Search results: Found 10

Listing 1 - 10 of 10
Sort by
AgricultureS et enjeux de société

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9782870161500 Year: Pages: 112 Language: French
Publisher: Presses agronomiques de Gembloux (Liege University)
Added to DOAB on : 2017-12-14 13:50:19
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

L'agriculture d'aujourd'hui permet-elle encore de remplir les fonctions de production d'aliments sains et de qualité ? Ou faut-il privilégier des systèmes alternatifs tels que les circuits courts et l'agriculture biologique ? Quel avenir pour l'agriculture locale ? Vers quoi se dirige-t-on à l'échelle mondiale ? Les OGM ont-ils encore un rôle à jouer pour pouvoir faire face aux défis qui nous attendent ? Nos méthodes d'élevage sont-elles durables ? Comment gérer la problématique d'émission de gaz à effet de serre ? Ce premier ouvrage rédigé par des scientifiques oeuvrant principalement dans le domaine de l'alimentation et de l'environnement a pour objectif d'apporter aux lecteurs des informations fiables, basées sur l'évidence scientifique, afin de les aider à trouver des réponses à des questions importantes qu'ils peuvent se poser. Dans un monde où il est de plus en plus difficile de trouver des informations correctes, non déformées par les nombreux groupes de pression qui chacun défendent leurs propres intérêts, il est bon de pouvoir prendre un peu de recul et entamer une réflexion en profondeur sur certains de ces grands problèmes ou enjeux de société. "AgricultureS et enjeux de société" constitue le premier tome de la collection "Le trèfle à quatre feuilles". Il sera suivi par trois autres ouvrages, portant sur des thématiques complémentaires que sont l'Alimentation, l'Environnement et la Santé. A l'image du trèfle à quatre feuilles, porte- bonheur et symbole de bonne fortune, la collection comprend donc quatre tomes, correspondant aux quatre folioles de notre talisman. Chacun d'entre eux a son importance et converge vers un objectif ultime : le bien-être de l'être humain vivant dans un environnement sain et se nourrissant de produits de qualité.

The Bundesverfassungsgericht’s human dignity review: Solange III and its application in subsequent case law (Book chapter)

Author:
ISBN: 9781786436047 9781786436054 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: 10.4337/9781786436054 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2018-11-13 10:46:35
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In its Solange III judgment, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, the German Federal Constitutional Court, attached a new condition to the primacy of EU law over German constitutional law. It turned the constitutional identity review that it had introduced in its Lisbon judgment into a safeguard mechanism for the protection of human dignity in individual cases. The chapter examines the advent of this new condition in Solange III and its application in subsequent case law of the Bundesverfassungsgericht.

The Legal Effects of EU Agreements

Author:
Book Series: Oxford Studies in European Law ISBN: 9780199606610 Year: Pages: 399 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606610.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Law --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2013-09-21 22:37:29
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Examining the legal effects of EU concluded treaties, this book provides an analysis of this increasingly important and rapidly growing area of EU law. The EU has concluded more than 1,000 treaties including recently its first human rights treaty (the UN Rights of Persons with Disability Convention). These agreements are regularly invoked in litigation in the Courts of the member states and before the EU courts in Luxembourg but their ramifications for the EU legal order and that of the member states remains underexplored. Through analysis of over 300 cases, the book finds evidence of a twin-track approach whereby the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) adopts a maximalist approach to Treaty enforcement, where EU agreements are invoked in challenges to member state level action whilst largely insulating EU action from meaningful review vis-à-vis agreements. The book also reveals novel findings regarding the use of EU agreements in EU level litigation including: the types and which specific EU agreements (including the types of provisions) have arisen in litigation; the nature of the proceedings (preliminary rulings or direct actions) and the number of occasions in which they have been addressed in challenges to member state or EU action and the outcomes; who has been litigating (individuals, institutions, or member states) and which domestic courts have been referring questions to the CJEU. The significance of the judicial developments in this area are situated within the context of the domestic constitutional ramifications for member state legal orders thus revealing a neglected dimension in the constitutionalization debates, which traditionally emphasized the ramifications of internal EU law for the domestic constitutional order without expressly accommodating the constitutional significance of this external category of EU law nor the different challenges that this poses domestically.

Envy, Poison, and Death

Author:
ISBN: 9780199562602 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: Leverhulme Trust
Subject: History --- Law --- Religion --- Gender Studies --- Ethnology --- Biology
Added to DOAB on : 2020-06-10 23:58:16
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

At the heart of this book are some trials conducted in Athens in the fourth century BCE. In each case, the charges involved a combination of supernatural activities, including potion-brewing and cult activity; the defendants were all women. Because of the brevity of the ancient sources, and their lack of agreement, the precise charges are unclear; the reasons for taking these women to court, even condemning some of them to die, remain mysterious. This book takes the complexity and confusion of the evidence not as a riddle to be solved, but as revealing multiple social dynamics. It explores the changing factors—material, ideological, and psychological—that may have provoked these events. It focuses in particular on the dual role of envy (phthonos) and gossip as processes by which communities identified people and activities that were dangerous, and examines how and why those local, even individual, dynamics may have come to shape official civic decisions during a time of perceived hardship. At first sight so puzzling, these trials come to provide a vivid glimpse of the sociopolitical environment of Athens during the early to mid-fourth century BCE, including responses to changes in women’s status and behaviour, and attitudes to particular supernatural/religious activities within the city. This study reveals some of the characters, events, and local social processes that shaped an emergent concept of magic: it suggests that the legal boundary of acceptable behaviour was shifting, not only within the legal arena, but also with the active involvement of society beyond the courts.

Keywords

Athens --- women --- magic --- religion --- law --- courts --- trial --- fourth century --- emotions --- envy --- phthonos --- gossip

International Judicial Legitimacy

Authors: --- --- ---
Book Series: Studies of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law ISBN: 9783748908661 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: 300 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748908661 Language: en
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2020-07-27 07:19:14
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

ZusammenfassungArmin von Bogdandy und Ingo Venzke stellten mit “In Whose Name?” bereits 2014 die grundsätzliche Frage nach der Legitimität internationaler Gerichtshöfe. Der vorliegende Band führt die Debatte weiter: Woraus schöpfen internationale Organisationen und Gerichte ihre Legitimität und wie tragen sie zur Demokratisierung des Völkerrechts bei? Wie steht es um die demokratische Legitimität internationaler Menschenrechtsgerichtshöfe? Der Band bietet eine breite Diskussion zu aktuellen Fragen des internationalen Rechts.AbstractThese texts on the legitimacy of international courts were framed as a direct reaction to arguments put forward in the book “In Whose Name?” by Armin von Bogdandy und Ingo Venzke. The subjects ranged from a comparison between international organizations and international courts and how they can contribute to democratize international law to assessing the democratic legitimacy of international human rights courts.Therefore the collection is dealing with both theoretical and practical questions regarding the legitimacy of international courts and how such problems relate to fundamental problems of our times.

Environmental dispute resolution in Indonesia

Author:
Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183260 9789004253865 Year: Volume: 259 Pages: xviii+334 pp DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_379132 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated inner island of Java. Whilst the emergence of environmental disputes has sometimes attracted political repression, attempts have also been made in recent times to explore more functional approaches to their resolution. The Environmental Management Act of 1997 created a legal framework for the resolution of environmental disputes through both litigation and mediation. This book is the first attempt to analyse the implementation of this framework in detail and to assess the effectiveness of litigation and mediation in resolving environmental disputes in Indonesia. It includes a detailed overview of the environmental legal framework and its interpretation by Indonesian courts in landmark court cases. The book features a number of detailed case studies of both environmental litigation and mediation and considers the legal and non-legal factors that have influenced the success of these approaches to resolving environmental disputes. David Nicholson graduated in Law (Hons) and Asian Studies from Murdoch University in 1995 and was admitted to legal practice in Western Australia in 1997. He subsequently undertook doctoral research on environmental dispute resolution in Indonesia as part of the Indonesia Netherlands Study of Environmental Law and Administration (INSELA) project, based at the Van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden University, and was awarded a doctorate in law in 2005. Dr Nicholson has since returned to legal practice in Western Australia, specializing in environmental planning and local government law.

Crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio : Cómo calificar la violencia estatal en la Argentina (1976-1983)

Author:
ISBN: 9789874960184 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.3183 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2019-12-06 13:15:32
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Una de las discusiones que perdura desde el fin de la última dictadura militar en la Argentina es la que se refiere a la naturaleza criminal de los actos perpetrados desde el Estado en aquel período. Motivado por responder a ese interrogante, Martín Lozada ofrece un recorrido analítico que va desde el derecho penal internacional a la especificidad del debate local. En la primera parte de este libro, el autor evalúa las características del complejo de los crímenes contra la humanidad y, particularmente, de los crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio. Para ello, no solo indaga en la conformación técnico-jurídica de estas figuras, sino que busca explicitar, más allá de la propia letra de la ley, qué tragedias humanas exigieron su construcción teórica. En la segunda parte se aboca al caso argentino: «se suele invocar el carácter genocida de los actos perpetrados por los entonces detentadores del poder del Estado, usurpado mediante las maniobras pergeñadas y concretadas por el poder militar –y sus colaboradores civiles– a partir del día 24 de marzo de 1976. Evaluar el alcance de esa afirmación y verificar si, en efecto, el desarrollo experimentado por ciertas ramas del derecho le brinda razón, responde también al objetivo trazado” en este trabajo, explica el autor. «La obra de Martín Lozada es equilibrada, permite percibir profundidades de conocimiento no desarrolladas previamente, a partir de una exposición ágil, clara, con hilo conductor siempre presente y admirablemente enlazada». Zlata Drnas de Clément

Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts

Author:
ISBN: 9781920538637 Year: Pages: 226
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Added to DOAB on : 2020-04-08 15:49:25
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts is a joint publication of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program of the University of Toronto, Canada; the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and the Center for Reproductive Rights, New York. It is the expanded third volume in a series originally conceived by Kibrom Isaak, LL.M., a graduate of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, who organised and wrote the prototype, and drafted most of the first two volumes.The editors of Legal Grounds III are tremendously grateful to all those who have supported us to produce this book. The planning and execution would not have been possible without a grant from the Ford Foundation. African publication and dissemination were generously supported, through the Centre for Human Rights, by The Open Society Foundations.

Investor-State Dispute Settlement and National Courts

Authors: ---
Book Series: European Yearbook of International Economic Law; Special Issue ISBN: 9783030441647 Year: Pages: 117 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44164-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Law --- Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2020-07-15 23:59:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This open access book examines the multiple intersections between national and international courts in the field of investment protection, and suggests possible modes for regulating future jurisdictional interactions between domestic courts and international tribunals. The current system of foreign investment protection consists of more than 3,000 international investment agreements (IIAs), most of which provide for investment arbitration as the forum for the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and host States. However, national courts also have jurisdiction over certain matters involving cross-border investments. International investment tribunals and national courts thus interact in a number of ways, which range from harmonious co-existence to reinforcing complementation, reciprocal supervision and, occasionally, competition and discord. The book maps this complex relationship between dispute settlement bodies in the current investment treaty context and assesses the potential role of domestic courts in future treaty frameworks that could emerge from the States’ current efforts to reform the system. The book concludes that, in certain areas of interaction between domestic courts and international investment tribunals, the “division of labor” between the two bodies is not always optimal, producing inefficiencies that burden the system as a whole. In these areas, there is a need for improvement by introducing a more fruitful allocation of tasks between domestic and international courts and tribunals – whatever form(s) the international mechanism for the settlement of investment disputes may take. Given its scope, the book contributes not only to legal analysis, but also to the policy reflections that are needed for ongoing efforts to reform investor-State dispute settlement.

Diversità e discorso giuridico. Temi per un dialogo interdisciplinare su diritti e giustizia in tempo di transizione

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788490859810 Year: Volume: 48 Pages: 287 Language: Italian
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2016-11-02 12:07:43
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The relationship between law and diversity was difficult and dialectical throughout the centuries of the legal modernity. Yet to mark its routes it was not a concern for diversity since at the core of its developments there was the issue of individual before the social issue. As a matter of fact, diversity was considered extensively in modern law, but always in an instrumental way. At present this juridical approach shows some limitations, especially in the taking into account the link with the problem of protection of fundamental and human rights. Therefore, it seems appropriate to open a discussion on the issue, assuming diversity, despite its plurality of meanings, as a single topic area from which to start questioning the law. This volume is an attempt in this direction. Taking its cue from these statements and adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, it aims to explore aspects of the complex relationship between law and diversity, assuming as a framework of reference the problem of rights and justice.--------È in un continuo e sofferto rapporto dialettico che diritto e diversità si sono reciprocamente inseguiti lungo i secoli della modernità giuridica. Eppure non è stata una preoccupazione per la diversità a segnarne gli itinerari. Di essa il diritto moderno si è molto occupato ma in chiave sempre strumentale, avendo posto al centro dei suoi svolgimenti la questione dell’individuo prima che della società. Al contempo la fase attuale evidenzia una certa usura degli strumenti giuridici tradizionali e un limite complessivo di tale approccio al problema, soprattutto se si considerano i nessi della questione con la tutela dei diritti fondamentali e umani. Appare, dunque, opportuno avviare una riflessione complessiva sulla questione, assumendo la diversità, pur nella sua pluralità di valenze, come ambito tematico unitario e come categoria a partire dalla quale interrogare il diritto. Il presente volume, costituisce un tentativo in tale direzione. Esso - prendendo le mosse da tali constatazioni e avvalendosi di molteplici punti di vista disciplinari - si propone di esplorare aspetti del complesso rapporto tra diritto e diversità, assumendo come cornice di riferimento la questione dei diritti e della giustizia.

Listing 1 - 10 of 10
Sort by