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Library HighLights: Natural Disasters & The Law

Disaster Law & PolicyDisaster Law and Policy

Daniel A. Farber

KF3750 .F37 2010

 

From the Publisher: Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation & insurance, human rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy and procedure.

Law of EmergenciesThe Law of Emergencies

Nan D. Hunter

KF5900 .H86 2009

 

From the Publisher: The Law of Emergencies introduces the American legal system as it interacts with emergency management and public health issues. Hunter engages with and debates some of the most important Constitutional issues of our time, such as the tension between civil liberties and national security. She also shows how the law in this area plays out in the context of real life emergencies where individuals often have to make split-second decisions.

Children Law and DisastersChildren, Law, and Disasters: What We Learned from Katrina and the Hurricanes of 2005

ABA Center on Children and the Law

KF3735 .C475 2009

 

From the Publisher: This book, a collaboration between the American Bar Association and the University of Houston Law Center, examines the intersection of children, law and disasters like Hurricane Katrina. It looks at the experiences of children during the disasters and the first response to the events in order to demonstrate how we can do a better job for children. It acknowledges the considerable stress on systems such as juvenile justice, foster care, and education before the disasters and what needs to happen in a post-Katrina world.

CatastropheCatastrophe: Law, Politics, and the Humanitarian Impulse

Austin Sarat (Ed. )

KF3750 .C38 2009

 

From the Publisher: From 9/11 to Katrina, from Darfur to the Minnesota bridge collapse, ours is an “age of catastrophe.” In this era, catastrophic events seem to have a revelatory quality: they offer powerful reminders of the fragility of our social and institutional architectures, making painfully evident vulnerabilities in our social organization that were otherwise invisible. By disrupting the operation of fundamental mechanisms and infrastructures of the social order, they lay bare the conditions that make our sense of normalcy possible.

Emergencies and the limits of legalityEmergencies and the Limits of Legality

Victor V. Ramraj

K4700 .E46 2008

 

From the Publisher: This collection of essays – at the intersection of legal, political and social theory and practice – explores law’s capacity to constrain state power in times of crisis. The global response to the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States was no exception, and the wave of legislative responses is well documented. Yet there is an everpresent danger, borne out by historical and contemporary events, that even the most well -meaning executive, armed with extraordinary powers, will abuse them. This inevitably leads to another common tendency in an emergency, to invoke law not only to empower the state but also in a bid to constrain it. Can law constrain the emergency state or must the state at times act outside the law when its existence is threatened? If it must act outside the law, is such conduct necessarily fatal to aspirations of legality?

When Nature StrikesWhen Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters and the Law

Marsha L. Baum

KF3750 .B38 2007

 

From the Publisher: Shows us the human side of the weather by explaining how the law and weather interact. Both law and weather affect us every day of our modern lives, yet most people do not know how the weather has affected developments in the law, nor are they aware of how the law has attempted to develop ways to affect the weather. When Nature Strikes is the first book to examine the various areas in which law and weather meet and affect each other. This one-of-a-kind work describes the law related to weather in the United States in the context of specific cases, legislation, and administrative legal action.

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Library Highlights: Criminal Law

The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court
edited by Carsten Stahn and Göran Sluiter
KZ6311 .E364 2009
From the Publisher: The International Criminal Court is at a crossroads. In 1998, the Court was still a fiction. A decade later, it has become operational and faces its first challenges as a judicial institution. This volume examines this transition. It analyses the first jurisprudence and policies of the Court. It provides a systematic survey of the emerging law and practice in four main areas: the relationship of the Court to domestic jurisdictions, prosecutorial policy and practice, the treatment of the Court’s applicable law and the shaping of its procedure. It revisits major themes, such as jurisdiction, complementarity, cooperation, prosecutorial discretion, modes of liability, pre-trial, trial and appeals procedure and the treatment of victims and witnesses, as well as their criticisms. It also explores some of challenges and potential avenues for future reform.

The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law
edited by Nita A. Farahany
K5028.5 .I47 2009
From the Publisher: New discoveries from neuroscience and behavioral genetics are besieging criminal law. Novel scientific perspectives on criminal behavior could transform the criminal justice system and yet are being introduced in an ad hoc and often ill-conceived manner. Bringing together experts across multiple disciplines, including geneticists, neuroscientists, philosophers, policymakers, and legal scholars, The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law is a comprehensive collection of essays that address the emerging science from behavioral genetics and neuroscience and its developing impact on the criminal justice system. The essays survey how the science is and will likely be used in criminal law and the policy and the ethical issues that arise from its use for criminal law and for society.

Criminal Law
Richard G. Singer, John Q. La Fond
KF9219.85 .S54 2010
From the Publisher: Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, draws on well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or in some cases haven’t even gone to litigation. The fifth edition includes cutting edge examples and explanations based on prescription drug-induced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void-for-vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel.

Among the attributes that make this study aid an excellent resource: […]Unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy —Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns; recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense and the diminished capacity defense (such as Arizona v. Clark and Dixon v. United States); explanations include analysis of both prosecution and defense, which provides additional valuable exam-writing skills for students.

Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law
edited by Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt
K5015.4 .R44 2009
From the Publisher: The criminal attacks that occurred in the United States on 11 September 2001 have profoundly altered and reshaped the priorities of criminal justice systems around the world. Domestic criminal law has become a vehicle for criminalising ‘new’ terrorist offences and other transnational forms of criminality. ‘Preventative’ detention regimes have come to the fore, balancing the scales in favour of security rather than individual liberty. These moves complement already existing shifts in criminal justice policies and ideologies brought about by adjusting to globalisation, economic neo-liberalism and the shift away from the post-war liberal welfare settlement. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology, legal history, law and psychology and the sociology of law, focuses on the future directions for the criminal law in the light of current concerns with state security and regulating ‘deviant’ behaviour.

The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law
Kenneth S. Gallant
K5165 .G35 2009
From the Publisher: This book fills a major gap in the scholarly literature concerning international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and human rights law. The principle of legality (non-retroactivity of crimes and punishments and related doctrines) is fundamental to criminal law and human rights law. Yet this is the first book-length study of the status of legality in international law – in international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. This is also the first book to survey legality/non-retroactivity in all national constitutions, developing the patterns of implementation of legality in the various legal systems (e.g., Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law, Asian Law) around the world. This is a necessary book for any scholar, practitioner, and library in the area of international, criminal, comparative, human rights, or international humanitarian law.

EU Criminal Law
Valsamis Mitsilegas
KJE7975 .M58 2009
From the Publisher: EU Criminal Law is perhaps the fastest-growing area of EU law. It is also one of the most contested fields of EU action, covering measures which have a significant impact on the protection of fundamental rights and the relationship between the individual and the State, while at the same time presenting a challenge to State sovereignty in the field and potentially reconfiguring significantly the relationship between Member States and the EU. The book will examine in detail the main aspects of EU criminal law, in the light of these constitutional challenges. These include: the history and institutions of  EU criminal law (including the evolution of the third pillar and its relationship with EC law); harmonisation in criminal law and procedure (with emphasis on competence questions); mutual recognition in criminal matters (including the operation of the European Arrest Warrant) and accompanying measures; action by EU bodies facilitating police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters (such as Europol, Eurojust and OLAF); the collection and exchange of personal data, in particular via EU databases and co-operation between law enforcement authorities; and the external dimension of EU action in criminal matters, including EU-US counter-terrorism co-operation. The analysis is forward-looking, taking into account the potential impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU criminal law.

Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
K5103 .A44 2009
From the Publisher: This book presents a comprehensive overview of what the criminal law would look like if organized around the principle that those who deserve punishment should receive punishment commensurate with, but no greater than, that which they deserve. [The authors] argue that desert is a function of the actor’s culpability, and that culpability is a function of the risks of harm to protected interests that the actor believes he is imposing and his reasons for acting in the face of those risks. The authors deny that resultant harms, as well as unperceived risks, affect the actor’s desert. They thus reject punishment for inadvertent negligence as well as for intentions or preparatory acts that are not risky. Alexander and Ferzan discuss the reasons for imposing risks that negate or mitigate culpability, the individuation of crimes, and omissions. They conclude with a discussion of rules versus standards in criminal law and offer a description of the shape of criminal law in the event that the authors’ conceptualization is put into practice.

Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Agenda for a Sustainable America
edited by John C. Dernbach
HC79.E5 A358 2009
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Assignment and Arbitration: A Comparative Study
Juan Carlos Landrove
K2400 .L36 2009
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At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy
Jeannie Suk
KF9322 .S85 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Autonomy, Consent and the Law
Sheila A. M. McLean
K3611.I5 M38 2010
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The Challenge of Child Labour in International Law
Franziska Humbert
K1821 .H86 2009
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Climate Change and the Law
Chris Wold, David Hunter, Melissa Powers
K3593 .W65 2009
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Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights
Kenji Yoshino
KF4749 .Y674 2007
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Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law
Kal Raustiala
KF413.J87 R38 2009
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The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment
Thomas N. McInnis
KF9630 .M35 2009
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Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security
Amos N. Guiora
K3258 .G85 2009
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The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human
Rights Violations
edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin
K5301 .G46 2009
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Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law
Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett
K3585 .B33 2009
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Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP; editors Miriam H. Wugmeister and Christine E. Lyon
K3264.C65 G578 2009
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Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy
edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow
HD3861.U6 G678 2009
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An Introduction to the American Legal System
John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb II.
KF385 .S34 2010
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Justice in Plainclothes: A Theory of American Constitutional Practice
Lawrence G. Sager
KF4550 .S235 2004
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Law and the Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics
George C. Klein
KF3828 .K59 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Law of American State Constitutions
Robert F. Williams
KF4530 .W538 2009
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Legal Studies: Terminology and Transcription
Wanda Roderick-Bolton
KF319 .R6 2004
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Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts
Louis-Georges Schwartz
KF8725 .S39 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
Beth A. Simmons
K3240 .S5435 2009
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Obstruction of Justice: Federal Statutes
Charles Doyle
KF9300 .D69 2008
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Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the
Legal Profession
edited by Robert Granfield, Lynn Mather
KF299.P8 P745 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Punishing Corporate Crime: Legal Penalties for Criminal and Regulatory
Violations
James T. O’Reilly et al.
KF9351 .P86 2009
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Rediscovering Rhetoric: Law, Language, and the Practice of Persuasion
editors, Justin T. Gleeson, Ruth C.A. Higgins.
P301.5.P47 R43 2008
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The Religious Left and Church-State Relations
Steven H. Shiffrin
KF4783 .S56 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Restitution of Cultural Assets: Causes of Action, Obstacles to Restitution,
Developments

Beat Schonenberger
K3791 .S36 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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A Right to Discriminate?: How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale
Warped the Law of Free Association
Andrew Koppelman; with Tobias Barrington Wolff
KF4778 .K67 2009
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Sexual Harassment: Prevention, Investigation and Litigation
Sound recording
State Bar of California
AUDIO KFC100.S49 S49 2009 (Lobby Display)
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The South’s Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights: Essays
Jack P. Greene et al.; edited by Robert J. Haws
KF4545.S5 S68 2009
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Targeted Killing in International Law
Nils Melzer
KZ6362 .M45 2009
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US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries
Martin Neil Baily, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
HD7125 .B275 2009
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Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law
Judith E. Tucker
KBP526.3 .T83 2008
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

Autonomy, Consent and the Law
Sheila A. M. McLean
K3611.I5 M38 2010
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The Challenge of Child Labour in International Law
Franziska Humbert
K1821 .H86 2009
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The Corporate Insider’s Guide to U.S. Patent Practice
Charles R. Macedo
KF3114.85 .M33 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP; edited by Miriam H. Wugmeister and Christine E. Lyon
K3264.C65 G578 2009
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Going Solo in Tough Economic Times
State Bar of California
AUDIO KFC77 .G65 2009 (Lobby Display)
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The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management : Developing, Managing and Protecting your Company’s Intellectual Property
Adam Jolly & Jeremy Philpott
KJE2636 .J65 2009
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Hate on the Net: Extremist Sites, Neo-fascism On-line, Electronic Jihad
Antonio Roversi, Lawrence Smith
HT1521 .R69 2008
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Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media: Free for a Fee
Edward Lee Lamoureux … [et al.]
KF3030.1 .I578 2009
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Law and the Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics
George C. Klein
KF3828 .K59 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks
Andrew Sparrow
KD667.C65 S68 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
William Patry
K1420.5 .P376 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of
Terror
Glenn Sulmasy
KF9223 .S85 2009
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Rediscovering Rhetoric: Law, Language, and the Practice of Persuasion
editors Justin T. Gleeson, Ruth C.A. Higgins
P301.5.P47 R43 2008
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The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
KF3012 .K85 2010
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Virtual Freedom: Net Neutrality and Free Speech in the Internet Age
Dawn C. Nunziato
KF4772 .N86 2009
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Who Owns You?: The Corporate Gold-rush to Patent your Genes
David Koepsell
K1519.B54 K64 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Assignment and Arbitration: A Comparative Study
Juan Carlos Landrove
K2400 .L36 2009
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The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice
edited by Cedric Ryngaert
KZ6304 .E34 2009
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The EU and WTO Law on Services: Limits to the Realisation of General Interest Policies within the Services Markets?
edited by Johan van de Gronden
K3973 .E93 2009
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Fundamental Perspectives on International Law ~Faculty Publication~
William R. Slomanson
KZ3180.S59 F86 2011 (Lobby Display)
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The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations
edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin
K5301 .G46 2009
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The Impact of 9/11 and the new Legal Landscape
edited by Matthew J. Morgan; with a foreword by Bob Graham
KF9430 .I47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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International Crime and Punishment: A Guide to the Issues
James Larry Taulbee
K5301 .T377 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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An Introduction to International Institutional Law
Jan Klabbers
KZ4850 .K58 2009
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Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law
Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee
KZ3185 .V66 2010
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The Law of Command Responsibility
Guenael Mettraux
K5301 .M4825 2009
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Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law: A Comparative
Perspective
Gaetano Pentassuglia
K3242 .P455 2009
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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
Beth A. Simmons
K3240 .S5435 2009
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The Past and Future of EU Law: The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th
Anniversary of the Rome Treaty
edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro and Loic Azoulai
KJE947 .P37 2010
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Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and
Strategies
S.I. Strong
K2400 .S873 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Restoring the Balance: War Powers in an Age of Terror
Seth Weinberger
KF5060 .W45 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Targeted Killing in International Law
Nils Melzer
KZ6362 .M45 2009
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Trade Policy Flexibility and Enforcement in the World Trade Organization: A Law
and Economics Analysis
Simon A.B. Schropp
K4610 .S37 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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USA Patriot Act: A Legislative History of the Uniting and Strengthening of
America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism Act, Public Law no. 107-56 (2001) Series III
[compiled] by Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Michael P. Forrest.
KF9430.A316 U83 2007
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Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict
William H. Boothby
KZ5624 .B66 2009
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Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetics Industry
K3649 .G58 2007
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The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers
Antonio Cassese
KZ3395.C25 A2 2008
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The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome
Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy
K3611.A77 K87 2009
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Law at the Vanishing Point: A Philosophical Analysis of International Law
Aaron Fichtelberg
KZ1256 .F53 2008
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Legislating the War on Terror: An Agenda for Reform
Benjamin Wittes, editor
KF9430 .L434 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Public International Law: A Guide to Information Sources
Elizabeth Beyerly
KZ3110.B49 P83 1991
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Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling the Myth that we can’t Afford Good Working Conditions for Everyone
Jody Heymann and Alison Earle
HD6971.8 .H49 2010
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The World Trade Organization: A Legal and Institutional Analysis
Jan Wouters and Bart De Meester
K4610 .W689 2007
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Library Highlights: Terror, Torture & the Law

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo‘s First 100 Days
Karen Greenberg
HV6432 .G7345 2009

From the Publisher: The Least Worst Place is a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America’s leading experts on the Bush Administration’s policies on terrorism, tells the story through a group of career officers who tried–and ultimately failed–to stymie the Pentagon’s desire to implement harsh new policies in Guantanamo and bypass the Geneva Conventions. She sets her story in Camp X-Ray, which underwent a remarkably quick transformation from a sleepy naval outpost in the tropics into a globally infamous holding pen. Peopled with genuine heroes and villains, this narrative of the earliest days of the post-9/11 era centers on the conflicts between Gitmo-based Marine officers intent on upholding the Geneva Accords and an intelligence unit set up under the Pentagon’s aegis. The latter ultimately won out, replacing transparency with secrecy, military protocol with violations of basic operation procedures, and humane and legal detainee treatment with harsh interrogation methods and torture […].

Tortured Law
VIDEO K5304 .T675 2009
Note: This video features TJSL Prof. Marjorie Cohn
From the Publisher: President Barack Obama has ended six years of American torture of suspected terrorists arising from the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks. The torture was originally outlined and sanctioned in 2002 by a series of memos drafted by lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Were these lawyers simply giving the President their best legal advice? Or was their work part of a larger conspiracy to distort the law and authorize torture?

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced an investigation of CIA interrogators who exceeded the authority provided by the “torture memos.” But the officials who ordered these actions, and the lawyers who provided the legal cover have not been held accountable.

The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War
Mark Osiel
KZ6471 .O845 2009
From the Publisher: Why should America restrain itself in detaining, interrogating, and targeting terrorists when they show it no similar forbearance? Is it fair to expect one side to fight by more stringent rules than the other, placing itself at disadvantage? Is the disadvantaged side then permitted to use the tactics and strategies of its opponent? If so, then America’s most controversial counterterrorism practices are justified as commensurate responses to indiscriminate terror. Yet different ethical standards prove entirely fitting, the author finds, in a conflict between a network of suicidal terrorists seeking mass atrocity at any cost and a constitutional democracy committed to respecting human dignity and the rule of law. The most important reciprocity involves neither uniform application of fair rules nor their enforcement by a simpleminded tit-for-tat. Real reciprocity instead entails contributing to an emergent global contract that encompasses the law of war and from which all peoples may mutually benefit.

International Legal Standards for the Protection from Refoulement: A Legal Analysis on the Prohibitions on Refoulement Contained in the Refugee Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention Against Torture
C.W. Wouters
K3230.R45 W68 2009
From the Publisher: Every year, millions of people are seeking protection from countries other than their own for fear of being tortured, persecuted or killed. Finding protection is not easy. States are closely guarding their borders, making it difficult for aliens to seek and enjoy protection from serious harm. No matter where they are or why they flee, people seeking international protection are vulnerable and insecure; in dire need of knowing, understanding and receiving their rights. This book explores the basic right of every forcibly displaced person to be protected from refoulement. The prohibition of refoulement is the cornerstone of international refugee and asylum law and aims to provide protection to people at risk of persecution, torture, inhuman treatment or other human rights violations upon return to their own country. This book provides a comprehensive legal analysis of prohibitions of refoulement contained in four human rights treaties: the Refugee Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture. The emphasis of the analysis is on the international meaning of the prohibitions of refoulement and on the  responsibilities of States deriving from these prohibitions. The four treaties are analysed in separate chapters. The final chapter compares the prohibitions of refoulement contained in the four investigated treaties. This book will be an important resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners working with asylum seekers and refugees throughout the world. It is also a reminder for States, which have obliged themselves to protect people from becoming victims of unspeakable atrocities.

Our Nation Unhinged: The Human Consequences of the War on Terror
Peter Jan Honigsberg
KF9625 .H66 2009
From the Publisher: Jose Padilla short-shackled and wearing blackened goggles and earmuffs to block out all light and sound on his way to the dentist. Fifteen-year-old Omar Khadr crying out to an American soldier, “Kill me!” Hunger strikers at Guantánamo being restrained and force-fed through tubes up their nostrils. John Walker Lindh lying naked and blindfolded in a metal container, bound by his hands and feet, in the freezing Afghan winter night. This is the story of the Bush administration’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001—and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedies, abandonment of the Constitution, and the erosion of due process and liberty. In this vitally important book, Peter Jan Honigsberg chronicles the black hole of the American judicial system from 2001 to the present, providing an incisive analysis of exactly what we have lost over the past seven years and where we are now headed.

The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law
Nigel Rodley with Matt Pollard
K5519 .R63 2009
From the Publisher: The book is more than a descriptive analysis of the field. It acknowledges areas of unclarity or where developments may be embryonic.  Solutions are offered. Recent developments have confirmed the value of solutions proposed in this edition and the previous one. Central to most of the chapters is the human rights norm of most salience in the treatment of prisoners, namely, the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The early chapters focus on the period of first detention, when detainees are most at risk of having information or confessions, however unreliable, extracted by unlawful means. Voices contemplating the legitimacy of such treatment to combat terrorism have been heard in the wake of the atrocities of 11 September 2001. The book finds that the evidence clearly suggests that the absolute prohibition of such treatment remains firm. […] Chapters are also devoted to the extreme practice of enforced disappearance and the contribution of the new convention on this phenomenon, as well as to extra-legal executions.