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"An Ald Reht"

This volume brings together thirteen essays on aspects of the legal system of Anglo-Saxon England. They represent a programme of research carried out over the last twenty years, offering important insights into the operation of English law from its beginnings in the sixth century through to its preservation in manuscripts dating fr...

A Study in Legal History Volume I

Writing about Lord Denning in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Lord Goff wrote that ‘Denning was a great master of the common law….he was one of the greatest and most influential judges ever to sit on the English bench….few would dispute that Denning was the greatest English judge of the twentieth century’. Lord Goff ad...

A Study in Legal History Volume III; Freedom under the Law

In his book Law and Politics: The House of Lords as a Judicial Body 1800-1976 Robert Stevens wrote that Lord Denning was ‘certainly the most interesting and possibly the most important English judge of the twentieth century’. Stevens also suggested that Lord Denning was one of the ‘few English judges who clearly merits an extensive...

A Study in Legal History Volume II; The Last of England

When Lord Denning died in 1999, the leader writer of the Daily Telegraph wrote of ‘a deep and almost tangible ‘Englishness’ which ‘shone through many of Lord Denning’s celebrated judgments. He was patriotic, sceptical and humane; intelligent without being intellectual’.Since 1999, the nature of English identity has become the subje...

Back to Maastricht

European integration has long defied previous notions of state sovereignty and has since the days of the Coal and Steel Community been conferred with original supranational instruments. Yet the Treaty of Rome did not raise the same popular reactions as the Maastricht Treaty about the infringement of national sovereignty. This book ...

Children and Armed Conflict

At a time of escalating global conflict and instability, this book examines international efforts to protect children from the effects of war and armed conflict through the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), especially article 38, and the Convention’s Optional Protocol on the involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPA...

Citizenship in Transition

The revolutions and protests arising from the Arab Spring, combined with the establishment of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, challenged dominant ideas about what people in the Middle East expect from their governments. At the same time, a new wave of migration has been created, once again showing how the local, regional and g...

Civil Law Studies

The glacier of Ancient Vedic wisdom flowed down the Himalayan Kailash and watered the Hindu philosophy. The Shrutis (that which was heard) and the Smritis (that which was remembered) reflected this Vedic wisdom. Thinkers and philosophers of the time expressed their thoughts in prosaic Dharmasutras and later on in more refined po...

Comparative Law in Eastern and Central Europe

Comparative law is a research methodology which has been increasingly fashionable in recent decades, as comparisons between common law and civil law have dominated the law studies landscape. There are many methods of comparative law in use, including comparison of legal rules, comparison of cases, and comparison of legal theories. ...

Confessing the International Rights of Children

Within the sphere of law, it is the recognition of its subjects – women, men, children and private or public entities – which has been the most prominent facet of national, regional or international relations. The dominance of the question of recognition has led to the development of the law and the maintenance of its provisions. O...

Criminal Papers

Throughout the nineteenth century, shady characters appear in French writings from one end of the literary spectrum to another. While Paris gleams through the night, the City of Lights has a darker underside with its own infrastructure, its own rules and traditions – and its own literature. In the shadows of the capital, thieves, m...

Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law

Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law is the latest product of research by the Global Ecological Integrity Group (, an organisation that has been meeting annually since 1992 to discuss scientific, philosophical, political and legal aspects of ecological integrity.This collection examines v...
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