Exclusionary Rules In Comparative Law

Author: Stephen C. Thaman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400753489
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This book is a comparative study of the exclusion of illegally gathered evidence in the criminal trial , which includes 15 country studies, a chapter on the European Court of Human Rights, and a comparative synthetic conclusion. No other book has undertaken such a broad comparative study of exclusionary rules, which have now become a world-wide phenomenon. The topic is one of the most controversial in criminal procedure law, because it reveals a constant tension between the criminal court’s duty to ascertain the truth, on the one hand, and its duty to uphold important constitutional rights on the other, most importantly, the privilege against self-incrimination and the right to privacy in one's home and one's private communications. The chapters were contributed by noted world experts on the subject for the XVIII Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Washington in July 2010.

Climate Change And The Law

Author: Erkki Hollo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940075440X
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Climate Change and the Law is the first scholarly effort to systematically address doctrinal issues related to climate law as an emergent legal discipline. It assembles some of the most recognized experts in the field to identify relevant trends and common themes from a variety of geographic and professional perspectives. In a remarkably short time span, climate change has become deeply embedded in important areas of the law. As a global challenge calling for collective action, climate change has elicited substantial rulemaking at the international plane, percolating through the broader legal system to the regional, national and local levels. More than other areas of law, the normative and practical framework dedicated to climate change has embraced new instruments and softened traditional boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, substantive and procedural; so ubiquitous is the reach of relevant rules nowadays that scholars routinely devote attention to the intersection of climate change and more established fields of legal study, such as international trade law. Climate Change and the Law explores the rich diversity of international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Is climate law emerging as a new legal discipline? If so, what shared objectives and concepts define it? How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies. As Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), states in her preface, these chapters collectively provide a “review of the emergence of a new discipline, its core principles and legal techniques, and its relationship and potential interaction with other disciplines.”

The Three Paths Of Justice

Author: Neil Andrews
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400722941
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This book presents a concise account of the English system of civil litigation, covering court proceedings in England and Wales. It is an original and important study of a system which is the historical root of the US litigation system. The volume offers a comprehensive and properly balanced account of the entire range of dispute resolution techniques. As the first book on this subject to be published in the USA, it enables American lawyers to gain an overview of the main institutions of English Civil Procedure, including mediation and arbitration. It will render the English system of civil justice accessible to law students in the US, practitioners of law, professors, judges, and policy-makers.

Aristotle And The Philosophy Of Law Theory Practice And Justice

Author: Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400760310
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The book presents a new focus on the legal philosophical texts of Aristotle, which offers a much richer frame for the understanding of practical thought, legal reasoning and political experience. It allows understanding how human beings interact in a complex world, and how extensive the complexity is which results from humans’ own power of self-construction and autonomy. The Aristotelian approach recognizes the limits of rationality and the inevitable and constitutive contingency in Law. All this offers a helpful instrument to understand the changes globalisation imposes to legal experience today. The contributions in this collection do not merely pay attention to private virtues, but focus primarily on public virtues. They deal with the fact that law is dependent on political power and that a person can never be sure about the facts of a case or about the right way to act. They explore the assumption that a detailed knowledge of Aristotle's epistemology is necessary, because of the direct connection between Enlightened reasoning and legal positivism. They pay attention to the concept of proportionality, which can be seen as a precondition to discuss liberalism.

The Legal Doctrines Of The Rule Of Law And The Legal State Rechtsstaat

Author: James R. Silkenat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319055852
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This book explores the development of both the civil law conception of the Legal State and the common law conception of the Rule of Law. It examines the philosophical and historical background of both concepts, as well as the problem of the interrelation between the two doctrines. The book brings together twenty-five leading scholars from around the world and provides both general and specific jurisdictional perspectives of the issue in both contemporary and historical settings. The Rule of Law is a legal doctrine the meaning of which can only be fully appreciated in the context of both the common law and the European civil law tradition of the Legal State (Rechtsstaat). The Rule of Law and the Legal State are fundamental safeguards of human dignity and of the legitimacy of the state and the authority of state prescriptions.

The Church Of England Charity Law And Human Rights

Author: Kerry O'Halloran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319043196
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This book examines the interface between religion, charity law and human rights. It does so by treating the Church of England and its current circumstances as a timely case study providing an opportunity to examine the tensions that have now become such a characteristic feature of that interface. Firstly, it suggests that the Church is the primary source of canon law principles that have played a formative role in shaping civic morality throughout the common law jurisdictions: the history of their emergence and enforcement by the State in post-Reformation England is recorded and assessed. Secondly, it reveals that of such principles those of greatest weight were associated with matters of sexuality: in particular, for centuries, family law was formulated and applied with regard for the sanctity of the heterosexual marital family which provided the only legally permissible context for any form of sexual relationship. Thirdly, given that history, it identifies and assesses the particular implications that now arise for the Church as a consequence of recent charity law reform outcomes and human rights case law developments: a comparative analysis of religion related case law is provided. Finally, following an outline of the structure and organizational functions of the Church, a detailed analysis is undertaken of its success in engaging with these issues in the context of the Lambeth Conferences, the wider Anglican Communion and in the ill-fated Covenant initiative. From the perspective of the dilemmas currently challenging the moral authority of the Church of England, this book identifies and explores the contemporary ‘moral imperatives’ or red line issues that now threaten the coherence of Christian religions in most leading common law nations. Gay marriage and abortion are among the host of morally charged and deeply divisive topics demanding a reasoned response and leadership from religious bodies. Attention is given to the judicial interpretation and evaluation of these and other issues that now undermine the traditional role of the Church of England. As the interface between religion, charity law and human rights becomes steadily more fractious, with religious fundamentalism and discrimination acquiring a higher profile, there is now a pressing need for a more balanced relationship between those with and those without religious beliefs. This book will be an invaluable aid in starting the process of achieving a triangulated relationship between the principles of canon law, charity law and human rights law.

Satzger Fs Beulke

Author: Christian Fahl
Publisher: C.F. Müller GmbH
ISBN: 3811439499
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Werner Beulke hat im Laufe seines Lebens viele Forschungs- und Betätigungsfelder für sich erobert sowie Querverbindungen zu Materien außerhalb des Strafrechts geknüpft. Die inhaltliche Vielfalt der Festschriftbeiträge zu seinem 70. Geburtstag und der weite Kreis der hierzu Beitragenden zeugen von dieser großen Bandbreite und der besonderen Wertschätzung, die der Jubilar im Kollegenkreis, bei Strafverteidigern und Richtern gleichermaßen genießt. Grundlagen und Kernmaterien des materiellen Strafrechts und des Verfahrensrechts werden ebenso behandelt wie strafrechtliche Nebengebiete und das Wirtschaftsstrafrecht. Praktische Fragen der Strafverteidigung, Themen aus der Kriminologie und dem Jugendstrafrecht, Schlaglichter auf ausländische Strafrechtssysteme und Rechtsvergleichung sowie Ausflüge in die Welt der Lehrbücher runden das Spektrum ab.

Commercial Law Of The European Union

Author: Gabriël Moens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048187745
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? The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG This splendid book performs the heroic task of introducing readers to the large canvas of the commercial law of the European Union (EU). The EU began as an economic community of six nations but has grown into 27 member states, sharing a signi?cant political, social and legal cohesion and serving almost 500 million citizens. It generates approximately 30% of the nominal gross world product. The EU is a remarkable achievement of trans-national co-operation, given the history (including recent history) of national, racial, ethnic and religious hatred and con?ict preceding its creation. Although, as the book recounts, the institutions of the EU grew directly out of those of the European Economic Community, created in 1957 [1.20], the genesis of the EU can be traced to the sufferings of the Second World War and to the disclosure of the barbarous atrocities of the Holocaust. Out of the chaos and ruins of historical enmities and the shattered cities and peoples that survived those terrible events, arose an astonishing pan- European Movement.

Negative Comparative Law

Author: Pierre Legrand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138915176
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Written under the sign of Beckett, this book addresses comparative law's commitment to the deterritorialization of the legal, and in particular its claim to the normative relevance of foreign law locally: for example, in the formulation of statutory choices, judicial opinions or scholarly views. Through interactions across borders have been proliferating, the comparatist's case for the foreign suffers from a persistent failure of institutional credibility, so that references to the laws of other countries remain distrusted. Holding comparative law's travails to be largely self-inflicted - an account of the impoverished world-view its orthodoxy has been maintaining - the twelve essays at hand deprive the field of its epistemic indigences. They invite it to engage in comparison otherwise: an heteronomic strategy sophisticatedly attuned to the place of otherness-in-the-law. As they release their interruptive consequences to generate a necessary theoretical crisis, the writings assembled in this volume draw on twenty years of incisive and authoritative scholarship harnessing the philosophical insights of Adorno and Derrida or Heidegger and Gadamer. The agonistic critique informing this work prompts the examination of pre-eminent topics like difference and dissemination, understanding and translatability, objectivity and truth, tracing and invention. In imparting radical and discerning intellectual equipment, Negative Comparative Law stands for a strong valorization of the legally foreign.

International Law As A Profession

Author: Jean d'Aspremont
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108138683
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International law is not merely a set of rules or processes, but is a professional activity practised by a diversity of figures, including scholars, judges, counsel, teachers, legal advisers and activists. Individuals may, in different contexts, play more than one of these roles, and the interactions between them are illuminating of the nature of international law itself. This collection of innovative, multidisciplinary and self-reflective essays reveals a bilateral process whereby, on the one hand, the professionalisation of international law informs discourses about the law, and, on the other hand, discourses about the law inform the professionalisation of the discipline. Intended to promote a dialogue between practice and scholarship, this book is a must-read for all those engaged in the profession of international law.