This "Liber Amicorum" is published at the occasion of Judge Lucius Caflisch's retirement from a distinguished teaching career at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, where he served as Professor of International Law for more than three decades, and where he has also held the position of Director. It was written by his colleagues and friends, from the European Court of Human Rights, from universities all around the world, from the Swiss Foreign Affairs Ministry and many other national and international institutions. The "Liber Amicorum Lucius Caflisch" covers different fields in which Judge Caflisch has excelled in his various capacities, as scholar, representative of Switzerland in international conferences, legal adviser of the Swiss Foreign Affairs Ministry, counsel, registrar, arbitrator and judge. This collective work is divided into three main sections. The first section examines questions concerning human rights and international humanitarian law. The second section is devoted to the international law of spaces, including matters regarding the law of the sea, international waterways, Antarctica, and boundary and territorial issues. The third section addresses issues related to the peaceful settlement of disputes, both generally and with regard to any particular means of settlement. The contributions are in both English and French.
This Oxford Handbook provides interdisciplinary perspectives on international adjudication, analysing the proliferation of international courts and tribunals from the perspective of both international law and political science. It presents the different theoretical approaches to these courts, their main functions, and the issues confronting them.
Author: Antoine Vauchez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A new historical and sociological account for the broad definitional power of law in the European Union polity.
Author: Edward de Bono
Publisher: Random House
Think, don't fight. In today’s world we use an out of date thinking system to navigate our way through modern society, especially when it comes to conflicts and disagreements. Conflicts argues that instead of our age old system of debate we should adopt what de Bono calls a ‘design idiom’ and use lateral thinking to navigate a feud. If two parties think their argument is best, we should be introducing a third party role. De Bono explains how this concept of triangular thinking and map making is the way forward. By highlighting how the current system holds us back and offering practical alternatives De Bono paves the way for a fundamental shift in conflict resolution.
The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. This volume contains: Le cinquantième anniversaire de la Cour internationale de Justice, communication de S. Exc. M. BEDJAOUI, président de la Cour internationale de Justice, La Haye Droit international et souveraineté des Etats. Cours général de droit international public, par J.-A. CARRILLO-SALCEDO, professeur à l'Université de Séville Facultative Choice of Law: The Procedural Status of Choice-of-Law Rules and Foreign Law by Th.M. DE BOER, Professor at the University of Amsterdam. "
Man and the State
Author: Jacques Maritain
Publisher: CUA Press
This is a reprint of Maritain's classic reflection on social and political issues. Maritain (1182-1973) was a French Catholic philosopher and writer and the lectures that were the basis for this book were delivered at the University of Chicago.
Africa's World War
Author: Gerard Prunier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Rwandan genocide sparked a horrific bloodbath that swept across sub-Saharan Africa, ultimately leading to the deaths of some four million people. In this extraordinary history of the recent wars in Central Africa, Gerard Prunier offers a gripping account of how one grisly episode laid the groundwork for a sweeping and disastrous upheaval. Prunier vividly describes the grisly aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, when some two million refugees--a third of Rwanda's population--fled to exile in Zaire in 1996. The new Rwandan regime then crossed into Zaire and attacked the refugees, slaughtering upwards of 400,000 people. The Rwandan forces then turned on Zaire's despotic President Mobutu and, with the help of a number of allied African countries, overthrew him. But as Prunier shows, the collapse of the Mobutu regime and the ascension of the corrupt and erratic Laurent-D?sir? Kabila created a power vacuum that drew Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Sudan, and other African nations into an extended and chaotic war. The heart of the book documents how the whole core of the African continent became engulfed in an intractible and bloody conflict after 1998, a devastating war that only wound down following the assassination of Kabila in 2001. Prunier not only captures all this in his riveting narrative, but he also indicts the international community for its utter lack of interest in what was then the largest conflict in the world. Praise for the hardcover: "The most ambitious of several remarkable new books that reexamine the extraordinary tragedy of Congo and Central Africa since the Rwandan genocide of 1994." --New York Review of Books "One of the first books to lay bare the complex dynamic between Rwanda and Congo that has been driving this disaster." --Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times Book Review "Lucid, meticulously researched and incisive, Prunier's will likely become the standard account of this under-reported tragedy." --Publishers Weekly
Restorative Justice on Trial
Author: H. Messmer, H. U. Otto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Victim-offender mediation schemes have experienced significant growth in the last decade. They are seen as an important and innovative alternative to the traditional sanctions of the criminal justice system. After a critical look at mediation schemes in the United States and Canada, most European countries have also increased their efforts to develop informal strategies to deal with deviant behavior. In terms of their legal and organizational base, it turns out that type, extent, and capacities for development are quite different in the individual countries -resulting in a remarkable diversity of programs with different outcomes. The contributions in this book are revised and edited versions of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Conflict, Crime and Reconciliation: The Organization of Welfare Intervention in the Field of Restitutive Justice in April 1991 at Il Ciocco, Italy. The chapters document the present stage of restorative justice in the individual countries, critically assess legal constraints and public needs, discuss the organizational requirements of implementation, and also evaluate outcomes in a broader context of crime and social policy. In the long run, this book should encourage further debates in the field of restorative justice and help build valid guidelines for an international evaluation research.
Author: Gary J. Friedman, Jack Himmelstein
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
This revolutionary book shows how mediators and lawyers can help parties to escape the way conflict has them trapped and to work together toward meaningful and lasting resolutions that deeply respect their humanity. Through the telling of ten riveting stories of real mediations in diverse settings, the principles and methodologies of this dynamic approach to conflict come alive. In so "Challenging conflict," the authors also challenge the conflict resolution field to reach for more. Book jacket.
La problématique de l'insécurité, l'augmentation de la demande de droit et de justice sont à l'origine, un peu partout en Europe, de nouvelles pratiques de justice. Toutes placées sous le signe de la " proximité ", elles prennent des visages différents selon les pays, de maisons de justice en Justitie in de buurt, en passant par la médiation et la community justice. Cet ouvrage en présente diverses illustrations, en France, au Royaume-Uni, en Suisse, aux Pays-Bas et en Belgique. Il tente de manière inédite d'analyser si cette " justice de proximité " représente une façon plus humaine, plus rapide, plus adaptée aux contextes locaux, de faire justice ou si elle n'est que miroir aux alouettes, manière gestionnaire de remédier aux carences du système judiciaire ou stratégie d'extension du contrôle pénal.
Preparing for Peace
Author: John Paul Lederach
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Lederach, who has traveled worldwide as a mediation trainer and conflict resolution consultant, draws on his personal experience to explain the process and key variables used in teaching conflict resolution. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Cet ouvrage rassemble les travaux d'intervenants de différentes disciplines, réunis lors du symposium international de Khartoum, pour répondre à cette question : le droit des enfants dans les conflits armés et en contexte de sortie de crise tel qu'il existe aujourd'hui est-il clair, pertinent et applicable pour répondre effectivement à l'exigence de protection ? (Articles en français et en anglais). Š
This book challenges the received scholarship on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author applies economic and social theory to understanding the African Commission's dynamic treaty interpretation and the Commission's strategic manipulation of the Rules of Procedure to strengthen the African human rights system.