Author: Mathias Reimann
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2013
This new and creatively conceived casebook introduces the international legal order as it presents itself at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Consistently and effectively blending theory and practice, it is designed to give students the basic knowledge and understanding of transnational law that every modern lawyer should possess. This is an ideal text both for students who will take only one course in international law, and for those seeking a solid foundation for more specialized courses. It is organized around five major themes: actors, interactions among actors, substantive norms, methods of dispute resolution, and domestic effects of transnational law. Students are first shown how classical international law emerged and, most important, how it has evolved into modern transnational law. They are then invited to revisit each of the five core themes in the context of cutting-edge contemporary legal challenges. The casebook's unique approach enables students to gain both the knowledge and confidence they need to approach the increasingly complex range of transactions and disputes that reach beyond national boundaries.
Author: Roy Goode
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-09-24
When the first edition of this student work was published some eight years ago transnational commercial law, introduced as a postgraduate course at the University of Oxford in 1995, was taught at a relatively small number of law schools. Since then the subject has blossomed and is now taught at law schools around the world. Focused on the products and processes of the harmonization of law relating to international commercial transactions, the book is an invaluable resource for students in this field. In this new edition the work has been completely revised and updated, covering a number of new or substantially revised international instruments. In addition four new chapters have been added by specialist contributors dealing with regional harmonization, carriage of goods by sea, transactions in securities and the relationship between international conventions and national law. The authority of the text is enhanced by the fact that all the authors have played leading roles in the drafting and development of many of the instruments examined in the work.
Author: Alfred C. Aman, Jr.
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Conflict of laws
This casebook analyzes legal questions arising from the tensions between global capitalism and national sovereignty. Today, these tensions are manifest across all spheres of law — national and international, as well as new forms of private ordering. We focus on the areas of trade, the environment, labor, human rights, corporate social responsibility, and separation of powers, especially executive power. The book will be useful to students, scholars, and practitioners. It provides reviews of debates currently shaping the field, as well as extensive notes and references. It is distinctive in that each chapter offers critical and activist perspectives as well as those of the relevant courts or other legal institutions, both to remind readers that law and markets are indelibly interconnected, and that the character of those interconnections is not a given. Further, this is an interdisciplinary account, putting legal analysis in dialogue especially with anthropological studies of law, among other literatures. Transnational Law is arranged in three parts. Part I (“Governance through treaties and agreements”) considers situations in which states act as parties in treaties and multinational agreements on trade and the environment. Part II (“Governance through codes and contracts”) takes up outsourcing, privatization, and corporate social responsibility as situations in which corporate self-regulation confronts core governmental functions and human rights issues. Part III (“Governance through government”) considers the implications of transnational law for contemporary debates over separation of powers, culminating in a discussion of what we call the transnational executive.--
Author: Ellen S. Podgor
Release Date: 2010-02-02
International Criminal Law provides a set of teaching materials furnishing students with a grounding in the transnational issues likely to arise in federal criminal cases, and also in the law produced as a consequence of international efforts to impose criminal responsibility on the perpetrators of human rights atrocities. International Criminal Law offers, for teaching purposes, a collection of cases (mainly domestic) and other materials, together with notes and questions about those cases and materials. The first part introduces the field of international criminal law, and includes a chapter on the general principles of both domestic and international law governing efforts to apply U.S. criminal law to foreign crimes and foreign criminals. The second part covers the specific application of those principles to cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust and securities regulation, export controls, computer crimes, narcotics and money laundering, piracy and terrorism, and torture. The third part addresses procedural aspects of trying such cases in U.S. courts. This section also treats the extraterritorial application of the U.S. Constitution, immunities from jurisdiction, mutual assistance in criminal cases, extradition, alternatives to extradition, prisoner transfers, recognition of foreign criminal judgments, and the bearing on international human rights instruments on criminal procedure. The final part of International Criminal Law deals with the prosecution of international crimes, and takes up the question of what crimes constitute international crimes. This section also discusses the Nuremberg and Tokyo precedents, the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the substantive law of international crimes such as aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. International Criminal Law is supplemented annually. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Robert P. Merges
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
As companies and organisations increasingly operate across national boundaries, so the incentive to understand how to acquire, deploy and protect IP rights in multiple national jurisdictions has rapidly increased. Transnational Intellectual Property Law meets the need for a book that introduces contemporary intellectual property as it is practiced in today’s global context. Focusing on three major IP regimes – the United States, Europe and China – the unique transnational approach of this textbook will help law students and lawyers across the world understand not only how IP operates in different national contexts, but also how to coordinate IP protection across numerous national jurisdictions. International IP treaties are also covered, but in the context of an overall emphasis on transnational coordination of legal rights and strategies.
Author: Roy Goode
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Transnational commercial law represents the outcome of work undertaken to harmonize national laws affecting domestic and cross-border transactions and is upheld by a diverse spectrum of instruments. Now in its second edition, this authoritative work brings together the major instruments in this field, dividing them into thirteen groups: Treaty Law, Contracts, Electronic Commerce, International Sales, Agency and Distribution, International Credit Transfers and Bank Payment Undertakings, International Secured Transactions, Cross-Border Insolvency, Securities Custody, Clearing and Settlement and Securities Collateral, Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure, Commercial Arbitration, and a new section on Carriage of Goods. Each group of instruments is preceded by linking text which provides important context by identifying the key instruments in each group, discussing their purposes and relationships, and explaining the major provisions of each instrument, thus setting them in their commercial context. This volume is unique in providing the full text of international conventions, including the preamble - which is important for interpretation - and the final clauses and any annexes. In addition, each instrument is accompanied by a complete list of dates of signature and ratification by all contracting states, all easily navigated through the detailed tables of contents which precedes it. This fully-indexed work provides an indispensable guide for the practitioner or academic to the primary transnational commercial law instruments.
Author: John Howard Jackson
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2008
Focuses on the rules-based multilateral trading system created by GATT, as greatly expanded and elaborated by the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995. Particular emphasis is given to the rich and detailed jurisprudence developed by the WTO's Appellate Body. Includes the impact of international economic interdependence and the struggle of legal institutions to cope with this and other aspects of globalization. Offers a basic understanding of the international economic system as it operates in real life, and as it is constrained or aided by a number of fundamental legal institutions, including national and international constitutional documents and processes.
Author: David Luban
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-07-11
Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to a rapidly emerging field of inquiry, International and Transnational Criminal Law offers four-part coverage, dynamic perspective, and historical depth. Ideal for the international criminal law course and well suited to courses on transnational law and international law, this casebook carefully examines procedural issues, transnational crimes, and international crimes. Features: Updated throughout to reflect relevant recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, amended statutes, developments in treaty law, and current scholarship Incorporated recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, particularly regarding the elements of international crimes, sentencing norms, and the prosecutor's role Expanded references to non-U.S. sources, such as the United Kingdom's Terrorism Act of 2006 and its Bribery Act of 2010 Sharpened discussion of jurisdictional as well as extradition and evidence gathering Extended the terrorism chapter by, inter alia, including the Supreme Court's decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Lebanon Tribunal's definition of terrorism; adding materials on the (de)listing of designated foreign terrorist organizations; and updating the materials on military commissions Rewrote the International Criminal Court chapter to focus on jurisdiction, admissibility, and the Security Council's role and to concentrate on the Office of the Prosecutor's exercise of prosecutorial judgment, illustrated through Uganda and Sudan case studies Substantially amended the modes of participation and mens rea chapter to incorporate recent decisions, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and, consistent with the ICC's practice, to focus on indirect and direct co-perpetration Updated the crimes against humanity chapter to reflect developments regarding the "group discrimination" and the "state or organizational policy" elements Revised the trafficking in people, drugs, arms, and antiquities chapter Included, in the war crimes chapter, the U.S. drone program, the crime of inflicting disproportionate "collateral" civilian damage, and developments on the crime of recruiting child soldiers Updated the torture chapter to include developments under the Obama administration Updated the Sexual Violence chapter: added the ICC's rape definition and cumulative charging decisions, and discussion of the "new" crime of forced marriage.
Author: Cynthia Lee
Release Date: 2014-05-09
This text, the only criminal law casebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law while following a traditional format. All of the usual subject areas are covered, but the book is unique in highlighting the cultural context of substantive criminal law. The book seamlessly integrates issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation so the teacher who wishes to address such issues does not have to assign supplemental reading assignments in order to do so. The book is also very student-friendly, providing a brief doctrinal overview of the subject matter at the beginning of each chapter. The book does away with the tradition of long lists of notes and questions following the cases, a trademark feature of many older casebooks, putting this material in the Teachers Manual for the teacher to use at his or her discretion. The forthcoming third edition is fresh and innovative, referencing several ripped from the headlines controversies, including the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and Florida's stand your ground law, the arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct, the shooting of Larry King, a gender nonconforming teenager, by classmate Brandon McInerney and the gay panic defense, and the repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.
Author: Donald Earl Childress III
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-03-12
This unique new casebook emphasizes the knowledge and skills that students need to solve the real-world transnational legal problems they are likely to encounter as lawyers in today s globalized world regardless of their field of practice and regardless of whether they are interested in international law as such. The casebook covers public international law and international courts; but unlike traditional international law casebooks, it urges students not to be international law-centric or international court-centric and gives them the resources to learn how to use national law and national courts, and private norms and alternative dispute resolution methods, to solve transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients. Key Features Practice-oriented. Focuses on the knowledge and skills students need to solve real-world transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients. Covers not only international law and international courts, but also the role of national law, national courts, and alternative dispute resolution in transnational practice. Comparative perspectives throughout. Written by a team of authors with a wide range of expertise and experience in transnational litigation, arbitration, international law, constitutional law and transnational business transactions.
Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary presents a comprehensive, pragmatic explanation of the development of substantive international criminal law through key illustrative cases from domestic and international jurisdictions. Presents concise and stimulating commentaries by the leading academics in the field.
Author: Francis Snyder
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Francis Snyder shows how the 2008 infant formula crisis led to transnational food safety law and standards in China, reforms in government policy and closer relations with international organisations. He also makes recommendations for dealing with continuing challenges.
Author: Roger Blanpain
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2007-01-15
With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this casebook develops labor and employment law in the context of the national laws of nine countries important to the global economy - the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, China, Japan and India. These national jurisdictions are highlighted by considering international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization as well as the rulings and standards that emerge from two very different regional trade arrangements - the labor side accord to NAFTA and the European Union. Across all these different sources of law, this book considers the law of individual employment, collective labor law dealing with unionization as well as the laws against discrimination, the laws protecting privacy and the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes. This is the first set of law school course materials in English covering international and comparative employment and labor law.