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The Transformation of EU Treaty Making: The Rise of Parliaments, ...
by , Imelda Maher

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

July 31, 2018

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Treaty making is a site of struggle between those who claim the authority to speak and act on the international stage. The European Union (EU) is an important test case in this respect because the manner in which the Union and its member states make treaties has shifted significantly over the last six decades. Drawing insights from EU law, comparative constitutionalism and international relations, this book shows how and why parliaments, the people and courts have entered a domain once dominated by governments. It presents qualitative and quantitative evidence on the importance of public trust and political tactics in explaining this transformation of EU treaty making and challenges the idea that EU treaties are too rigid. Analysing legal developments in the EU and each of its member states, this will be essential reading for those who wish to understand the EU's controversial experiment in treaty making and its wider significance.
Jewish and Israeli Law - An Introduction
by , Walter Homolka

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English

Pages

623

Publication Date

May 08, 2017

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<P>This book provides a concise introduction to the basics of Jewish law. It gives a detailed analysis of contemporary public and private law in the State of Israel, as well as Israel’s legal culture, its system of government, and the roles of its democratic institutions: the executive, parliament, and judiciary. The book examines issues of Holocaust, law and religion, constitutionalization, and equality. It is the ultimate book for anyone interested in Israeli Law and its politics. </P> <P><STRONG>Authors</STRONG> </P><STRONG></STRONG> <P><STRONG>Shimon Shetreet</STRONG> is the Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is the President of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace and heads the International Project of Judicial Independence. In 2008, the Mt. Scopus Standards of Judicial Independence were issued under his leadership. Between 1988 and 1996, Professor Shetreet served as a member of the Israeli Parliament, and was a cabinet minister under Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. He was senior deputy mayor of Jerusalem between 1999 and 2003. He was a Judge of the Standard Contract Court and served as a member of the Chief Justice Landau Commission on the Israeli Court System. The author and editor of many books on the judiciary, Professor Shetreet is a member of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Belgium. </P> <P>Rabbi <STRONG>Walter Homolka</STRONG> PhD (King’s College London, 1992), PhD (University of Wales Trinity St. David, 2015), DHL (Hebrew Union College, New York, 2009), is a full professor of Modern Jewish Thought and the executive director of the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam (Germany). The rector of the Abraham Geiger College (since 2003) is Chairman of the Leo Baeck Foundation and of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Foundation in Potsdam. In addition, he has served as the executive director of the Masorti Zacharias Frankel College since 2013.The author of "Jüdisches Eherecht" and other publications on Jewish Law holds several distinctions: among them the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Austrian Merit Order and the 1st Class Federal Merit Order of Germany. In 2004, President Jacques Chirac admitted Rabbi Homolka to the French Legion of Honor. </P>
International Commercial Arbitration (Three Volume Set)
by Gary B. Born

Language

English

Pages

4295

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

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The second edition of Gary Born's <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> is an authoritative 4,408 page treatise, in three volumes, providing the most comprehensive commentary and analysis, on all aspects of the international commercial arbitration process, that is available. </p><p>The first edition of <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> is widely acknowledged as the preeminent commentary in the field. It was awarded the 2011 Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law and was voted the International Dispute Resolution Book of the Year by the Oil, Gas, Mining and Infrastructure Dispute Management list serve in 2010. The first edition has been extensively cited in national court decisions and arbitral awards around the world.</p> <p>The <b>treatise</b> comprehensively examines the law and practice of contemporary international commercial arbitration, thoroughly explicating all relevant international conventions, national arbitration statutes and institutional arbitration rules. It focuses on both international instruments (particularly the New York Convention) and national law provisions in all leading jurisdictions (including the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration). Practitioners, academics, clients, institutions and other users of international commercial arbitration will find clear and authoritative guidance in this work. </p><p>The second edition of <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> has been extensively revised, expanded and updated, to include all material legislative, judicial and arbitral authorities in the field of international arbitration prior to January 2014. It also includes expanded treatment of annulment, recognition of awards, counsel ethics, arbitrator independence and impartiality and applicable law.</p><p><b>Overview of volumes:</b></p><p><b>Volume I</b>, covering <b>International Arbitration Agreements</b>,provides a comprehensive discussion of international commercial arbitration agreements. It includes chapters dealing with the legal framework for enforcing international arbitration agreements; the separability presumption; choice of law; formation and validity; nonarbitrability; competence-competence and the allocation of jurisdictional competence; the effects of arbitration agreements; interpretation and non-signatory issues.</p><p><b>Volume II</b>, covering <b>International Arbitration Procedures</b>, provides a detailed discussion of international arbitral procedures. It includes chapters dealing with the legal framework for international arbitral proceedings; the selection, challenge and replacement of arbitrators; the rights and duties of international arbitrators; selection of the arbitral seat; arbitration procedures; disclosure and discovery; provisional measures; consolidation, joinder and intervention; choice of substantive law; confidentiality; and legal representation and standards of professional conduct.</p><p> <b>Volume III,</b> dealing with <b>International Arbitral Awards</b>, provides a detailed discussion of the issues arising from international arbitration awards. It includes chapters covering the form and contents of awards; the correction, interpretation and supplementation of awards; the annulment and confirmation of awards; the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards; and issues of preclusion, <i>lis pendens </i>and<i> staredecisis.</i> </p>
A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Eur...
by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

June 28, 2003

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<span><span>This challenging book argues convincingly that research on European integration has lagged behind important theoretical developments in the fields of international relations, international political economy, and international organization. The contributors contend that prevailing theories of integration—despite their considerable differences—all suffer from an excessive focus on institutions and ideas, while overlooking the ways in which these institutions and ideas have promoted a neoliberal agenda during the last decade. To overcome these weaknesses, this volume draws on one of the key strands of theoretical innovation—critical political economy or transnational historical materialism—to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of processes of European integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project.</span></span><br /><br /><span><span style="font-weight:bold;">Contributions by</span><span>: Baastian van Apeldoorn, Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Alan W. Cafruny, Ben Clift, Stephen Gill, Colin Hay, Otto Holman, Henk Overbeek, Kees van der Pijl, Magnus Ryner, Thorsten Schulten, Giles Scott-Smith, Leila Simona Talani, and Matthew Watson.</span></span>
Judgment Before Nuremberg
by Greg Dawson

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 01, 2013

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<p><strong>From the author of <em>Hiding in the Spotlight</em>, the story of the Kharkov trials, forgotten by history, which sought justice for the thousands killed the Ukraine, a place also overlooked in the annals of the Holocaust</strong></p><br />When one thinks of the Holocaust, we think of Auschwitz, Dachau; and when we think of justice for this terrible chapter in history, we think of Nuremberg. Not of Russia or the Ukraine, and certainly not of a city called Kharkov. But in reality, the first war-crimes trial against the Nazis was in this idyllic, peaceful Ukrainian city, which is fitting, because it is also where the Holocaust actually began.Eighteen months before the end of World War II—two full years before the opening statement by the prosecution at Nuremberg—three Nazi officers and a Ukrainian collaborator were tried and convicted of war crimes and hanged in Kharkov’s public square. The trial is symbolic of the larger omission of the Ukraine from the popular history of the Holocaust—another deep irony, as most of the first of the six million perished in the Ukraine long before Hitler and his lieutenant seven decided on the formalities of the Final Solution.
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's...
by Nelson Denis

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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<div>In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.<br /><BR>Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.<br /><BR>Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, <I>War Against All Puerto Ricans</I> tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.</div>
John Bitterman's Quest For Justice: UCGC Vol 04 Nr 01
by JudgeLondon Steverson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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CDR John Bitterman fought on the Front line in the War On Drugs. Now, he is fighting for his Reputation. He has been praised by the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the American Ambassador to Colombia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of the Southern Command, and the Commandant of the U S Coast Guard, among others. He is on a Quest For Justice. Truth and Equity are on his side. <br />CDR Bitterman has commanded several Coast Guard High Endurance Law Enforcement Vessels. He also served with the Law Enforcement Team 8-G in Galveston, Texas, and in the Coast Guard’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was the Coast Guard’s Police Attaché in Bogota, Colombia. <br />For most of us, Colombia is just a place where bad things happen, and we hope it never reaches our neighborhood. We immediately associate it with Drugs, massacres, and political corruption. We think that Colombia supplies most of the cocaine and heroin that comes into the USA, but unless you are a part of the Hollywood Elites you cannot afford it. <br />Much of what we know about Colombia and the Drug Cartels comes from the movies. We are entertained by violence associated with the drug law enforcement efforts and the War on Drugs. We assume that Colombia has a Culture of Violence. We hope and pray that it never migrates North to the United States. We want to contain it there. So, we are happy to send people like CDR Bitterman to Colombia to contain it and to assure us that it will never make it to our Country.<br />We are happy to have men like CDR John Bitterman on the Wall that separates us from the horrors of the War on Drugs. He did his duty. He saved us for the unspeakable horrors of narco-trafficing violence; now he is asking us to help save his 28 year old career.<br />Truth and Equity are on his side. But, he needs more than that. He needs every right-thinking American who believes in Justice and Fairness to champion his cause. He needs you to read this book. It tells his story. then, he needs you to get involved. Call or write your Representative in Washington. Ask them to put pressure of the U S Coast Guard to correct the wrong done to CDR Bitterman. Demand that they review and reconsider his case, correct the Record. Act in accordance with our Core Values, make America great again.
Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration
by OUP Oxford

Language

English

Pages

749

Publication Date

November 12, 2015

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International arbitration has developed into a global system of adjudication, dealing with disputes arising from a variety of legal relationships: between states, between private commercial actors, and between private and public entities. It operates to a large extent according to its own rules and dynamics - a transnational justice system rather independent of domestic and international law.<br /><br />In response to its growing importance and use by disputing parties, international arbitration has become increasingly institutionalized, professionalized, and judicialized. At the same time, it has gained significance beyond specific disputes and indeed contributes to the shaping of law. Arbitrators have therefore become not only adjudicators, but transnational lawmakers. This has raised concerns over the legitimacy of international arbitration.<br /><br />Practising Virtue looks at international arbitration from the 'inside', with an emphasis on its transnational character. Instead of concentrating on the national and international law governing international arbitration, it focuses on those who practise international arbitration, in order to understand how it actually works, what its sources of authority are, and what demands of legitimacy it must meet. Putting those who practise arbitration into the centre of the system of<br />international arbitration allows us to appreciate the way in which they contribute to the development of the law they apply. This book invites eminent arbitrators to reflect on the actual practice of international arbitration, and its contribution to the transnational justice system.
Curso de Derecho Diplomático y Consular (Derecho - Biblioteca Un...
by Eduardo Vilariño Pintos

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Spanish

Pages

536

Publication Date

January 17, 2019

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El Derecho diplomático y consular, a pesar de las graves violaciones de que es objeto, se mantiene en un elevado grado de aplicación y efectividad, si se tiene en cuenta el amplio haz de relaciones internacionales existente en el mundo de hoy, que da lugar a la producción de constantes acciones diplomáticas y consulares que, sin sobresaltos ni controversias trascendentes, se rigen por este «cuerpo jurídico» que goza, además, de un propio sistema de garantías, como ha reconocido el Tribunal Internacional de Justicia. Aun en el caso de violaciones graves, los Estados exigen el respeto del Derecho y asumen, cuando así resulte, su responsabilidad jurídico-internacional; y aunque algunos Estados, en estas ocasiones, se declaren a favor de la revisión del Derecho vigente, la realidad es que en ningún caso se llegaron a hacer propuestas en firme y ninguno denunció los convenios codificadores. <br />Este panorama anima, sin duda, a la tarea de presentar el modo de ser de la regulación jurídica de estas viejas y siempre renovadas instituciones diplomática y consular, que, utilizadas correcta y sabiamente, tanto pueden contribuir al desarrollo, a la amistad entre los pueblos y a la paz mundial.<br />La publicación de este Curso de Derecho Diplomático y Consular vino a cubrir una laguna en el espectro bibliográfico español del Derecho internacional, en el que no existían, hasta 2015, obras actuales de carácter general que traten, desde un planteamiento unitario, la regulación jurídica de tales instituciones.
Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Constructio...
by Peter Willetts

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

December 15, 2010

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<P>Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This accessible and informative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the significant role and increasing participation of NGOs in world politics.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Peter Willetts examines the variety of different NGOs, their structure, membership and activities, and their complex relationship with social movements and civil society. He makes us aware that there are many more NGOs exercising influence in the United Nations system than the few famous ones.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Conventional thinking is challenged in a radical manner on four questions: </P><br /><UL><br /><LI>the extent of the engagement of NGOs in global policy- making; </LI><br /><LI>the status of NGOs within international law; </LI><br /><LI>the role of NGOs as crucial pioneers in the creation of the Internet; </LI><br /><LI>and the need to integrate NGOs within mainstream international relations theory. </LI></UL><br /><P></P><br /><P>This is the definitive guide to this crucial area within international politics and should be required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.</P>

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