The Western Codification of Criminal Law

Author: Aniceto Masferrer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319719122
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume addresses an important historiographical gap by assessing the respective contributions of tradition and foreign influences to the 19th century codification of criminal law. More specifically, it focuses on the extent of French influence – among others – in European and American civil law jurisdictions. In this regard, the book seeks to dispel a number of myths concerning the French model’s actual influence on European and Latin American criminal codes. The impact of the Napoleonic criminal code on other jurisdictions was real, but the scope and extent of its influence were significantly less than has sometimes been claimed. The overemphasis on French influence on other civil law jurisdictions is partly due to a fundamental assumption that modern criminal codes constituted a break with the past. The question as to whether they truly broke with the past or were merely a degree of reform touches on a difficult issue, namely, the dichotomy between tradition and foreign influences in the codification of criminal law. Scholarship has unfairly ignored this important subject, an oversight that this book remedies.

Spanish Yearbook of International Law

Author: Kluwer
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041115393
Format: PDF, ePub
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The "Spanish Yearbook of International Law" brings together information concerning Spanish legal practice and a bibliography over the period of one year and makes it available to an international readership. It serves as a vehicle for furthering knowledge of Spanish practice in the field of international law among an audience with no knowledge of Spanish. It deals with both private and public international law, taken in a broad sense to include summary treatment of international organizations of which Spain is a member.

Dahl s Law Dictionary

Author: Henry S. Dahl
Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
ISBN: 1575884526
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the 5th edition of an annotated legal dictionary with definitions taken from codes, case law, statutes, legal writing and opinions of attorneys general. It explains Spanish and Latin American law in English and American law in Spanish. This book is intended for anyone interested in the law where Spanish and English converge. Apart from undergoing a general editorial review, the 5th edition has been considerably expanded, with both short and long definitions. Entirely new fields are included, e.g., aviation law, maritime law, e-commerce law, and the law of security interests.

Spanish Administrative Law Under European Influence

Author: Ortega Álvarez Ortega
Publisher: Europa Law Publishing
ISBN: 9789089520838
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is devoted to the study of the Europeanization of Spanish administrative law and its scope results, therefore, from the intersection of two basic notions On the one hand, Europeanization is here understood as a top-down process of innovation suffered by national law as an outcome of the structural principles which govern the relations between European and national systems On the other hand, the book focuses on some of the most important institutions of Spanish general administrative law in order to give a wide and comprehensive insight into the transformations of the system, going thus beyond the description of the transformations experienced by the regulation of concrete sectors of administrative action. Specifically, regulation of administrative procedure, case law on the right to good administration, public procurement law, public services regulation, interim measures in judicial review and the evolution of administrative sanctions are the main topics with which the book deals. The editors are all well-known specialists in European and Spanish administrative law, Luis Ortega is Professor of Administrative Law, Jean Monnet Professor of European Law and Director of the European Studies Centre of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Luis Arroyo is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and law clerk in the Constitutional Court of Spain, Carmen Plaza Martin is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Member of the European Group of Public Law