Jacobs, White and Ovey: the European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Bernadette Rainey,Elizabeth Wicks,Clare Ovey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198767749

Category: Law

Page: 728

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The seventh edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights is a clear and concise companion to this increasingly important and extensive area of the law. The authors examine each of the Convention rights in turn, explore the pivotal cases in each area and examine the principles that underpin the Court's decisions. The focus on the European Convention itself, rather than its implementation in any one member state, makes this book essential reading for all students looking for a concise yet authoritative overview of the work of the Strasbourg Court. Online Resource Centre The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that features updates on cases and legislation since publication as well as links to useful websites and further reading on the European Convention.

Jacobs And White

The European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Clare Ovey,Robin C. A. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199288106

Category: Political Science

Page: 591

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4. The right to life.

Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Robin C A White,Clare Ovey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543380

Category: Law

Page: 644

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Fifty years after the founding of the European Court of Human Rights it has dispensed more than 10,000 judgments and affects the lives of over 800 million people. The fifth edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights provides a clear and concise explanation of this increasingly important area of the law. Examining each of the Convention rights in turn, this book lays out the key principles relevant to both Human Rights students and practitioners. Fully updated with all the significant developments of the last four years, it offers a valuable synthesis of lively author commentary and carefully selected case law. By focussing on the European Convention itself rather than its implementation in any one member state this text may be counted as essential reading for all those interested in the work of the Strasbourg organs, while a revised structure ensures the book now maps even more closely to European Human Rights courses. The European Convention on Human Rights offers an accessible overview of Convention law and practice for scholars, lawyers and policy makers. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the work of the Strasbourg Court in interpreting and applying the Convention.

Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Robin C A White,Clare Ovey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543380

Category: Law

Page: 644

View: 4543

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Fifty years after the founding of the European Court of Human Rights it has dispensed more than 10,000 judgments and affects the lives of over 800 million people. The fifth edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights provides a clear and concise explanation of this increasingly important area of the law. Examining each of the Convention rights in turn, this book lays out the key principles relevant to both Human Rights students and practitioners. Fully updated with all the significant developments of the last four years, it offers a valuable synthesis of lively author commentary and carefully selected case law. By focussing on the European Convention itself rather than its implementation in any one member state this text may be counted as essential reading for all those interested in the work of the Strasbourg organs, while a revised structure ensures the book now maps even more closely to European Human Rights courses. The European Convention on Human Rights offers an accessible overview of Convention law and practice for scholars, lawyers and policy makers. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the work of the Strasbourg Court in interpreting and applying the Convention.

Die ganze Geschichte

Meine Auseinandersetzung mit Europas Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142187

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

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Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Varoufakis eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz der massenhaften Unterstützung seitens der griechischen Bevölkerung und der bestechend einfachen Logik seiner Argumente – dass die gigantischen Kredite und die damit verbundene Sparpolitik, die seinem bankrotten Land aufgezwungen wurden, eine zerstörerische Wirkung haben – hatte Varoufakis nur in einem Erfolg: Europas politisches und mediales Establishment in Rage zu versetzen. Aber die wahre Geschichte der damaligen Geschehnisse ist beinahe unbekannt, weil so vieles in der EU hinter verschlossenen Türen stattfindet. In diesem couragierten Bericht deckt Varoufakis alles auf und erzählt die ganze Geschichte von waghalsiger Politik, von Heuchelei, Betrug und Verrat, die das Establishment in den Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Dieses Buch ist ein Weckruf, die europäische Demokratie zu erneuern, bevor es zu spät ist.

Die Rechtsstellung des Menschen im Völkerrecht

Entwicklungen und Perspektiven

Author: Thilo Marauhn

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161480058

Category: Law

Page: 130

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English summary: The individual has long been seen as being only a part of the state, which is the primary subject of public international law. Recently, however, it has become a generally accepted fact that the individual has international rights and obligations, which means that he has at least limited legal capacity. This volume reflects recent tendencies in this dynamic field and provides perspectives for further development. German description: In zunehmendem Masse wird der einzelne Mensch im Volkerrecht durch die Staaten nicht mehr vollig mediatisiert. Zwar steht er volkerrechtlich nicht auf einer Stufe mit ihnen als originaren Rechtssubjekten. Jedoch ist er Trager ganz bestimmter, ihm von den Staaten zugeordneter Rechte und Pflichten. Insoweit geniesst er partielle Volkerrechtssubjektivitat. Der vorliegende Band, der auf die im Wintersemester 2001/2002 erstmals durchgefuhrte neue Ringvorlesung Forum Juris Internationalis des Fachbereichs Rechtswissenschaft der Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen zuruckgeht, belegt, dass es sich hier um einen der dynamischsten Bereiche des Volkerrechts handelt. Die Beitrage zum konsularischen Schutz auslandischer Angeklagter, zum europaischen Grundrechtsschutz, zur Entschadigung von Zwangsarbeitern und zur Durchsetzung des humanitaren Volkerrechts dokumentieren neue Entwicklungen und zeigen Perspektiven auf.

Courts and Consociations

Human Rights versus Power-Sharing

Author: Christopher McCrudden,Brendan O'Leary

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166538X

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Consociations are power-sharing arrangements, increasingly used to manage ethno-nationalist, ethno-linguistic, and ethno-religious conflicts. Current examples include Belgium, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Burundi, and Iraq. Despite their growing popularity, they have begun to be challenged before human rights courts as being incompatible with human rights norms, particularly equality and non-discrimination. Courts and Consociations examines the use of power-sharing agreements, their legitimacy, and their compatibility with human rights law. Key questions include to what extent, if any, consociations conflict with the liberal individualist preferences of international human rights institutions, and to what extent consociational power-sharing may be justified to preserve peace and the integrity of political settlements. In three critical cases, the European Court of Human Rights has considered equality challenges to important consociational practices, twice in Belgium and then in Sejdic and Finci v Bosnia regarding the constitution established for Bosnia Herzegovina under the Dayton Agreement. The Court's decision in Sejdic and Finci has significantly altered the approach it previously took to judicial review of consociational arrangements in Belgium. This book accounts for this change and assess its implications. The problematic aspects of the current state of law are demonstrated. Future negotiators in places riven by potential or actual bloody ethnic conflicts may now have less flexibility in reaching a workable settlement, which may unintentionally contribute to sustaining such conflicts and make it more likely that negotiators will consider excluding regional and international courts from reviewing these political settlements. Providing a clear, accessible introduction to both the political use of power-sharing settlements and the human rights law on the issue, this book is an invaluable guide to all academics, students, and professionals engaged with transitional justice, peace agreements, and contemporary human rights law.

Das Liebeskonzil

Author: Oskar Panizza

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384302796X

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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Oskar Panizza: Das Liebeskonzil Ein alter, kranker und böser Gott Vater erzürnt sich über die zügellosen Orgien, die die Menschen und auch der Papst selbst im 15. Jahrhundert feiern. Die zu einem Konzil einberufene, etwas gewöhnliche Maria und ein kränklicher Christus können den tobenden Alten von der Idee abbringen, die Menschen auszulöschen und regen stattdessen einen Pakt mit dem Teufel an, der den Menschen ein Strafe für ihre Lüsternheit schicken soll. Dieser erfindet dazu die Syphilis und erhält im Gegenzug ein neues Portal zur Unterwelt und das Recht zu sagen, was er denkt. Panizzas groteske Himmelstragödie kommt ihn teuer zu stehen, er wird zu einem Jahr Einzelhaft verurteilt und verlässt nach Absitzen seiner Strafe Deutschland als gebrochener Mann, um sich in der Schweiz niederzulassen. Von dort ausgewiesen geht er nach Paris und veröffentlicht 1899 »Parisjana. Deutsche Verse aus Paris«, die in Deutschland sofort beschlagnahmt werden und Panizza eine Anklage wegen Majestätsbeleidigung einbringen. Der gelernte Nervenarzt Oskar Panizza leidet unter der Wahnvorstellung, Kaiser Wilhelm II. verfolge ihn und verbringt seine letzten Lebensjahre entmündigt in geschlossenen Nervenheilanstalten, bis er 1921 stirbt. Erstdruck: Zürich (Verlagsmagazin) 1895. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Oskar Panizza: Das Liebeskonzil und andere Schriften. Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Hans Prescher. Neuwied und Berlin: Luchterhand, 1964. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Paul Cézanne, Die Orgie (Ausschnitt), um 1870. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Europeanisation of English Tort Law

Author: Paula Giliker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782253793

Category: Law

Page: 262

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Tort law is often regarded as the clearest example of traditional common law reasoning. Yet, in the past 40 years, the common law of England and Wales has been subject to European influences as a result of the introduction of the European Communities Act 1972 and, more recently, the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in October 2000. EU Directives have led to changes to the law relating to product liability, health and safety in the workplace, and defamation, while Francovich liability introduces a new tort imposing State liability for breach of EU law. The 1998 Act has led to developments in privacy law and made the courts reconsider their approach to public authority liability and freedom of expression in defamation law. This book explores how English tort law has changed as a result of Europeanisation - broadly defined as the influence of European Union and European human rights law. It also analyses how this influence has impacted on traditional common law reasoning. Has Europeanisation led to changes to the common law legal tradition or has the latter proved more resistant to change than might have been expected?

Law and Religion in Europe

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Norman Doe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199604010

Category: Law

Page: 306

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The first comparative introduction for students on the national laws governing religion in Europe, it examines national laws, particularly as they affect the attitudes of states towards religion, religious freedom and discrimination, and the legal position and autonomy of religious organizations.

Texts and Materials on International Human Rights

Author: Rhona K.M. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135070091

Category: Law

Page: 616

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Text and Materials on International Human Rights offers a carefully tailored overview of the subject, divided into four sections that cover: sources and theories; institutions and structures; substantive rights; and a new concluding section on the challenges for human rights law. The third edition is fully updated to include all key developments, in particular issues around torture, terrorism and international criminal law. This collection of materials offers a comprehensive overview of the institutional structures relevant to international human rights law, crucial to the understanding of how law works in this challenging area. Designed to guide students through the fundamental texts for this subject, the author’s commentary contextualises each extract to explain its relevance, while highlighted further reading makes links to cutting edge academic commentary to provide next steps for student research. Offering a clear text design that distinguishes between materials and author commentary, and including reflective questions throughout to aid understanding, this book is ideal for students seeking to engage with the key issues in the study of International Human Rights.

The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties

Author: Eirik Bjorge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191025771

Category: Law

Page: 280

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If an old treaty regulating 'commerce' or forbidding 'degrading treatment of persons' is to be interpreted decades after its conclusion, does 'commerce' or 'degrading treatment of persons' have the same meaning at the time of interpretation as they had when the treaty was concluded? The evolutionary interpretation of treaties has proven one of the most controversial topics in the practice of international law. Indeed, it has been seen as going against the very grain of the law of treaties, and has been argued to be contrary to the intention of the parties, breaching the principle of consent. This book asks what the place of evolutionary interpretation is within the understanding of treaties, at a time when many important international legal instruments are over five decades old. It sets out to place the evolutionary interpretation of treaties on a firm footing within the Vienna rules of interpretation, as codified in Articles 3133 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. The book demonstrates that the evolutionary interpretation of treatiesin common with all other types of interpretationis in fact based upon an objective understanding of the intention of the parties. In order to marry intention and evolution, the book argues that, on the one hand, evolutionary interpretation is the product of the correct application of Articles 3133 and, on the other, that Articles 3133 are geared towards the objective establishment of the intention of the parties. The evolutionary interpretation of treaties is therefore shown to represent an intended evolution.

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

A Commentary

Author: Steve Peers,Tamara Hervey,Jeff Kenner,Angela Ward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782251820

Category: Law

Page: 1865

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The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union enshrines the key political, social and economic rights of EU citizens and residents in EU law. In its present form it was approved in 2000 by the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission. However its legal status remained uncertain until the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009. The Charter obliges the EU to act and legislate consistently with the Charter, and enables the EU's courts to strike down EU legislation which contravenes it. The Charter applies to EU Member States when they are implementing EU law but does not extend the competences of the EU beyond the competences given to it in the treaties. This Commentary on the Charter, the first in English, written by experts from several EU Member States, provides an authoritative but succinct statement of how the Charter impacts upon EU, domestic and international law. Following the conventional article-by-article approach, each commentator offers an expert view of how each article is either already being interpreted in the courts, or is likely to be interpreted. Each commentary is referenced to the case law and is augmented with extensive references to further reading. Six cross-cutting introductory chapters explain the Charter's institutional anchorage, its relationship to the Fundamental Rights Agency, its interaction with other parts of international human rights law, the enforcement mechanisms, extraterritorial scope, and the all-important 'Explanations'.

Human Rights in Northern Ireland

The Committee on the Administration of Justice Handbook

Author: Brice Dickson,Brian Gormally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782255052

Category: Law

Page: 552

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This Handbook is the latest version of a book that was last published in 2003, and has been completely revised to take account of the innumerable legal developments since then. The book contains 26 chapters on topics ranging across the full spectrum of civil, political, social, economic and environmental rights, with particular emphasis on the right not to be discriminated against. It is currently the most comprehensive and practical publication on the state of human rights in Northern Ireland. This is a part of the world where, as well as ongoing issues arising out of the conflict ('emergency laws' are still in place, for example), there are familiar questions concerning the rights of people with poor mental health, the law relating to family and sexual matters, children's rights, education rights, employment rights, housing rights, and social security rights. The contributors to the book are all experts in their field, most of them with years of experience as human rights activists and advisers. The book provides precise information about relevant legislation and case law (on which there are tables) and is fully indexed.

Progressive Inklusion

Zugehörigkeit und Teilhabe im Migrationsrecht

Author: Anuscheh Farahat

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364241785X

Category: Law

Page: 429

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Das Buch geht der Frage nach, wie sich transnationale Migrationspraxis auf die personalhoheitliche, die territoriale, die soziale und die politische Zuordnung von Migranten auswirkt. Dabei wird deutlich, das sich gegenwärtige Migrations- und Integrationsrecht durch zwei Prinzipien strukturieren lässt: Das Prinzip der progressiven Inklusion und das Prinzip der statischen Zuordnung. Letzterem zufolge ist die Staatsangehörigkeit das dominante Kriterium der Zuordnung und der Verteilung von Teilhaberechten an Migranten. Das Prinzip der progressiven Inklusion stellt hierzu ein Gegengewicht dar, indem es dem Grundsatz folgt, Migranten - unabhängig von Bemühungen um den Erwerb der Staatsangehörigkeit - durch die zügige Gewähr von Rechten zur gesellschaftlichen Teilhabe zu ermächtigen. Beide Prinzipien werden als Rechtsprinzipien im Völkerrecht nachgewiesen und ihre dogmatischen Konsequenzen anhand von ausgesuchten Problemkonstellationen dargestellt.

Complicity in International Law

Author: Miles Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191056758

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This book examines how international law prohibits state and individual complicity. Complicity is a derivative form of responsibility that links an accomplice to the wrongdoing of a principal actor. Whenever a legal system prohibits complicity, it must address certain questions as to the content and structure of the rules. To understand how international law answers these questions, this book proposes an analytical framework in which complicity rules may be assessed and defends a normative claim as to how they should be structured. Anchored by this framework and normative claim, this book shows that international criminal law regulates individual complicity in a comprehensive way, using the doctrines of instigation and aiding and abetting to inculpate complicit participants in international crimes. By contrast, international law's regulation of state complicity was historically marked by an absence of complicity rules. This is changing. In respect of state complicity in the wrongdoing of another state, international law now imposes both specific and general complicity obligations, the latter prohibiting states from aiding or assisting another state in the commission of any internationally wrongful act. In respect of the ways that states participate in harms caused by non-state actors, the traditional normative structure of international law, which imposed obligations only on states, foreclosed the possibility of prohibiting the state's participation as a form of complicity. As that traditional normative structure has evolved, so the possibility of holding states responsible for complicity in the wrongdoing of non-state actors has emerged. More and more, both the wrongs that international actors commit, and the wrongs they help or encourage others to commit, matter.

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict

Author: Gilles Giacca

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191026913

Category: Law

Page: 414

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This book addresses the international legal obligation to protect economic, social, and cultural human rights in times of armed conflict and other situations of armed violence. These rights provide guarantees to individuals of their fundamental rights to work, to an adequate standard of living (food, water, housing), to education, and to health. Armed violence can take many forms, from civil unrest or protest and other forms of internal disturbances and tensions to higher levels of violence that may amount to armed conflict, whether of an international or of a non-international character. However, in all such cases the protection of ESC rights is sorely challenged. Situations of actual or potential violence present a number of challenges to the application and implementation of human rights law in general and socio-economic rights obligations more specifically. This book sets out the legal framework, defining what constitutes a minimum universal standard of human rights protection applicable in all circumstances. It assesses the concept and content of ESC rights' obligations, and evaluates how far they can be legally applicable in various scenarios of armed violence. By looking at the specific human rights treaty provisions, it discusses how far ESC rights obligations can be affected by practical and legal challenges to their implementation. The book addresses the key issues facing the protection of such rights in times of armed conflict: the legal conditions to limit ESC rights on security grounds, including the use of force; the extraterritorial applicability of international human rights treaties setting out ESC rights; the relationship between human rights law and international humanitarian law; and the obligations of non-state actors under human rights law and with particular relevance to the protection of ESC rights. The book assesses the nature of these potential challenges to the protection of ESC rights, and offers solutions to reinforce their continued application.