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The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War C...
by Lawrence Douglas

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<p><b>Now the subject of the Netflix documentary <i>The Devil Next Door</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The incredible story of the most convoluted legal odyssey involving Nazi war crimes</b></p><p>In 2009, <i>Harper's Magazine</i> sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk鈥檚 legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received evidence alleging that the Cleveland autoworker and naturalized US citizen had collaborated in Nazi genocide. In the years that followed, Demjanjuk was stripped of his American citizenship and sentenced to death by a Jerusalem court as "Ivan the Terrible" of Treblinka鈥攐nly to be cleared in one of the most notorious cases of mistaken identity in legal history. Finally, in 2011, after eighteen months of trial, a court in Munich convicted the native Ukrainian of assisting Hitler鈥檚 SS in the murder of 28,060 Jews at Sobibor, a death camp in eastern Poland.</p><p>An award-winning novelist as well as legal scholar, Douglas offers a compulsively readable history of Demjanjuk鈥檚 bizarre case. <i>The Right Wrong Man</i> is both a gripping eyewitness account of the last major Holocaust trial to galvanize world attention and a vital meditation on the law鈥檚 effort to bring legal closure to the most horrific chapter in modern history.</p>
The Role of the Public Bureaucracy in Policy Implementation in Fi...
by Jon S. T. Quah

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English

Pages

489

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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This pioneering book addresses an important gap in the literature by comparing the role of the public bureaucracies in policy implementation in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. It highlights the importance of the policy context, especially the commitment of the government in allocating the necessary resources and the support of the implementers, as well as the public bureaucracy's effectiveness, as the critical factors responsible for effective policy implementation. The comparative analysis shows that the public bureaucracies in Singapore and Malaysia are more effective in policy implementation than their counterparts in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam because of their favourable policy contexts and higher level of organizational effectiveness. The focus on policy context and the public bureaucracy's role in the policy-making process and its implementation of two ASEAN policies will be of interest to policymakers, civil servants, scholars and students concerned with enhancing policy implementation in the ASEAN countries.
Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Di...
by James Kraska

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

June 02, 2011

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<p>This volume provides a concise introduction to the issues and debates regarding modern piracy, including naval operations, law, and diplomacy, and focuses on the recent surge of attacks off the coasts of Africa and Asia.</p><p><br />鈥?Includes maps and relevant key documents</p><p>鈥?Provides a bibliography of sources of additional information regarding international piracy</p>
Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties
by Sandra Fredman FBA

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

March 06, 2008

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Human rights have traditionally been understood as protecting individual freedom against intrusion by the State. In this book, Sandra Fredman argues that this understanding requires radical revision. Human rights are based on a far richer view of freedom, which goes beyond being let alone, and instead pays attention to individuals' ability to exercise their rights.<br /><br />This view fundamentally shifts the focus of human rights. As well as restraining the State, human rights require the State to act positively to remove barriers and facilitate the exercise of freedom. This in turn breaks down traditional distinctions between civil and political rights and socio-economic rights. Instead, all rights give rise to a range of duties, both negative and positive. However, because positive duties have for so long been regarded as a question of policy or aspiration,<br />little sustained attention has been given to their role in actualising human rights. Drawing on comparative experience from India, South Africa, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Union, Canada and the UK, this book aims to create a theoretical and applied framework for<br />understanding positive human rights duties.<br /><br />Part I elaborates the values of freedom, equality, and solidarity underpinning a positive approach to human rights duties, and argues that the dichotomy between democracy and human rights is misplaced. Instead, positive human rights duties should strengthen rather than substitute for democracy, particularly in the face of globalization and privatization. Part II considers justiciability, fashioning a democratic role for the courts based on their potential to stimulate deliberative democracy in<br />the wider environment. Part III applies this framework to key positive duties, particularly substantive equality and positive duties to provide, traditionally associated with the Welfare State or socio-economic rights.
Trusts in Latin America
by Nicolas Malumian

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

October 16, 2009

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The growing interest in investment in Latin America - particularly in commodities production and real estate development - has increased the use of trusts as investment vehicles throughout Latin America. Written for the English-speaking practitioner, the book covers Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, M茅xico, Panam謾, Paraguay, Per煤, Uruguay and Venezuela and provides a practical, clear, and thorough explanation of trusts as legal vehicles for investment in Latin American countries. <strong>Trusts in Latin America</strong> provides a comprehensive, comparative review of statutes, case law, and examples of trusts in Latin America, and also highlights differences between these countries and common-law systems.
The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International...
by Panos Koutrakos

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. As the financial cost of Somali piracy for the maritime industry and the world economy as a whole was estimated to have reached $18 billion by 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has steadily grown in significance and has recently attracted the attention of international policy makers. Moreover, piracy is intrinsically linked to state failure and other pathologies bred by it, such as organised crime and terrorism.<br /><br />This book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasises and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (EU, US, NATO, UK).<br />The book raises fundamental questions about the law and practice of international law: are the rules of the international law of the sea on piracy still relevant? To what extent has the shared interest of international actors in tackling piracy given rise to common practices? Do the interactions among the actors examined in the book suggest fragmentation or unity of the international legal order? Is it premature to view these interactions as signalling the gradual emergence of global law in the area? This common analytical frame of reference is underlined by the concluding part, which draws these threads together.<br /><br />The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists and international relations theorists, as well as decision-makers and students of law, politics and international relations.
Casenote Legal Briefs: Labor Law, Keyed to Cox, Gorman, and Finki...
by Casenote Legal Briefs

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

September 12, 2011

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After your casebook, a <b>Casenote Legal Brief</b> is your most important reference source for the entire semester. The series is trusted for its expert summary of the principal cases in your casebook. Its proven reliability makes <b>Casenote Legal Briefs</b> the most popular case brief series available. With more than 100 titles keyed to the current editions of major casebooks, you know you can find the help you need. The brief for each case saves you time and helps you retain important issues. Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, and important points of the holding and decision. Quicknotes are short definitions of the legal terms used at the end of each brief. Use the Glossary in the end of your text to define common Latin legal terms. Such an overview, combined with case analysis, helps broaden your understanding and supports you in classroom discussion.</p><p> Each title is keyed to the current edition of a specific casebook; it s your trusted guide to the text throughout the semester.</li><li>The brief for each principal case in the casebook saves you time and helps you retain important issues. </li><li>Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, important points of the holding and decision, and concurrences and dissents included in the casebook excerpt. This overview is combined with a short analysis: all to help you broaden your understanding and support you in classroom discussion. </li><li> Quicknotes at end of each brief give you short definitions of the legal terms used. </li><li> A handy Glossary of common Latin words and phrases is included in every <b>Casenote.</b> </li><li> Detailed instruction on how to brief a case is provided for you. </li><li> A free Quick Course Outline accompanies all <b>Casenote Legal Briefs</b> in these course areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts. </li></ul></p>
Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing: Is it Possible to Harmoni...
by Juan Martin Jovanovich

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

April 24, 2016

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<p>Issues of transfer pricing have come to the fore in both international tax and customs regimes. In particular, the problem of how to apply the two systems of valuation to the same transaction is of widespread concern. This well-known book, now in a fully updated second edition, is a problem-solving guide for professionals charged with valuating transactions in their client鈥檚 or company鈥檚 best interests. Through detailed examination of relevant guidelines, transfer pricing methodologies, and business realities prevailing among multinational enterprises, it offers a cogent and convincing account of how tax and customs transfer pricing regimes may be harmonized.</p> <br /><p>Among other essential elements, the author discusses the following in depth:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>鈥? the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines;</li><br /><li>鈥? the GATT/WTO Customs Valuation Code (GVC) and other valuation rules in key jurisdictions and regional agreements;</li><br /><li>鈥? the OECD and UN model tax conventions;</li><br /><li>鈥? the arm鈥檚 length principle;</li><br /><li>鈥? methods, both traditional and new, of determining whether the parties鈥?relationship in uenced the price; and</li><br /><li>鈥? additions to and deductions from the customs value.</li><br /></ul> <br /><p>This second edition discusses new developments in the eld, including a chapter on Commentary 23.1 and Case Study 14.1 of the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation of the World Customs Organization (WCO) 鈥?the rst international instruments linking transfer pricing and customs valuation. The book concludes with an analysis of the circumstances and conditions under which the introduction of transfer pricing year-end adjustments to transaction value would be consistent with Article 1 of the GVC.</p><br /><p>The book will continue to provide practitioners, customs administrations, and academics with a highly practical analysis of the intersection of transfer pricing and customs valuation. It will be welcomed by customs administrations charged with examining the acceptability of a transaction value xed between related parties and by multinational companies as a truly actionable tool they can use to optimize decision-making as it relates to transfer pricing and customs valuation in a 鈥渞eal world鈥?setting.</p>
BETRAYED:: Sizzling HOT Detective Series (Book 3, The Criminal Af...
by Taylor Lee

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

February 23, 2018

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BETRAYED: Book 3 in USA Today best-selling author Taylor Lee鈥檚 Sizzling HOT Detective Series, The Criminal Affairs Collection. <br /><br />鈥iviana, his renegade cop, is hard enough to control. Now Jax has to fend off an interloper who is almost as sexy and arrogant as he is. And that is saying something.<br />鈥he Rising Star Political Hotshot wants Viviana鈥檚 expertise. Not incidentally, he wants her!<br />鈥iviana has spent her life denying her ugly past. But her nightmares have caught up with her. The Sexy Police Chief insists that together they will find and punish the evil men who abused her. <br />A small sample of the Five-Star reviews for the Criminal Affairs Series<br />Rita Sutherlan: Sizzling hot Jax is an Alpha male who rules everything and everyone around him until a gorgeous woman who is used to playing by her own rules challenges his every command in the police force and the bedroom. Taylor Lee has again created a master piece!!<br />Catlou: Taylor Lee writes stories with suspense, sometimes with a twist, a bit of angst, & a touch of heartache. The love is never easy but always well worth it. I highly recommend this and all of Ms. Lee's stories.<br />Renaye: I don't know how she does it...but Taylor Lee has managed to write another blockbuster; Outrageously dangerous: fast-paced, sexy, panty-melting good!<br /><br />WARNING: Romance so hot it singes the pages. HOT, tough, explicit. Not for the faint at heart. Definitely bring a fan!<br />Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic mystery thrillers? Sylvia Day鈥檚 and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael鈥檚 compelling characters? Grab BETRAYED and prepare to be addicted. <br /><br />WANT MORE SIZZLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE? MYSTERY THRILLERS? <br />The Justice Brothers Series: Raises the bar for sizzling HOT romantic suspense. The four arrogant Justice brothers, are as well known for their prowess in the bedroom as they are for their expertise in the law enforcement arena. The beautiful women who take them on learn that Justice--like Love--isn鈥檛 always easy or fair. JARED, JUDE, JORDEN, JAKE, JUDGE<br />Ladies of the Night Series, Taylor Lee鈥檚 NEW Sexy Suspense Collection: Sapphire, Book 1; Ruby, Book 2, Topaz Book 3, Diamond, Book 4 . The Ladies are covert agents in a secretive, off the grid security organization. Highly trained fighters, they鈥檙e as gorgeous as they are dangerous. The only thing these formidable women are NOT is 鈥渓adies.鈥?<br /><br />The Man in the Arena Series: The Courage to Dare; The Courage to Love; The Courage to Triumph is A tribute to the Teddy Roosevelt quote鈥擳he Man in the Arena. Taylor Lee introduces her most challenging and complicated hero yet. <br /><br />The Blonde Barracuda OMNIBUS Collection Taylor Lee's Sizzling Hot Romantic Suspense Best Selling Collection. INCLUDES Big Girls Don't Cry, In the Still of the Night and Every Breath You Take plus FOUR additional EXCLUSIVE NOVELLAS <br /><br />The All Fired Up OMNIBUS Collection, Taylor Lee's Bestselling #1 Hot New Release鈥攖he ULTIMATE Sizzling Romantic Suspense collector's edition! INCLUDES Playing With Fire, Trial By Fire and Ring of Fire and the EXCLUSIVE You Light My Fire: Short Story Finale <br /><br />The Dangerous Affairs Collection Sizzling International Intrigue. Best Selling in both Romantic Suspense and Military Romance and Women's Sleuths ! INCLUDES: The Moscow Affair, The Bangkok Affair, The Rio Affair PLUS THREE Novellas. <br /><br />The Red Rock Collection Sexy Romantic Suspense. Bestselling in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Mystery Thriller. The Collection INCLUDES: Red Rock Rises, Red Rock鈥檚 Revenge, Red Rock鈥檚 Redemption: Book 3 PLUS THREE Novellas. <br /><br />The Grandmaster鈥檚 Legacy Collection: If you think Shades of Gray is HOT, snatch up Taylor Lee's "The Grandmaster's Legacy," a four volume Collection of Erotic Historical Suspense. Warning: Intense, Explicit, Steamy HOT! <br /><br />
Drug Control and International Law (Routledge Research in Interna...
by Daniel Wisehart

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

October 08, 2018

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<p>This book provides for an extensive legal analysis of the international drug control system in light of the growing challenges and criticism that this system faces. In the current debate on global drug policy, the central pillars of the international drug control system 鈥?the UN Drug Conventions as well as its institutions 鈥?are portrayed as outdated, suppressive and seen as an obstacle to necessary changes. The book鈥檚 objective is to provide an in-depth and positivist insight into drug control鈥檚 present legal framework and thus provide for a better understanding of the normative assumptions upon which drug control is currently based. This is attained by clarifying the objectives of the international drug control system and the premises by which these objectives are to be achieved. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>The objective of聽the current聽global framework of international drug control is the limitation of drugs to medical and scientific purposes. The meaning of this objective and its concrete implications for States鈥?parties as well as聽its problems from the perspective of other regimes of international law, most notably international human rights law, are extensively analysed. Additionally, the book focuses on how the international drug control system attempts to reach the objective of confining drugs to medical and scientific purposes, i.e. by setting up a universal system that exercises a rigid control on drug supply. The consequences of this heavy focus on the reduction of drug supply are outlined, and the book concludes by making suggestions on how the international drug control system could be reformed in the near future in order to better meet the existing challenges.</p><br /><p>The analysis occurs from a general international law perspective. It aims to map the international drug control system within a wider context of international law and to understand whether the problems聽that the international drug control system faces are exemplary for the difficulties that institutionalized systems of global scope face in the twenty-first century.</p><br /><p>聽</p>

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