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The Constitution of the United States of America: 1787 (Annotated)

by Various Authors

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution originally consisted of seven Articles. The first Amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The first...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy: Translating Geographical Indications for Development

by Teshager W. Dagne

Arising from recent developments at the international level, many developing countries, indigenous peoples and local communities are considering using geographical indications (GIs) to protect traditional knowledge,...


Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map

by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America has changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked a widespread transition to democracy, fundamental institutional...


Indigenous Peoples. Customary Law and Human Rights

by Brendan Tobin

This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples' human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews...


Balancing Privacy and Free Speech: Unwanted Attention in the Age of Social Media

by Mark Tunick

In an age of smartphones, Facebook and YouTube, privacy may seem to be a norm of the past. This book addresses ethical and legal questions that arise when media technologies are used to give individuals unwanted...


Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

by Sarah Keenan

This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities...


Incitement in International Law

by Wibke K. Timmermann

This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well...


Democracy and Diversity in Financial Regulation

by Nicholas Dorn

Financial markets have become acknowledged as a source of crisis, and discussion of them has shifted from economics, through legal and regulatory studies, to politics. Events from 2008 onwards raise important,...


Anti-Terrorism Law and Normalising Northern Ireland

by Jessie Blackbourn

The Northern Ireland peace process has been heralded by those involved as a successful example of transformation from a violent conflict to a peaceful society. This book examines the implementation of the Belfast...


Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues

by Tania Voon, Andrew Mitchell & Jonathan Liberman

The need to reduce disability and premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasingly engaging international organisations and national and sub-national governments. In this book, experts...


The Right to Equality in European Human Rights Law: The Quest for Substance in the Jurisprudence of the European Courts

by Charilaos Nikolaidis

A right to equality and non-discrimination is widely seen as fundamental in democratic legal systems. But failure to identify the human interest that equality aims to uphold reinforces the argument of those...


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: Media, Culture 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...