The volume contains the contributions to the INTERGU Conference 2006. The speakers - academics and practitioners in European law and copyright law in Germany and Austria - examine the fundamental principles of European copyright law - primary law and international copyright law - and the Community's harmonization concept.
Der Staatsrechtler und ehemalige Verfassungsrichter Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde ist nicht zuletzt durch das sogenannte Böckenförde-Diktum, daß der freiheitliche, säkularisierte Staat von Voraussetzungen lebt, die er selbst nicht garantieren kann, zu einem der einflußreichsten Juristen der Bundesrepublik geworden. Der Band verbindet Aufsätze Böckenfördes zur Verfassungslage, zum Verfassungsrecht und zur Ordnung Europas mit einem großen biographischen Interview, in dem er über seinen Werdegang, seine intellektuelle Prägung und wissenschaftliche Forschung, seinen Katholizismus, seine Mitgliedschaft in der SPD und seine Zeit als Verfassungsrichter spricht. Ein substantieller Beitrag zur Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte der Bundesrepublik.
The focus of this classic collection of articles from The Health Care Supervisor is legislation and other legal matters as they may affect t he working health care supervisor. The book covers issues of liability, legal responsibilities of supervisors, laws that govern some aspects of supervisory conduct, laws regulating employment, and other legal m atters from individual privacy to labor unions.
What happens to democracy and free speech if people use the Internet to listen and speak only to the like-minded? What is the benefit of the Internet's unlimited choices if citizens narrowly filter the information they receive? Cass Sunstein first asked these questions in 2001's Republic.com. Now, in Republic.com 2.0, Sunstein thoroughly rethinks the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet in a world where partisan Weblogs have emerged as a significant political force. Republic.com 2.0 highlights new research on how people are using the Internet, especially the blogosphere. Sunstein warns against "information cocoons" and "echo chambers," wherein people avoid the news and opinions that they don't want to hear. He also demonstrates the need to regulate the innumerable choices made possible by technology. His proposed remedies and reforms emphasize what consumers and producers can do to help avoid the perils, and realize the promise, of the Internet.
The present volume inaugurates a new series, The Judges , which collects & synthesizes the opinions of leading international judges of the contemporary era who have contributed significantly to the progressive development of international law. The series is launched with the Judicial Opinions of Shigeru Oda, currently Vice President of the International Court of Justice. The collection of Opinions covers the period from Judge Oda's first election to the International Court in the Autumn of 1975, on to the year 1992. All of the individual Opinions filed by Judge Oda in this period Separate Opinions, Declarations & Dissenting Opinions are included, & they are published in full, without editori...
This volume is designed to put detailed and precise research tools at the disposal of the users of the "Collected Courses," It is not intended to replace the general indexes, but is an attempt to fill the gaps inherent in the publication dates of the former. This volume covers ten volumes of the "Collected Courses" (published between 1998 and 1999) - more than 4,000 printed pages: it is the Academy's intention to produce similar index volumes on a regular basis. Also included is a complete list of all the courses which have appeared in the "Collected Courses" to date, as well as an alphabetical list of authors, and a detailed list of the Academy's other publications.
Publisher's description: In a trial in California, Navajo defendants argue that using the hallucinogen peyote to achieve spiritual exaltation is protected by the Constitution's free exercise of religion clause, trumping the states' right to regulate them. An Ibo man from Nigeria sues Pan American World Airways for transporting his mother's corpse in a cloth sack. Her arrival for the funeral face down in a burlap bag signifies death by suicide according to the customs of her Ibo kin, and brings great shame to the son. In Los Angeles, two Cambodian men are prosecuted for attempting to eat a four month-old puppy. The immigrants' lawyers argue that the men were following their own "national cust...
Co-published by Oxford University Press and the International Law Institute, and prepared by the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, the Digest of United States Practice in International Law presents an annual compilation of documents and commentary highlighting significant developments in public and private international law, and is an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field. Each edition compiles excerpts from documents such as treaties, diplomatic notes and correspondence, legal opinion letters, judicial decisions, Senate committee reports and press releases. Each document is selected by members of the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. Department of State, based on their judgments about the significance of the issues, their potential relevance to future situations, and their likely interest to scholars and practitioners. The Cumulative Index volume for 1989 through 2008 contains a complete table of cases and index covering all volumes of the Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law published to date since the Office of the Legal Adviser renewed publication in 2000.
The Academy is a prestigious international institution for the study and teaching of Public and Private International Law and related subjects. The work of the Hague Academy receives the support and recognition of the UN. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the "Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law .
Reparation, or making amends, is an ancient theme in criminal justice. It was revived in both Europe and North America in the 1980s as a practical alternative both to retributivism, and to the various utilitarian projects traditionally associated with retributive justice.Making Amends examines the practice of these schemes in the UK, USA, and Germany, and shows how criminal justice institutions were unresponsive to these attempts to cast justice in a new form. Yet the experiments reflected an abiding dissatisfaction with criminal courts and with the manner in which justice is conceived and expressed within the criminal framework. The authors' conclusions therefore have implications for the workings of the criminal justice system as a whole.