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The Contract of Carriage: Multimodal Transport and Unimodal Regul...
by Paula Bäckdén

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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<P><EM>The Contract of Carriage: Multimodal Transport and Unimodal Regulation</EM> provides a new perspective on how to approach the question of multimodal transport regulation regarding liability for goods carried. Unlike previous literature, which has approached the issue of applicability from a strict interpretation-of-the-convention angle, this book will analyse the issue from a law of contracts perspective.</P><br /><P>If goods are damaged during international transport, the carrier’s liability is governed by rules laid down in international conventions, such as the CMR convention, the Hague–Visby Rules and the Montreal Convention. Such rules apply to certain modes of transport, to contracts for unimodal carriage. When goods are carried under a multimodal contract of carriage, which provides for carriage by more than one mode of transport, the question is whether these rules are applicable to transport under multimodal contracts of carriage. </P><br /><P>This book investigates the rules of carrier’s liability applicable to unimodal transport, and whether these rules are applicable to carriage under multimodal contracts of carriage, with focus on the actual contract of carriage. </P><br /><P>This unique text will be of great interest to students, academics, industry professionals, and legal practitioners alike.</P>
Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel II...
by R. Wandhöfer

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 30, 2014

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This book takes you on a journey through post-crisis regulatory reform, highlighting the unintended consequences of some of the measures on transaction banking, a business that provides the backbone of financial markets.
The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth...
by Paige Williams

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>In this 2018 <i>New York Times </i>Notable Book,<i> </i></b><b>Paige Williams "does for fossils what Susan Orlean did for orchids" (Book Riot) in her account of one Florida man's reckless attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a story "steeped in natural history, human nature, commerce, crime, science, and politics" (Rebecca Skloot).</b><br /><br /> In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: "a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton." In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete <i>T. bataar</i>, a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. The fossils now on display in a Manhattan event space had been unearthed in Mongolia, more than 6,000 miles away. At eight-feet high and twenty-four feet long, the specimen was spectacular, and when the gavel sounded, the winning bid was over $1 million.<br /><br /> Eric Prokopi, a thirty-eight-year-old Floridian, was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A onetime collegiate-level swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting, preparing, and selling specimens, to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Cage. <br /><br /> But there was a problem. This time, facing financial strain, had Prokopi gone too far? As the <i>T. bataar</i> went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. An international custody battle ensued, and Prokopi watched his own world unravel.<br /><br /> In the tradition of <i>The Orchid Thief</i>, <i>The Dinosaur Artist</i> is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history and a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, <i>The Dinosaur Artist</i> illuminates the history of fossil collecting--a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, enthusiast and opportunist, can easily blur. <br /><br /> In her first book, Paige Williams has given readers an irresistible story that spans continents, cultures, and millennia as she examines the question of who, ultimately, owns the past.
International Trade Law: Problems, Cases, and Materials, Second E...
by , Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Language

English

Pages

716

Publication Date

November 02, 2012

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Thanks to its manageable size, problem-based presentation, and accessible writing style, <b>International Trade Law</b> is one of the most comprehensive and student-friendly trade law texts on the market. It is the only international trade casebook that systematically covers all GATT articles and WTO side agreements, and offers clear explanations of how WTO obligations are implemented in the U.S. and the EU.</p><p> The <b>Second Edition</b> has been reorganized for more systematic coverage of GATT. Trade in goods is now thoroughly covered before other types of trade, such as services and intellectual property, are presented. In addition, treatment of GATS, trade involving China, and trade and civil society has been updated to include current issues.</p><p><b>Features:</b> </p><ul><li><b>Manageable size and accessible style</b> make this one of the most student-friendly trade law texts available.</li><li><b>Complete coverage of the GATT--the only book to systematically cover all GATT articles together with all WTO side agreements</b>.</li><li> Coverage focused on <b>trade of goods.</b></li><li>Additional coverage of <b>trade in services, technology, and foreign direct investment.</b> </li><li>An emphasis on<b> civil society issues</b> such as the <b>environment, human rights, and development as they relate to international trade</b>.</li><li> <b>Clear explanations of WTO obligations and their implementation</b> in the U.S. and EU. </li><li><b>Effective problems and hypotheticals.</b></li><li> <b>Compelling, up-to-date cases.</b> </li></ul><p>Thoroughly updated, the revised <b>Second Edition</b> offers: </p><ul><li><b>Reorganized chapters to more systematically cover the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.</b> </li><li><b>Complete coverage of trade in goods</b> before other types of trade are examined in the final chapters (e.g., trade in services, trade in intellectual property).</li><li> <b>Expanded coverage of trade issues involving China.</b> </li> <li> <b>Expanded coverage of trade and civil society issues. </b> </li> <li> <b>Expanded coverage of GATS.</b> </li> <li> <b>Updated cases and problems.</b> </li> </ul> <p> </p>
The Practice of Arbitration: Essays in Honour of Hans van Houtte
by Hart Publishing

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

September 14, 2012

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This book offers a series of commentaries on noteworthy arbitral awards and court decisions on arbitration. All contributions focus on the practice of arbitration. Influential authors with proven arbitration experience share their insights on celebrated and less well-known cases, drawn from various countries, various arbitration institutions and including both commercial and investment arbitration. <br /><br />This collection of essays celebrates the work and scholarship of Hans van Houtte, who has been a professor of international commercial arbitration at the University of Leuven for more than 20 years. In addition to his widely -praised contribution to the theory of arbitration, Professor Van Houtte has built a long career in the practice of arbitration, presiding over a vast array of arbitral tribunals and holding appointments to international tribunals, most recently as president of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.<br /><br />Hans van Houtte has always been concerned with the practical usefulness of scholarly writings, and this book respects this approach. <br /><br />This volume will prove essential for all arbitration practitioners and will also be of great interest also to academics and research students with an interest in international arbitration.
Who Owns the Arctic?: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the N...
by Michael Byers

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 23, 2010

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<div>Who actually controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of dollars of oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? Which territorial claims will prevail, and why — those of the United States, Russia, Canada, or the Nordic nations? And, in an age of rapid climate change, how do we protect the fragile Arctic environment while seizing the economic opportunities presented by the rapidly melting sea-ice? <B>Michael Byers</B>, a leading Arctic expert and international lawyer clearly and concisely explains the sometimes contradictory rules governing the division and protection of the Arctic and the disputes over the region that still need to be resolved. What emerges is a vision for the Arctic in which cooperation, not conflict, prevails and where the sovereignty of individual nations is exercised for the benefit of all. This insightful little book is an informed primer for today's most pressing territorial issue.<BR></div>
Corruption in International Investment Arbitration (Oxford Intern...
by Aloysius P Llamzon

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

September 04, 2014

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This is the first comprehensive study of corruption in international investment arbitration. The book considers the limited effectiveness of efforts to combat transnational corruption in international law and the emergence of international investment arbitration as a singular means for effective control of corruption within the international legal order. The case law on corruption by investment tribunals is studied exhaustively, jurisprudential trends are<br />identified, and reforms aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and fairness of investment arbitration as a mechanism to combat corruption are proposed.<br /><br />Divided into three parts, part I focus on the phenomenon of corruption in foreign investment and attempts at its control through international law. Part II analyses the available case law in international investment arbitration dealing with corruption. Llamzon identifies nine distinct trends emerging from the case law and provides a table summarizing the key areas of corruption decision-making and each relevant tribunal's approach, which is an invaluable tool for practitioners engaging in<br />'live' issues of corruption within arbitral proceedings. Part III reflects on the implications of these trends for both the 'supply' and 'demand' sides of corruption in international law, and proposes a integrative framework of decision for corruption issues in international investment<br />arbitration.
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>
International Law
by Malcolm N. Shaw

Language

English

Pages

1118

Publication Date

September 30, 2017

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International Law is the definitive and authoritative text on the subject, offering Shaw's unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour and ensuring both understanding and critical analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. Encompassing the leading principles, practice and cases, and retaining and developing the detailed references which encourage and assist the reader in further study, this new edition motivates and challenges students and professionals while remaining accessible and engaging. Fully updated to reflect recent case law and treaty developments, this edition contains an expanded treatment of the relationship between international and domestic law, the principles of international humanitarian law, and international criminal law alongside additional material on international economic law.
Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
by Dani Rodrik

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

October 09, 2017

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<p><b>An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy</b></p><p>Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world. In <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i>, Dani Rodrik, an early and outspoken critic of economic globalization taken too far, goes beyond the populist backlash and offers a more reasoned explanation for why our elites’ and technocrats’ obsession with hyper-globalization made it more difficult for nations to achieve legitimate economic and social objectives at home: economic prosperity, financial stability, and equity.</p><br /><p>Rodrik takes globalization’s cheerleaders to task, not for emphasizing economics over other values, but for practicing bad economics and ignoring the discipline’s own nuances that should have called for caution. He makes a case for a pluralist world economy where nation-states retain sufficient autonomy to fashion their own social contracts and develop economic strategies tailored to their needs. Rather than calling for closed borders or defending protectionists, Rodrik shows how we can restore a sensible balance between national and global governance. Ranging over the recent experiences of advanced countries, the eurozone, and developing nations, Rodrik charts a way forward with new ideas about how to reconcile today’s inequitable economic and technological trends with liberal democracy and social inclusion.</p><br /><p>Deftly navigating the tensions among globalization, national sovereignty, and democracy, <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i> presents an indispensable commentary on today’s world economy and its dilemmas, and offers a visionary framework at a critical time when we need it most.</p>

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