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  • The 'Why' of Minority Protection

    By Ivan Skorvanek

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789462401037
    • Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers
    • Published: March 2014
    With the emergence of nation states in Europe over the centuries, a parallel Europe of national minorities arose. In the 20th century, these minorities were thrown into the fire of several violent conflicts and became victims of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. The international community, while generally recognizing the need to protect national minorities from such atrocities, has approached this issue in various ways over the century which, unfortunately, failed to prevent new escalation of ethnic tensions. It was the war in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s that triggered a new wave of interest in the rights of national minorities. Three distinct, albeit related, systems of protecting rights of national minorities were developed: the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe system. This book contains a collection of crucial legal and political documents related to rights of national minorities that are forming the three systems of contemporary minority protection. The outbreak of new minority protection was motivated, not only by humanitarian concerns for the rights of minorities, but also by various policy considerations. Many of the documents scrutinized in the book appear to be justified in terms of their contribution to stability, peace, and democracy in Europe, as well as in terms of the contributions that minorities can make to the enrichment of societies. The material in this book is presented for further discussion about the future of national minority protection. In the present day, many European countries exclude numerous 'new minorities' formed by immigrant populations from their definitions of national minorities. It might be worthwhile to consider the motivations that led to the emergence of minority protection and whether the same motivation is not relevant in the case of these 'new minorities.'
  • The African Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol

    By Gerhard Werle

    Our Price: $159.00
    • ISBN-13: 9789462651494
    • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, and the Coming Apocalypse

    By Paul Williams

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781591023494
    • Publisher: PROMETHEUS BOOKS
    • Published: September 2005
    In this sequel to the acclaimed 'Osama's Revenge,' terrorism expert Paul L. Williams reveals persuasive evidence that al Qaeda has now established connections with organized crimefamilies, and using money made through drug sales to fund terrorist activities. Williams demonstrates that by means of this network Osama bin Laden is now in a position to execute his dream of an American Hiroshima, an apocalyptic act of mass murder within the borders of the United States. Will al Qaeda's next attack on the United States by financed by the Albanian and Sicilian Mafias, this book will reveal the truth.
  • Angola Oil and Gas Exploration Laws and Regulation Handbook

    By USA International Business Publications

    Our Price: $149.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781433078521
    • Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
    • Published: March 2008
  • Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination

    By Hurst Hannum

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812215724
    • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
    • Published: March 1996
  • Beyond the Law of the Sea: New Directions for U.S. Oceans Policy

    By George V. Galdorisi

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780275957544
    • Publisher: Praeger
    • Published: November 1997
    A study of maritime law.
  • Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland

    By William Ian Miller

    Our Price: $11.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226526805
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: February 1997
  • Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies

    By John Paul Lederach

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781878379733
    • Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press
    • Published: February 1998
    Building Peace is John Paul Lederach's definitive statement on peacebuilding. Lederach explains why we need to move beyond "traditional" diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and short-term objectives, toward a holistic approach that stresses the multiplicity of peacemakers, long-term perspectives, and the need to create an infrastructure that empowers resources within a society and maximizes contributions from outside.
  • Business Law in Africa: OHADA and the Harmonization Process (Second Edition)

    By Boris Martor

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781846730726
    • Publisher: GMB Publishing Ltd.
    • Published: September 2007
    Martor, Pilkington, Sellers, and Thouvenot are with the Paris office of Eversheds, an international law firm with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Their text makes available to English speakers the new system of law now being developed and promoted by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), an organization created in 1993 and currently comprised of 16 African states. It provides investors, legal practitioners, and students with an overview of the aims and achievements of the OHADA system, as well as in-depth discussion of the legislation issued to date. The material has been updated throughout to reflect developments and changes since publication of the first edition in 2002. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Calling Power Into Account: Law, Reparations, and the Chinese Canadian Head Tax

    By David Dyzenhaus

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802038081
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS
    • Published: October 2005
  • The Cambridge Companion to International Law

    By James Crawford

    Our Price: $51.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521143080
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 2012
    A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.
  • Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor

    By Jerome A. Cohen

    Our Price: $12.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781614729341
    • Publisher: US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law / Berkshire Publishing
    • Published: September 2013
  • Chinese Contemporary Perspectives on International Law

    By Xue Hanqin

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789004236134
    • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
    • Published: July 2012
  • The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America (Third Edition)

    By John Henry Merryman

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804755696
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: May 2007
    Law scholars Merryman (emeritus Stanford U.) and Pérez-Perdomo (U. Metropolilitana, Caracas) explain to general readers the features that bind together the legal systems of continental Western European and Latin America and distinguish them from the legal systems of the Anglo-American world. Earlier editions, by Merryman alone, appeared in 1969 and 1984; the third accounts for changes in civil law over the past 20 years. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Commentaries on the Laws of England: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769: Volume I, Of the Rights of Persons

    By William Blackstone

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226055381
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: November 1979
    Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece.Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar.In his introduction to this first volume, Of the Rights of Persons, Stanley N. Katz presents a brief history of Blackstone's academic and legal career and his purposes in writing the Commentaries. Katz discusses Blackstone's treatment of the structure of the English legal system, his attempts to justify it as the best form of government, and some of the problems he encountered in doing so.

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