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x, 291 pages : charts ; 24 cm
  • Contents: 1. Introduction Daniel Bonilla Maldonado and Colin Crawford PART I The Relationship Between Latin American and U.S. Constitutionalism 2. The Political Economy of Legal Knowledge Daniel Bonilla Maldonado 3. The Geopolitics of Constitutionalism in Latin America Jorge L. Esquirol PART II Latin American Constitutionalism 4. Constitutionalism in the Americas: A Comparison between the U.S. and Latin America Roberto Gargarella 5. Back to the Future? The return of sovereignty and the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of the states in Latin America's "radical constitutionalism" Javier Couso 6. Constitutionalism old, new and unbound: the case of Mexico Francisca Pou Gimenez 7. Socioeconomic Rights and Majoritarian Courts in Latin America David Landau PART III U.S. constitutionalism in the 21st century 8. Constitutional Drafting in Latin America: A Quantitative Perspective David S. Law and Tom Ginsburg 9. The Global Diffusion of U.S. Legal Thought: Changing Influence, National Security and Legal Education in Crisis Fernanda Nicola 10. The Limits of U.S. Racial Equality Without a Latin American Constitutional "Right to Work" - A Thought Experiment Tanya Kateri Hernandez Name Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788113328 20180514
Constitutionalism in the Americas unites the work of leading scholars of constitutional law, comparative law and Latin American and U.S. constitutional law to provide a critical and provocative look at the state of constitutional law across the Americas today. The diverse chapters employ a variety of methodologies - empirical, historical, philosophical and textual analysis - in the effort to provide a comprehensive look at a generation of constitutional change across two continents. The authors document surprising changes, including the relative decline in the importance of U.S. constitutional jurisprudence outside U.S. borders and the growing exchange of Latin American constitutional thought within Europe and beyond. Accompanying commentary elaborates on the role of constitutional law in global changes in political, social and economic power and influence. The chapters also prompt thinking about a wide range of topics important not just in the Americas, but across the world, including the challenges and implications of using legal transplants and, conversely, the utility and potential of borrowing and adapting constitutional and other legal models to different realities. This book is useful not only for advanced students of constitutional law and theory but also for students new to the area and eager to tap into the newest thinking about constitutional law and law-making in the Americas and elsewhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788113328 20180514
Law Library (Crown)
xxviii, 271 pages ; 26 cm.
The creation of the doctrine of conventionality control is one of the most recent and ambitious efforts undertaken by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to increase the effectiveness of and compliance with the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) at the State level. It is an international obligation of all State parties to interpret domestic law in accordance with the ACHR and with the Inter-American Corpus Juris more generally, and to avoid the enforcement of that law in the case that no consistent interpretation is legally possible.0This book is the first that approaches conventionality control from an analytical, critical and normative perspective. The author applies the principle of subsidiarity as a theoretical framework to argue the legality of and clarify the content of conventionality control as an international legal obligation. This innovative approach explains the normative foundations and effects of the doctrine in a manner that increases the effectiveness of the ACHR and the decisions of the Inter-American Court, whilst also respecting the legitimate freedom of States in the way they implement international human rights law at a domestic level.
Law Library (Crown)
281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Labor justice acress the Americas / Juan Manuel Palacio
  • From social legislation to labor justice : the common background in the Americas / Juan Manuel Palacio
  • American labor justice and the problem of trade union legitimacy / Leon Fink
  • Labor justice in Canada : Mackenzie King and collective labor rights / Frank Luce
  • The ambiguity of labor justice in Mexico, 1907-1931 / William Surez-Ptts
  • Labor justice in Costa Rica, 1821-2016 / Ronny J. Viales-Hurtado and David Díaz-Arias
  • Origins of labor rights and justice in Colombia, 1850-1950 / Victor M. Uribe-Uran with Germán Palacio
  • Inclusions and exclusions : from labor legislation in the Andean nations to the formation of labor courts in Bolivia (1900-1945) / Rossana Barragán Romano
  • The rise of labor courts in Argentina / Juan Manuel Palacio
  • Labor courts in Brazil : their origins, challenges, and expansion / Angela de Castro Gomes and Fernando Teixeira da Silva
  • Bringing justice to the workplace : labor courts and labor laws in Chile, 1930s-1980s / Diego Ortúzar and Angela Vergara
  • Conclusion: The rise and consolidation of the mediatory state / Leon Fink.
Opinions of specialized labor courts differ, but labor justice undoubtedly represented a decisive moment in worker 's history. When and how did these courts take shape? Why did their originators consider them necessary? Leon Fink and Juan Manuel Palacio present essays that address these essential questions. Ranging from Canada and the United States to Chile and Argentina, the authors search for common factors in the appearance of labor courts while recognizing the specific character of the creative process in each nation. Their transnational and comparative approach advances a global perspective on the various mechanisms for regulating industrial relations and resolving labor conflicts. The result is the first country-by-country study of its kind, one that addresses a defining shift in law in the first half of the twentieth century. Contributors: Rossana Barragan Romano, Angela de Castro Gomes, David Diaz-Arias, Leon Fink, Frank Luce, Diego Ortuzar, German Palacio, Juan Manuel Palacio, William Suarez-Potts, Fernando Teixeira da Silva, Victor Uribe-Uran, Angela Vergara, and Ronny J. Viales-Hurtado.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252041501 20180403
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 416 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Equality
  • Life
  • Humane treatment
  • Personal liberty
  • Due process and judicial protection
  • Freedom of expression
  • Property
  • Reparations
  • Appendix: List of Inter-American Court Judgments by convention article : Articles 2-26.
This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence and the binding judgments of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens while identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches. Each chapter contains an Introduction to compare the Convention right's formulation with equivalent rights in other major international and regional treaties; a background section to consider the right's negotiation history; a Scope of Protection section to analyze the right's provisions (paragraph-by-paragraph or topic-by-topic); and lastly, a Limitations section, if applicable, to study any limitations to the right. In addition, the book's Introduction presents an up-to-date overview of the dynamic Inter-American Human Rights System, discussing the System's legal instruments, major institutions, significant impact, key developments, and current challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199989683 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
616 pages ; 24 cm
  • La interacción entre los tribunales que garantizan derechos humanos : razones para el diálogo / Alejandro Saiz Arnaiz
  • Estructura y funcionamiento del sistema interamericano de derechos humanos : sus herramientas para un efectivo diálogo judicial / Roberto de Figueiredo Caldas
  • Control de convencionalidad y constitucionalidad entre el nivel interamericano y el nacional / Jorge Larrieux Rodríguez
  • Algunas consideraciones sobre la tutela de los derechos y libertades fundamentales ante las juridicciones supranacionales / Giancarlo Rolla
  • Control de normas constitucionales por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos : subsidiariedad, deferencia e impacto en la teoría del cambio constitucional / Natalia Torres Zúñiga
  • Los derechos políticos de los pueblos indígenas en Brasil / José Antonio Dias Toffoli
  • Las antinomias entre las constituciones y la convención americana sobre derechos humanos : el gran dilema del juez constitucional y convencional interamericano / Jorge Ernesto Roa Roa
  • Retos y desafíos a la libertad de expresión en el siglo XXI / Rafael Bustos Gisbert
  • Hacia la justiciabilidad plena de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en el sistema interamericano de derechos humanos / Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor
  • Interacción judicial entre tribunales nacionales y Corte Americana de Derechos Humanos en materia de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales / Juan Carlos Upegui Mejía
  • ¿Y dónde está el diálogo? : a propósito de la jurisprudencia interamericana sobre discapacidad / Paola Andrea Acosta y Daniel Rivas
  • Enfocar el derecho a la justicia desde a la noción de vulnerabilidad : una aproximación desde la Corte Interamericana y el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos / Itziar Gómez Fernádez y Antonio Maués
  • La protección de los derechos de las personas migrantes extranjeras en treinta y cinco años de jurisdicción de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos / Karlos A. Castilla Juárez
  • La reivindicación del concepto de ciudadanía desde el sistema interamericano de derechos humanos para la efectiva protección de los derechos de las personas migrantes en tránsito por México / Adriana Muro Polo
  • Los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en la jurisprudencia de la corte interamericana de derechos humanos / César Rodrigo Landa Arroyo
  • La interpretación última del derecho a la vida desde la concepción en el sistema interamericano de derechos humanos : un diálogo de 360 grados con importantes implicaciones para la garantía de los derechos reproductivos en la región / Mónica Roa López
  • La independencia judicial en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derchos Humanos : evolución, debates y diálogos / Oscar Parra Vera
  • Estándares interamericanos sobre independencia judicial en los casos de remoción de jueces : negacion del diálogo judicial por parte de Venezuela / Mariela Morales Antoniazzi
  • La teoría jurisprudencial de la "etapa temprana" del proceso penal y su potencial impacto en la tutela de los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica / Antonio-Filiu Franco Pérez
  • El daño y la reparación en Colombia : una aproximación comparada entre la jurisprudencia del consejo de estado de Colombia y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos / Danilo Rojas Betancourth.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The value of comparative legal history for American civil law jurisdictions
  • The allocation paradigm of ownership in American civil law jurisdictions
  • The liberal paradigm of ownership in American civil law jurisdictions
  • The social function paradigm of ownership in American civil law jurisdictions.
In Ownership Paradigms in American Civil Law Jurisdictions Agustin Parise assists in identifying the transformations experienced in the legislation dealing with ownership in the Americas, thereby showing that current understandings are not uncontested dogmas. This book is the result of research undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic, and covers the 16th to 20th centuries. Agustin Parise offers readers a journey across time and space, by studying three American civil law jurisdictions in three successive time periods. His book first highlights the added value that comparative legal historical studies may bring to Europe and the Americas. It then addresses, in chronological order, the three ownership paradigms (i.e., Allocation, Liberal, and Social Function) that he claims have developed in the Americas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004338197 20170418
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 429 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Free trade and protection of human rights in the Americas
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the protection of human rights
  • The protection of human rights in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • The protection of human rights within the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • The Andean community and the protection of human rights
  • The Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and the protection of human rights
  • Conclusions.
This monograph offers the first systematic overview of the protection of human rights in trade agreements in the Americas. Traditionally, trade agreements in the Americas were concerned with economic questions and paid little attention to human rights. However, in the wake of the 'new regionalism', which emerged at the end of the last century, more clauses addressing social issues such as labour rights and environmental standards were inserted in trade agreements. As economic integration increased, a framework for the protection of human rights evolved. This book argues that this framework allows for human rights protection on a transnational level, while constructing regional identities. Looking at the four key regional integration processes, namely the Caribbean Community, the Central American Integration System, the Andean Community of Nations and the Southern Common Market, and also at the North American Free Trade Agreement, it shows how the integration process has reached a considerable degree of consolidation. Writing on key sources in English for the first time, this book will be essential reading for all free trade and human rights scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849467445 20170306
Law Library (Crown)
136 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The phenomenon of silenced zones
  • State obligations regarding violence against journalists
  • Violence against women journalists
  • Protection of journalists online
  • The role of other actors : media outlets and civil society
  • Conclusions and reommendations.
Law Library (Crown)
88 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Guiding principles
  • The right to freedom of thought and expression
  • Right to access to information
  • Fight to privacy and protection of personal data.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Anti-cyberbullying laws : a sober analysis through the moral panic theory lens
  • Cyberbullying and free speech
  • The unnecessary and unjust creation of virtual juvenile delinquents
  • Enclaves of totalitarism
  • Censorship redux : the 21st century attack on the First Amendment Right of public criticism by the use of cyberharassment, cyberstalking and online impersonation laws
  • Image control : who loses when teen sexting and revenge porn are criminalized
  • The short life & quick death of the first cyberbullying law in Canada (August 6, 2013-December 10, 2015).
In the first systematic account of judicial rulings striking down cyberbullying laws in the United States and Canada, Sympathy for the Cyberbully offers an unapologetic defense of online acid-tongued disparagers and youthful and adult sexters. In the first decade of the 21st century, legitimate concerns about the harmful effects of cyberbullying degenerated into a moral panic. The most troubling aspect of the panic has been a spate of censorship-the enactment of laws which breach long-standing constitutional principles, by authorizing police to arrest and juries to convict, and schools to suspend, individuals for engaging in online expression that would be constitutionally protected had it been communicated offline. These hastily drawn statutes victimize harsh critics of elected officials, scholars, school officials and faculty, distributors of constitutionally protected pornography, adolescents "talking smack, " and teens who engage in the consensual exchange of nude images, even in states where teens of a certain age enjoy the right to engage in sexual relations. The victims' stories are told here. Sympathy for the Cyberbully is suitable for undergraduate, graduate and law school courses in media law, First Amendment law and free expression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433132124 20171211
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xxv, 373 pages ; 24 cm
  • The court and its circumstances
  • Disappearances
  • Right to life
  • Right to humane treatment
  • Right to personal liberty
  • Right to due process
  • Principle of legality, freedom from ex post facto laws and right to compensation for miscarriage of justice
  • Right to judicial protection.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Theme, perspective and case study / Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Mollmann and Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
  • Self-governance and the overall framework concerning Greenland / Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
  • License as a basis for responsibility and liability / Vibe Ulfbeck and Lone Wandahl Mouyal
  • Corporate social responsibility in the light of contract law : on impact benefit agreements in Greenland / Lone Wandahl Mouyal
  • Workers' rights and chain liability / Bent Ole Gram Mortensen, Jingjing Su, Vibe Ulfbeck
  • Mineral resources under the Greenland Self-Government Act : and the question of uranium / Ole Spiermann
  • State responsibility for marine pollution from seabed activities within jurisdiction in the marine Arctic / Yoshifuma Tanaka
  • Principle of "full reparation" for environmental damage and very small states / Rachael Lorna Johnstone
  • Legal aspects of liability for environmental damage caused by offshore petroleum operations in Greenland / Irina Kim
  • Liability for ship source oil pollution / Anders Møllmann and Vibe Ulfbeck
  • What's the price of a polar bear? : compensating environmental damage in the Arctic / Kristian Cedervall Lauta
  • Litigation and arbitration in Greenland and dispute resolution under the Greenlandic standard licenses / Clement Salung Petersen and Vibe Ulfbeck
  • Greenlandic international trade and investment issues / Lone Wandahl Mouyal and Laura Nielsen
  • Insolvency in Greenland / Ulrik Rammeskow Bang-Pedersen.
Given the magnitude of the risks associated with commercial activities in the Arctic arising as a result of the milder climate, new business opportunities raise important questions of responsibility and liability. This book analyses the issues of responsibility and liability connected with the exploitation of natural resources, marine transport and other activities in the Arctic. Applying a combined private and public law perspective on these issues, it considers both the business and societal interests related to Arctic development using Greenland as an example. The book focuses on problems that are specific to Greenland and wider issues that affect all Arctic states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138957442 20161010
Law Library (Crown)
71 pages ; 28 cm.
  • The right to access public information in the Americas : specialized supervisory and enforcement bodies
  • The right to access public information in the Americas : relevant inter-American standards and resolutions from specialized rights protection bodies.
Law Library (Crown)
80 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Standards on the right of access to public information on violence and discrimination against women
  • Access to state-controlled information in cases of discrimination and violence against women : principal challenges
  • State efforts in relation to access to information in cases of discrimination and violence against women
  • Recommendations to the states.
Law Library (Crown)
532 pages ; 23 cm.
  • De l'invention constitutionnelle dans les Amériques
  • De la modernité constitutionnelle renouvelée dans les Amériques.
Law Library (Crown)
xlv, 559 pages ; 27 cm
  • The reasons for such a study, and its method and subjects
  • Introduction to Louisiana and Quebec
  • The legal background to codification in Louisiana and Quebec
  • Family law in the Louisiana digest and Quebec code
  • Employment in the Louisiana digest and Quebec code
  • The 1808 digest of Orleans
  • The civil code of lower Canada
  • Conclusion: Codification, lawmaking and legal change.
Law Library (Crown)
151 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Misuse of criminal law to criminalize the work of human rights defenders
  • Main forms of criminalization of human rights defenders
  • Effects of criminalization of human rights defenders
  • Principles of legality and measures to prevent the misuse of criminal law and protect the the right to defend rights
  • Recommendations.
Law Library (Crown)
658 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • General rules
  • Definitions
  • Scope
  • Prospecting
  • Exploration and exploitation
  • Special rules on exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons
  • Special rules on exploration and exploitation of minerals
  • Special rules on small-scale exploration and exploitation of minerals
  • Subsoil licences
  • Termination of activities under licences
  • Collection and extraction of minerals without a licence
  • Scientific surveys
  • General rules on environmental protection
  • Environmental liability and responsibility
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Social sustainability assessment (SSA) and agreements on social sustainability (IBA)
  • Health and safety on offshore facilities
  • Authority consideration, etc.
  • Pre-hearing and hearing
  • Other rules
  • Sanctions, commencement, etc.
  • Appendix 1. HC Letter of Invitation
  • Appendix 2. HCML
  • Appendix 3. MML
  • Appendix 4. Joint operating agreement
  • Appendix 5. Example of activity approval (petroleum).
The Greenland Mineral Resources Act - the Law and Practice of Oil, Gas and Mining in Greenland provides an overview of the law and practice of resource exploitation in Greenland with comments to the provisions of Greenland's Mineral Resources Act. It addresses all relevant issues in this dynamic area, such as licensing procedures, permits, exploration and exploitation, health and safety, and environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788757430905 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
238 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Sources of law
  • Definitions
  • General obligations vis-à-vis persons in the context of migration
  • The prohibition of slavery, servitude, and human trafficking
  • Freedom of movement and residence
  • The right to a fair trial in deportation or extradition proceedings
  • The right to family life in immigration proceedings
  • The right not to be subjected to cruel, inhumane or degrading punishment or treatment as a result of deportation
  • The right to seek and receive asylum
  • The prinicple of non-refoulement
  • The right to nationality
  • The right to property.
Law Library (Crown)
181 pages ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Human rights obligations of states in the context of extractive, exploitation, and development activities
  • Specific obligations and guarantees in relation to indigenous and tribal peoples and Afro-descendent communities
  • Impact on the full exercise of the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities
  • Recommendations.
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