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            China's International Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Law and Policy

            China's International Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Law and Policy (Hardback)

            Edited by Chaisse, Julien

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            This book explores the three tracks of China's investment policy and strategy: bilateral agreements, regional agreements, and global initiatives. Its overarching topic is whether these three tracks compete with or complement one another - a question of profound importance for Chi...na's political and economic future and world investment governance.
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            ISBN 9780198827450
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Economic Law Series
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            The Law of International Watercourses

            The Law of International Watercourses (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By McCaffrey, Stephen C.

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            This fully updated new edition of The Law of International Watercourses examines the rules of international law governing the use of international rivers, lakes, and groundwater shared by two or more countries.

            ISBN 9780198736929
            Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford International Law Library
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            Routledge Handbook of International Family Law
             

            Routledge Handbook of International Family Law (Hardback)

            By Stark, Barbara; Heaton, Jacqueline

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            This companion provides scholars and postgraduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative review of current research in the area of international family law. Bringing together contributors from across a range of jurisdictions and legal traditions, the authors provide a co...ncise but critical review of existing legal and informal regimes, including that of national and regional legislative bodies and courts, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Globalization and the vast migrations of capital and labour that have accompanied it in recent decades have transformed family law in once unimaginable ways. Families have been torn apart and new families have been created. Borders have become more porous, allowing adoptees and mail order brides to join new families and women fleeing domestic violence to escape from old ones. People of different nationalities marry, have children, and divorce, not necessarily in that order. They file suits in their respective home states or third states, demanding support, custody, and property. Otherwise law-abiding parents risk jail in desperate efforts to abduct their own children from foreign ex-spouses. Each chapter surveys the current state of research on each topic. While the subject is continually evolving, the authors reflect current thinking and point to directions for future research.
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            ISBN 9781472483829
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            International 'Criminal' Responsibility: Antinomies

            International 'Criminal' Responsibility: Antinomies (Hardback)

            By Quirico, Ottavio

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            In the course of the 20th century, major offences committed by individuals have been subject to progressive systematisation in the framework of international criminal law. Proposals developed within the context of the League of Nations envisaged individual liability together with... State responsibility. By contrast, international law as codified after World War II embodies a neat divide between individual criminal liability and State aggravated responsibility. International `Criminal' Responsibility is a normative study on the substantive elements of major individual and State offences, notably aggression, genocide, core war crimes, core crimes against humanity and terrorism, as well as relevant procedural implications. Through an analysis of the coherence of key international rules, the volume assesses whether the approach that separates individual criminal responsibility from State aggravated responsibility is fully consistent. Considering contemporary situations, such as the humanitarian crises in Syria and Libya, nine-eleven and the Iraq wars, the book demonstrates that the matter still gives rise to controversy. An essential element is attribution of responsibility: given that the conduct of State organs and agents generates dual liability, crucial substantive links arise. Vice-versa, procedurally State responsibility is determined independently from individual liability. This unveils systemic problems concerning fundamental legal principles, with particular regard to the presumption of innocence. The book sheds light on the relationship between the responsibility of individuals and States for major offences, via a systemic investigation of relevant regulatory instruments. The analysis provides a critical perspective on core mechanisms of the international legal system, addressing the regulation of crucial problems such as war, genocide and terrorism. The book will be a useful resource for practitioners, policymakers, academics, researchers and anyone interested
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            ISBN 9781138098916
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in International Law
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            Transnational Advocacy Networks and Human Rights Law: Emergence and Framing of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
             

            Transnational Advocacy Networks and Human Rights Law: Emergence and Framing of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation (Hardback)

            By Dondoli, Giulia

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            This book asks the fundamental question of how new human rights issues emerge in the human rights debate. To answer this, the book focuses on nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and on the case study of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) rights. The work ar...gues that the way in which NGOs decide their advocacy, conceptualise human rights violations, and strategically present legal analysis to advance LGBTI human rights shapes the human rights debate. To demonstrate this, the book analyses three data sets: NGO written statements submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, NGO oral statements delivered during the Universal Periodic Review, and 36 semi-structured interviews with NGO staff. Data is analysed with a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to discover what issues are most important for LGBTI networks (issue emergence), and how these issues are framed (issue framing). Along with NGO efficiency in lobbying for the emergence of new human rights standards, the book inevitably discusses important questions related to NGOs' accountability and democratic legitimacy. The book thus asks whether the right to marry is important for LGBTI advocates working transnationally, because this right is particularly controversial among activists and LGBTI communities, especially in non-Western contexts.
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            ISBN 9781138387508
            Released NZ 20 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements

            Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements (Paperback)

            Edited by Jones, Brian Christopher

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            Rarely do acts of civil disobedience come in such grand fashion as Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement. The two protests came in regions and jurisdictions that many have underestimated as regards furthering notions of political speech, democratisation, a...nd testing the limits of authority. This book breaks down these two movements and explores their complex legal and political significance. The collection brings together some of Asia's, and especially Taiwan and Hong Kong's, most prolific writers, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their respective fields, to address the legal and political significance of both movements, including the complex questions they posed as regards democracy, rule of law, authority, and freedom of speech. Given that occupational type protests have become a prominent method for protesters to make their cases to both citizens and governments, exploring the legalities of these significant protests and establishing best practices will be important to future movements, wherever they may transpire. With this in mind, the book does not stop at implications for Taiwan and Hong Kong, but talks about its subject matter from a comparative, international perspective.
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            ISBN 9780367191863
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
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            Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms: A Theory of Collaborative Regulation
             

            Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms: A Theory of Collaborative Regulation (Paperback)

            By Buhmann, Karin

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            Globalisation of the market, law and politics contributes to a diversity of transnational sustainability problems whose solutions exceed the territorial jurisdictional limits of nation states in which their effects are generated or occur. The rise of the business sector as a powe...rful global actor with a claim to participation and potential contributions as well as adverse impacts sustainability complicates the regulatory challenge. Recent decades' efforts to govern transitions towards sustainability through public or hybrid regulation display mixed records of support and results. In combination, these issues highlight the need for insights on what conditions multi-stakeholder regulation for a process that balances stakeholder power and delivers results perceived as legitimate by participants and broader society. This book responds to that need. Based on empirical experience on public-private regulation of global sustainability concerns and theoretical perspectives on transnational regulation, the book proposes a new theory on collaborative regulation. This theory sets out a procedural approach for multi-stakeholder regulation of global sustainability issues in a global legal and political order to provide for legitimacy of process and results. It takes account of the claims to participation of the private sector as well as civil society organisations and the need to balance power disparities.
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            ISBN 9780367273453
            Released NZ 22 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Globalization: Law and Policy
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            Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics: Securing the Seas, Securing the State

            Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics: Securing the Seas, Securing the State (Paperback)

            By Wirth, Christian

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            Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Coverin...g the nation-states of China, Japan and South Korea, it includes an examination of the key island disputes, as well as analysis of the North Korea-South Korea clashes in the Yellow Sea, controversies in Japan's relations with both Koreas and the so-called `history disputes', including recognition of World War II atrocities across the region. In doing so, this book explores a range of themes from the ecological environment to the globalized nature of shipping and therein links the East Asian maritime sphere directly to the dynamics and developments in the domestic politics of each country. Thus, it serves to demonstrate how several controversial debates in the international politics of the Asia-Pacific are ultimately and inextricably intertwined. A timely contribution that furthers our understanding of contemporary politics of the Asia-Pacific, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian politics, international relations and the Asia-Pacific region in general.
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            ISBN 9780367260231
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Asia's Transformations
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            Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom: To be Fully Human

            Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom: To be Fully Human (Paperback)

            By ten Napel, Hans-Martien

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            In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy... can allow for greater respect for the right to freedom of religion or belief. The book examines the major direction in which liberal democracy has developed over the last fifty years and contends that this is not the most legitimate type of liberal democracy for religiously divided societies. Drawing on theoretical developments in the field of transnational constitutionalism, Hans-Martien ten Napel argues that redirecting the concept and practice of liberal democracy toward the more classical notion of limited, constitutional government, with a considerable degree of autonomy for civil society organizations would allow greater religious pluralism. The book shows how in a post-secular and multicultural context, modern sources of constitutionalism and democracy, supplemented by premodern, transcendental legitimation, continue to provide the best means of legitimating Western constitutional and political orders.
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            ISBN 9780367224202
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Law and Religion
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            Migration Law and the Externalization of Border Controls: European State Responsibility

            Migration Law and the Externalization of Border Controls: European State Responsibility (Hardback)

            By Liguori, Anna

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            Over the last few decades, both the European Union and European States have been implementing various strategies to externalize border controls with the declared intent of saving human lives and countering smuggling but with the actual end result of shifting borders, circumventin...g international obligations and ultimately preventing access to Europe. What has been principally deplored is the fact that externalizing border controls risks creating legal black holes . Furthermore, what is particularly worrying in the current European debate is the intensification of this practice by multiple arrangements with unsafe third countries, exposing migrants and asylum seekers to serious human rights violations. This book explores whether European States can succeed in shifting their responsibility onto Third States in cases of human rights violations. Focusing in particular on the 2017 Italy-Libya Memorandum of Understanding, the book investigates the possible basis for triggering the responsibility of outsourcing States. The second part of the book examines how the Italy-Libya MoU is only a small part of a broader scenario, exploring EU policies of externalization. A brief overview of the recent decisions of the EU Court vis-a-vis two aspects of externalization (the EU-Turkey statement and the issue of humanitarian visas) will pave the way for the conclusions since, in the author's view, the current attitude of the Luxembourg Court confirms the importance of focusing on the responsibility of European States and the urgent need to investigate the possibility of bringing a claim against the outsourcing States before the Court of Strasbourg. Offering a new perspective on an extremely topical subject, this book will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in European Law, International Law, Migration and Human Rights.
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            ISBN 9781138343481
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in EU Law
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