Introduction to South Pacific Law

Author: Jennifer Corrin,Don Paterson

Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish

ISBN: 1135390762

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 2204

Providing an overview of the origins and development of the law and legal systems in the South Pacific, the authors examine the framework of legal systems in the region and the operation of state and customary laws. Exploring, not only the legal system generally, but also the constitution and jurisdiction of state courts and legislative provisions of individual jurisdictions and cases, it contains individual chapters on substantive areas of law. They cover: administrative law constitutional law contract law criminal law customary law family law land law tort law. Highlighting the distinguishing features of the substantive law in force in the South Pacific, this book is an essential resource for all those interested in the law of the South Pacific Islands region.

Human Rights in the South Pacific

Challenges and Changes

Author: Sue Farran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135392307

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 2625

This book looks at the challenges and contemporary issues raised by human rights in the island countries of the South West Pacific which have come under the influence of the common law – where the legal systems are complex and perceptions of rights varies widely. Drawing on a wide range of resources to present a contemporary and evolving picture of human rights in the island states of the South Pacific region, the book considers the human rights aspects of constitutions, legal institutions and structures, social organisation, culture and custom, tradition and change. The materials provide legal, historical, political, social and cultural insights into the lived experience of human rights in the region supported by illustrative material from case-law, media reports, and policy documents. The book also locates the human rights concerns of Pacific islanders firmly within the wider theoretical and international domain while at the same time maintaining focus on the importance of the unique identity of Pacific island nations and people. Human Rights in the South Pacific will appeal to anyone interested in the region or in human rights including international rights advocates, investors and developers, policy-makers, representatives of government and civic society and those wishing to acquire a better understanding of what countries emerging from colonial rule face in developing but still retaining their identity.

Die genetische Veränderung des Erbgutes menschlicher Embryonen

Chancen und Grenzen im deutschen und amerikanischen Recht

Author: Henrike John

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631584958

Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 8487

In der zweiten Halfte der achtziger Jahre entstand das Human-Genome Projekt mit dem Ziel, die Gesamtheit der Erbanlagen eines Individuums zu entschlusseln. Es versetzte die Forschung in die Lage, die DNS der menschlichen Korperzellen zu verandern. Diese Arbeit widmet sich dem nachsten Schritt: der Keimbahntherapie und damit der Veranderung des Erbgutes und genetischen Codes, den jeder Mensch in sich tragt. Die neuartige Therapie ist die Chance, schwerste, bislang nicht therapierbare monogenetische Erbkrankheiten zu heilen, aber auch das Risiko, das Erbgut kunftiger Nachkommen nachteilig zu beeinflussen. Damit wird die Keimbahntherapie zu einem Thema, das alle Menschen und alle Staaten miteinander verbindet. In diesem Rahmen steht das Recht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika als liberales Regelungsmodell bei der Embryonenforschung dem restriktiven deutschen Ansatz gegenuber. Die Aufgaben des deutschen Embryonenschutzgesetzes im Verhaltnis zur FDA sowie den bundesstaatlichen Regeln im amerikanischen Recht werden analysiert und schliesslich wird gefragt, ob die US-amerikanische Regelung ein Vorbild fur eine Neuregelung des deutschen Rechts sein konnte."

Ratings - Bonitätsbeurteilungen durch Dritte im System des Finanzmarkt-, Gesellschafts- und Vertragsrechts

Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung

Author: Ulrich G. Schroeter

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161520433

Category: Law

Page: 1152

View: 771

English summary: Assessments of the creditworthiness of companies, governments and financial products published by private rating agencies and which are known as ratings, are today one the most important sources of information in the global financial market. Ulrich Schroeter analyzes the reasons for the influence of credit ratings and the characteristics of rating based regulation using four exemplary legal jurisdictions. On this basis he argues for the necessity of an addressee-oriented application of legal rules on publicity and identifies by means of a comparative approach the opportunities and limitations of ratings regulation without compromising the important role of rating agencies as independent sources of information. Ulrich Schroeter has been honored with several awards for his work. German description: Von privaten Rating-Agenturen veroffentlichte Beurteilungen der Bonitat von Unternehmen, Staaten und Finanzinstrumenten (Ratings) gehoren heute zu den wichtigsten Informationen an den globalen Finanzmarkten. Die daraus resultierende Macht der Rating-Agenturen wird dadurch noch erhoht, dass zahlreiche staatliche Gesetze wie auch private Vertrage auf Ratings Bezug nehmen und damit ihre Wirkung verstarken sowie verandern.Ulrich Schroeter untersucht die Grunde fur den Einfluss von Ratings und die Charakteristika der Regulierung durch Ratings in vier beispielhaften Rechtsordnungen. Auf dieser Grundlage entwickelt er das Gebot der adressatengerechten Ausgestaltung rechtlicher Publizitatsregelungen und zeigt rechtsvergleichend Moglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Regulierung des Ratings auf, ohne dass dabei die wichtige Funktion von Rating-Agenturen als unabhangige Informationsintermediare beeintrachtigt wird.Ulrich Schroeter wurde fur seine Arbeit mit dem Hochschulpreis 2011 des Deutschen Aktieninstituts, dem Stiftungs-Forderpreis 2012 der Stiftung Kapitalmarktrecht fur den Finanzstandort Deutschland und dem Forderpreis 2013 der Esche Schumann Commichau Stiftung ausgezeichnet.

Asia-Pacific Legal Development

Author: Gerry Ferguson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774806732

Category: Law

Page: 618

View: 4151

In this age of globalization many legal experts see evidence of swift global movement toward an eventual single "world legal system." Yet, the trend to political and economic integration in some parts of the world is matched by the trend to disintegration in others, where strong cultural and political resistance to external influences exists. Asia-Pacific Legal Development traces current and prospective developments in several legal systems of the Asia-Pacific region to make sense of these trends and counter-trends. The contributing authors represent a wide variety of specialist expertise, both "public" and "private," and together they encompass the three sectors that constitute a modern system of formal law: the economic, the behavioural, and the civic. Taking into account the opinions and perspectives of both indigenous and non-indigenous experts on topics ranging from prostitution to constitutional law, the book surveys how several ASEAN nations, as well as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, are confronting social, economic, and legal change. In the first three parts, chapters are grouped along general sectoral lines to cover economic, civic, and behavioural themes, while in the fourth, cross-sectoral contexts are addressed. With the introduction and concluding chapter, the editors provide an overall integrating framework as well as provocative insights into trends in legal development in the Asia-Pacific region, and on comparative legal research and writing in general. Asia-Pacific Legal Development is not only an exemplary model for cooperative and comparative legal research and scholarly pluralism, but also a rich study of the increasingly relevant issue of convergence and divergence of legal systems, with a unique Asian focus.

Embryonale Humanstammzellen

Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung der deutschen, französischen, britischen und US-amerikanischen Rechtslage

Author: Hinner Schütze

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 354071281X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 3540

Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen zur Stammzellforschung und zum Klonen von Menschen in vier Rechtsordnungen: Großbritannien, USA, Frankreich, Deutschland. Der Autor liefert hier die Untersuchung zur internationalen Rechtslage. Er erläutert Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten und zeichnet deren Entwicklungslinien sowohl in verfassungsrechtlicher als auch in einfachrechtlicher Hinsicht nach. Plus: eigener Lösungsansatz des Autors.

Republic, Lost

How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446576425

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 1550

In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature. With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis: how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system. Rejecting simple labels and reductive logic-and instead using examples that resonate as powerfully on the Right as on the Left-Lessig seeks out the root causes of our situation. He plumbs the issues of campaign financing and corporate lobbying, revealing the human faces and follies that have allowed corruption to take such a foothold in our system. He puts the issues in terms that nonwonks can understand, using real-world analogies and real human stories. And ultimately he calls for widespread mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention, presenting achievable solutions for regaining control of our corrupted-but redeemable-representational system. In this way, Lessig plots a roadmap for returning our republic to its intended greatness. While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it. In REPUBLIC, LOST, he not only makes this need palpable and clear-he gives us the practical and intellectual tools to do something about it.

Aging: Caring for Our Elders

Author: David N. Weisstub,David C. Thomasma,S. Gauthier,G.F. Tomossy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706751

Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 2071

Positive conceptions of ‘healthy aging’ are rightly displacing negative ageist perceptions of older members of our society. Nevertheless, at some stage, most elderly citizens will require some form of assistance from other members of society. When the body or mind begins to fail, a legitimate need for intervention and care will arise. This second volume on Aging discusses this theme.

Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan

From Minamata to Mad Cows

Author: Luke Nottage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134433891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 4949

Developing insights from a number of disciplines and with a details analysis of legislation, case law and academic theory, Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan contributes significantly to the understanding of contemporary Japan, its consumers and its law. It is also of practical use to all professionals exposed to product liability regimes evolving in Japan and other major economies.


Economic Success and Legal System

Author: Harald Baum

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110908883

Category: Law

Page: 421

View: 2219


Contested Culture

The Image, the Voice, and the Law

Author: Jane M. Gaines

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807861642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 8627

Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.

Internationale Handelsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Japan

Zustand und Perspektiven nach der Reform von 2004

Author: Felix Burkei

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161498794

Category: Law

Page: 271

View: 786

English summary: In the course of comprehensive reforms of its judicial system, Japan completely overhauled its arbitration law in 2004, bringing the legal framework into line with the global standards of the UNCITRAL model law. Focusing on international commercial arbitration, Felix Burkei analyzes the development of arbitral practice in Japan, as well as its obstacles, against the backdrop of Japanese legal mentality. He gives a detailed description of the arbitral proceedings, in particular the arbitration rules of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), a description which includes the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, an important factor for foreign parties. Felix Burkei evaluates Japanese and international literature as well as the judgments of Japanese courts on arbitration law. Since the previous flaws in Japanese arbitration have largely been eliminated, he concludes with a positive assessment of the reform. German description: Japan ist etwa seit der Jahrtausendwende Schauplatz tiefgreifender Justizreformen. Im Zuge der Starkung der privaten Streitbeilegung wurde im Jahr 2004 das Schiedsverfahrensrecht umfassend reformiert und an den internationalen Standard des UNCITRAL-Modellgesetzes angeglichen. Trotz einer starken Affinitat zu informeller und aussergerichtlicher Streitbeilegung sowie starker internationaler Handelsbeziehungen sind Handelsschiedsverfahren in Japan jedoch vergleichsweise selten geblieben. Vor dem Hintergrund der japanischen Rechtsmentalitat untersucht Felix Burkei diejenigen Faktoren, welche die bisherige Entwicklung der japanischen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit gehemmt haben. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Darstellung des Verfahrensablaufs, wobei insbesondere die Verfahrensordnung der Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) berucksichtigt wird. Der Autor stellt auch Anerkennung und Vollstreckung vor allem auslandischer Schiedsspruche ausfuhrlich dar. Hierfur wertet er neben dem japanischen und internationalen Schrifttum auch die japanische Rechtsprechung zu schiedsverfahrensrechtlichen Fragen aus. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt stets der Frage, inwieweit die nach altem Recht bestehenden Schwachstellen und Kritikpunkte durch das neue Schiedsverfahrensgesetz sowie die zeitgleich reformierten institutionellen Verfahrensordnungen behoben wurden. Der Autor zeigt, dass dies weitestgehend der Fall ist, und gelangt zu einer grundsatzlich positiven Beurteilung der Reform. Im Anhang findet sich eine deutsche Ubersetzung des Schiedsverfahrensgesetzes.

Cross-border Transactions of Intermediated Securities

A Comparative Analysis in Substantive Law and Private International Law

Author: Changmin Chun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642278531

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 6405

This work aims to analyse substantive and conflict of laws rules regarding intermediated securities in a comparative way. For this purpose, it examines major jurisdictions’ rules for intermediated securities and the intermediated securities holding systems, such as the rules of the German, US, Korean, Japanese and Swiss systems, as well as the relevant EU regimes and initiatives. Above all, it analyses the two international instruments related to intermediated securities, i.e. the Geneva Securities Convention and the Hague Securities Convention. Through a functional comparative approach based upon legal traditions of the various jurisdictions, this book gives readers theoretical and practical information on intermediated securities and their national and international aspects.

Global Sales and Contract Law

Author: Ingeborg Schwenzer,Pascal Hachem,Christopher Kee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572984

Category: Law

Page: 873

View: 7842

Although the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is one of the most successful international conventions to date, it remains the case that those involved in the international sale of goods must refer to a multitude of laws. Indeed the CISG itself does not cover all issues relating to international sales contracts, so it must necessarily be supplemented by domestic law. Global Sales and Contract Law provides a truly comparative analysis of domestic laws in over sixty countries so as to deliver a global view of domestic and international sales law. The book reports on the real practice of sales law, taking into account present day problems. Complex questions on the obligations under a sales contract, the ways in which these are established, as well as the remedies following the breach of obligations, are all discussed. By addressing regional uniform projects, like OHADA, and comparing differences in domestic legal approach where the CISG would not apply, the work goes beyond existing commentaries which tend to focus only on the CISG. The analysis has been based on an unprecedented survey drawn from the world's top fifty companies as well as international traders, lawyers advising international traders, arbitral institutions, arbitrators, and law schools. This work encompasses all aspects of a sale of goods transaction and takes a wide view of sale by including general contract law. The book gives practitioners invaluable insight into judicial trends and possible solutions in different legal systems, whether preparing for litigation or drafting an international contract. Global Sales and Contract Law is the most comprehensive and thorough compilation of legal analysis in the field of the sale of goods and is a reliable source for any practitioner dealing in international commerce.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Theory and Practice

Author: Peter Wathern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134897715

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 7980

This comprehensive treatment of environmental impact assessment (EIA) provides an authoritative contemporary review of theory and practice over the past ten years. EIA is viewed as both science and art, reflecting the concern both with technical aspects of appraisal and the effects of EIA on the decision-making process. Adopted in many countries, with different degrees of enthusiasm, since its inception in the early 1970's, EIA is established as a major procedure for assessing the environmental implications of legislation, the implementation of policy and plans and the initiation of development projects. EIA is increasingly an essential part of environmental management

Compensating Child Abuse in England and Wales

Author: Paula Case

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462733

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9049

Providing a detailed analysis of the legal principles in England & Wales, this book looks at governing compensation claims for the lasting trauma caused by child abuse. Its pages discuss the merits and demerits of different forms of action as mechanisms for imposing liability for abuse, how compensable psychiatric damage can be proved and how the law deals with complex issues of duty of care, causation and extending limitation periods in the context of abuse cases. Whilst a substantial portion of the book deals with civil claims by the abused for the psychological harm caused by the abuse, coverage also extends to litigation by other parties involved directly or indirectly in abuse allegations. Also included is a significant comparative element, drawing upon jurisdictions such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as a means of speculating how our own legal system might develop.

An E-Commerce Law for the World: the Model Electronic Transactions Act

The Model Electronic Transactions Act

Author: Stephen Errol Blythe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146916566X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 5941

An E-Commerce Law For the World: The Model Electronic Transactions Act contains summaries of E-commerce laws of the United Nations, the European Union, and more than 120 countries on six continents. At the end, the best attributes of those laws are incorporated into a model E-commerce statute for consideration for enactment by lawmakers all over the world. This is Volume 2 of the E-COMMERCE LAW TRILOGY. Volume 1, E-Commerce Law Around the World, was released in 2011; and Volume 3, Certification Authority Law Around the World, is scheduled for release in 2013. All of them will become available for purchase at,,, law bookstores and other outlets.