Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2014.
Book — 41 pages ; 30 cm.
"Following up the Court's performance audit reports is a necessary element in the cycle of accountability and helps encourage the effective implementation of report recommendations by the Commission. The current report presents the results of the Court's second review of the Commission's follow-up of a sample of 62 recommendations from 10 Special Reports from the period 2006-10.On the basis of its review the Court concludes that the Commission adequately follows up the Court's recommendations. The review of the sample showed that the Commission has implemented 83% of the Court's recommendations, either fully or in most respects, which has contributed towards improving the financial management in a number of areas of the EU budget."--Page 4 of cover.
Second edition. - Geneva, Switzerland United Nations, 2014.
Book — 278 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
The Aarhus Convention, which is open for global accession, offers powerful twin protections for the environment and human rights. It provides an effective model for ensuring public input in defining and implementing green economy programmes, in choosing the most appropriate road maps to sustainability and for increasing transparency and Government accountability, thereby putting Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development into practice and paving the way for its universal application. The Aarhus Convention Implementation Guide is therefore intended as a convenient non-legally binding and user-friendly reference tool to assist policymakers, legislators and public authorities in their daily work of implementing the Convention and of realising the provisions of Principle 10 in practice. It is also hoped that it will assist members of the public and environmental non-governmental organizations to exercise their rights under the Convention. The Implementation Guide provides both a general overview of the principles behind the Convention and a detailed article-by-article analysis of its provisions. In its analysis, the Guide draws on other international law instruments in the area of the environment and human rights, decisions adopted by the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, findings of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, academic writings and examples from national legislation and practice. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, 
Book — xxii, 394 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Growing up absurd
Should we? or shouldn't we?
The first blast of the trumpet
The battle of New Orleans, part I: opening salvos: Louisiana and Mississippi
The battle of New Orleans, part II: Texas engages
Crossing the threshold
Justice that arrives like a thunderbolt
Backlash in Texas
Married at last, deep in the heart of Texas.
In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state's 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD.Two years later-after tense battles in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges-they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the "personhood, " the essential humanity of gays and lesbians.Author David Collins tells Mark and Vic's story in the context of legal and social history and explains the complex legal issues and developments surrounding same-sex marriage in layman's terms. (source: Nielsen Book Data)