Darker Legacies of Law in Europe

Author: Christian Joerges
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781841133102
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

This book, written by leading scholars, presents theoretical, historical and legal inquiries into the legacy of National Socialism and Fascism.

Gender Equality in Law

Author: Barbara Havelková
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781509905850
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Law

"In Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism, Barbara Havelková offers a sober and sophisticated socio-legal account of gender equality law in Czechia. Tracing gender equality norms from their origins under state socialism, Havelková shows how the dominant understanding of the differences between women and men as natural and innate combined with a post-socialist understanding of rights as freedom to shape the views of key Czech legal actors and to thwart the transformative potential of EU sex discrimination law. Havelková's compelling feminist legal genealogy of gender equality in Czechia illuminates the path dependency of gender norms and the antipathy to substantive gender equality that is common among the formerly state-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Her deft analysis of the relationship between gender and legal norms is especially relevant today as the legitimacy of gender equality laws is increasingly precarious." Professor Judy Fudge, Kent Law School Gender equality law in Czechia, as in other parts of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe, is facing serious challenges. When obliged to adopt, interpret and apply anti-discrimination law as a condition of membership of the EU, Czech legislators and judges have repeatedly expressed hostility and demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of key ideas underpinning it. This important new study explores this scepticism to gender equality law, examining it with reference to legal and socio-legal developments that started in the state-socialist past and that remain relevant today. The book examines legal developments in gender-relevant areas, most importantly in equality and anti-discrimination law. But it goes further, shedding light on the underlying understandings of key concepts such as women, gender, equality, discrimination and rights. In so doing, it shows the fundamental intellectual and conceptual difficulties faced by gender equality law in Czechia. These include an essentialist understanding of differences between men and women, a notion that equality and anti-discrimination law is incompatible with freedom, and a perception that existing laws are objective and neutral, while any new gender-progressive regulation of social relations is an unacceptable interference with the 'natural social order'. Timely and provocative, this book will be required reading for all scholars of equality and gender and the law.

International Law on the Left

Author: Susan Marks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139470728
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Law

Against expectations that the turn away from state socialism would likewise initiate a turn away from Marxist thought, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Marxism and its reassessment by a new generation of theorists. This book pursues that interest with specific reference to international law. It presents a sustained and fascinating exploration of the pertinence of Marxist ideas, concepts and analytical practices for international legal enquiry from a range of angles. Essays consider the relationship between Marxism and critical approaches to international law, the legacy of Soviet international legal theory, the bearing of Marxism for the analysis of international trade law and human rights, and the significance for international legal enquiry of such Marxist concepts as the commodity, praxis and exploitation.

Codification Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code

Author: Barry Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317164869
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Law

Enacted in 1860, the Indian Penal Code is the longest serving and one of the most influential criminal codes in the common law world. This book commemorates its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary and honours the law reform legacy of Thomas Macaulay, the principal drafter of the Code. The book comprises chapters which examine the general principles of criminal responsibility from the perspective of Macaulay, and from more recent accounts by lawmakers and reformers. These are framed by chapters that examine the history and conceptual underpinnings of Macaulay's Code, consider the need to revitalize the Indian Penal Code, and review the current challenges of principled criminal law reform and codification. This book is a valuable reference on the Indian Penal Code, and current debates about general principles of criminal law for legal academics, judges, legal practitioners and criminal law reformers. It also promises to have wider scholarly appeal, of interest to legal theorists, historians and policy specialists.

Ich bin Nummer Vier

Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841202291
Release Date: 2011-03-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Wir sehen aus wie ihr. Wir reden wie ihr. Aber wir sind nicht wie ihr. Wir haben Kräfte jenseits eurer Vorstellungskraft. Wir sind stärker und schneller als alles, was ihr je gesehen habt. Wir wollten eins werden und den Feind bekämpfen. Aber sie haben uns gefunden. Nun sind wir auf der Flucht. Wir leben unter euch, ohne dass ihr es bemerkt. Aber sie wissen es. Neun außerirdische Teenager fliehen auf die Erde, nachdem ihr Heimatplanet Lorien von einem schrecklichen Feind zerstört wurde. Auf der Erde tarnen sie sich als High School-Schüler, immer auf der Flucht. John Smith ist das nächste Opfer. Und dann verliebt sich Nummer Vier ...

The Legacy of Nuremberg

Author: David A. Blumenthal
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004156913
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

In this new collection of essays the editors assess the legacy of the Nuremberg Trial asking whether the Trial really did have a civilising influence or if it constituted little more than institutionalised vengeance. Three essays focus particularly on the historical context and involve rich analysis of, for example, the atmospherics of the Trial itself and the attitudes of German society at the time to the conduct of the Trial. The majority of the essays deal with the contemporary legacies of the Nuremberg Trial and attempt to assess the ongoing relevance of the Judgment itself and of the principles encapsulated in it. Some essays consider the importance of the principle of individual criminal responsibility under international law and argue that the international community has to some extent failed to fulfil the promise of Nuremberg in the decades since the Trial. Other essays focus on contemporary application of aspects of the substantive law of Nuremberg - particularly the international crime of aggression, the law of military occupation and the use of the crime of conspiracy as an alternative basis of criminal responsibility. The collection also includes essays analysing the nature and operation of a number of international criminal tribunals since Nuremberg including the permanent International Criminal Court. The final grouping of essays focus on the impact of the Nuremberg Trial on Australia examining, in particular, Australia's post-World War Two war crimes trials of Japanese defendants, Australia's extensive national case law on Article 1(F) of the Refugee Convention and Australia's national implementing legislation for the Rome Statute.

The Legacies of Totalitarianism

Author: Aviezer Tucker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107121263
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Political Science

This book provides the first political theory of post-Communist Europe, discussing liberty, rights, transitional justice, property, privatization, and rule of law.

Succession Law

Author: Lecturer in Law Frankie (University of Glasgow) McCarthy
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748698493
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Law

What happens after you die? You can't take it with you, so succession law governs how your property is passed on after your death. Succession Law Essentials teaches you all you need to know about the Scots laws of succession, including estates, executors, wills, will substitutes, valid and invalid testimony, intestate succession, legacies, vesting and more. Summary sections of Essentials Facts and Essential Cases will help you to identify, understand and remember the key elements, and tables of cases and statutes will help you to find the page you're looking for quickly and easily.

The Law Journal

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062832527
Release Date: 1829
Genre: Law reports, digests, etc