If it is your desire to have a book grab your attention upfront and carry you on an epic journey of one incident building on another, this book will do it for you. Powerful and realistic story line packed with deceit, corruption, and betrayal. Even for those of you who thought you had seen or witnessed everything, this book will be a wakeup call that will show you just how far a person or organization is willing to push the lines of morality and justice to have their way.
This is a story of a young lady starting out life with a bright future that quickly turned to a nightmare that she could not escape. She learned the hard way that justice can be purchased by the very people who were trying to inflict harm and destruction on her way of life. In reading my book, I hope you will agree with me that this act of judicial corruption and failure to enforce laws truly needed an avenue to be expressed and brought to the public’s attention.
Enjoy the read.
Jax A. Stone
In creating white-collar criminal law, the federal government has eviscerated the liberal safeguards of the traditional criminal law to permit conviction for merely negligent or innocent actions and to circumvent the presumption of innocence, the 5th Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and the attorney-client privilege. Thus, federal criminal law creates serious problems for businesses that wish to respect their employees. According to Hasnas: "It gives corporations strong incentives to invade employees' privacy, deny them the presumption of innocence, and breach promises of confidentiality." Hasnas concludes that the solution to the problem of white collar crime does not rest with more vigorous federal enforcement efforts: "With regard to the offenses that can adequately be handled by civil liability, the proper solution may be abstaining from any efforts at criminal enforcement at all."
This anthology brings together leading scholars and activists doing innovative work in Jewish law, Muslim law, Christian law, and African customary law. Using examples drawn from a variety of nations and religions, they interrogate the utility of recent theoretical models for engaging with gender and multicultural conflicts, explore contextual differences, and analyze and celebrate stories of successful initiatives that have transformed legal and cultural norms to improve women's lives.
This book offers a comprehensive study of the prerequisites, effectiveness, and enforcement of exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements in international dispute resolution. It examines whether jurisdiction and arbitration clauses have identical effects in private international law and whether they have been or should be given the same treatment by most countries in the world. By comparing the treatment of these clauses in the US, China, UK and EU, Zheng Sophia Tang demonstrates how, in practice, exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements are enforced. The book considers whether the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements could be treated as a litigating counterpart to the New York Convention, and whether it could work successfully to facilitate judicial cooperation and party autonomy in international commerce.
This book breaks new ground in combining updated materials in EU, US and UK law with unique resources on Chinese law and practice. It will be valuable for academics and practitioners working in the field of private international law and international arbitration.
Harding provides students with a clear understanding using pedagogic methods such as;
Key Issueschecklists at the start of every chapter to help track important points for further study
Figuresare used to aid understanding through visual learning
Further Readingis included at the end of every chapter to enourage and support additional study
Further developments addressed in the fifth edition include:
• The use of common law doctrines in EU cases such as West Tankers.
• The EU imperative for family relationships to be recognized across the EU in the context of citizen’s rights.
• Civil Partnerships and recognition of same sex partnership.
• Rome III, Rome IV and the distinction between maintenance and matrimonial property.
• Adoption, Parental Responsibility and International Child Abduction
• Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction
Conflict of Lawsis an ideal choice for undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to private international law.
From the beginning of international efforts to rewrite the laws of armed conflict in the 1970s, the legal rules to govern irregular conflicts of the “state-on-nonstate” variety have been contested terrain. Particularly in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, policymakers, lawyers, and scholars have debated the merits, relevance, and applicability of what are said to be competing “war” and “law enforcement” paradigms of legal constraint—and even the degree to which international law can be said to apply to counter-terrorist conflicts at all. Ford & Cohen’s volume puts such debates in historical and analytical context, and offers readers an insight into where the law has been headed in the fraught years since September 2001. The contributors provide the reader with differing perspectives upon these questions, but together their analyses make clear that law-governed restraint remains a cardinal value in counter-terrorist war, even as the law stands revealed as being much more contested and indeterminate than many accounts would have it. Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism provides an important conceptual framework through which to view the development of the law as the policy and legal communities move into the second decade of the “global war on terrorism.”