Crisis and Opportunity
Author: Francois Falloux, Lee M Talbot
Winner of the Prix Pierre Chauleur of the French Academie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Until some way is found of dealing with Africa's catastrophic environmental crises none of the continent's other problems will find a long-term solution. Yet there is hope, and Crisis and Opportunity sets out a programme for dealing with the problems successfully. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book shows how environmental management can be achieved and institutionalized from within Africa, rather than through interference from the West, by implementing National Environmental Action Plans (NEAPS). Aware of the urgency of the problems, Franois Falloux and Lee Talbot offer practical guidelines based on direct experience and incorporate a great range of relevant case studies and examples. Their book will be of enormous importance to the governments, local communities and development agencies confronting the issues, and may mark a milestone if recovery in Africa is to take place. Franois Falloux is Senior Environmental Advisor, Africa Region at the World Bank. Dr Lee M Talbot is a former Director-General of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Originally published in 1993
Recoge: 1. Special characteristics - 2. The sources of the community law - 3. Relationship to national law.
This book focuses on the process of arbitration between States and private persons.
This book is a first-of-its-kind, practice-based guide of 36 key concepts?legal, operational, and practical--that countries can use to develop non-conviction based (NCB) forfeiture legislation that will be effective in combating the development problem of corruption and recovering stolen assets.
This book is a groundbreaking study of the historical reasons for the divergence in public health policies adopted in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, and the spectrum of responses to the threat of contagious diseases such as cholera, smallpox and syphilis. In particular the book examines the link between politics and prevention. Did the varying political regimes influence the styles of precaution adopted? Or was it, as Peter Baldwin argues, a matter of more basic differences between nations, above all their geographic placement in the epidemiological trajectory of contagion, that helped shape their responses and their basic assumptions about the respective claims of the sick and of society, and fundamental political decisions for and against different styles of statutory intervention? Thus the book seeks to use medical history to illuminate broader questions of the development of statutory intervention and the comparative and divergent evolution of the modern state in Europe.
Now in its third edition, this title is completely updated with all recent developments incorporated in both new chapters and the existing ones.
This book examines the wartime controversies between Britain and America about the future of the colonial world, and considers the ethical, military, and economic forces behind imperialism during World War II. It concludes that, for Britain, there was a revival of the sense of colonial mission; the Americans, on the other hand, felt justified in creating a strategic fortress in the Pacific Islands while carrying the torch of "international trusteeship" throughout the rest of the world--a scheme that Churchill and others viewed as a cloak for American expansion.
Conducting Clinical Trials
Author: Frank L. Iber, W. Anthony Riley, Patricia J. Murray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A few years ago, two of us joined our senior colleague at Pharma Kinetics Laboratories, a newly public contract research firm just under taking a major expansion into the clinical trials market. The company's unique concept of clinical research held great promise and had suc cessfully endured many of the fits and starts characteristic of entrepre neurial organizations. With a staff of highly enthusiastic, albeit inex perienced, field personnel located in 30-odd cities around the country, we found ourselves off and running with several critical research pro grams for major pharmaceutical manufacturers. Our excitement with the innovation was tempered with the reality of staffing and bearing responsibility for more than 30 field offices and 300 new staff persons, more than half of whom had no previous experience in the pharma ceutical industry. In the ensuing few years, we explored by trial and error many workable and unworkable patterns of training! delegation, data collec tion, and auditing. The ideas expressed in this book benefited greatly from that experience and from the willingness of our co-workers and clients to share insights and problems. During those years, we also sought guidance from the works available on the clinical trials field. Although we found numerous references on research ethics, little guid ance was available on the practical aspects of conducting a clinical trial.
Discrimination at Work
Author: Marie Mercat-Bruns
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Includes interviews with American professors of law.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court.
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist. Because his plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been seriously flawed. Now noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translation of the great writer's plays. "Tolstoy: Plays, Volume 2 "offers two long plays written during the years 1886-89. "The Realm of Darkness" is Tolstoy's best-known play, a treatment of moral issues within a community of Russian peasants. The lesser known "The Fruits of Enlightenment, " a comic portrait of an upper-class Russian family afflicted with various social diseases, was written to be performed for Tolstoy's family, and not intended for publication. Andrew Baruch Wachtel has added an informative introduction on this aspect of Tolstoy's art.
This collection of essays by leading international lawyers is aimed at providing informed analysis of the growing spectrum of remedies available in international fora for breaches of international law. Prime among the institutions active in offering remedies for such breaches is the International Court of Justice,and the volume contains reflections by two of its members, Judge Higgins and Judge Koroma. But the ICJ is no longer alone in offering a forum for the granting of remedies; amidst the proliferation of international bodies, the European Court of Justice, the World Trade Organisation and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea are active. Several of the most interesting contributions to this volume deal with these institutions and their current work. In addition there are important new essays on mediation in international law, diplomatic settlement and arbitration.
In the past 25 years, there has been a revolution in the legal profession. General Counsel and other inside lawyers have risen in quality, responsibility, power and status. Once second class citizens in corporations and the legal profession, they have become core members of top corporate management, equaling in importance the Chief Financial Officer and the finance function. Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. has led that revolution in his nearly 20 years as the top lawyer at GE. In this analytic and prescriptive book, he describes the essence of that transformation and the modern role of inside counsel: the key functions, relationships, issues, problems and dilemmas, and argues for the role of inside counsel as lawyer-statesman, motivated not just by the desire for income but by broader values of integrity and corporate citizenship."