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324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: On our own terms
  • Macabre spatialities : necropolis
  • "Police, get off my back!"
  • The favela-prison pipeline
  • Sticking up!
  • Bringing back the dead
  • Conclusion: Blackpolis.
An important new ethnographic study of S\u00e3o Paulo\u2019s favelas revealing the widespread use of race-based police repression in Brazil While Black Lives Matter still resonates in the United States, the movement has also become a potent rallying call worldwide, with harsh police tactics and repressive state policies often breaking racial lines. In The Anti-Black City, Jaime Amparo Alves delves into the dynamics of racial violence in Brazil, where poverty, unemployment, residential segregation, and a biased criminal justice system create urban conditions of racial precarity. The Anti-Black City provocatively offers race as a vital new lens through which to view violence and marginalization in the supposedly \u201craceless\u201d S\u00e3o Paulo. Ironically, in a context in which racial ambiguity makes it difficult to identify who is black and who is white, racialized access to opportunities and violent police tactics establish hard racial boundaries through subjugation and death. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in prisons and neighborhoods on the periphery of this mega-city, Alves documents the brutality of police tactics and the complexity of responses deployed by black residents, including self-help initiatives, public campaigns against police violence, ruthless gangs, and self-policing of communities.The Anti-Black City reveals the violent and racist ideologies that underlie state fantasies of order and urban peace in modern Brazil. Illustrating how \u201cgoverning through death\u201d has become the dominant means for managing and controlling ethnic populations in the neoliberal state, Alves shows that these tactics only lead to more marginalization, criminality, and violence. Ultimately, Alves\u2019s work points to a need for a new approach to an intractable problem: how to govern populations and territories historically seen as \u201cungovernable.\u201d.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517901554 20180521
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 122 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Criminal justice system
  • Hybrid sanctions
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Lessons.
Jessie Blackbourn is a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Deniz Kayis is currently the Associate for Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia. Nicola McGarrity is a senior lecturer and the Director of the Terrorism Law Reform Project at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093379 20180508
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xiii, 373 pages ; 23 cm
  • Filing a class action
  • Antitrust claims potentially suitable for class treatment
  • Deciding whether to opt out of the class action
  • Class certification procedure
  • Antitrust class certification standards
  • The role of experts in antitrust class certification
  • Antitrust class action settlements
  • International mass actions and class actions : A. Canada
  • International mass actions and class actions : B. Australia
  • International mass actions and class actions : C. European Union.
Ninety percent of U.S. antitrust enforcement is generated through private actions, and the class action is perhaps the primary mechanism through which private actors seek to enforce antitrust laws. Acknowledged as a potent tool, class action law and procedure are becoming an unavoidable fact of life for antitrust practitioners. This second edition of the Antitrust Class Actions Handbook is a vital reference for both new and experienced antitrust practitioners navigating the class action thicket.
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  • People's courts and legal philosophy
  • Spotlight on people's courts
  • Law
  • Judging
  • Punishment.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 195 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Islamic jurisprudence now and in the past
  • The Gaza shari'a courts : an overview
  • The daily practice of judges : perception vs reality
  • The sociology of nafaqa (maintenance)
  • Obedience, rebelliousness and agency
  • The articulation of gendered parenthood : care vs guardianship
  • Civil society, women's movement and family law reform
  • Change, a step at a time
  • Epilogue.
Law Library (Crown)
320 p.
In Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India, by majority, struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), established to appoint judges to the Supreme Court of India and High Courts. Unsurprisingly, the NJAC judgment has been the subject of a deeply polarized debate in the public sphere and academia. The essays in this volume analyse the NJAC judgment, and provide a rich context to it, in terms of philosophical, comparative, and constitutional issues that underpin it. The work traces the history of judicial appointments in India; analyses constitutional principles behind selecting judges and their application in the NJAC Case; and comparatively examines the judicial appointments process in six0select countries-UK, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, and Nepal-enquiring into what makes a good judge and an effective appointments process.
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xxi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The legal landscape
  • The four models
  • Jurisdiction ratione personae : the foreign investor
  • Mass proceedings and settlement agreements
  • Jurisdiction ratione materiae : the substantive rights
  • Enforcement
  • Conclusion.
Investment arbitration has emerged from modest beginnings and matured into an established presence in international law. However, in recent years it has drifted from the reciprocal vision of its founders. This volume serves as a comprehensive guide for those who wish to reform international investment law from within, seeking a return to the mutuality of access that is in arbitration's essence. A detailed toolset is provided for enhancing the access of host States and their nationals to formal resolution mechanisms in foreign investment disputes. It concludes by offering model texts to achieve greater reciprocity and access to justice in the settlement of disputes arising from international investment initiatives. The book will appeal to all those interested in the future of international investment law, including an international audience of scholars, government officials, private sector actors, and private citizens alike, and including diverse constituencies, communities, and collectives of host State nationals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108415729 20180409
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xviii, 1322 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Arbitration in its legislative context
  • Arab laws and practice of arbitration
  • Freedom of the parties
  • Autonomy of the international arbitrator
  • Safety within arbitration
  • Safety of international arbitration
  • Conclusion.
Arbitration and International Trade in the Arab Countries' by Nathalie Najjar is masterful compendium of arbitration law in the Arab countries. A true study of comparative law in the purest sense of the term, the work puts into perspective the solutions retained in the various laws concerned and highlights both their convergences and divergences. Focusing on the laws of sixteen States, the author examines international trade arbitration in the MENA region and assesses the value of these solutions in a way that seeks to guide a practice which remains extraordinarily heterogeneous. The book provides an analysis of a large number of legal sources, court decisions as well as a presentation of the attitude of the courts towards arbitration in the States studied. Traditional and modern sources of international arbitration are examined through the prism of the two requirements of international trade, freedom and safety, the same prism through which the whole law of arbitration is studied. The book thus constitutes an indispensable guide to any arbitration specialist called to work with the Arab countries, both as a practitioner and as a theoretician.
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xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Dirk De Meulemeester
  • Introduction / Maud Piers and Christian Aschauer
  • Survey on the present use of ICT in international arbitration / Maud Piers and Christian Aschauer
  • Revolutionizing technologies and the use of technology in international arbitration : innovation, legitimacy, prospects and challenges / Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab and Ethan Katsh
  • The security and reliability of electronic communication : with a critical note on the human factor / Philipp Schaumann and Max Burger-Scheidlin
  • Case study : the institutional perspective / Erik Schäfer
  • Case study : the legislator's perspective / Annet van Hooft and Julia Kroes-Lastochkina
  • Case study : the practitioner's perspective / Sophie Nappert and Paul Cohen
  • E-arbitration agreements and e-awards : arbitration agreements concluded in an electronic environment and digital arbitral awards / Reinmar Wolff
  • Building on OArb attributes in pursuit of justice / Amy J. Schmitz
  • Legislating for an effective and legitimate system of online consumer arbitration / Pablo Cortés and Tony Cole
  • Arbitrators and their online identity / Niuscha Bassiri
  • How online sources affect counsel strategies and behavior in arbitration / Marc D. Veit
  • Conclusion / Maud Piers and Christian Aschauer.
Arbitration in the Digital Age analyses how technology can be efficiently and legitimately used to further sound arbitration proceedings. The contributions, from a variety of arbitration scholars, report on current developments, predict future trends, and assesses their impact from a practical, legal, and technical point of view. The book also discusses the relationship between arbitration and the Internet and analyses how social media can affect arbitrators and counsel's behaviour. Furthermore, it analyses the validity of electronic arbitration and awards, as well as Online Arbitration (OArb). The volume establishes, on a very practical level, how technology could be used by arbitration institutions, arbitrators, parties to an arbitration and counsel. This book will be of special interest to arbitrators and lawyers involved in international commercial arbitration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108417907 20180416
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Law Library (Crown)
xxxvii, 553 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • William Schabas : portrait of a scholar/activist extraordinaire / Roger S. Clark
  • Part I. Human Rights
  • Human rights and international criminal justice in the twenty-first century : the end of the post-WWII phase and the beginning of an uncertain new era / M. Cherif Bassiouni
  • William Schabas, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international human rights law / Thomas A. Cromwell and Bruno Gélinas-Faucher --- The International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, as a victim-oriented treaty / Emmanuel Decaux
  • The politics of sectarianism and its reflection in questions of international law and state formation in the Middle East / Kathleen Cavanaugh and Joshua Castellino
  • International law and the death penalty : a toothless tiger, or a meaningful force for change? / Sandra L. Babcock
  • The UN optional protocol on the abolition of the death penalty / Marc Bossuyt
  • The right to life and the progressive abolition of the death penalty / Christof Heyns, Thomas Probert, and Tess Borden
  • Progress and trend of the reform of the death penalty in China / Zhao Bingzhi
  • Criminal law philosophy in William Schabas's scholarship / Margaret M. deGuzman
  • Is the ICC focusing too much on non-state actors? / Frédéric Mégret
  • The principle of legality at the crossroads of human rights and international criminal law / Shane Darcy
  • Revisiting the sources of applicable law before the ICC / Alain Pellet
  • The ICC as a work in progress, for a world in process / Mireille Delmas-Marty
  • Legacy in international criminal justice / Carsten Stahn
  • Torture by private actors and 'gold plating' the offence in national law : an exchange of emails in honour of William Schabas / Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta
  • Secrets and surprises in the Travaux préparatoires of the genocide convention / Hirad Abtahi and Philippa Webb
  • Perspectives on cultural genocide : from criminal law to cultural diversity / Jérémie Gilbert
  • Crimes against humanity : repairing Title 18's blind spots / Beth Van Schaack
  • A new global treaty on crimes against humanity : future prospects / Leila Nadya Sadat
  • Justice outside of criminal courtrooms and jailhouses / Mark A. Drumbl
  • Toward greater synergy between courts and truth commissions in post-conflict contexts : lessons from Sierra Leone / Charles Chernor Jalloh
  • International criminal tribunals and cooperation with states : Serbia and the provision of evidence for the Slobodan Milosěvić trial at the ICTY / Geoffrey Nice and Nevenka Tromp
  • The arc toward justice and peace / Mary Ellen O'Connell
  • The maintenance of international peace and security through prevention of atrocity crimes : the question of cooperation between the UN and regional arrangements / Adama Dieng
  • Law and film : curating rights cinema / Emma Sandon
  • The role of advocates in developing international law / Wayne Jordash
  • Bill the blogger / Diane Marie Amann.
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 88 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Arctic Ocean legal regime
  • Arctic navigation
  • Arctic maritime security
  • Concluding remarks.
In Arctic Ocean Shipping, Donald R. Rothwell assesses contemporary navigation, security and sovereignty issues in the North American Arctic. Multiple issues are raised regarding the existing legal regime and maritime security, including how Canada and the United States will respond to interest being expressed in Arctic shipping by Asian States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004363878 20180521
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 473 pages : 24 cm.
Experts from the fields of law and philosophy explore the works of Aristotle to illuminate the much-debated and fascinating relationship between emotions and justice. Emotions matter in connection with democracy and equity ? they are relevant to the judicial enforcement of rights, legal argumentation, and decision-making processes in legislative bodies and courts. The decisive role that emotions, feelings and passions play in these processes cannot be ignored ? not even by those who believe that emotions have no legitimate place in the public sphere. A growing body of literature on these topics recognizes the seminal insights contributed by Aristotle. This book offers an analysis of his thinking in this context, as well as proposals for dialogues between his works and those written by a selection of modern and contemporary thinkers.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
555 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • "In guns we trust" : bearing arms in America today
  • The antecedents of the Second Amendment
  • American Constitutionalism and the Second Amendment
  • The transformative nineteenth century
  • The gun-rights movement develops
  • The NRA commandeers the gun-rights movement
  • Gun rights under fire
  • The birth of the gun-rights golden age
  • Epilogue.
"This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. Armed in America explores how and why the right to arms transformed at different points in history. The right was initially meant to serve as a parliamentary right of resistance, yet by the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 the right had become indispensably intertwined with civic republicanism. As the United States progressed into the 19th century the right continued to change--this time away from civic republicanism and towards the individual-right understanding that is known today, albeit with the important caveat that the right could be severely restricted by the government's police power. Throughout the 20th century this understanding of the right remained the predominant view. But working behind the scenes was the beginnings of the gun-rights movement--a movement that was started in the early 20th century through the collective efforts of sporting magazine editors and was eventually commandeered by the National Rifle Association to the gun-rights movement known today. Readers looking to sort through the shrill rhetoric surrounding the current gun debate and arrive at an informed understanding of the legal and historical development of the right to arms will find this book to be an invaluable resource"-- Provided by publisher.
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Law Library (Crown)
188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Art, authorship, and authorization
  • When the work is finished
  • The artist and the institution
  • Boundary issues : reconsidering the artist's sanction
  • Taking pictures : appropriation art, copyright, and intentionalism
  • Conclusion.
Art and Authority explores the sources, nature, and limits of artistic freedom. K. E. Gover draws upon real-world cases and controversies in contemporary visual art to offer a better understanding of artistic authorship and authority. Each chapter focuses on a case of dispute over the rights of an artist with respect to his or her artwork.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198768692 20180514
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Defining the terms
  • Iraq
  • Taking on Iran
  • On sanctions imposition and pain
  • Pressure begins on Iran
  • On target response and resolve
  • Intense pressure on Iran and a turn to real negotiations
  • On the search for inflection points
  • Looking ahead.
Economic sanctions are intended to be a nonmilitary means used by states to force their prerogatives on other states, entities, and individuals. Yet while sanctions have been increasingly used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework that focuses not just on the design of sanctions but, crucially, on how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness and how to improve them along the way. Nephew-a lead participant in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran-develops guidelines for interpreting targets' responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of the sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policy makers with practical guidance on how to calibrate pain and measure resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180269 20180129
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  • The ultimatum
  • Shifting paradigms
  • A parliament of fears
  • Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here?
  • Revolutions, real and imagined
  • The leap into the dark
  • The furniture of the world
  • Avatars of progress
  • The contest of interpretation.
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