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Human Rights and Legal History: Essays in Honour of Brian Simpson

Human Rights and Legal History: Essays in Honour of Brian Simpson (Hardback)

Edited by O'Donovan, Katherine
Edited by Rubin, G. R.

This book brings together essays on themes of human rights and legal history, reflecting the long and distinguished career as academic writer and human rights activist of Brian Simpson. Written by colleagues and friends in the United States and Britain, the essays are intended to... reflect Simpson's own legal interests. The collection opens with biography of Simpson's academic life which notes his major contribution to legal thought, and closes with an account of his career in the United States and a bibliography of his writings. As a tribute to Simpson's varied interests in the law, the collection is grouped around themes in human rights, legal philosophy, and legal history. The human rights papers are concerned with the history of the right of individual petition to the European Court of Human Rights, and recent successes in which Brian Simpson played a part; the evolution of a transnational common law of human rights; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the interpretation of the provisions on identity in France and England; the suspension of human rights which would have occurred, had the emergency War Zone Courts scheme been brought into effect during wartime; historical resistance to colonial laws in Papua New Guinea; and the ratio decidendi of the story of the Prodigal Son. Historical themes are found in essays concerned with three nineteenth-century Lord Chancellors; in two essays relating to the fate of the civil jury on either side of the Atlantic which provide a fascinating comparison; in the 'battle of the books' which led to changes in eighteenth-century copyright law; and judicial rivalry between King's Bench and Common Pleas in the early modern period.
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ISBN 9780198264965
Released NZ 1 Nov 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780198264965
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Nov 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by O'Donovan, Katherine
Edited by Rubin, G. R.
Category Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law
Common Law
International Human Rights Law
International Humanitarian Law
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 341.481
Weight 652g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Law, Great Britain, History, Human rights
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly