights and terrorism as two examples of this phenomenon. After World War II, international law transformed itself radically: human rights took a central role in the post-war world as the legitimator of States, and as a key objective of the international system as one of the steps to prevent another global war. State sovereignty likewise transformed from an absolute, indivisible, and ultimate power of States into relativized and transferable quanta of State power, which in turn were partially parceled upward to international organizations, downward to sub-State public law actors, and outward to private law actors. Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-State actors. Find out more (catalog link)

State responsibility : the general part / James Crawford.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4080 .C73 2013
Publisher:


James Crawford's critical, in-depth review of the responsibility of states for acts contrary to international law also examines issues of dispute settlement in relation to responsibility and the connections between institutions, rules and practice. It fully reflects the ILC's work (led in its final stages by Crawford) and subsequent developments. Annexed to GA Resolution 56/83 of 2001, the International Law Commission's Articles on Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts put the international law of responsibility on a sound footing. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives / edited by William A. Schabas, Yvonne McDermott, Niamh Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .A834 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative / Chiseche Salome Mibenge.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .M53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


In this work, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, she mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and critique legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children which deny a gendered experience of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls. Find out more (catalog link)

Rules, politics, and the international criminal court : committing to the court / Yvonne Dutton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .D88 2013
Publisher:


In this work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court's ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as: Why did states decide to create the ICC and design the institution with this uniquely strong enforcement mechanism? Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond territorial disputes in the South China Sea : legal frameworks for the joint development of hydrocarbon resources / edited by Robert C. Beckman, Center for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ian Townsend-Gault, Univers

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1692 .B49 2013
Publisher:


This title brings together highly qualified experts in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and within that context, provide an in-depth examination of the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating censorship in modern Japan / edited by Rachael Hutchinson.

Location: lax
Call #: Z658.J3 N46 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The essays collected in this volume highlight the complexities of the censorship process by investigating the responsibilities and choices of all three groups, in a range of case studies from the Japanese arts. By exploring censorship in a number of different Japanese art forms - from popular music and kabuki performance through to fiction, poetry and film - across a range of historical periods, this book provides a clearer picture of the pervasiveness and strength of Japanese censorship across a range of media. Find out more (catalog link)

Arming and disarming : a history of gun control in Canada / R. Blake Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7439.C2 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the elimination of the federal long-gun registry, the issue of gun control has been a subject of fierce debate in Canada. But in fact, firearm regulation has been a sharply contested issue in the country since Confederation. Arming and Disarmingoffers the first comprehensive history of gun control in Canada from the colonial period to the present. In this sweeping, immersive book, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to regulate the use of guns by young people, punish the misuse of arms, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown also challenges many popular assumptions about Canadian history, suggesting that gun ownership was far from universal during much of the colonial period, and that many nineteenth century lawyers including John A. Macdonald believed in a limited right to bear arms. Find out more (catalog link)

Enabling peace in Guatemala : the story of MINUGUA / William Stanley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G8 S83 2013
Publisher:


William Stanley tells the absorbing story of the UN peace operation in Guatemala's ten-year endeavor (1994-2004) to build conditions that would sustain a lasting peace in the country. Unusual among UN peace efforts because of its largely civilian nature, its General Assembly mandate, and its heavy reliance on UN volunteers to staff field offices, the mission (MINUGUA) focused initially on human rights; beginning in 1997, however, its scope expanded to include verification of the full range of peace accords designed to end nearly four decades of civil war between the government and the revolutionary insurgency. Find out more (catalog link)

Rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine / Lori Allen.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.P19 A55 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world-its NGOs, activists, and 'victims,' as well as their politics, training, and discourse - since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalized and politicized, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimization and state-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Armed state building : confronting state failure, 1898-2012 / Paul D. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6300 .M55 2013
Publisher:


In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. The United States successfully rebuilt the West German and Japanese states after World War II but failed to build a functioning state in South Vietnam. After the Cold War the United Nations oversaw relatively successful campaigns to restore order, hold elections, and organize post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, but those successes were overshadowed by catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. The recent effort in Iraq and the ongoing one in Afghanistan-where Miller had firsthand military, intelligence, and policymaking experience-are yielding mixed results, despite the high levels of resources dedicated and the long duration of the missions there. Miller outlines different types of state failure, analyzes various levels of intervention that liberal states have tried in the state-building process, and distinguishes among the various failures and successes those efforts have provoked. Find out more (catalog link)

Hazard or hardship : crafting global norms on the right to refuse unsafe work / Jeffrey Hilgert.

Location: lax
Call #: K1830 .H55 2013
Publisher:


Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise of globalization, precarious work, neoliberal politics, attacks on unions, and the idea of individual employment rights have challenged the protection of occupational health and safety for workers worldwide. In this work, Jeffrey Hilgert presents the protection of refusal rights as a moral and a human rights question. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan state / H. Patrick Glenn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .G57 2013
Publisher:


This book outlines the subtlety of the law of cosmopolitan states, law which has survived through periods of nationalism and which provides the working methods for the reconciliation of diverse populations. Combining law, history, political science, political philosophy, international relations, and the new logics, it demonstrates that the idea of the nation-state has failed and should yield to an understanding of the state as necessarily cosmopolitan in character. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to housing : law, concepts, possibilities / Jessie Hohmann.

Location: lax
Call #: K3550 .H65 2013
Publisher: Hart,


Drawing on insights from disciplines including law, political theory, anthropology, philosophy and geography, this book is both a contribution to the state of knowledge on the right to housing, and an entry into the broader human rights debate. Find out more (catalog link)

Intangible cultural heritage in international law / Lucas Lixinski.

Location: lax
Call #: K3710 .L59 2013
Publisher:


Intangible cultural heritage is the traditional practices, expressions, knowledge, and skills that form part of a community's culture. It is protected by a 2003 UNESCO Convention, and by several regional and national instruments. This text analyses its legal protection, including from within human rights, intellectual property, and contract law. Find out more (catalog link)

Transborder data flows and data privacy law / Christopher Kuner.

Location: lax
Call #: K4305 .K86 2013
Publisher:


This work, written by a renowned expert on data protection law, examines the history, policies, and future of transborder data flow regulation. Kuner traces the history of regulation in different regions, beginning with the earliest European laws in the 1970s, through to leading regional and international instruments of the EU, OECD, Council of Europe, APEC, and other bodies. He also considers regulation developed by the private sector, such as contractual clauses and binding corporate rules. The work then analyses policies underlying such regulation and the legal issues involved, including human rights law, public international law,and EU law. Find out more (catalog link)

Rethinking money laundering & financing of terrorism in international law : towards a new global legal order / by Roberto Durrieu.

Location: lax
Call #: K5223 .D87 2013
Publisher:


In this work, Roberto Durrieu provides a broad and original analysis of the phenomenon of money laundering, through a thorough examination of the financing of terrorism. The necessity of excluding the financing of terrorism from the legal definition of money laundering is clearly illustrated through extensive, original, and comparative research. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


The new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law is a comprehensive survey of UK equality law, EU and human rights law and some comparative law. Providing an extensive examination of the Equality Act 2010, it also offers guidance on the application of equality law to a wide range of specific areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Buried treasure : finders, keepers, and the law / by Cecil C. Kuhne III..

Location: lax
Call #: KF713.T7 K84 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Litigation in the Netherlands : civil procedure, arbitration, and administrative litigation / by Marieke van Hooijdonk and Peter Eijsvoogel, Partners at Allen & Overy Amsterdam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM1666 .H66 2012
Publisher:


This book offers the ideal way for a foreign lawyer to get in touch with litigation practice and procedure in the Netherlands. Whether a lawyer comes to Dutch litigation in the normal course of business, or whether the brief and inexpensive kort geding (preliminary relief proceedings) is the main attraction, this concise guide provides a solid understanding of the practical implications of Dutch litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and society in East Asia / edited by Christoph Antons, Deakin University, Australia; Roman Tomasic, University of South Australia, Australia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC90 .L39 2013
Publisher:


This series brings together essays selected from academic and scholarly research into the law and legal change in East Asia. The essays range from studies of the operation of particular laws and legal institutions to comparative law studies, and include analysis of the influences of local culture and political structures. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating spaces : legal domains, gender concerns, and community constructs / edited by Flavia Agnes, Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh ; in association with Majlis Legal Centre.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS516 .N44 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Laws protecting women are based on the belief that gender sensitive statutory laws can protect women better than the laws based on community practices of patriarchal traditions. However, in India these two sets of laws constantly overlap. This volume analyses the impact of such laws on women's rights and studies the interventionist role of courts. The essays explore the contradictions that Indian women face when it comes to choosing between the formal state laws and community based laws. Theyalso examine how women negotiate spaces within their public and private lives. The book highlights the compromises women make while facing challenges from the State, community, and family. Find out more (catalog link)

Normative pluralism and international law : exploring global governance / edited by Jan Klabbers, Touko Piiparinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1256 .N67 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This text addresses conflicts involving how law relates normative orders. The assumption behind the book is that law no longer automatically claims supremacy, but that actors can pick and choose which code to follow. The book covers conflicts between legal orders and conflicts involving law and honour, self-regulation, lex mercatoria, local social practices, bureaucracy, religion, professional standards, and morality. Find out more (catalog link)

Public international law in a nutshell / by Thomas Buergenthal.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KZ3092 .B84 2013
Publisher:


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Ideas in conflict : international law and the global war on terror / Eric Engle.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .E545 2013
Publisher:


Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-state actors. The work argues that the U.S. response to the challenge of terrorism was unilateralist and disproportional, miscasting criminals into the role of warriors, whilst simultaneously seeking to legitimate torture and assassination, in violation of public international law. Through better understanding of the causes of terrorism (desperation) and the consequences of torture (polarization), the work hopes to help heal the international system of many of the avoidable conflicts of the past decade. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives / edited by William A. Schabas, Yvonne McDermott, Niamh Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7050 .A834 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative / Chiseche Salome Mibenge.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .M53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


In this work, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, she mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and critique legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children which deny a gendered experience of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls. Find out more (catalog link)

Rules, politics, and the international criminal court : committing to the court / Yvonne Dutton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .D88 2013
Publisher:


Since World War II, the world community has increasingly turned to international institutions as a way to monitor and improve states practices as relates to protecting individual human rights. The treaty creating the very recent International Criminal Court (ICC), however, has a much stronger enforcement mechanism than is usually associated with international human rights treaties: states have delegated to the court and its independent prosecutor the authority and resources to investigate, arrest, prosecute, and punish state nationals for mass atrocities should the state be unwilling or unable to do so. In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the courts ability to realize treaty goals. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond territorial disputes in the South China Sea : legal frameworks for the joint development of hydrocarbon resources / edited by Robert C. Beckman, Center for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ian Townsend-Gault, Univers

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1692 .B49 2013
Publisher:


This title brings together highly qualified experts in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and within that context, provide an in-depth examination of the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating censorship in modern Japan / edited by Rachael Hutchinson.

Location: lax
Call #: Z658.J3 N46 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The essays collected in this volume highlight the complexities of the censorship process by investigating the responsibilities and choices of all three groups, in a range of case studies from the Japanese arts. By exploring censorship in a number of different Japanese art forms - from popular music and kabuki performance through to fiction, poetry and film - across a range of historical periods, this book provides a clearer picture of the pervasiveness and strength of Japanese censorship across a range of media. Find out more (catalog link)

Institutional change in Turkey : the impact of European Union reforms on human rights and policing / Leila Piran.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8241.93.A2 P57 2013
Publisher:


How do state institutions reform themselves in the face of outside pressures? This study undertakes an in-depth analysis of the institutional and human rights reform process within the Turkish National Police, which faces pressure from the EU as part of Turkey's EU membership process, and examines the challenges and consequences of the process. Find out more (catalog link)

Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands / edited by Ulbe Bosma.

Location: lax
Call #: JV8152 .P67 2012
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press,


Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands explores the Dutch post-colonial migrant experience in relation to the specific composition of the various post-colonial groups in this country and the pecularities of Dutch society. Over 60 years and three generations of migration history is presented, alongside an impressive body of post-colonial literature, much of which has never before reached an international audience. More than 90 per cent of these migrants were Dutch citizens before even reaching the Netherlands, as they did in huge waves between 1945 and 1980. How did they form their identities? What were the relationships with locals like? How have second and third generations responded? Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary issues in refugee law / edited by Satvinder Singh Juss, Colin Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 C66 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer, amd the 'Arab awakening' gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, cover major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism, and state interests and sets out to map new contours. Find out more (catalog link)

Individual rights and the making of the international system / Christian Reus-Smit.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .R485 2013
Publisher:


Shows the central role struggles over individual rights played in the development of today's global system of sovereign states. Find out more (catalog link)

Religion in a liberal state / edited by Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood and Julian Rivers.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .R4297 2013
Publisher:


From the Islamic head-dress, to artistic offence, to religious sensibilities and the refusal of some Christians to provide services to LGBT people, headline-grabbing stories now regularly involve questions of religion. This book brings the best of academic thinking to bear from the key disciplines of law, sociology, politics and theology. Find out more (catalog link)

Interpretation of international investment law : equality, discrimination, and minimum standards of treatment in historical context / by Todd Weiler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .W45 2013
Publisher:


In The Interpretation of International Investment Law: Equality, Discrimination and Minimum Standards of Treatment in Historical Context, author Todd Weiler demonstrates how historiographical analysis should be adopted in the interpretation of international investment law obligations. Weiler subjects some of the most commonly held beliefs about the nature and development of international investment law to a critical re-appraisal, based upon meticulously assembled historical record. In the process, the book provides readers with a fresh perspective on some of the oldest obligations in international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconciling Canada : critical perspectives on the culture of redress / edited by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham.

Location: lacom
Call #: KE1312 .R43 2013
Publisher:


In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations. Find out more (catalog link)

Anti-Asian exclusion in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : the history leading to the Immigration act of 1924 / Herbert P. LePore ; with a foreword by Bruce D. LeBlanc.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .L47 2013
Publisher: Edwin Mellen,


This book is an historical, anthropological, sociological, political, and legal examination of not only the antipathy but bureaucratic and personal angst against the Chinese but more notable the Japanese during the years before and leading up to 1924, recounting the historical dynamics both internal and external to these countries and the relationship of historical factors to the issue of immigration within the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Latin American constitutionalism, 1810-2010 : the engine room of the constitution / Roberto Gargarella.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG548 .G374 2013
Publisher:


Latin America possesses an enormously rich constitutional history, but this legal history has only recently begun to be subjected to scholarly inquiry. In Latin American Constitutionalism (1810-2010), Roberto Gargarella provides a broadly comparative and landmark history of Latin American constitutionalism, informed by constitutional theory. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics of economic integration : the Andean Court as an engine of development / Osvaldo Saldias.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG736.A5 S24 2014
Publisher:


The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact) of Latin American nations; focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice and its case law, as well as the intellectual underpinnings that made such an impressive reform possible. The court is a transplant taken from the European integration process, and it materializes the visions, expectations, and dreams of the transnational development movement of "integration through law". The book discusses the outcomes of the Court in the light of the debates about judicial reform in the process of development and regional integration. Although it clearly confirms several earlier claims that "one size does not fit all", it provides new evidence that legal reform is not futile. On the contrary, the book argues, if driven reflexively it can be a considerable contribution to the creation of capabilities and improvement of a democratic rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

New democracies in crisis? : a comparative constitutional study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia / Paul Blokker.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .B58 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a comprehensive theoretical and comparative-empirical assessment of the status and role of constitutionalism in five new EU member states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania. Find out more (catalog link)

Fleeing homophobia : sexual orientation, gender identity and asylum / edited by Thomas Spijkerboer.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5144.G39 F58 2013
Publisher:


Each year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex asylum seekers apply for asylum in EU Member States. This book considers the position of LGBTI asylum seekers in European asylum law. Developing an encompassing approach to the topic, the book identifies and analyzes the main legal issues arising in relation to LGBTI people seeking asylum. Find out more (catalog link)

Dynamics in the French Constitution : decoding French republican ideas / David Marrani.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .M37 2013
Publisher:


This is an examination of the foundations of the