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After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship

by Robert Leckey

Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume...


Mediating Human Rights: Culture, Media and the Human Rights Act

by Lieve Gies

Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what...


Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

by Kirsten J. Fisher & Robert Stewart

This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of...


Kadi on Trial: A Multifaceted Analysis of the Kadi Trial

by Matej Avbelj, Filippo Fontanelli & Giuseppe Martinico

The judgment of the European Court of Justice concerning the Kadi case has raised substantive and procedural issues that have caught the attention of scholars from many disciplines including EU law, constitutional...


The Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity

by Sandra Postel

For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation...


Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

by Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens & Loretta Baldassar

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations...


Justice for Victims before the International Criminal Court

by Luke Moffett

Many prosecutors and commentators have praised the victim provisions at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as 'justice for victims', which for the first time include participation, protection and reparations....


Crime, Desire and Law's Unconscious: Law, Literature and Culture

by David Gurnham

Sexual desire, and the possible dangers associated with its more extreme manifestations, provokes strong, albeit often contradictory reactions. Such reactions are a well-known stimulant of creative, juridical...


Comparative Law - Engaging Translation

by Simone Glanert

In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard...


Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

by Gregory Rose

Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation...


Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice

by Sabine Michalowski

Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores how corporations can be held accountable for their role in past human rights violations when a country is making a transition from conflict...


International Trials and Reconciliation: Assessing the Impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

by Janine Natalya Clark

Transitional justice is a burgeoning field of scholarly inquiry. Yet while the transitional justice literature is replete with claims about the benefits of criminal trials, too often these claims lack an empirical...


The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements

by Laura Westra & Mirian Vilela

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses...


Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation: Theories and International Experiences

by Robin Hui Huang & Dirk Schoenmaker

In light of on-going global financial crises, the institutional structure of financial regulation is currently a subject of significant academic and practical interest. The financial crisis has called into question...


The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

by Vikki Bell

Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina's visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety...


Human Rights Law and Personal Identity

by Jill Marshall

This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and...


Towards a System of European Criminal Justice: The Problem of Admissibility of Evidence

by Andrea Ryan

With the developing landscape of a European criminal justice sphere comes an increasing imperative for scholars and practitioners to gain some insight into the diversity that exists in the criminal justice systems...


The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical Foundations and Current Problems in Britain

by Sarah Wilson

The recent global financial crisis has been characterised as a turning point in the way we respond to financial crime. Focusing on this change and 'crime in the commercial sphere', this text considers the legal...


Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past

by Stiina Loytomaki

Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law's role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past.  Using the examples...


Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...