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1. Hallim pŏphak = Forum [ - 2019]

v. ; 25 cm
viii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • In defense of abortion rights / Kate Greasley
  • Abortion as human rights violation / Christopher Kaczor
  • A reply to Kaczor / Kate Greasley
  • A reply to "In defense of abortion rights" / Christopher Kaczor
  • A short reply to the reply / Kate Greasley
  • A short reply to Greasley / Christopher Kaczor.
This book features opening arguments followed by two rounds of reply between two moral philosophers on opposing sides of the abortion debate. In the opening essays, Kate Greasley and Christopher Kaczor lay out what they take to be the best case for and against abortion rights. In the ensuing dialogue, they engage with each other's arguments and each responds to criticisms fielded by the other. Their conversational argument explores such fundamental questions as: what gives a person the right to life? Is abortion bad for women? What is the difference between abortion and infanticide? Underpinned by philosophical reasoning and methodology, this book provides opposing and clearly structured perspectives on a highly emotive and controversial issue. The result gives readers a window into how moral philosophers argue about the contentious issue of abortion rights, and an in-depth analysis of the compelling arguments on both sides.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107170933 20180319
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 180 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 198 pages ; 24 cm
  • The legal landscape
  • The four models
  • Jurisdiction ratione personae : the foreign investor
  • Mass proceedings and settlement agreements
  • Jurisdiction ratione materiae : the substantive rights
  • Enforcement.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"Private monies for centuries have been invested abroad. Over those centuries there have been numerous claims by the foreign investors that they were wrongfully treated by the host state, and there have been a correspondingly significant number of claims by host states alleging wrongful acts by the investors. In the last half of the twentieth century, a system was developed for the protection of foreign investment, known as investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS"). But even as ISDS became increasingly relied upon, fundamental critiques of ISDS have gained momentum since approximately 1990. Even though ISDS continues to be employed somewhat more each year, it is clear that there is a substantial loss of confidence in ISDS by host states, investors and communities"-- Provided by publisher.
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)
x, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Connected origins : locating relationality in copyright history
  • From the piratical to the creative user
  • Creative practice and relational authorship
  • Locating the user and reforming the law
  • Reimagining the pirate: approaching infringement relationally
  • Producing the pirate : the courtroom and cultural power.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 229 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Katja Franko
  • Big data : what is it and why does it matter for crime and social control? / Aleš Završnik
  • Paradoxes of privacy in an era of asymmetrical social control / Frank Pasquale
  • Big data : big ignorance / Renata Salecl
  • Machines, humans and the question of control / Zoran Kanduč
  • Data collection without limits : automated pricing and the politics of framelesness / Mark Andrejevic
  • Algorithmic patrol : the futures of predictive policing / Dean Wilson
  • Algorithmic crime control / Aleš Završnik
  • Subjectivity, algorithims and the courtroom / Mojca M. Plesničar and Katja Šugman Stubbs
  • Judicial oversight of the (mass) collection and processing of personal data / Primož Gorkič
  • Big data and economic cyber espionage : an international law perspective / Maruša T. Veber and Maša Kovič Dine.
From predictive policing to self-surveillance to private security, the potential uses to of big data in crime control pose serious legal and ethical challenges relating to privacy, discrimination, and the presumption of innocence. The book is about the impacts of the use of big data analytics on social and crime control and on fundamental liberties. Drawing on research from Europe and the US, this book identifies the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with the application of big data in social and crime control, considers potential challenges to human rights and democracy and recommends regulatory solutions and best practice. This book focuses on changes in knowledge production and the manifold sites of contemporary surveillance, ranging from self-surveillance to corporate and state surveillance. It tackles the implications of big data and predictive algorithmic analytics for social justice, social equality, and social power: concepts at the very core of crime and social control. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of criminology, sociology, politics and socio-legal studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138227453 20180129
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: 'A manufacturer making the tools he was to work with'
  • 'Orders indispensably necessary'
  • 'This John Milton deserves hanging'
  • 'The eternal rules of justice and reason ought to be a law'
  • 'I have begun a sketch'
  • 'The average price of peace and war'
  • 'The tactics of political assemblies form the science'
  • 'This beautiful political order.'
Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British Crown. In large measure this legitimacy rested upon setting in place the procedural and legal structures upon which all claims of governmental authority rest. In this book, Aschenbrenner explores the ways in which the nascent United States rapidly built up a system of parliamentary procedure that borrowed heavily from the British government it sought to replace. In particular, he looks at how, over the course of twenty-five years, Thomas Jefferson drew upon the writings of the Chief Clerk of the British Parliament, John Hatsell, to frame and codify American parliamentary procedures. Published in 1801, Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States presents rules, instances, citations and commentary as modern readers would expect them to appear, quoting Hatsell and other British authorities numerous times. If the two nations suffered any unpleasant relations in the First War for American Independence - Aschenbrenner concludes - one would be hard pressed to detect it from Jefferson's Manual. Indeed, direct comparison of the House of Commons and the Continental Congress shows remarkable similarities between the ambitions of the two institutions as they both struggled to adapt their political processes to meet the changing national and international circumstances of the late-eighteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472472656 20171218
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Building Regulations and Urban Form: An Introduction [Terry R. Slater and Sandra M.G. Pinto] 2. Islamic Building Regulations: The Fourteenth-Century Tunis Book and its Counterparts [Mohd Dani Muhamad ] 3. Regulation of Private Building Activity in Medieval Lisbon [Sandra M.G. Pinto] 4. Policies and Regulations in the Forming of Late-Medieval Trogir (Croatia) [Ana Plosnic Skaric] 5. Streets and the Commune: Italy in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance [David Friedman] 6. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Antwerp and Bruges, 1200-1700 [Heidi Deneweth] 7. Building Regulations and Urban Development in Late Medieval Elburg and Early Modern Amsterdam [Jaap Evert Abrahamse and Reinout Rutte] 8. Early Modern Building Regulation in England: Midland Towns, 1400-1800 [Terry R. Slater] 9. Beautifying the City and Improving the Streets with Building Permits: Lyons, 1580-1770 [Bernard Gauthiez and Olivier Zeller] 10. Risk, (In)Security, Regulation and Architecture in Nouvelle France [Andre Belanger and Anne Bordeleau] 11. The Politics of Health: Urban Regulation and Planning in the Spanish Colonies During the Eighteenth Century [Claudia Murray] 12. Regulating the Growth of Dublin, 1750-1850 [Rob Goodbody] 13. The Development of Ottoman Urban Regulations: Istanbul, 1700-1900 [Isil Cokugras and C. Irem Gencer] 14. Construction Regulations in Athens, 1833-1864: Creating a Metropolis [Dora Monioudi-Gavala] 15. Building Regulations in Livonian Towns and Their Impact on Local Urban Space 1697-1904 [Mart Siilivask].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485373 20171127
Towns are complicated places. It is therefore not surprising that from the beginnings of urban development, towns and town life have been regulated. Whether the basis of regulation was imposed or agreed, ultimately it was necessary to have a law-based system to ensure that disagreements could be arbitrated upon and rules obeyed. The literature on urban regulation is dispersed about a large number of academic specialisms. However, for the most part, the interest in urban regulation is peripheral to some other core study and, consequently, there are few texts which bring these detailed studies together. This book provides perspectives across the period between the high medieval and the end of the nineteenth century, and across a geographical breadth of European countries from Scandinavia to the southern fringes of the Mediterranean and from Turkey to Portugal. It also looks at the way in which urban regulation was transferred and adapted to the colonial empires of two of those nations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485373 20171127
Green Library
xxvii, 502 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface / Herbert Hovenkamp
  • Introduction / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Standards and the global economy / Knut Blind and Brian Kahin
  • No standards for standards : understanding the ICT standards-development ecosystem / C. Bradford Biddle
  • How SSOs work : unpacking the mobile industry's 3GPP standards / Kirti Gupta
  • Unilateral conduct and standards / Daryl Lim
  • Concerted action in standard-settling / George S. Cary and Daniel P. Culley
  • European Union competition law, intellectual property law and standardization / Damien Geradin
  • Economics of patents and standardization : network effects, hold-up, hold-out, stacking / Timothy S. Simcoe and Allan L. Shampine
  • Collective rights organizations : a guide to benefits, costs and antitrust safeguards / Richard J. Gilbert
  • Origins of FRAND licensing commitments in the United States and Europe / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Form and variation in FRAND and other standards licensing commitments / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Enforcing FRAND and other SDO licensing commitments / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Non-discrimination and FRAND commitments / Jorge L. Contreras and Anne Layne-Farrar
  • Essentiality and standards-essential patents / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Transfers of standards essential patents / Marc "Sandy" Block
  • The disclosure of patents and licensing terms in standards development / Gil Ohana and C. Bradford Biddle
  • U.S. antitrust aspects of FRAUD disputes / Renata B. Hesse and Frances Marshall
  • EU competition law analysis of FRAND disputes / Nicolas Petit
  • FRAND (and industrial policy) in China / D. Daniel Sokol and Wentong Zheng
  • FRAND in Korea / Sang-Seung Yi and Yoonhee Kim
  • Standard essential patents in Japan / Yuko Kimijima
  • FRAND in India / J. Gregory Sidak
  • Alternative dispute resolution and FRAND disputes / Jorge L. Contreras and David L. Newman
  • Judicially determined FRAND royalties / Norman V. Siebrasse and Thomas F. Cotter
  • Injunctive relief and the FRAND commitment in the United States / J. Gregory Sidak
  • Injunctive relief in the EU : intellectual property and competition law at the remedies stage / Pierre Larouche and Nicolo Zingales
  • Standard essential patents at the United States International Trade Commisson / Elizabeth I. Winston
  • The anti-suit injunction : a transnational remedy for multi-jurisdictional SEP litigation / Jorge L. Contreras and Michael A. Eixenberger.
Technical standards are ubiquitous in the modern networked economy. They allow products made and sold by different vendors to interoperate with little to no consumer effort and enable new market entrants to innovate on top of established technology platforms. This groundbreaking volume, edited by Jorge L. Contreras, assesses and analyzes the legal aspects of technical standards and standardization. Bringing together more than thirty leading international scholars, advocates, and policymakers, it focuses on two of the most contentious and critical areas pertaining to standards today in key jurisdictions around the world: antitrust/competition law and patent law. (A subsequent volume will focus on international trade, copyright, and administrative law.) This comprehensive, detailed examination sheds new light on the standards that shape the global technology marketplace and will serve as an indispensable tool for scholars, practitioners, judges, and policymakers everywhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107129665 20180205
Law Library (Crown)
xxviii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / Ian Havercroft, Richard Macrory, and Richard Stewart
  • Geological factors for legislation to enable and regulate storage of carbon dioxide in the deep subsurface / Stuart Haszeldine and Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
  • Implementation of the directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide / Maria Velcova
  • The CCS directive : did it stifle the technology in Europe? / Leonie Reins
  • Germany : a country without CCS / Ludwig Kramer
  • Public participation in UK CCS planning and consent procedures / Meyric Lewis and Ned Westaway
  • CCS in the US climate change policy context / Michael B Gerrard and Justin Gundlach
  • Confronting the bleak economics of CCS in the United States / David E Adelman
  • Gaining economic credit for CCS in the United States / Robert F Van Voorhees
  • The legal framework for carbon capture and storage in Canada / Henry J Krupa
  • Pore space ownership in Western Canada / Nigel Bankes
  • The regulation of underground storage of greenhouse gases in Australia / Meredith Gibbs
  • Tenure, title and property in geological storage of greenhouse gas in Australia / Michael Crommelin
  • Transportation of carbon dioxide in the European Union : some legal issues / Martha M Roggenkamp
  • Regulation of carbon dioxide pipelines : the US experience and a view to the future / Philip M Marston
  • Long-term liability and CCS / Ian Havercroft
  • Carbon capture and storage : commercial arrangements for managing liability risks / Daniel Lawrence
  • No visible means of legal support : China's CCS regime / Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
  • Pulling the threads together / Ian Havercroft and Richard Macrory.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is increasingly viewed as one of the most significant ways of dealing with green house gas emissions. Critical to realising its potential will be the design of effective legal regimes at national and international level that can handle effectively the challenges raised but without stifling a new technology of potential great public benefit. These include long-term liability for storage, regulation of transport, the treatment of stored carbon under emissions trading regimes, issues of property ownership, and increasingly the sensitivities of handling the public engagement and perception. Since its publication in 2011, Carbon Capture and Storage quickly became required reading for all those interested in or engaged by the need to implement regulatory approaches to CCS. The intervening years have seen significant developments globally. Earlier legislative models are now in force, providing important lessons for future legal design. Despite these developments, the growth of the technology has been slower in some jurisdictions than others. This timely new edition will update and critically assess these updates as well as providing context for the development of CCS in 2018 and beyond.
Law Library (Crown)
255 pages ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to charity law
  • The nature of charities, charitable entities, and not-for-profit organisations, and charitable institutions, and governance
  • Charitable purpose
  • Public benefit
  • England and Wales
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Political purposes.
This work provides an analytical and comparative analysis of the development of charity law, as well as providing a critical commentary on a number of contemporary changes within the charity law field across a range of common law jurisdictions. The book follows earlier studies which cover a similar, and traditional, jurisdictional spread, but which are now dated, and further considers in detail charity law issues within Hong Kong and Singapore, about which there has been, historically, more limited charity law discussions. The area is growing in terms of practical legal and academic interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656130 20171218
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • A child-friendly summary
  • Introduction: Children, autonomy and the courts : beyond the right to be heard
  • A proposal : replace the 'right to be heard' with a 'children's autonomy principle'
  • The children's autonomy principle and the best interest of the child
  • The 'liberal ideal' : autonomy, capacity and the adult/child divide
  • Ensuring good processes for children through respect for autonomy
  • 'Weighing' views : the right to be heard does not allow children to sufficiently influence outcomes
  • Putting the autonomy principle into practice : moving from a focus on 'competence' to one on significant harm
  • Autonomy support : embedding the children's autonomy principle in good systems
  • Conclusion.
In this book Aoife Daly argues that where courts decide children's best interests (for example about parental contact) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child's "right to be heard" is insufficient, and autonomy should instead be the focus. Global law and practice indicate that children are regularly denied due process rights in their own best interest proceedings and find their wishes easily overridden. It is argued that a children's autonomy principle, respecting children's wishes unless significant harm would likely result, would ensure greater support for children in proceedings, and greater obligations on adults to engage in transparent decision-making. This book is a call for a reconceptualisation of the status of children in a key area of children's rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355811 20180306
Law Library (Crown)
xxx, 225 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • China's special political regime and current regional cross-border legal cooperation
  • Diverse cross-border insolvency systems among the four regions
  • Regulation versus model law : a comparative review on key aspects
  • Solutions tailored to a Chinese context : a balanced way
  • Summary.
As a result of resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong and Macao as well as the uncertain relationship between the Mainland and Taiwan, China has become a country composed of peculiar political compounds, resulting in four independent jurisdictions. This makes inter-regional legal cooperation a complicated yet compelling topic. Divided into five parts, this book considers possible solutions to problems in China's inter-regional cross-border insolvency cooperation. These solutions are developed on the basis of two groups of comparative studies, including comparison among the cross-border insolvency systems of the four independent jurisdictions in China and comparison between EU Insolvency Regulation and the UNCITRAL Model Law. The author discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the two systems and presents original recommendations for the way forward. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and policy makers in insolvency law, Asian law and comparative law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138048584 20180205
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 335 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Identifying the 'public interest' in an investor-state arbitration context
  • Procedural rules governing civil society's participation as amicus curiae
  • From theory to practice : investor-state tribunals' decisions on amicus curiae participation
  • Civil society participation : where procedure intertwines with substance
  • An appraisal of civil society's amicus curiae role
  • Concluding remarks
  • Absent, but not entirely : indirect participation at the ICJ
  • Standing before international human rights jurisdictions
  • A 'friend of the court' outside the realm of investor-state arbitration
  • The peculiar case of third party intervention
  • Concluding remarks
  • Transcending amicus curiae submissions
  • Looking for a procedure to uphold third parties' direct interest in investor-state arbitration
  • The access to justice principle : the basis for civil society's third party intervention?
  • What conditions would govern civil society's third party intervention?
  • Conclusion.
"[This book] provides an overview of the evolution of civil society's participation as amicus curiae before ICSID tribunals and ad hoc tribunals applying the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. That evolution fits within a broader movement towards transparency in investment treaty arbitration. By looking at the procedural roles available to civil society before other jurisdictions, the book questions whether the amicus role could be expanded. [The author] ultimately shows how substance and procedure closely intertwine. The issue of civil society?s participation in investment treaty arbitration transcends the procedural realm. It is equally about arbitral tribunals' openness vis-à-vis public interest, environmental protection and human rights issues - a crucial consideration in ongoing debates over the legitimacy of investor-state arbitration."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)

16. Climate change law [2018]

ix, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Climate science and economics
  • The international climate change regime
  • Putting a price on carbon
  • Tools for reducing emissions : energy regulation
  • Federal climate regulation
  • Federalism and climate change
  • Climate impacts and adaptation
  • Geoengineering.
Over the past thirty years, a body of law dealing with the issue of climate change has taken form. This rapidly emerging body of law runs the gamut from state and local regulations to federal policies and international agreements and includes both public and private sector involvement.Climate Change Law is based on the view that this issue is just too important to leave to specialists alone. It is the first book to offer a concise, readable treatment of this entire body of law. The focus is on core concepts of climate change law, rather than all of the complex details. The book begins by discussing the scientific and policy issues that frame the legal scheme, including the state of climate science, the meaning of the social cost of carbon, and the variety of tools that are available to reduce carbon emissions. It then covers in turn the international, national, and state efforts in this sphere. Finally, the book turns to the challenge of adapting to climate change, before exploring the concept of geoengineering and the potential challenges associated with using geoengineering as a tool for addressing climate change. The book is designed to be accessible to a broad range of readers, not just those who have backgrounds in climate science, environmental economics, or law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634592949 20171106
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (165 p.) : ill.
"Should mediation be used in all family disputes? Is the time right for apology legislation in Singapore? What can mediators learn from improvisation theatre & neuro-linguistic programming? As the field of mediation continues to grow, so do the issues that face the modern mediator. Contemporary Issues in Mediation-Volume 2 provides a valuable launch-point for readers seeking answers to these questions, collecting the very best entries selected by leaders in the mediation and negotiation field — Prof. Joel Lee (National University of Singapore) and Marcus Lim (Singapore International Mediation Institute). This edition includes three essays on family mediation, and is an especially valuable addition to professionals working with family mediation."--Publisher's website.
ix, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The theory of exhaustion-- 2. The doctrine of exhaustion in the copyright law of the European Union-- 3. The first sale doctrine in the copyright law of the United States-- 4. Digital exhaustion in the European Union and the United States-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193680 20180226
In this timely book, copyright scholar Peter Mezei offers a comprehensive examination of copyright exhaustion, including its historical development, theoretical framework, practical application, and policy considerations. He compares the substantive norms and case law for the first-sale doctrine in the United States and in the European Union, covering both analogue and digital applications in detail, and in doing so questions the common rejection of exhaustion in the resale of digital subject matter such as computer programs, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and e-books. Instead, he proposes a digital first-sale doctrine that would offer legal consistency to copyright law and a technologically feasible framework for content producers and consumers. This book should be read by anyone interested in how copyright law continues to evolve in conjunction with the digital world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193680 20180226
Law Library (Crown)
x, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Challenging questions arise in the effort to adequately protect the cultural rights of individuals and communities worldwide, not the least of which are questions concerning the very understanding of ?culture?. In 'Cultural Rights in International Law and Discourse: Contemporary Challenges and Interdisciplinary Perspectives', Pok Yin S. Chow offers an account of the present-day challenges to the articulation and implementation of cultural rights in international law. Through examining how ?culture? is conceptualised in different stages of contemporary anthropology, the book explores how these understandings of ?culture? enable us to more accurately put issues of cultural rights into perspective. The book attempts to provide analytical exits to existing conundrums and dilemmas concerning the protections of culture, cultural heritage and cultural identity.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 332 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Diversity and the JAC's first ten years / Graham Gee and Erika Rackley
  • The JAC's first ten years / Christopher Stephens
  • Reflection / Thomas Legg
  • Power and judicial appointment : squaring the impossible circle / Alan Paterson
  • `Opening up' Commonwealth judicial appointments to diversity? : the growing role of commissions in judicial selection / Jan Van Zyl Smit
  • The Judicial Service Commission : lessons from South Africa / Cora Hoexter
  • Diversity without a judicial appointments commission : the Australian experience / Andrew Lynch
  • Diversity, transparency and inclusion in Canada's judiciary / Samreen Beg and Lorne Sossin
  • Reflection / Frances Kirkham
  • Reflection / Noel Lloyd
  • Judging the JAC : how much judicial influence over judicial appointments is too much? / Graham Gee
  • Judicial diversity and mandatory retirement : obstacle or route to diversity? / Alysia Blackham
  • Reflection / Karon Monaghan
  • Judicial diversity : complexity, continuity and change / Hilary Sommerlad
  • Beyond merit : the new challenge for judicial appointments / John Morison
  • Problems of scale in achieving judicial diversity / Rosemary Hunter
  • Reflection / Cordella Bart-Stewart
  • The disruptive potential of ceiling quotas in addressing over-representation in the judiciary / Kate Malleson
  • Three models of diversity / Erika Rackley and Charlie Webb
  • Reflection / Jenny Rowe
  • Appointments to the Supreme Court / Lady Hale.
What should be the primary goals of a judicial appointments system, and how much weight should be placed on diversity in particular? Why is achieving a diverse judiciary across the UK taking so long? Is it time for positive action? What role should the current judiciary play in the appointment of our future judges? There is broad agreement within the UK and other common law countries that diversity raises important questions for a legal system and its officials, but much less agreement about the full implications of recognising diversity as an important goal of the judicial appointments regime. Opinions differ, for example, on the methods, forms, timing and motivations for judicial diversity. To mark the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) in England and Wales, this collection includes contributions from current and retired judges, civil servants, practitioners, current and former commissioners on the JAC and leading academics from Australia, Canada, South Africa and across the UK. Together they provide timely and authoritative insights into past, current and future debates on the search for diversity in judicial appointments. Topics discussed include the role and responsibility of independent appointment bodies; assessments of the JAC's first ten years; appointments to the UK Supreme Court; the pace of change; definitions of `merit' and `diversity'; mandatory retirement ages; the use of ceiling quotas; and the appropriate role of judges and politicians in the appointments process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138225350 20180219
Law Library (Crown)