Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation Sixth Edition

Author: Peter B. Maggs
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578234433
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a detailed treatment of the Russian legal system written especially for English-speaking law students and lawyers. While it is designed primarily as a casebook, extended discussions of the law, numerous citations to original Russian sources, and detailed suggestions for finding these sources on the Internet also make it useful as a reference for scholars specializing in Russian studies and for lawyers who know Russian but not Russian law. The authors have decades of experience following the Russian legal system, with one concentrating on human rights, court procedure, and criminal law and procedure, the other on civil, commercial, and tax law. Chapters cover key aspects of the Russian legal system, including sources of law, the judicial system, the legal profession, constitutional law, individual rights, civil and commercial law, civil procedure, private international law, foreign investment law, criminal procedure, administrative law, and tax law. The book covers major changes in Russian law since the previous edition was published, including more reliance on judicial precedent, increasing the independence of criminal investigators from prosecutors, dealing with abuse of the legal system by corrupt officials to steal businesses from their rightful owners, and closing loopholes in the tax system. The new edition also chronicles the continuing struggle of the European Court of Human Rights and activist Russian lawyers to push Russian law toward international standards.

Understanding European Union Law

Author: Karen Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676408
Format: PDF, ePub
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Understanding European Union Law is both an ideal introduction for students new to EU law and an essential addition to revision for the more accomplished. It is also indispensable reading for students on business studies courses. Fully revised and updated, this sixth edition continues to look at the main themes of EU law in a straightforward and logical manner. Updated to discuss the UK’s increasingly difficult relationship with the EU and recent developments in EU citizenship rights such as the Zambrano decision, this book provides the reader with a clear understanding of EU law, concentrating on how and why the law has developed as it has. A chapter on assessment guidance has been expanded to provide advice on revision, coursework and examinations on the subject of EU law. This student-friendly text is broad in scope and highly accessible, inspiring students toward further study and showing that understanding EU law can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Employee Dismissal Law and Practice

Author: Henry H. Perritt
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735561419
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether your case involves a public or private sector job, a downsizing, or termination for cause, Employee Dismissal: Law and Practice provides the guidance you need in this rapidly evolving area of employment law. Providing in depth analysis of the common law and statutory wrongful dismissal doctrines, as well as practical guidance on all aspects of employee dismissal litigation from complaints through jury instructions, Employee Dismissal: Law and Practice is an invaluable resource for evaluating and litigating a wrongful discharge case. Employee Dismissal: Law and Practice brings you up to date on the latest cases, statutes, and developments including: New cases on implied contract for Alaska, Colorado, and Montana New cases on public policy tort for Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington New cases on implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing for Alaska, Massachusetts, and Montana Discussion of a new case on union fair representation A new case on special consideration requirement for oral promises New cases on what constitutes a breach of the implied covenant New cases on clarity element of public policy tort New cases on jeopardy element of public policy tort A new case explaining that a public policy tort liability for refusing to participate in illegal conduct does not require proof of a report to an outside agency A new case discussing what constitutes andquot;improperandquot; interference with contract New cases on what constitutes a constitutionally protected property interest New cases on preclusive effect of administrative agency determinations New cases on standards for punitive damages A new case on statutory whistleblower protection for internal complaints about fellow employee

The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law

Author: Anton Burkov
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838256395
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book analyzes the practice of Russia honoring her legal obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR): to secure to everyone within its jurisdiction the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention (Article 1 of the ECHR). The study comes to the conclusion that the impact of the ECHR on the Russian legal system, in terms of its implementation by domestic courts, is unsatisfactory. The jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and Supreme Arbitration Court is an attempt to demonstrate to the Council of Europe that the ECHR is being applied, rather than to implement the ECHR. In contrast, the jurisprudence emerging from decisions of the Russian Federation's Constitutional Court and district courts indicates a better understanding of the spirit of the ECHR. Still, the rare instances in which domestic courts implemented the ECHR were, more often than not, prompted by applicants' arguments based on ECHR case-law, rather than by the courts. The book suggests methods of ensuring a more effective implementation of the ECHR's provisions within Russian national law. It develops recommendations on how to assess the Russian government's compliance with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and how to interpret explanations submitted by Russia to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on her implementation of the ECHR.

Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems

Author: Obi N. I. Ebbe
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466560339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems: Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition examines the history, dynamics, structure, organization, and processes in the criminal justice systems in a number of selected countries. Designed for courses in comparative criminal justice systems, comparative criminology, and international criminal law, it explores systems in the United States, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Sierra Leone, China, Russia, and Poland. A descriptive and quantitative analysis of criminal justice processes, this text goes beyond a mere analysis of individual systems. Instead, the book compares these criminal justice models with each other and contrasts them with: United Nations conventions World Courts of Justice International Court of Justice International Military Tribunal International Criminal Tribunal International Criminal Court Understanding these comparisons is crucial for a proper grasp of transnational crimes. The book shows how the national criminal justice systems and the United Nations judicial systems complement each other when adjudicating transnational crimes in the international community. It analyzes the nature of crime and criminal law, explores basic theories of crime, and discusses the various sources of international law. It also examines the inherent pitfalls in comparing international crime rates and discusses terrorism and its control. Unique to this edition is a thorough, unbiased study of the Islamic justice system. Each chapter focuses on a select region and includes crime data and arrest, prosecution, and conviction rates where appropriate. This allows readers looking for information on the criminal justice systems of any part of the world to easily find the relevant section. A sound approach to understanding the laws of various nations, and international, criminal, and humanitarian laws, this volume provides sage insight into the sociological explanations of criminal law and crime.

Politics in the Republic of Ireland

Author: John Coakley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312694
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised sixth edition. Building on the success of the previous five editions, it continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of the government and politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyses and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. It devotes chapters to every aspect of contemporary Irish government and politics, including the political parties and elections, the constitution, the Taoiseach and the governmental system, women and politics, the role of parliament, and Ireland’s place within the European Union. Bringing students up to date with the very latest developments, especially with the upheaval in the Irish party system, Coakley and Gallagher combine substance with a highly readable style, providing an accessible textbook that meets the needs of all those who are interested in knowing how politics and government operate in Ireland.

Russia in Search of Itself

Author: James H. Billington
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
ISBN: 0801879760
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Librarian of Congress and author of The Face of Russia takes a close-up look at one of the world's most pressing issues, the turbulent conditions of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the efforts of Russia to find a post-Soviet identity.

Judicial Protection in the European Union

Author: Henry G. Schermers
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041116311
Format: PDF
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Appearing at a time when the ancient problem of the individual versus the state once again occupies the minds of thinking Europeans, this important new book thoroughly evaluates the judicial system of the European Union, fully describing the nature of the judicial protection available to individuals, undertakings, and member States. With attention to the rapid and continuing development of the Community legal order, Schermers and Waelbroeck provide a much-needed perspective on the reasoning of the European Court of Justice in significant decisions, especially recent cases, and shed revealing light on how the rule of law may develop in future. An introductory chapter offers a masterful description of how Treaty provisions, Community acts, international law, and national legal orders interact in the procedures and decisions of the Court of Justice. Further chapters provide analysis and insight into such matters as the following: the crucial role of national courts as guarantors of the rights of individuals in Community law the validity of acts taken by Community institutions and member States, and protection against them the delivery of non-judicial opinion and other tasks of the Court of Justice the composition, function, and rules of procedure of the Court the organisation of the Court of First Instance and the appeal procedure against its decisions. Judicial Protection in the European Union is organised to facilitate its prodigious reference value. All important cases are examined, and abundant footnotes clearly indicate relevant precedents in each case. This is a fundamental source for students of European law, as well as a basic reference for practitioners and a valuable analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European system of judicial protection.

Psychological Experts in Divorce Actions

Author: Marc J. Ackerman
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735549265
Format: PDF, Docs
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Emotionally charged issues abound in matrimonial practice, especially in custody disputes. Expert testimony can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of a case, and when matters are highly sensitive or sensational the seeming objectivity of an expert can be dispositive. to effectively reinforce or question that testimony, certain specialized knowledge is essential. Scientifically accepted standards and theories are constantly evolving. Keeping up with the data had been a challenge, but one integrated resource has made it simple. Aspen Publishers' Psychological Experts in Divorce Actions pulls all the research together into the definitive guide to understanding the role of psychological evaluations in divorce and custody actions. Focused on providing the best approach to protecting your client's interests, this work explains all the leading testing instruments, what conclusions may be drawn and how to challenge or support those conclusions. In addition to offering effective examination and cross-examination strategies, it assists you in handling the gamut of psychological factors that affect clients in divorce and custody cases. Authors Marc J. Ackerman, Ph.D., and Andrew W. Kane, Ph.D., are licensed psychologists who have been involved in hundreds of custody cases. Drawing on their extensive experience--testing parties to a divorce and treating psychological patients in the clinic--and as psychological experts in the courtroom, they identify the most important psychological evaluation research used in divorce and custody decision-making and distill the information into clear terms lawyers can readily apply.They also examine vital issues including: Ethics--confidentiality, privilege, duty to warn or protect (Tarasoff), sharing raw data, test integrity Sexual abuse--bona fide or fabricated allegations, psychological effects of sexual abuse, profiles of abuser and abused Testing--personality tests (including MMPI-2, and the new MMPI-2-RF, Rorschach, Millon, TAT); intelligence tests (Wechsler scales, Kaufman scales, Stanford Binet); custody tests (ASPECT, PCRI, PASS, BPS); and many more How divorce affects families--custody, placement, age and gender differences, grandparents, sexual preference, psychological problems

Introduction to Turkish Law

Author: Tuğrul Ansay
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 904113431X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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English-speaking legal practitioners and academics have here an ideal introduction to the basic institutions, principles, and rules of Turkish law. Encompassing all the major fields of legal practice, Introduction to Turkish Law provides an essential understanding of the Turkish legal system, so that users can become familiar with law and legal processes in Turkey and pursue further research on specific Turkish legal matters. Eleven chapters, written by Turkish experts in their areas of specialty, focus on particular fields and provide also the Turkish equivalents of English terminology. The book covers the following topics: sources of Turkish law; constitutional law; administrative law; legal persons and business associations; family and inheritance matters; property; obligations; criminal law; and the laws of civil and criminal procedure. The Fifth Edition reflects the continuing adaptation of Turkish law to international standards-especially in light of Turkey's aspirations to membership in the European Union - and incorporates the changes brought by the Civil Code of 2002. A comprehensive and updated list of books and articles in English on Turkish law is appended. This concise, practical, and up-to-date guide is sure to continue providing interested parties with a speedy and reliable opening to many areas of Turkish law they need to learn about. Introduction to.... Series