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209 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • The opinion
  • The opinion giver's duty of care
  • The preparation and delivery of an opinion
  • The form of an opinion
  • The heart of an opinion
  • Capacity opinions
  • Enforceability opinions : agreements
  • Enforceability opinions : security rights
  • Enforceability opinions : shares
  • Enforceability opinions : choice of forum and choice for arbitration
  • Diligence opinions
  • Tax opinions.
Entering into a transaction inevitably involves risks, including legal risks. If there is a Dutch connection, there may well be Dutch legal risks. The purpose of a Dutch law opinion is to analyse those risks. The opinion giver, an appropriately qualified legal expert (a lawyer (advocaat), civil-law notary (notaris) or sometimes an in-house lawyer), confirms in the opinion that certain risks do not exist and highlights risks that do. This gives the opinion recipient a basis for determining whether, after weighing up the pros and cons, it is responsible from a Dutch law perspective to enter into the particular transaction.The expert giving an opinion must provide the care required by Dutch law. Since failure in his duty of care may render him liable for damage sustained by the opinion recipient, an opinion giver must know what level of care is required of him. Equally, an opinion recipient must know what level of care it can expect. As luck would have it, legal opinions have largely become standardised and this in turn has had the effect of standardising the opinion giver's duty of care.That duty of care is the subject of this book, which is intended as a practical guide to Dutch law opinions and the various elements that comprise them. Based on practice and with its focus on practice, the guide describes/ analyses which risks will typically be indicated in an opinion and whichrisks will not, clarifying the level of care an opinion giver must provide and an opinion recipient may expect.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462367005 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Global overview : international trends in victimization and recorded crime / Jan van Dijk and Andromachi Tseloni
  • Crime trends in Western Europe according to official statistics from 1990 to 2007 / Marcelo F. Aebi and Antonia Linde
  • The case of Australia and New Zealand / Pat Mayhew
  • Trends in violence against women : some good news and some bad news / Kristiina Kangaspunta and Ineke Haen Marshall
  • The crime drop in 'non-western' countries : a review of homicide data / Anna Alvazzi
  • Underlying patterns within the England and Wales crime drop / Andrew Britton, Chris Kershaw, Sarah Osborne and Kevin Smith
  • Crime, inequality, and change in England and Wales / Louise Grove, Andromachi Tseloni, and Nick Tilley
  • The crime drop in comparative perspective : the impact of the economy and imprisonment on American and European burglary rates / Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner
  • Security and the drop in car theft in the United States / Shuryo Fujita and Michael Maxfield
  • Self-limiting crime waves / Jan van Dijk and Ben Vollaard
  • The crime drop discourse, or the illusion of uniform continental trends : Switzerland as a contrasting case / Martin Killias and Bruno Lanfranconi
  • Crime in the broad sweep of history / Marcus Felson
  • Towards a comprehensive research plan on opportunity theory and the crime falls / Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell, Nick Tilley, Louise Grove, Rebecca Thompson, and Laura Garius
  • Conclusions: Understanding international crime trends : a summing up / Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, and Graham Farrell.
Drawing on studies from major European countries and Australia, this exciting new collection from a group of internationally-renowned scholars extends the ongoing debate on falling crime rates from the perspective of criminal opportunity or routine activity theory. Considering the trends and discourse of the international crime fall, this book analyses the effect of Post World War II crime booms which triggered a universal improvement in security across the Western world, such as the introduction of mandatory security in motor vehicles in Europe and the US. Preliminary evidence is also presented on the impact of collective improvements in home security, analyzing levels of household burglaries and their distribution amongst the population in The Netherlands, England and Wales. The International Crime Drop discusses how improved security against volume crime has initiated a prolonged recession on criminal markets in the West, a downturn that appears largely independent from criminal policies of individual governments. With fresh evidence for the causes of international falls in crime, this book signals a new direction in epidemiological studies of crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230302655 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (xiv, 343 p.)
  • Preface.- Information on the Authors.- Part I Introductions and Overviews.- Chapter 1 New Faces of Victimhood-- Reflections on the Unjust sides of Globalization-- Rianne Letschert and Jan Van Dijk.- Chapter 2 Global Governance and Global Crime - Do Victims Fall in Between?-- Rianne Letschert and Marc Groenhuijsen.- Chapter 3 Human Security and the Emergence of a Global Conscience-- Ralf Bodelier.- Part II Victims of Transnational Crimes.- Chapter 4 Trafficking for Sexual Purposes as a Globalized Shadow Economy--Human Security as the Tool to Facilitate a Human Rights Based Approach-- Conny Rijken and Renee Romkens.- Chapter 5 Transnational Organized Crime, Civil Society and Victim Empowerment-- Jan Van Dijk.- Chapter 6 Victims of Environmental Pollution in the Slipstream of Globalization-- Jonathan Verschuuren and Steve Kuchta.- Part III Victim Protection in Cyberspace.- Chapter 7 The Challenge of Identity Theft in Multi-level Governance-- Towards a Coordinated Action Plan for Protecting and Empowering Victims-- Nicole van der Meulen and Bert-Jaap Koops.- Chapter 8 International (Cyber)Stalking-- Impediments to Investigation and Prosecution-- Suzan van der Aa.- Chapter 9 Digital Tools: Risks and Opportunities for Victims-- Explorations in E-victimology-- Corien Prins.- Part IV Victims of Conflicts and Wars.- Chapter 10 Al Qaeda and Vicarious Victims-- Some Victimological Insights into Globalized Terrorism-- Antony Pemberton.- Chapter 11 Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War-- Willem Van Genugten, Marie-Jose Van der Heijden and Nicola Jagers.- Chapter 12 Globalization and Victims' Rights at the International Criminal Court-- Jo-Anne Wemmers and Anne-Marie de Brouwer.- Part V Conclusion.- Chapter 13 Reconstructing Victim-centered Justice on a Global Scale-- Jan van Dijk and Rianne Letschert.- Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048190195 20160602
Besides generating wealth, globalization makes victims, including victims of new forms of crime. In this edited book of scholarly essays, international lawyers and criminologists reflect on the legal challenges posed by these dark sides of globalization. Examples include transnational organised crime, human trafficking and corruption, cyber crimes, international terrorism, global corporate crime and cross-border environmental crimes. The authors reflect on the limits of domestic systems of justice in providing protection, empowerment and redress to the victims of these emerging forms of global insecurity. They argue for the need of better international or supra-national institutional arrangements such as legal instruments and actions of the United Nations or regional organizations such as the European Union. In part I Jan Van Dijk and Rianne Letschert present an overview of trends in criminal victimization against the backdrop of globalization using a unique set of statistical indicators. By placing this issue in the framework of the human security concept, the authors draw out its broader political and normative implications. Theologist Ralf Bodelier explains how modern communication technologies have heightened sensitivities among the general public for human insecurities anywhere in the world. In his view, a new global conscience is in the making that may become the cornerstone of international solidarity and action. Marc Groenhuijsen and Rianne Letschert describe the emergence of national and international legal and institutional arrangements to offer remedies to victims of crime in an era of globalization. In part II a selection of experts analyse the specific issues surrounding the protection and empowerment of victims of different types of international crimes such as human trafficking, organised crime/corruption, terrorism, global corporate crime and cross border environmental crimes. In part III focused attention is given to the special challenges and opportunities of protecting and assisting crime victims in cyberspace. Part IV deals with emerging victim issues in humanitarian law such as the accountability of private military companies and the implementation of the ambitious victim provisions in the statute of the International Criminal Court including the establishment of a global fund for reparations. In the final part of the book some of its core authors formulate their ideas about the international institutional arrangements that should be put in place to offer justice to the victims of globalization. A concrete proposal is made for the transformation of the United Nations 1985 Declaration on the Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power into a full-fledged UN convention. In the final chapter further proposals are made for the increased involvement of regional organisations such as the European Union in the protection of victims of global crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048190195 20160602
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xi, 718 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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