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Russian electricity and energy investment law
Boute, Anatole, author
Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2015]
Electricity supply plays a strategic role for Russia’s economic development and for social peace. As a main consumer of natural gas, electricity is also of central importance for the efficient management of Russia’s energy resource basis. Today, however, the electricity sector is in an obsolete condition. Investments are needed in the modernization of the infrastructure. This book analyzes the liberalization and privatization program that Russia is implementing to attract private investments in this modernization process. Taking a comparative approach, this analysis critically assesses Russian electricity law in the light of the European liberalization experience. Given the strategic importance of electricity, investors face significant risks of government intervention. This book identifies these regulatory risks and examines investment protection mechanisms under Russia’s national and international investment obligations.
Baker Berry KJC510.A15 L39 no.65

The rights and liberties of the English Church : readings from the pre-Reformation Inns of Court
edited for the Selden Society by Margaret McGlynn, Associate Professor of History, University of Western Ontario
London : Selden Society, 2015
Readings on Westminster I, cc.1-3 -- Readings on Magna Carta, c. 1 -- Other texts on the common law and the church.
Baker Berry K1 .S44 v.129

Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment
Steiker, Carol S. author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016
Before constitutional regulation -- The Supreme Court steps in -- The invisibility of race in the constitutional revolution -- Between the Supreme Court and the states -- The failures of regulation -- An unsustainable system? -- Recurring patterns in constitutional regulation -- The future of the American death penalty -- Life after death.

"Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. Courting Death traces the unusual and distinctive history of top-down judicial regulation of capital punishment under the Constitution and its unanticipated consequences for our time. In the 1960s and 1970s, in the face of widespread abolition of the death penalty around the world, provisions for capital punishment that had long fallen under the purview of the states were challenged in federal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court intervened in two landmark decisions, first by constitutionally invalidating the death penalty in Furman v. Georgia (1972) on the grounds that it was capricious and discriminatory, followed four years later by its restoration in Gregg v. Georgia (1976). Since then, by neither retaining capital punishment in unfettered form nor abolishing it outright, the Supreme Court has created a complex regulatory apparatus that has brought executions in many states to a halt, while also failing to address the problems that led the Court to intervene in the first place. While execution chambers remain active in several states, constitutional regulation has contributed to the death penalty's new fragility. In the next decade or two, Carol Steiker and Jordan Steiker argue, the fate of the American death penalty is likely to be sealed by this failed judicial experiment. Courting Death illuminates both the promise and pitfalls of constitutional regulation of contentious social issues"--
Baker Berry KF9227.C2 S74 2016

Hiding in plain sight : the pursuit of war criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror
Stover, Eric, author
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Introduction : the promise of international justice -- To Nuremberg and beyond -- The hunters and the hunted -- The last Nazi war criminals -- Balkan fugitives, international prosecutors -- Tracking Rwanda's genocidaires -- Hybrid tribunals : thinking globally, acting locally -- International Criminal Court : at the mercy of states -- The "War on Terror" and its legacy -- Epilogue : the future of global justice.

"Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of an estimated thirty thousand Nazi war criminals after the Second World War, then moving on to the question of justice following the recent Balkan wars and the Rwandan genocide, and ending with the establishment of the International Criminal Court and America's pursuit of suspected terrorists in the aftermath of 9/11, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies--both successful and unsuccessful--that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war crimes suspects. It is a story fraught with broken promises, backroom politics, ethical dilemmas, and daring escapades--all in the name of international justice and human rights. In this exhaustively researched and compelling written work of political and judicial history, the authors argue that while the legal and operational regimes needed to apprehend and deliver suspected war criminals to justice are largely in place, the political will on the part of states to make arrests happen in a consistent and apolitical manner remains elusive. And until this situation is rectified, murderers will get away with murder, and torturers will retire with pensions"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry KZ1168.5 .S76 2016

Regulatory delegation in the European Union : networks, committees and agencies
Mathieu, Emmanuelle, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Regulatory delegation in the EU -- Explaining delegation patterns -- Food safety -- Electricity -- Telecommunications -- EU regulatory delegation and institutional design.

"This book addresses the regulatory capacity of the EU as it responds to the huge challenge of realizing the single market. It explores its weaknesses, the EU regulatory networks, expert committees and EU agencies formed in response, and the exceptionally large and complex transnational regulatory system which has resulted. It defines the EU regulatory space as a multi-faceted phenomenon of institutional expansion whose shape varies across sectors and changes over time. Empirically based on the exploration of how regulatory delegation has emerged and evolved in three key EU policies (food safety, electricity, and telecommunications), the book disentangles and links together the functional, institutional and power-distributional factors and their interplay over time into a unified explanation of the many faces of the EU regulatory space"--Back cover.
Baker Berry KJE5602 .M38 2016

Aboriginal rights claims and the making and remaking of history
Ray, Arthur J., 1941- author
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]
"The forums that were established during the second half of the twentieth century to address Aboriginal land claims have led to a particular way of engaging with and presenting Aboriginal, colonial, and national histories. The history that comes out of these land claim forums is often attacked for being "presentist": interpreting historical actions and actors through the lens of present day values, practices, and concerns. In Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History, a comparative study encompassing five former British colonies (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States), Arthur Ray examines how claims-oriented research is framed by existing Indigenous rights law and claims legislation and how, in turn, it has influenced the development of laws and legislation. Ray also explores the ways in which the procedures and settings for claims adjudication--the courtroom, claims commissions, and the Waitangi Tribunal--have influenced the use of historical evidence, stimulated scholarly debates about the cultural/historical experiences of Indigenous people at the time of European contact and afterward, and have provoked reactions from politicians and scholars. While giving serious consideration to the arguments of presentism and the problems that overly presentist histories can create, Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History provides Aboriginal, academic, and legal communities with an essential perspective on how history is used in the Aboriginal claims process."--
Baker Berry K3248.L36 R39 2016

The boss of Bethnal Green : Joseph Merceron, the Godfather of Regency London
Woodford, Julian, author
London : Spitalfields Life Books, 2016
Baker Berry KD621.M47 W66 2016

Law and ethics in nursing and healthcare : an introduction
Avery, Graham, 1954- author
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2017
The UK legal system -- An introduction to healthcare ethics -- Professional conduct -- Negligence -- Consent -- Mental health -- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards -- Children -- Resource allocation -- Confidentiality -- End of life decisions.

A concise, highly accessible introduction to the key legal requirements needed to practice professionally within nursing and healthcare - a core element of the undergraduate nursing and healthcare curriculum. Each chapter supports theoretical learning with learning objectives, legislative case examples and practical scenarios.
Matthews Fuller KD2968.N8 A94 2017

Bringing international fugitives to justice : extradition and its alternatives
Sadoff, David A., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Core terminology: a fresh look -- Subject matter jurisdiction -- "Silver platter" scenarios -- Extradition -- Impediments I : legal standards and governmental factors -- Impediments I : individual status and circumstances -- Impediments III : inter-state relations and sensitivities -- Initiatives, inducements, and interventions -- Partial or redirected alternatives -- Alternative I: reliance on immigration laws -- Alternative II : informal law enforcement cooperation -- Alternative III : unilateral measures -- Judicial, diplomatic, and policy dimensions.

"The book introduces redefined terms and new concepts to add precision to the discourse; sets forth comprehensive typologies including of extradition arrangements and impediments; and provides a mapping to account for the full range of means and methods - extradition, collateral and remedial approaches to extradition, and full-scale and fallback alternatives to extradition - by which international fugitives can be obtained"--
Baker Berry KZ7398 .S23 2016

American Indian identity : citizenship, membership, and blood
Edmo, Se-ah-dom, author
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Introduction / Alan Parker -- Traditional Indian identity / Jessie Young and Alan Parker -- Indian identity and the role of the tribal governments today / Alan Parker -- The problems of modern Indian identity : intersectionality, the American dream, the myth of scarcity, disenrollment, and belonging / Se-ah-dom Edmo -- The rhetoric of Indian identity / Se-ah-dom Edmo -- Mascots and cultural appropriation : effects on tribal governments and identity development / Se-ah-dom Edmo -- Education : public schools, boarding schools, indigenous scholarship, and ethnic fraud / Se-ah-dom Edmo -- Criminal law and Indian identity / Jessie Young -- Tribal citizenship and Indian identity / Jessie Young -- Replace the paradigm of tribal membership with the paradigm of tribal citizenship / Alan Parker -- Conclusion : the journey toward asserting an authentic identity in the twenty-first century for American Indian citizens and their tribal nations.

"This single-volume book contends that reshaping the paradigm of American Indian identity, blood quantum, and racial distinctions can positively impact the future of the Indian community within America and America itself. -- Addresses legal and historical issues about Indian identity and multiple citizenships that have never before been covered in a text -- Sums up the issues, discussion, and proposed solutions to the questions surrounding Indian identity -- Sounds an awakening call to tribal leaders regarding the threat of extermination if they continue to rely on the paradigm of blood quantum instead of citizenship to define Indian identity -- Provides a voice that reaches out to and finds common cause with indigenous brothers and sisters in the world of former British colonies"--
Baker Berry KIE2140 .E36 2016

Coercion and responsibility in Islam : a study in ethics and law
Syed, Mairaj U., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Compulsion and moral agency in Mu'tazilism -- Coercion and moral agency in Ash'arism -- Defining coercion in Hanafism -- Defining coercion in Shafi'ism -- Coerced speech act jurisprudence in Hanafism and Shafi'ism -- Coerced Harm Jurisprudence in Hanafism and Shafi'ism -- Conclusion.

"In 'Coercion and Responsibility in Islam', Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurists from four intellectual traditions argue about the thorny issues that coercion raises about responsibility for one's action. This is done by assessing four ethical problems: whether the absence of coercion or compulsion is a condition for moral agency; how the law ought to define what is coercive; coercion's effect on the legal validity of speech acts; and its effects on moral and legal responsibility in the cases of rape and murder. Through a comparative and historical examination of these ethical problems, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a new model for analyzing ethical thought produced by intellectuals working within traditions in a competitive pluralistic environment. The book compares classical Muslim thought on coercion with that of modern Western thinkers on these issues and finds significant parallels between them. The finding suggests that a fruitful starting point for comparative ethical inquiry, especially inquiry aimed at the discovery of common ground for ethical action, may be found in an examination of how ethicists from different traditions considered concrete problems."--Publsher's website.
Baker Berry KB867.5 .S94 2017

Legal path dependence and the long arm of the religious state : sodomy provisions and gay rights across nations and over time
Asal, Victor, author
Albany, NY : SUNY Press, [2016]
The history of sodomy laws and the theory of legal path dependence -- The religious state and death penalty for sodomy -- Sodomy provisions and their repeal -- Equalization of rights -- The gay rights index.

Bringing together theoretical perspectives from both comparative politics and public law, this book examines the reasons why certain countries criminalize same-sex activities while others have carved into law the requirement that sexual minority communities be protected. The authors break new ground by using cross-national yearly data over decades?focusing on sodomy laws, death penalty provisions for same-sex sexual relations, and sexual discrimination practices - to develop a Gay Rights Index comparing treatment of such groups in various parts of the world. The book includes legal and large-N analyses, historical examples, and case studies underscoring important changes and key trends during the last several decades. Also highlighted are the significant human rights violations still being committed in various parts of the world against sexual minorities, and the continuing role religion plays.
Baker Berry K3242.3 .A83 2016

Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877
Kessler, Amalia D., author
New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2017]
"When Americans imagine their legal system, it is the adversarial trial--dominated by dueling larger-than-life lawyers undertaking grand public performances--that first comes to mind. But as award-winning author Amalia Kessler reveals in this engrossing history, it was only in the turbulent decades before the Civil War that adversarialism became a defining American practice and ideology, displacing alternative, more judge-driven approaches to procedure. By drawing on a broad range of methods and source--and by recovering neglected influences (including from Europe)--the author shows how the emergence of the American adversarial legal culture was a product not only of developments internal to law, but also of wider socioeconomic, political, and cultural debates over whether and how to undertake market regulation and pursue racial equality. As a result, adversarialism came to play a key role in defining American legal institutions and practices, as well as national identity"--Back cover.
Baker Berry KF366 .K47 2017

Child exploitation and trafficking : examining global enforcement and supply chain challenges, and U.S. responses
Kendall, Virginia M., 1962- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Baker Berry KF9449 .K46 2017

It's our country : Indigenous arguments for meaningful constitutional recognition and reform
edited by Megan Davis & Marcia Langton
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2016
Foreword by Fred Chaney -- Introduction, Megan Davis and Marcia Langton -- 1. Finding a resolution to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, Marcia Langton -- 2. Through black eyes, Harold Ludwick -- 3. Building our house, Tony McAvoy -- 4. Telling our story, owning our story, making our story, Josephine Bourne -- 5. The opportunity and the challenge of constitutional recognition, Eddie Cubillo -- 6. Minding each other's business, Geoff Scott -- 7. Ships that pass in the night, Megan Davis -- 8. Building a new, better legacy, Kirstie Parker -- 9. Constitutional recognition: a case for less is more, Asmi Wood -- 10. A place at the constitutional table, Nolan Hunter -- 11. Refugees in our country, Dawn Casey -- 12. Unfinished business, Nyunggai Warren Mundine -- 13. Constitutional recognition is not a feel-good exercise, Sean Gordon -- 14. Is the Constitution a better tool than simple legislation to advance the cause of Aboriginal people?, Michael Mansell -- 15. Keeping the fight alive, Teela Reid -- 16. There's no such thing as minimal recognition - there is only recognition, Noel Pearson -- 17. Navigation a path towards meaningful change and recognition, Patrick Dodson.

Why should Indigenous people have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives? Australia is one of the only liberal democracies still grappling with such a fundamental question. The idea of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians has become a highly political and contentious issue. It is entangled in institutional processes that rarely allow the diversity of Indigenous opinion to be expressed. With a referendum on the agenda, it is now urgent that Indigenous people have a direct say in the form of recognition that constitutional change might achieve. It's Our Country- Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform is a collection of essays by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders including Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Dawn Casey, Nyunggai Warren Mundine and Mick Mansell. Each essay explores what recognition and constitutional reform might achieve-or not achieve-for Indigenous people.
Baker Berry KU519.I64 I87 2016

Citizenship and the American revolution : a resolute tory's abiding status
Maxey, David W. 1934- author
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society Press, 2016
The death of a wealthy relation -- Tory cousins -- Daniel Coxe, loyalist claimant -- The question of alienage -- The Supreme Court, 1805 -- The Supreme Court, 1808 -- Afterward.

What was the status of a resident of New Jersey or Pennsylvania on July 5, 1776, or for several months, even years, after the Declaration of Independence? When did a person living in one of the rebellious colonies cease to be the subject of George III and become a citizen of a newly constituted American state? Well into the nineteenth century, uncertainty persisted regarding citizenship acquired (or lost) during the Revolution. Turning to original sources, David Maxey brings into clear focus a family dispute over inheritance rights and the task the United States Supreme Court faced in determining the status of Daniel Coxe--either as a citizen of New Jersey entitled to inherit, or as an alien barred from doing so. Having heard the arguments of opposing counsel on two separate occasions, the Supreme Court announced its decision in 1808. Twenty years later, the Court measurably diverged from the rationale supporting that decision. -- Back cover.
Baker Berry KF4700 .M39 2016

In praise of litigation
Lahav, Alexandra D., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Introduction : A force for democracy -- Enforcing the law -- The power of information -- Participation in self-government -- Equality before the law -- Epilogue.

It is not difficult to find critics of America's famously litigious society. We have more lawyers per capita than anywhere else. Critics say we are unmatched in our willingness to sue, pointing to anecdotes of frivolous suits such as a man who sued his drycleaner over a pair of pants or parents who sued a school when their son broke his leg going down a slide head first. The critics contend that the primary beneficiaries of litigation are attorneys themselves, and that the main effect of excessive litigiousness is reduced business innovation. The tort reform movement that they champion-dedicated to limiting the reach of lawsuits and in some cases eliminating certain types of suits altogether-has become a powerful force in America politics and law. The tort reform movement has had some real successes in limiting what can reach the courts, but there have been victims too. As Alexandra Lahav shows, it has become increasingly difficult for ordinary people to enforce their rights. In the grand scale of lawsuits, actually crazy or bogus lawsuits constitute a tiny minority ; in fact, most anecdotes turn out to be misrepresentations of what actually happened. In In Praise of Litigation, Lahav argues that critics are blinded to the many benefits of lawsuits. The majority of lawsuits promote equality before the law, transparency, and accountability. Our ability to go to court is a sign of our strength as a society and enables us to both participate in and reinforce the rule of law. In addition, joining lawsuits gives citizens direct access to governmental officials-judges-who can hear their arguments about issues central to our democracy, including the proper extent of police power and the ability of all people to vote. It is at least arguable that lawsuits have helped spur major social changes in arenas like race relations and marriage rights, as well as made products safer and forced wrongdoers to answer for their conduct. In this defense, Lahav does not ignore the obvious drawbacks to litigiousness. It is expensive, stressful, and time consuming. Certainly, sensible reforms could make the system better. However, many of the proposals that have been adopted and are currently on the table seek only to solve problems that do not exist or to make it harder for citizens to defend their rights and to enforce the law. This is not the answer. In Praise of Litigation offers a level-headed and law-based assessment of the state of litigation in America as well as a number of practical steps that can be taken to ensure citizens have the right to defend themselves against wrongs while not odiously infringing on the rights of others. "--
Baker Berry KF8840 .L255 2017

Antigay bias in role-model occupations
Spitko, E. Gary, author
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Exclusion from a public social space defined by qualities and values -- Wielding employment discrimination against gay lawyers as a sword and shield -- Defending the masculine identity of the military and its service members -- Teaching that homosexuality is immoral -- Representing the electorate's values -- Promoting the all-American image of major league sports -- Maintaining a distance between gay people and God in defense of greater orthodoxies.
Baker Berry KF3467.5 .S67 2017

Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century
Stone, Geoffrey R., author
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
The ancient world : the triumph of Augustine -- The power of revealed truth -- England, the enlightenment, and "the age of eros" -- From puritanism to the pursuit of happiness -- The world of the framers : a Christian nation? -- "The fundamental maxims of free government" -- The second great awakening -- "Tending to corrupt the public morals": the meaning of obscenity -- Contraception and abortion : from the founding to the 1950s -- Strange freaks of nature -- Coming out -- Obscenity and the First Amendment : a corrupting and debasing influence -- The end of obscenity? -- Sex and speech in the twenty-first century -- The constitution and the contraception -- The road to Roe -- Roe and beyond -- "The gay moment" -- A right to "retain their dignity" -- Same-sex marriage and the constitution.

A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates.
Baker Berry KF9325 .S76 2017

Antitrust law in the new economy : Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the control of information
Patterson, Mark R., 1956- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
Competition and consumer protection -- The economics of information -- Information and market power -- Agreements on information -- Exclusion by information -- "Confusopoly" and information asymmetries -- Privacy as an information product -- Information and intellectual property -- Restraint of trade and freedom of speech.

"Markets run on information. Buyers make decisions by relying on their knowledge of the products available, and sellers decide what to produce based on their understanding of what buyers want. But the distribution of market information has changed, as consumers increasingly turn to sources that act as intermediaries for information--companies like Yelp and Google. Antitrust Law in the New Economy considers a wide range of problems that arise around one aspect of information in the marketplace: its quality. Sellers now have the ability and motivation to distort the truth about their products when they make data available to intermediaries. And intermediaries, in turn, have their own incentives to skew the facts they provide to buyers, both to benefit advertisers and to gain advantages over their competition. Consumer protection law is poorly suited for these problems in the information economy. Antitrust law, designed to regulate powerful firms and prevent collusion among producers, is a better choice. But the current application of antitrust law pays little attention to information quality. Mark Patterson discusses a range of ways in which data can be manipulated for competitive advantage and exploitation of consumers (as happened in the LIBOR scandal), and he considers novel issues like "confusopoly" and sellers' use of consumers' personal information in direct selling. Antitrust law can and should be adapted for the information economy, Patterson argues, and he shows how courts can apply antitrust to address today's problems"--
Baker Berry KF1649 .P38 2017

Japanese war criminals : the politics of justice after the Second World War
Wilson, Sandra, 1957- author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Defining war crimes and creating courts -- Investigation and arrest -- In court : indictment, trial, and sentencing -- Dilemmas of detention and the first misgivings -- Shifting mood, shifting location -- Peace and Article 11 -- Japanese pressure mounts -- Finding a formula for release -- The race to clear Sugamo.

Beginning in late 1945 national courts convened to prosecute Japanese military personnel for war crimes. The defendants included ethnic Koreans and Taiwanese who had served with the armed forces as Japanese subjects. From the first investigations during the war to the final release of prisoners in 1958, Japanese War Criminals shows how a simple effort to punish the guilty evolved into a multidimensional struggle that muddied the assignment of criminal responsibility for war crimes. Over time, indignation in Japan over Allied military actions, particularly the deployment of the atomic bombs, eclipsed anger over Japanese atrocities, and, among the Western powers, new Cold War imperatives took hold. This book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the construction of the postwar international order in Asia and to our comprehension of the difficulties of implementing transitional justice.
Baker Berry KZ1181 .W55 2017

Peacebuilding and the rights of Indigenous peoples : experiences and strategies for the 21st century
Heather Devere, Kelli Te Maihāroa, John P. Synott, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Verlag, [2017]
Foreword / Moana Jackson -- 1. Introduction: Advancing indigenous peoples' rights through peacebuilding / John P. Synott -- Part I. The pursuit of indigenous peoples' rights through political processes in contemporary peacebuilding. 2. Reconciliation, peacebuilding and indigenous peoples in Australia / Andrew Gunstone -- 3. World Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian context: a study of conservative government rhetoric and resistance / K.J. Verwaayen -- 4. Pursuing indigenous self-government in Taiwan / Cheng-Feng Shih -- Part II. Cases of traditional peace strategies and nonviolent actions inspiring campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples. 5. Regeneration of indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand / Heather Devere, Kelli Te Maihāroa, Maui Solomon, Maata Wharehoka -- 6. Peace like a Red River: indigenous human rights for decolonising reconciliation / Jeffrey Ansloos -- 7. Right to justice and diversity of the indigenous peoples of Bolivia / Fabiola Vidaurre Belmonte -- Part III. Challenges and barriers to the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples. 8. Confluence of the rivers: constitutional recognition of Australia's First Peoples / Asmi Wood -- 9. Empowering tribal communities towards sustainable food security: a case study of the Purumunda community media lab in India / Mousumi De -- 10. Indigenous people's struggles for dignity and peacebuilding in Northeast India / Leban Serto, Mhonyamo Lotha -- Part IV. Concepts and practices related to the 21st century achievement of indigenous peoples' rights within the context of sustainable peace. 11. Indigenous East-Timorese practices of building and sustaining peace / Sophia Close -- 12. Who is Sami? A case study on the implementation of indigenous rights in Sweden / Gudrún Rós Árnadóttir -- 13. Regime of marginalisation and sites of protest: understanding the Adivasi Movement in Odisha, India / Jagannath Ambagudia -- 14. Conclusion: Peacebuilding experiences and strategies of indigenous peoples in the 21st century / Heather Devere, Kelli Te Maihāroa, John P. Synott.
Baker Berry K3240 .P43 2017

The law of international organisations
White, Nigel D., 1961- author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Inter-governmental organisations -- Membership, voting and funding -- Legal character of the constituent treaty -- International legal personality : the key to autonomy -- The doctrine of powers : the key to governance -- Institutional lawmaking : a new source of international law? -- Sanctions -- Military measures -- Responsibility of international organisations -- Accountability, access to justice and remedies.

"This book provides a concise account of the principles and norms of international law applicable to the main-type of international organisation - the inter-governmental organisation (IGO). That law consists of principles and rules found in the founding documents of IGOs along with applicable principles and rules of international law. The book also identifies and analyses the law produced by IGOs, applied by them and, occasionally, enforced by them. There is a concentration upon the United Nations, as the paradigmatic IGO, not only upon the UN organisation headquartered in New York, but on other IGOs in the UN system (the specialised agencies such as the World Health Organisation)."--
Baker Berry KZ4850 .W48 2017

An introduction to the International Criminal Court
Schabas, William, 1950- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Creation of the Court -- The Court becomes operational -- Jurisdiction -- Triggering the jurisdiction -- Admissibility -- General principles of criminal law -- Investigation and pre-trial procedure -- Trial and appeal -- Punishment -- Victims of crimes and their concerns -- Structure and administration of the Court.
Baker Berry KZ7312 .S33 2017

Modern challenges to Islamic law
Ali, Shaheen Sardar, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Sharia : the flowing stream -- An elephant in the room or needle in a haystack? Searching for "Islamic" constitutionalism(s) -- Contextualising family law reform and plural legalities in post-colonial Pakistan -- In search of legitimacy : the dilemma of Islamic finance -- Muslim women's contributions to drafting CEDAW : an untold narrative -- CEDAW? What's that? "Domesticating" "international" women's human rights in Muslim jurisdictions : reflections on Pakistan's engagement with CEDAW -- Between the devil and the deep blue sea : Sharia councils and Muslim women's rights in British Muslim diaspora -- Internet Fatawa : challenging tradition and modernity in women and gender issues.

"The diversity of interpretation within Islamic legal traditions can be challenging for those working within this field of study. Using a distinctly contextual approach, this book addresses such challenges by combining theoretical perspectives on Islamic law with insight into how local understandings impact on the application of law in Muslim daily life. Engaging with topics as diverse as Islamic constitutionalism, Islamic finance, human rights and internet fatawa, Shaheen Sardar Ali provides an invaluable resource for scholars, students and practitioners alike by exploring exactly constitutes Islamic law in the contemporary world. Useful examples, case studies, a glossary of terms and the author's personal reflections accompany traditional academic critique, and together offer the reader a unique and discerning discussion of Islamic law in practice"--Back cover.
Baker Berry KBP144 .A448 2016

Intellectual property : a very short introduction
Vaidhyanathan, Siva, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
How to read Starbucks, or why intellectual property matters more than you think -- Copyright, culture, and commerce -- Patents and their discontents -- Trademarks and the politics of branding -- Other rights: Domain names, publicity, trade secrets, data, and designs -- Conclusion: The politics of resistance.

"We all create intellectual property. We all use intellectual property. Intellectual property is the most pervasive yet least understood way we regulate expression. Despite its importance to so many aspects of the global economy and daily life, intellectual property policy remains a confusing and arcane subject. This engaging book clarifies both the basic terms and the major conflicts surrounding these fascinating areas of law, offering a layman's introduction to copyright, patents, trademarks, and other forms of knowledge falling under the purview of intellectual property rights. Using vivid examples, noted media expert Siva Vaidhyanathan illustrates the powers and limits of intellectual property, distilling with grace and wit the complex tangle of laws, policies, and values governing the dissemination of ideas, expressions, inventions, creativity, and data collection in the modern world. Vaidhyanathan explains that intellectual property exists as it does because powerful interests want it to exist. The strongest economies in the world have a keen interest in embedding rigid methods of control and enforcement over emerging economies to preserve the huge economic interests linked to their copyright industries-film, music, software, and publishing. For this reason, the fight over the global standardization of intellectual property has become one of the most important sites of tension in North-South global relations. Through compelling case studies, including those of Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Sony, Amazon, and Google Books, Vaidhyanathan shows that the modern intellectual property systems reflect three centuries of changes in politics, economics, technologies, and social values. Although it emerged from a desire to foster creativity while simultaneously protecting it, intellectual property today has fundamentally shifted to a political dimension."--
Baker Berry K1401 .V33 2017

Indigeneity : before and beyond the law
Birrell, Kathleen, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
Imagining indigeneities -- The legal Indigene -- The literary indigene -- Positioning -- Situating indigeneities -- An impossible object -- The legal archive -- Indigeneity as other -- Juridicial indigeneities -- Justice as law -- The last uncharted continent -- Mythic indigeneity -- Literary indigeneities -- Mimetic indigeneities -- A law of alterity -- Decolonising country.
Baker Berry K3247 .B57 2016

Negotiating the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty : origins of the nuclear order
edited by Roland Popp, Liviu Horovitz and Andreas Wenger
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Introduction : small and middle powers in the emergence of a discriminatory regime / Roland Popp -- The long road to the NPT : from superpower collusion to global compromise / Roland Popp -- In favor of "effective' and "non-discriminatory" non-dissemination policy : the FRG and the NPT negotiation process (1962-1966) / Andreas Lutsch -- The birth of a nuclear non-proliferation policy : the Netherlands and the NPT negotiations, 1965-1966 / Elmar Hellendoorn -- "A turning point in postwar foreign policy" : Italy and the NPT negotiations, 1967-1969 / Leopoldo Nuti -- Nonproliferation under pressure : the nuclear debate within the Warsaw Pact, 1965-1968 / Laurien Crump-Gabreëls -- Unusual suspects down under : Australia's choice for the nonproliferation treaty / Christine M. Leah -- Between idealism, activism, and the bomb : why did India reject the NPT? / A. Vinod Kumar -- Non-nuclear Japan? : Sato, the NPT, and the US nuclear umbrella / Fintan Hoey -- Mexican nuclear diplomacy, the Latin American nuclear-weapon-free zone, and the NPT grand bargain, 1962-1968 / Jonathan Hunt -- "A glaring defect in the system" : nuclear safeguards and the invisibility of technology / Jacob Darwin Hamblin -- Nuclear technology and political power in the making of the nuclear order / Andreas Wenger & Liviu Horovitz.

This volume offers a critical historical assessment of the negotiation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and of the origins of the nonproliferation regime. The NPT has been signed by 190 states and was indefinitely extended in 1995, rendering it the most successful arms control treaty in history. Nevertheless, little is known about the motivations and strategic calculi of the various middle and small powers in regard to their ultimate decision to join the treaty despite its discriminatory nature. While the NPT continues to be central to current nonproliferation efforts, its underlying mechanisms remain under-researched. Based on newly declassified archival sources and using previously inaccessible evidence, the contributions in this volume examine the underlying rationales of the specific positions taken by various states during the NPT negotiations. Starting from a critical appraisal of our current knowledge of the genesis of the nonproliferation regime, contributors from diverse national and disciplinary backgrounds focus on both European and non-European states in order to enrich our understanding of how the global nuclear order came into being. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, Cold War history, security studies and IR.
Baker Berry KZ5670 .N44 2017

U.S. customs : a practitioner's guide to principles, processes, and procedures
editors, John B. Brew, Brandi B. Frederick, Christopher H. Skinner
Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Section of International Law, [2016]
Introduction and overview / John B. Brew, Brandi B. Frederick, Christopher Skinner -- Clearing customs : the importation, entry, and liquidation process / Matt Nakachi, Marisa Mar-Jones, George Tuttle II, Jennifer Horvath -- The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and tariff classification / Brandi B. Frederick, Geoffrey M. Goodale -- The valuation of imported merchandise / Heather K. Pinnock -- The country of origin of imported merchandise and marking requirements / David Grace, Christine Minarich, Trice Stabler -- Duty savings opportunities : introduction to trade agreements, unilateral preference programs, and other duty savings mechanisms / John B. Brew, Jini Koh, Mark Tallo -- Importer recordkeeping obligations: What do I need to keep? / Christine H. Martinez, Susan Kohn Ross, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak -- Administrative and judicial review of U.S. Customs and Border Protection decisions / John B. Brew, Alexander H. Schaefer -- Customs and border protection's examination of importers' operations : the focused assessment / George Tuttle, III -- Customs bonds and liquidated damages / Sarah M. Nappi -- U.S. Customs and border protection's authority to assess monetary penalties / Robert Pisani, Stuart Seidel, Brett Ian Harris -- Customs enforcement of other agencies' regulations / Jini Koh, Ruta Riley, Christine J. Sohar Henter, Christopher H. Skinner, Maureen E, Thorson -- Security and trade facilitation / T. James Min II, Matthew A. Vega, Jamie A. Joiner -- Trusted trader programs / Jennifer Diaz, Geoffrey M. Goodale, Jamie A. Joiner, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak.

"This book addresses the U.S. legal framework governing importation, importers' record keeping obligations, administrative and judicial review of Customs and Border Patrol decisions, auditing, and policy on liquidated damages, penalties, and seizures. Newly added chapters focus on security and trade facilitation and on customs enforcement activity of other agencies."--
Baker Berry KF6694 .U15 2016

Anti-impunity and the human rights agenda
edited by Karen Engle, University of Texas School of Law; Zinaida Miller, Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations; D.M. Davis, University of Cape Town Faculty of Law
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
A genealogy of the criminal turn in human rights / Karen Engle -- Anti-impunity as deflection of argument / Samuel Moyn -- Doing history with impunity / Vasuki Nesiah -- The Suth African Truth Commission and the AZAPO case : a reflection almost two decades later / D.M. Davis -- Anti-impunity politics in post-genocide Rwanda / Zinaida Miller -- Whose exceptionalism? Debating the inter-American view on amnesty and the Brazilian case / Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso -- The distributive politics of impunity and anti-impunity : lessons from four decades of Colombian peace negotiations / Helena Alviar García and Karen Engle -- From political repression to torturer impunity : the narrowing of Filártiga v. Peña-Irala / Natalie R. Davidson -- Impunity in a different register : people's tribunals and questions of judgment, law and responsibility / Dianne Otto -- Beyond Nuremberg : the historical significance of the post-apartheid transition in South Africa / Mahmood Mamdani.
Baker Berry KZ7075 .A58 2016

Shari'a in the modern era : Muslim minorities jurisprudence
Zahalka, Iyad, 1969- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- 1. Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt: theoretical background and evolvement -- 2. Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt: methodology and implementation in the field of personal standing -- 3. Muslim minorities: implementation of Shari'a in general and Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt in particular -- 4. The evolution of Muslim religious law among the Muslim minority in Israel and its linkage to Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-Muslima doctrine -- 5. The future of Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt.

"Written by the Qadi (judge) of the Shari'a Court of Jerusalem and former director of the Shari'a Court system in Israel, this book offers a unique perspective on the religious law of Muslim minorities living in the West. Specifically, it explores the fiqh al-aqalliyyāt doctrine of religious jurisprudence developed by modern Islamic jurists to resolve the challenges of maintaining cultural and religious identity in majority non-Muslim societies. The author examines possible applications across numerous cultural and geographical contexts, answering such questions as: what are the rules for assuming political and public roles, and should one deposit money that incurs interest? Building on a growing scholarship, this book aims to resolve points of view and facets of religious law that have been neglected by previous studies. Accessibly written, Shari'a in the Modern Era is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding among readers of all faiths"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry KBP69.5 .Z3413 2016

Beyond marriage : continuing battles for LGBT rights
Mezey, Susan Gluck, 1944- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Employment opportunity -- Transgender rights -- Marriage equality -- Continuing struggles -- Global perspectives.
Baker Berry KF4754.5 .M489 2017

The politics of freedom of information : how and why governments pass laws that threaten their power
Worthy, Ben, author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Baker Berry KD3756 .W67 2017

Newsworthy : the Supreme Court battle over privacy and press freedom
Barbas, Samantha, author
Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2017]
The Whitemarsh incident -- Fact into fiction -- The article -- The lawsuit -- Privacy -- Freedom of the press -- Suing the press -- Maneuvers -- The trial -- The privacy panic -- Appeals -- Griswold -- Nixon -- At the court -- Decisions -- January 9, 1967 -- The aftermath.

In 1952, the Hill family was held hostage by escaped convicts in their suburban Pennsylvania home. The family of seven was trapped for nineteen hours by three fugitives who treated them politely, took their clothes and car, and left them unharmed. The Hills quickly became the subject of international media coverage. Public interest eventually died out, and the Hills went back to their ordinary, obscure lives. Until, a few years later, the Hills were once again unwillingly thrust into the spotlight by the media-with a best-selling novel loosely based on their ordeal, a play, a big-budget Hollywood adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart, and an article in Life magazine. Newsworthy is the story of their story, the media firestorm that ensued, and their legal fight to end unwanted, embarrassing, distorted public exposure that ended in personal tragedy. This story led to an important 1967 Supreme Court decision-Time, Inc. v. Hill-that still influences our approach to privacy and freedom of the press. Newsworthy draws on personal interviews, unexplored legal records, and archival material, including the papers and correspondence of Richard Nixon (who, prior to his presidency, was a Wall Street lawyer and argued the Hill family's case before the Supreme Court), Leonard Garment, Joseph Hayes, Earl Warren, Hugo Black, William Douglas, and Abe Fortas.
Baker Berry KF228.T549 B37 2017

Experts, networks and international law
edited by Holly Cullen, University of Western Australia, Joanna Harrington, University of Alberta, Catherine Renshaw, Australian Catholic University
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
"Highlighting how the challenges raised by globalization - from environmental management to financial sector meltdowns - have encouraged the emergence of experts and networks as powerful actors in international governance, the contributions in this collection assess the methods and effectiveness of these new actors. Unlike other books that have focused on networks or experts, this volume brings these players together, showing how they interact and share the challenges of establishing legitimacy and justifying their power and influence. The collection shows how experts and networks function in different ways to address diverse problems across multiple borders. The reader is provided with a broader and deeper practical understanding of how informal authority actually operates, and of the nature of the relationship between different actors involved in policymaking. Through a range of case studies, the contributions in this collection explain how globalization is reshaping traditional forms of power and authority"--
Baker Berry KZ3410 .E974 2017

The international responsibility of international organisations : cooperation in peacekeeping operations
Moelle, Moritz P., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Cooperation in peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities under the United Nations Charter -- The (emerging) system of collective security consisting of the United Nations and regional organisations -- From the broader legal framework to international responsibility -- The case-studies -- The law applying in peacekeeping operations -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Baker Berry KZ6374 .M64 2017

Voting rights of refugees
Ziegler, Reuven, 1979- author
Cambrdige, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Status and rights of recognised 1951 convention refugees in international law -- Interrelations between voting and state citizenship -- Political predicament and remedies.

This book develops a novel legal argument about the voting rights of refugees recognised in the 1951 Geneva Convention. The main normative contention is that such refugees should have the right to vote in the political community where they reside, assuming that this community is a democracy and that its citizens have the right to vote. The book argues that recognised refugees are a special category of non-citizen residents: they are unable to participate in elections of their state of origin, do not enjoy its diplomatic protection and consular assistance abroad, and are unable or unwilling, owing to a well-founded fear of persecution, to return to it. Refugees deserve to have a place in the world, in the Arendtian sense, where their opinions are significant and their actions are effective. Their state of asylum is the only community in which there is any prospect of political participation on their part.
Baker Berry K3230.R45 Z54 2017

The United Nations special procedures system
edited by Aoife Nolan, Rosa Freedman, Therese Murphy
Leiden ; Brill Nijhoff, [2017]
The history of the special procedures : a learning-by-doing approach to human rights implementation / Elvira Dominguez-Redondo -- Special procedures : independence and impartiality / Jane Connors -- Picking and choosing? Country visits by thematic special procedures / Felice D. Gaer -- The UN special procedures system : the role of the coordination committee of special procedures / Najat Maala M'jid -- Strengthening cooperation : the key to unlocking the potential of the special procedures / Mare Limon -- Coping mechanisms for state non-cooperation / Ahmed Shaheed and Rose Parris Richter -- Doing it all and doing it well? A mandate's challenges in terms of cooperation, fundraising and maintaining independence / Inga T. Winkler and Catarina de Albuquerque -- Working out a working group : a view from a former working group member / Olivier de Frouville -- Special procedures in the digital age / Ella McPherson and Thomas Probert -- Principle, politics and practice : the role of UN special rapporteurs on the right to adequate housing in the development of the right to housing in International law / Jessie Hohmann -- Life as a UN special rapporteur : the experience of the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia / Surya P. Subedi -- Business and human rights in the United nations special procedures system / Daria Davitti -- The chalenge of non-state actors : the experience of the UN special rapporteur on the rights to the highest attainable standard of health (2002-08) / Paul Hunt -- The UN special rapporteur on torture in the developing architecture of UN torture protection / Malcolm Evans -- The African state and speical procedures : agency, leverage and legitimacy / Jonathan Fisher and Danielle Beswick -- Supporting of resisting? the relationship between Global North States and special procedures / Rosa Freedman and Fran̨cois Crépeau -- Ending resprisals : the role and responsibilities of the special procedures of the UN human rights council / Phil Lynch.

The United Nations Special Procedures system is a key element of the expanding international framework for human rights protection and promotion. However, despite the system's expansion, the range of roles and functions performed by mandate holders, and the growing evidence of its strengths and limitations, there has been very little academic interrogation or analysis of Special Procedures. This lacuna is ever-more problematic given the growing profile and effectiveness of the Special Procedures' work, as well as the increasing attention and challenges that they face, both externally from States and internally from within the UN system. Given the current 'state of play' of Special Procedures, it is essential that scholarly attention be focused upon the system. How does it contribute to international human rights protection? How, when and why does it fail to do so? What steps can and should be taken to address shortcomings both within the system and in terms of the legal and political context within which it operates? 0Featuring expert contributions from key players within, and expert commentators on, the Special Procedures system, this volume addresses these questions in an in-depth and rigorous scholarly manner.
Baker Berry K3241 .U549 2017

The EU's common security and defence policy : learning communities in international organizations
Faleg, Giovanni, author
[Cham] : Palgrave Macmillanm Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, 2017
Introduction : ideas that changed the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy -- The framework of analysis : learning communities in international organisations -- A comprehensive approach to EU security -- The EU security architecture and networked governance -- The EU's engagement in security sector reform and civilian crisis management -- Learning communities in EU security sector reform -- Learning communities in EU civilian crisis management -- The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy : learning by doing -- Conclusion : lessons learned and future challenges.
Baker Berry KJE5105 .F35 2017

The legitimacy of international criminal tribunals
editors, Nobuo Hayashi and Cecilia M. Bailliet ; assistant editor, Joanna Nicholson
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
The legitimacy of international criminal tribunals / Larry May and Shannon Fyfe -- Conceptualising and measuring the legitimacy of international criminal tribunals / Silje AA. Langvatn and Theresa Squatrito -- Between international criminal justice and injustice : theorising legitimacy / Sergey Vasiliev -- Legitimacy, legality, and the possibility of a pluralist international criminal law / Asad Kiyani -- The legitimacy and effectiveness of international criminal tribunals : a criminal policy perspective / Athanasios Chouliaras -- Legitimacy and ICC jurisdiction following security council referrals : conduct on the territory of non-party states and the legality principle / Rogier Bartels -- Is the Yugoslav Tribunal guilty of hyper-humanising international humanitarian law? / Nobuo Hayashi -- 'One of the challenges that can plausibly be raised against them'? on the role of truth in debates about the legitimacy of international criminal tribunals / Jakob V.H. Holtermann -- Hidden legitimacy : crafting judicial narratives in the shadow of secrecy at a War Crimes Tribunal : a speculation / Timothy William Waters -- Positive complementarity and legitimacy : is the international criminal court shifting from judicial restraint towards intervention? / Ignaz Stegmiller -- African supranational criminal jurisdiction : one step towards ending impunity or two steps backwards for international criminal justice? / Dorothy Makaza -- Legitimacy defects and legal flaws of the special tribunal for lebanon : dilemmas of the 'peace through justice' theorem / Martin Wahlisch -- Prosecutors' opening statements : the rhetoric of law, politics and silent war / Damien Rogers -- Effectiveness of international criminal tribunals : empirical assessment of rehabilitation as sentencing goal / Barbora Hola, Jessica Kelder, and Joris van Wijk -- Procedural justice, legitimacy, and victim participation in Uganda / Stephen Smith Cody -- Things fall apart : battles of legitimation and the politics of noncompliance and African sovereignty from the Rwanda Tribunal to the ICC / Victor Peskin -- Financing lady justice : how the funding systems of Ad Hoc Tribunals could lend themselves to the possibility of judicial bias / Mistale Taylor -- Claiming authority in the name of the other : human rights NGOs and the ICC / Kjersti lohne.

With the ad hoc tribunals completing their mandates and the International Criminal Court under significant pressure, today's international criminal jurisdictions are at a critical juncture. Their legitimacy cannot be taken for granted. This multidisciplinary volume investigates key issues pertaining to legitimacy: criminal accountability, normative development, truth-discovery, complementarity, regionalism, and judicial cooperation. The volume sheds new light on previously unexplored areas, including the significance of redacted judgements, prosecutors' opening statements, rehabilitative processes of international convicts, victim expectations, court financing, and NGO activism. The book's original contributions will appeal to researchers, practitioners, advocates, and students of international criminal justice, accountability for war crimes and the rule of law.
Baker Berry KZ7230 .L44 2017

Culture and human rights : the Wroclaw commentaries
edited by Andreas Joh. Wiesand, Kalliopi Chainoglou, Anna Śledzińska-Simon ; in collaboration with Yvonne Donders
Berlin ; De Gruyter, [2016]
The City of Wroclaw, in cooperation with the National Cultural Centre (Warsaw), has asked Andreas Joh. Wiesand to prepare, together with experts from many different countries, a basic handbook which cover all relevant legal questions as well as main political consequences related to human rights and culture. The publication is to be presented in the context of the programme for Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016 --
Baker Berry K3240 .C845 2016

The concept of climate migration : advocacy and its prospects
Mayer, Benoît, author
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
Political narratives on climate or environmental migration have been deployed in support of policy arguments relating to humanitarian assistance, migration, and climate change, or to promote national security or economic interests. But while climate change certainly has various impacts on human mobility, it does not appear to create distinct "climate migrants" or (in general) unprecedented migration scenarios. In this timely book, Benoît Mayer offers a unique interdisciplinary inquiry into the prospects of different political narratives on climate migration. The Concept of Climate Migration identifies the essential narratives around climate migration - the humanitarian narrative, the migration narrative and the climate change narrative - and assesses their prospects. It argues that although such arguments will influence global governance, they will not necessarily achieve what advocates hope for. Throughout the discussion, it appears that the weaknesses of the concept of "climate migration" are likely to be utilized in favour of repressive policies against migration or for the defence of industrial nations against perceived threats from the Third World. This discerning book explores new paradoxes in political advocacy and relates them to some of the greatest challenges to contemporary global governance. It will be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students interested in climate migration, climate change and the law, or anyone involved in advocacy around these important issues.
Baker Berry K3230.R45 M39 2016

Justices and journalists : the global perspective
edited by Richard Davis, David Taras
Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
"A key intermediary between courts and the public are the journalists who monitor the actions of justices and report their decisions, pronouncements, and proclivities. Justices and Journalists: The Global Perspective is the first volume of its kind - a comparative analysis of the relationship between supreme courts and the press who cover them. Understanding this relationship is critical in a digital media age when government transparency is increasingly demanded by the public and judicial actions are the subject of press and public scrutiny. Richard Davis and David Taras take a comparative look at how justices in countries around the world relate to the media, the interactive points between the courts and the press, the roles of television and the digital media, and the future of the relationship."--Page i and back cover.
Baker Berry K487.M43 J87 2017

Islamic and Jewish legal reasoning : encountering our legal other
edited by Anver M. Emon
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2016
Baker Berry KB190 .I853 2016

Between blood and gold : the debates over compensation for slavery in the Americas
Beauvois, Frédérique, author
New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
Baker Berry KJC5054 .B4313 2017

The challenge of legal pluralism : local dispute settlement and the Indian-state relationship in Ecuador
Simon Thomas, Marc 1966- author
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
An introductory overview -- Legal pluralism, multiculturalism, and the state -- Legal pluralism in Ecuador -- The parish of Zumbahua : cohesion and conflict -- Conflicts, authorities, and procedures -- Interlegality at the teniente politico's office -- Trouble in Tigua -- The La Cocha-Guantópolo murder case -- Conclusion.

"Within the Latin American context, legal pluralism is often depicted as a dichotomy between customary law and national law. In addition, the use of customary law alongside national law is frequently portrayed as a vehicle of resistance. This book argues that, because ordinary Indians are not positively biased in favor of customary law per se, a heterogeneity of legal practices can be observed on a daily basis, which consequently undermines the commonly held view of customary law as a 'counter-hegemonic strategy', even if, on other socio-geographical levels, this thinking in terms of resistance holds true. Based on qualitative research, the work analyzes how internal conflicts among indigenous inhabitants of the Ecuadorian highlands are being settled in a situation of formal legal pluralism, and what can be learned from this in terms of Indian-state relationships. It is shown that, on a local level, the phenomenological dimension of legal pluralism can be termed 'interlegality.' On a macro level, ontological assumptions underscore that legal pluralism is still seen as a dichotomy between customary and national law."--
Baker Berry KHK315 .T478 2017

When deadly force is involved : a look at the legal side of stand your ground, duty to retreat, and other questions of self-defense
Lawlor, Bruce M., 1948- author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Necessity -- Intent -- Provocation -- Deadly threats -- Verbal threats -- Imminent harm -- Reasonable fear -- Duty to retreat -- Stand your ground -- Castle doctrine -- De-escalation -- Mistake -- Reasonable force -- Threatened -- Decisions.

Misinformation about self-defense rights and laws is what has sparked major debate over the misapplication of lethal force in civilian communities. Bruce Lawlor identifies the major issues in self-defense cases, and the legal approaches used to resolve them. The result is less confusion and greater understanding of what self-defense is, and how to go about determining if a homicide is self-defense or murder.
Baker Berry KF9246 .L39 2017

The rationality of dictators : towards a more effective implementation of the responsibility to protect
Weerdesteijn, Maartje, 1984- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Intersentia, [2017]
A non-democratic system of government is an important risk factor for the perpetration of atrocity crimes, meaning genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing. At the 2005 World Summit the international community accepted the responsibility to protect populations from these crimes when the domestic state is failing to do so. The implementation of the responsibility to protect, however, leaves much to be desired. This book studies the role dictators play in orchestrating mass atrocities and analyses their decision-making process when the international community tries to stop or mitigate the perpetration of these crimes. 0Through a comparative case study of Pol Pot and Slobodan Milosevic it argues that the role ideology plays in the decision-making process of the dictator is an important determinant of their responsiveness. In doing so, it challenges the common notion that all dictators are primarily motivated by retaining their position of power and argues that while dictators are frequently characterised as raging mad men, this is not necessarily always the case. It rather argues in favour of a more nuanced approach to rationality, that uses the work of Max Weber to acknowledge that different types of rationality exist, when analysing the decision-making process of dictators. The book is therefore an indispensable resource for scholars who are interested in the role of dictators in bringing forth and stopping mass atrocities and for anyone who wants more insight into the rationality of dictators.
Baker Berry KZ4082 .W44 2017

Dekrety sovetskoĭ vlasti
Moskva, Gos. izd-vo polit. lit-ry, 1957-<2009>
Library Depository 349.47 R92d

Rule-formulation and binding precedent in the Madhhab-law tradition : Ibn Qutlubugha's commentary on the compendium of Quduri
Al-Azem, Talal, author
Leiden ; Brill, [2017]
"[The author] argues for the existence of a madhhab-law tradition of jurisprudence underpinning the four post-classical Sunni schools of law. This tradition celebrated polyvalence by preserving the multiplicity of conflicting opinions within each school, while simultaneously providing a process of rule formulation (tarj) by which one opinion is chosen as the binding precedent (taql d). The predominant forum of both activities, he shows, was the legal commentary. Through a careful reading of Ibn Qu l bugh 's (d. 879/1474) al-Ta wa-al-tarj, Al-Azem presents a new periodisation of the anaf madhhab, analyses the theory of rule formulation, and demonstrates how this madhhab-law tradition facilitated both continuity and legal change while serving as the basis of a pluralistic Mamluk judicial system."--
Baker Berry KBP440.43.I264 A8 2017

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