The Court and the World

Author: Stephen Breyer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946202
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In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s borders. It is a world of instant communications, lightning-fast commerce, and shared problems (like public health threats and environmental degradation), and it is one in which the lives of Americans are routinely linked ever more pervasively to those of people in foreign lands. Indeed, at a moment when anyone may engage in direct transactions internationally for services previously bought and sold only locally (lodging, for instance, through online sites), it has become clear that, even in ordinary matters, judicial awareness can no longer stop at the water’s edge. To trace how foreign considerations have come to inform the thinking of the Court, Justice Breyer begins with that area of the law in which they have always figured prominently: national security in its constitutional dimension—how should the Court balance this imperative with others, chiefly the protection of basic liberties, in its review of presidential and congressional actions? He goes on to show that as the world has grown steadily “smaller,” the Court’s horizons have inevitably expanded: it has been obliged to consider a great many more matters that now cross borders. What is the geographical reach of an American statute concerning, say, securities fraud, antitrust violations, or copyright protections? And in deciding such matters, can the Court interpret American laws so that they might work more efficiently with similar laws in other nations? While Americans must necessarily determine their own laws through democratic process, increasingly, the smooth operation of American law—and, by extension, the advancement of American interests and values—depends on its working in harmony with that of other jurisdictions. Justice Breyer describes how the aim of cultivating such harmony, as well as the expansion of the rule of law overall, with its attendant benefits, has drawn American jurists into the relatively new role of “constitutional diplomats,” a little remarked but increasingly important job for them in this fast-changing world. Written with unique authority and perspective, The Court and the World reveals an emergent reality few Americans observe directly but one that affects the life of every one of us. Here is an invaluable understanding for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. From the Hardcover edition.

The World Court and the Contemporary International Law Making Process

Author: Edward McWhinney
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789028609082
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Disaster response has been described as the last resort of the amateur: an unkind assessment but not without a grain of truth. Disaster generates an emotional response, & new disaster organisations are born with each new disaster. Lessons of the past on disaster management have to be learned anew. The need to increase the professionalism of disaster response is evident. All the more so as, in disaster terms, the world is getting worse, not better. Disasters become more complex, frequently involving the interaction of a disaster event, politics & technology. The last few years have also seen a growth in research into the area of disaster response. Too often, however, disaster researchers & disaster organisations have gone their separate ways. There is a need for these two groups to get together to devise more practical & professional approaches to disaster response. The World Disasters Report , produced by the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies with the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, is a contribution to this effort of professionalisation. It provides facts & statistics, analysis & an exploration of trends, to dispel a number of myths about disasters & to define & advocate good practice. This is the first volume of Annual Reports which will become a vital tool for all those involved in the area of disaster response.

The World Court in Action

Author: Howard N. Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742509245
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Over a century ago, a precursor to the International Court of Justice, usually called the World Court, was created. The United States had an important role in founding the Court, and a U.S. citizen Andrew Carnegie-funded the Peace Palace, the building in which the World Court still convenes. But in 1985, during the second Reagan-Bush Administration, the U.S. effectively withdrew its support and authority from the Court in respose to its ruling on the U.S. use of force in Nicaragua. Since that time, the role of the World Court has grown in importance internationally even though the U.S. refuses to participate fully. And because the U.S. role has been so attenuated, the full story of the World Court has not been told, especially to U.S. citizens and students whose ignorance of it is a national embarrassment. Howard N. Meyer-longtime legal authority, activist, and champion of untold or misunderstood histories-traces the World Court all the way back to The Hague Conference of 1899 and shows its development through World War I, the League of Nations, World War II, and the Cold War, all the way up to the contemporary challenges of East Timor and Kosovo. More recently, Meyer distinguishes between the nation-state oriented work of the World Court and the work of the International Criminal Court which was proposed in 1998 to prosecute individual war criminals like Milosevic and others coming out of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. As different as they are, the World Court and the ICC have a common problem that this book seeks to address: resistance in Washington to the international rule of law, especially when it comes to authority surrounding the use of force."

The World Court

Author: Shabtai Rosenne
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789004138162
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This latest edition of The World Court offers non-specialist readers such as politicians, diplomats, journalists and students of international relations a guide and introduction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It presents a detailed overview of how the ICJ is structured and the way it carries out its functions. This sixth edition utilizes Shabtai Rosenne's original text whenever possible and provides updated and new material wherever necessary. This handbook continues to be an essential tool for anyone who is concerned with the conduct of international affairs and the role of the International Court plays within that process. (UN Website)

America s Court

Author: Barrett McGurn
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
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A former public information officer of the Supreme Court describes the inner workings of the Court and the intricate relationships among the Justices

The U S Supreme Court

Author: Linda Greenhouse
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199754543
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A Supreme Court reporter offers an introduction to one of the pillars of American government, focusing on the people and traditions of the U.S. Supreme Court and examining many individual Supreme Court cases.

The Court and the Cross

Author: Frederick S. Lane
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807044247
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Discusses the efforts made by conservative Christians to gradually dominate the Supreme Court and how the judicial changes made in recent years may affect the nation.

Rough Justice

Author: David Bosco
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199844135
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The story of the movement to establish the International Criminal Court, its tumultuous first decade, and the challenges it will continue to face in the future.

The U S Supreme Court and Contemporary Constitutional Law The Obama Era and Its Legacy

Author: Anna-Bettina Kaiser
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 384528949X
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Der Oberste Gerichtshof der USA hat gerade während der Regierungszeit Barack Obamas das amerikanische Verfassungsrecht durch mehrere wegweisende Urteile neu geprägt. Der vorliegende Band vereint Beiträge renommierter Verfassungsrechtler aus den USA und Europa, die die Entwicklungen während der Obama-Regierung und ihre anhaltende Bedeutung rekonstruieren, analysieren und erklären.

The World Court Reference Guide

Author: Bimal N. Patel
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041119070
Format: PDF
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Offers an overview of the procedures of the World Court, including statements of initial claims, counter-claims, summaries of all orders, texts of operative and final paragraphs of all judicial decisions, and opinions of members.