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xiii, 190 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Status of religious communities
  • Relations between the state and Islam
  • State support for Islamic religious communities
  • Muslims in integration law
  • Mosques and prayer houses
  • Burial and cemeteries
  • Education and schools
  • Further and higher (tertiary) education
  • Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
  • Employment and social law
  • Islamic slaughter and food regulation
  • Islamic dress
  • Criminal law
  • Family law.
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers France and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original French language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004316348 20160912
Law Library (Crown)
236 pages ; 23 cm.
In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, the mainstream political elite in Washington, DC acquiesced to every major decision taken by George W. Bush's administration while partisan politics in Congress ceased. As a nation and its representatives rallied around their leader, the diversity of opinions and the role of political opposition seemed suddenly less vital. A similar unity materialized in the aftermath of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, as millions marched across Paris and the "Marseillaise" resonated throughout France. Emphasizing France's distinctive struggle against terrorism between 1980 and 2016, Bombs, Bullets and Politicians presents a comparative analysis of how political elites react to terrorist attacks in five western democratic states. Demonstrating that the magnitude and frequency of terrorist acts determines whether political elites rally around the flag or rail against the government, Christophe Chowanietz formulates hypotheses on the likely impact of various patterns of terrorist actions. He first tests these hypotheses quantitatively in relation to an existing database of incidents, and then qualitatively in the effects that terrorist attacks have had in France. Shedding light on the difference in reactions between mainstream, radical, right-wing, and left-wing parties, Chowanietz argues that terrorism never fails to disrupt the political game. In an age when the news is dominated by terrorist threats and debates on what to do about them, Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians offers a pertinent analysis of the relationship between terrorism and the conduct of the West's party politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773547957 20170123
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 264 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The accused and the court : confrontations and legal spaces
  • "De verbis ad verbera" : wounded honor, interpersonal violence, and exculpatory narratives
  • Disciplining the clergy : personal sins and public challenges
  • Civil litigation : a space of registration and mediation
  • The court as a judicial space : coercion and compliance, sanctioning and sentencing.
Diocesan Justice in Late Fifteenth-Century Carpentras uses notarial records from the 1480s to reconstruct the procedures, caseload, and sanctions of the bishop's court of Carpentras and compare them to other secular and ecclesiastical courts. The court provided a robust forum for debt litigation utilized by a wide variety of people. Its criminal proceedings focused on recidivist clerics who engaged in fights, disobedience, anti-Jewish activities, and sexual transgressions. Its justice varied depending on whether cases involved violence, sex, or contracts. The judge applied sanctions gingerly and protected litigants' rights carefully, in ways we might not expect: his role was to intervene in, explore, and document conflicts, and to elicit confessions and mediate disputes. Participants exploited this narrative and archival space well.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310674 20170123
Law Library (Crown)
xxvi, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einführung
  • Entstehung eines gemeinsamen deutsch-französischen Corporate Governance-Regulierungsrahmens
  • Begriffsbestimmungen und ökonomische Grundlagen der Corporate Governance-Diskussion
  • Der Deutsche Corporate Governance Kodex und der Code AFEP/MEDEF : Entstehungsgeschichte, Struktur, Rechtsnatur und aktuell kritisierte Aspekte
  • Regelungsgehalt des Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex und des AFEP/MEDEF
  • Sanktionsfähigkeit und -bedürftigkeit eines Verstosses gegen die Kodex-Bestimmungen bzw. gegen die Entsprechenserklärung.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 362 pages ; 23 cm
  • History of antidiscrimination law : the Constitution and the search for paradigms of equality
  • Antidiscrimination models and enforcement
  • Disparate treatment discrimination : intent, bias, and the burden of proof
  • From disparate impact to systemic discrimination
  • The multiple grounds of discrimination.
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press' new open access publishing program for monographs. Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars-including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others-Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at "colorblind" policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollment, class action sex-discrimination lawsuits, and rampant police violence against African American men and women. In France, the country has banned the full-face veil while making efforts to present itself as a secular republic. Young men and women whose parents and grandparents came from sub-Sahara and North Africa are stuck coping with a society that fails to take into account the barriers to employment and education they face. Discrimination at Work provides an incisive comparative analysis of how the nature of discrimination in both countries has changed, now often hidden, or steeped in deep unconscious bias. While it is rare for employers in both countries to openly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental causes and the ways each state has dealt with difference in general. Invigorating and incisive, the book examines hot-button issues such as sexual harassment; race, religious and gender discrimination; and equality for LGBT individuals, thereby delivering comparisons meant to further social equality and fundamental human rights across borders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520283800 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
845 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Préliminaires du mariage
  • Conditions du mariage
  • Irrégularités du mariage
  • Divorce
  • Séparations de corps et de fait
  • Filiation par le sang
  • Filiation adoptive
  • Relations personnelles dans la famille
  • Rapports pécuniaires dans la familles.
Law Library (Crown)
860 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Les qualifications du droit pénal social
  • La procédure applicable au droit pénal social.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 231 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Evidence in international arbitration
  • Privileges under English, American, Swiss and French law
  • Characterization and applicable law for privileges in international arbitration
  • Transnational rules, practical considerations and proposals.
"Global markets offer a multitude of business opportunities and, as a consequence, cross-border activities and international trade have become the norm. The shift towards multi-jurisdictional business transactions has resulted in an increase in international disputes. Rules of evidence, on the other hand, including evidentiary privileges, have been conceived for proceedings in local courts and are not adjusted to international disputes submitted to arbitration. In addition, arbitration laws and arbitration rules do not provide any guidance on how arbitral tribunals should deal with evidentiary privileges, although rules of evidentiary privilege can vary considerably throughout the world. For example, common law jurisdictions, which generally provide for extensive disclosure, will usually contain highly developed and varied evidentiary privilege rules, while civil law jurisdictions, where disclosure is limited, will afford less protection to evidentiary privileges. The purpose of this book is to review the evidentiary privileges existing under English, American, Swiss and French law that are the most likely to be invoked in arbitration, to determine which laws govern evidentiary privileges in international arbitration and, finally, to determine whether there exists a preponderance of practice suggesting that certain evidentiary privileges could develop into transnational rules in international arbitration"-- Back cover
Law Library (Crown)
x, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Sophie Stijns and Sanne Jansen
  • The reform of the French law of obligations : how long will the Belgians remain Napoleon's most loyal subjects? / Sander Van Loock
  • Pre-contractural phase : reflections on the attractiveness of the new French rules for the parties to international commercial transactions / Ekaterina Pannebakker
  • Nullity in the Ordonnance / Frederik Peeraer
  • A tale of novelty and continuity : exploring the future judicial control of employment contracts in the French contract law reform / Candida Leone
  • Introducing imprévision into French contract law : a paradigm shift in comparative perspective / Tobias Lutzi
  • Commercial impraticability and the missed opportunity of the French contract law reform : doctrinal, historical and law and economics arguments : comment on Lutzi's Introducing imprévision into French contract law / Janwillem (Pim) Oosterhuis
  • Price reduction under the French contract law reform / Sanne Jansen
  • The measure of damages in the French contract law reform : lessons from far more inspiring systems / Brecht Verkempinck
  • Set-off in the French reform of the law of obligations : a tale of missed opportunities? / Matthias E. Storme
  • Fundamental rights in the French contract law reform / Chantel Mahé.
The French projet d'ordonnance, which reformed contract law, the general regime of obligations and the proof of obligations appeared in February 2015. One year later, in February 2016, the final version of the ordonnance was published. The ordonnance thoroughly reforms French contract law and the law of obligations and will enter into force in October 2016.This book results from the Contract Law Workshop of the 20th Ius Commune Conference held 26-27 November 2015. The theme of this Workshop was: 'The French Contract Law Reform: a Source of Inspiration?' Since the conference in November 2015, all authors have incorporated comments on the final version of the ordonnance. Whereas Van Loock briefly sketches the antecedents and the outcome of the reform, the other authors each tackle specific topics of the reform that surprised and/or excited the legal community. Pannebakker tackles the precontractual phase and assesses the attractiveness of the reform for international commercial transactions. Peeraer gives a critical overview of the doctrine of nullity in the ordonnance.Leone explores the potential impact of the 'significant imbalance' test in the new ordonnance on employment contracts. In their contributions, Lutzi and Oosterhuis discuss the much-debated provision that introduces the theory of imprevision. The contributions by Jansen and Verkempinck are both focused on remedies: the newly introduced price reduction remedy and damages. Storme criticises the new rules on set-off in the ordonnance, and Mahe addresses the question why the final version of the ordonnance omitted the issue of interpersonal effects of fundamental rights on contractual freedom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780684192 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
713 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: L'intervention judiciaire
  • La naissance, la vie e la mort de la personne
  • L'autonomie personnelle : les libertés et les interdits
  • La vie familiale
  • L'égalité et la protection du faible
  • Les attributs de la personnalité
  • Les rapport patrimoniaux au sein de la famille
  • Les dissensions familiales.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 282 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Talking property before 1789
  • Loyseau's legacy : the night of August 4th and the first abolition of feudalism
  • The death and rebirth of the direct domain : the second feudal abolition
  • The invention of the national domain
  • Emptying the domain : the problem of engagements
  • When the nation became a lord : feudal dues as Biens Nationaux
  • Epilogue.
The Great Demarcation explores how the French Revolution transformed the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789, thus creating the framework for modern definitions of property and political forms. This book examines the Revolution not from an economic or social perspective, but through the lens of the laws and institutions of property. The Revolution's dramatic legal restructuring aimed at two fundamental goals: removing formal public power from the sphere of private property, and excising property rights from the realm of the new sovereign, the nation. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of public power-such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office-and by dismantling the Crown domain to construct a purely sovereign State. These efforts brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. These distinctions destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. This, Blaufarb claims, was the Revolution's fundamental act, the stake in the Old Regime's heart, and the basis of all of its other reforms. Tracing how the French Revolution sought to remake the country's legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped to inaugurate political modernity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199778799 20161213
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 133 pages 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 218 pages : map ; 24 cm
With the heightened interest in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010, and the troubled state of its institutions in the decades before that, the world community has received a barrage of information regarding the country, much of it based on stereotypes and ignorance. This title provides comprehensive bibliographic information on the development of one of the earliest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere, from its colonial past through independence to the 21st century. In both the introductory material and in the bibliographic selections, this bilingual work emphasizes the impact of its colonial "mother country, " France, and of its most important "neighbor, " the United States, on Haitian constitutional and legal development-- Publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • The values of things
  • Credit and coin
  • The pursuit of debt
  • The plunder
  • Violence and resistance.
As Europe began to grow rich during the Middle Ages, its wealth materialized in the well-made clothes, linens, and wares of ordinary households. In a world without banking, household goods became valuable commodities that often substituted for hard currency. Pawnbrokers and resellers sprung up throughout European cities, helping push these goods into circulation. Simultaneously, a harshly coercive legal system developed to ensure that debtors paid their due. Legal Plunder explains how the vigorous trade in goods that grew up in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Europe entangled households in complex relationships of credit and debt. Acting in the interests of creditors, sergeants of the law were empowered to march into debtors' homes and seize belongings equal in value to the debt owed. These officials were cogs in a political machinery of state-sponsored plunder. As Daniel Smail shows, one of the common activities of medieval law courts was debt recovery, and court records offer some of the most vivid descriptions of material culture in this period, providing insight into the lives of men and women living in a world on the cusp of modern capitalism. Then as now, money and value were implicated in questions of power and patterns of violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737280 20160718
Law Library (Crown)
363 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • A l'ombre du droit de correction
  • Une violence, deux normes
  • Poursuivre
  • Dans l'atelier du juge
  • Une affaire de qualification ou les ajustements de la taxinomie pénale
  • Des procès et des peines
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 249 pages ; 18 cm
  • Introduction
  • Qu'est-ce que la loi "Informatique et libertés"?
  • Grille de lecture des obligations et droits consacrés dans la loi "Informatique et libertés"
  • La CNIL et les autres acteurs de la régulations
  • Les grands enjeux "informatique et libertés"
  • Les grands enjeux "informatique et libertés" dans le secteur public
  • La loi "Informatique et libertés" dans un monde sans frontiére
  • Quel avenir pour la protection des données.
Law Library (Crown)
550 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Les branches de la recherche juridique
  • Recherche juridique, recherche scientifique (ou la formation des connaissances juridiques par l'étude du droit)
  • Recherche juridique, recherche critique (ou la formation des connaisances juridiques par la pensée du droit)
  • Enjeux actuels de la recherche juridique
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
110 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 1093 pages ; 21 cm
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xvi, 637 pages ; 24 cm.
  • L'identité des conditions d'engagement de la "responsabilité contractuelle" et de la responsabilité délictuelle
  • L'identité des fonctions de la "responsabilité contractuelle" et de la responsabilité délictuelle
  • Les failles de la présentation classique des régimes de la responsabilité civile
  • La solution d'un régime de la responsabilité civile.
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