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Mattei, Ugo
Mattei weighs in on a number of issues involved in the codification process of European law. He contends that current proposals for codification reflect a hasty cutting and pasting of solutions taken from a limited number of (usually northern) legal cultures. 183pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041122303
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Inventory #14818
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 48.00 approx. - € 42.40 approx.)
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Singsangob,Aunya
There is no longer any doubt that public access to computer software and information is essential for the economic development of every country on earth, rich and poor. Yet it is precisely here, in this most forward-looking of technologies, that the ancient legal battle lines of private ownership versus public interest are being drawn again, with extreme intransigence, in the field of international law pertaining to intellectual property rights. In a situation bristling with ironies, it is particularly disturbing that the rampant software piracy in developing nations undermines local development of this crucial economic sector, halting growth and actually reinforcing the global dominance of a few US companies. It is urgently necessary to create a legal framework that not only protects licensors and makes piracy unattractive, but also fosters the growth of software and information industries in every country - and particularly in those emerging countries most desperate for economic recovery. This text presents the case for such a framework. 302pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041199071
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Inventory #14935
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 60.00 approx. - € 53.00 approx.)
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Merryman, John Henry and Elsen,Albert E.
Although the 1990s witnessed more than a few episodes of shocking cultural destruction, this text notes a great surge in worldwide consciousness of the unique, irreplaceable character of art, and a significant rollback of the cultural prejudices that have been ebbing away since the 1954 Hague Convention declared all art works, whatever their origin, to be "the cultural heritage of mankind." Whether you need to understand a concept such as who owns the past, or something as mundane as whether a museum can sell part of its collection in order to fix the roof, this book aims to set you on the right course. It combines scholarship with a humanistic approach, recognising that law and art each (in the words of Paul Freund) "impose a measure of order on the disorder of experience without stifling the underlying diversity, spontaneity, and disarray."
Kluwer Law International, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . Fourth Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041199144
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Inventory #14546
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 60.00 approx. - € 53.00 approx.)
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Leckie,Scott Editor
More than one billion people around the world do not have adequate housing. How far does human rights law help to remedy this problem? What measures must governments take to protect people against housing rights violations? What are the strengths and weaknesses of human rights law in the housing area? Is the current law enough, or are new laws necessary? These and many other questions are addressed in the various chapters contained in this volume. While most coverage of economic, social and cultural rights has tended to focus on international standards and principles, this volume examines the more challenging question of how housing rights are implemented at the national and local level. Chapters from recognized housing rights practitioners from Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, the US and elsewhere provide some of the first national-level legal analyses of the implementation of housing rights standards recognized under international law. 314pp.Base of spine slightly marked. Corners of boards bumped.
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041120130
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Inventory #22599
Price: £ 75.00 GBP ($ 90.00 approx. - € 79.50 approx.)
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Campbell, Nedra
An essential guide to making "the system" work in the reader's favour, this book will arm African American employees, family members, consumers, tenants, business owners, civil plaintiffs, voters, criminal suspects, prisoners, and victims with legal information that will empower them to demand that those in power respect and honour their rights, no matter how difficult their situation. The American legal system was created by white men for white men, and therefore it often fails to reflect and protect the values and interests of black men and women. But over a century after slavery and decades after Jim Crow, African Americans can now use this imperfect system to their advantage. The notion of having rights is flawed; citizens truly have only those rights they choose to exercise or claim, and this book will show them how to do so.
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1556524684
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Inventory #19418
Price: £ 4.00 GBP ($ 4.80 approx. - € 4.24 approx.)
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