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China-Taiwan Relations Re-Examined: The "1992 Consensus" And Cross-Strait Agreements, Yu-Jie Chen, Jerome A. Cohen 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

China-Taiwan Relations Re-Examined: The "1992 Consensus" And Cross-Strait Agreements, Yu-Jie Chen, Jerome A. Cohen

University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review

No abstract provided.


Designing R&D Incentives In Hong Kong, Noam Noked 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Designing R&D Incentives In Hong Kong, Noam Noked

University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Court And The Legalisation Of Same-Sex Marriage: A Critical Analysis Of The Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748 [2017], David KC Huang 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Court And The Legalisation Of Same-Sex Marriage: A Critical Analysis Of The Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748 [2017], David Kc Huang

University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Most Fundamental Right, Nicholas A. Robinson 2019 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

The Most Fundamental Right, Nicholas A. Robinson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The Magna Carta and successors recognize a right to the environment as central to human existence. Along with associated rule of law and due process, 193 national charters recognize such a right — but not the U.S. Constitution. This right does lie latent in America’s state constitutions, however, and can also be read into the federal document as well. Meanwhile, recognition of environmental rights is expanding globally.


Global Judicial Transparency Norms: A Peek Behind The Robes In A Whole New World — A Look At Global “Democratizing” Trends In Judicial Opinion-Issuing Practices, J. Lyn Entrikin 2019 William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Global Judicial Transparency Norms: A Peek Behind The Robes In A Whole New World — A Look At Global “Democratizing” Trends In Judicial Opinion-Issuing Practices, J. Lyn Entrikin

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

Global developments over the last two decades have debunked the traditional understanding that separate opinions are idiosyncratic of courts in nations following the common law tradition. History reflects that judicial opinion-issuing practices have evolved around the world, adapting to the increasing globalization of legal systems. And recent research confirms that most international and supranational tribunals, even those headquartered in continental Europe, expressly permit individual judges to issue separate opinions, although in some courts various internal norms and customs operate to discourage the practice. In addition, the majority of European national constitutional courts now permit individual judges to publish separate opinions ...


Where The Constitution Falls Short: Confession Admissibility And Police Regulation, Courtney E. Lewis 2019 Penn State Dickinson Law

Where The Constitution Falls Short: Confession Admissibility And Police Regulation, Courtney E. Lewis

Dickinson Law Review

A confession presented at trial is one of the most damning pieces of evidence against a criminal defendant, which means that the rules governing its admissibility are critical. At the outset of confession admissibility in the United States, the judiciary focused on a confession’s truthfulness. Culminating in the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona, judicial concern with the reliability of confessions shifted away from whether a confession was true and towards curtailing unconstitutional police misconduct. Post-hoc constitutionality review, however, is arguably inappropriate. Such review is inappropriate largely because the reviewing court must find that the confession was voluntary only by ...


The Constitution As Poetry, Samuel J. Levine 2019 Touro Law Center

The Constitution As Poetry, Samuel J. Levine

Scholarly Works

Building upon a body of scholarship that compares constitutional interpretation to biblical and literary interpretation, and relying on an insight from a prominent nineteenth century rabbinic scholar, this Article briefly explores similarities in the interpretation of the Torah—the text of the Five Books of Moses—and the United States Constitution. Specifically, this Article draws upon Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin’s (“Netziv”) intriguing suggestion that the interpretation of the text of the Torah parallels the interpretation of poetry. According to Netziv, this parallel accounts for the practice of interpreting the Torah expansively in ways that derive substantive legal rules ...


Post-Crisis Economic And Social Policy: Some Thoughts On Structural Reforms 2.0., Philomila Tsoukala 2019 Georgetown University Law Center

Post-Crisis Economic And Social Policy: Some Thoughts On Structural Reforms 2.0., Philomila Tsoukala

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Managing the euro crisis has been a process of institutional transformation for the EU. The European Semester has emerged as a powerful tool for economic policy coordination between the Member States. Beyond the new enforcement tools that the Semester affords the Commission and Council in case of non-compliance with country-specific recommendations, the management of the crisis has given the Commission experience in structural reforms. The Commission now regularly uses this experience in formulating its yearly country-specific recommendations to Member States. Far from a stalwart of untethered neoliberalism, the Commission has been fashioning itself as the manager with a human face ...


Adopting And Adjusting To The Development Of The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism In China’S Recent Bilateral Investment Treaty Negotiations With The European Union, Runyang Liu 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Adopting And Adjusting To The Development Of The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism In China’S Recent Bilateral Investment Treaty Negotiations With The European Union, Runyang Liu

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism has been widely used in international treaty-making and invoked many times in crossborder dispute resolution. ISDS is a system where a foreign investor can bring claims against a host state for its discriminatory acts upon the investor. As China pursues a new level of outbound investment in the last decade, the ISDS mechanism will apply particularly in the context of investment disputes involving Chinese investors and foreign countries. This note will examine the evolution of ISDS clauses in China’s Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), especially with the European Union (EU), as well as these ...


Masthead, 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Masthead

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Planetary Defense: Near-Earth Objects, Nuclear Weapons, And International Law, James A. Green 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Planetary Defense: Near-Earth Objects, Nuclear Weapons, And International Law, James A. Green

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

The risk of a large Near-Earth Object (NEO), such as an asteroid, colliding with the Earth is low, but the consequences of that risk manifesting could be catastrophic. Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented increase in global political will in relation to NEO preparedness, following the meteoroid impact in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. There also has been an increased focus amongst states on the possibility of using nuclear detonation, in particular, as a means of diverting or destroying a collision-course NEO, something that a majority of scientific opinion now appears to view as representing humanity’s best—or perhaps only ...


Hostile Takeover Regimes In Asia: A Comparative Approach, Umakanth VAROTTIL, Wai Yee WAN 2019 Singapore Management University

Hostile Takeover Regimes In Asia: A Comparative Approach, Umakanth Varottil, Wai Yee Wan

Research Collection School Of Law

The market for corporate control is animportant corporate governance mechanism for the discipline of corporatemanagers. However, the process and substance of the regulation of hostiletakeovers differs remarkably among various jurisdictions. Existing andinfluential scholarship has focused on the differences in regulation between UnitedStates (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), with the explanations being founded ininterest group politics. Influential as it is, the question is whether thetheory can be extended outside of the US and the UK, particularly to theirlegal transplants in Asia? In the last few decades, many of the Asianjurisdictions have drawn heavily from the US and the UK when ...


Mens Rea In Comparative Perspective, 2019 Marquette University Law School

Mens Rea In Comparative Perspective

Marquette Law Review

This Essay compares and contrasts the American and civilian approaches to mens rea. The comparative analysis generates two important insights. First, it is preferable to have multiple forms of culpability than to have only two. Common law bipartite distinctions such as general and specific intent fail to fully make sense of our moral intuitions. The same goes for the civilian distinction between dolus (intent) and culpa (negligence). Second, attitudinal mental states should matter for criminalization and grading decisions. Nevertheless, adding attitudinal mental states to our already complicated mens rea framework may end up confusing juries instead of helping them. As ...


New Punitive Damages In Mexican Law – Or The Chronicle Of A Failed Legal Transplant Foretold?, Edgardo Muñoz, Rodolfo Vázquez-Cabello 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

New Punitive Damages In Mexican Law – Or The Chronicle Of A Failed Legal Transplant Foretold?, Edgardo Muñoz, Rodolfo Vázquez-Cabello

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

In February 2014, the Supreme Court of Mexico, referring to some American cases and scholarly articles, held that punitive damages must be awarded to a tort plaintiff as part of the indemnity afforded by Mexican law under the head of moral damages (daños morales). Before this landmark decision, punitive damages were unknown to the Mexican legal system. The authors submit that the legal transplant carried out in Mexico has a few problems, which concern both the incorrect understanding of the adopted rule and the incompatibility of the host legal system. As a consequence, punitive damages, as they stand now in ...


International Law And The Struggle Against Government Impunity In Africa, John Mukum Mbaku 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

International Law And The Struggle Against Government Impunity In Africa, John Mukum Mbaku

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

In recent years, impunity has become pervasive throughout most African countries. In some African countries, impunity is due to the inability of national governments to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to account for their crimes. In others, impunity arises from the unwillingness of government to utilize the existing legal system to bring criminals, whether they are state- or non-state actors, to justice. Effectively combatting impunity in Africa must begin with the reconstruction of African States to provide democratic institutions, which are capable of adequately constraining the government and preventing civil servants and political elites from acting with impunity; and ...


When Alternative Dispute Resolution Works: Lessons Learned From The Bashingantahe, Alexander J. Buszka 2019 Buffalo Law Review

When Alternative Dispute Resolution Works: Lessons Learned From The Bashingantahe, Alexander J. Buszka

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Insider Trading Framework In United States And Egyptian Stock Markets, Elsayed Eldaydamony 2019 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Insider Trading Framework In United States And Egyptian Stock Markets, Elsayed Eldaydamony

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the law of insider trading in both the American and Egyptian legal systems. It seeks to pinpoint the policy rationale behind prohibiting insider trading, the theories of civil enforcement and criminalization, and the concept of tipping in the United States. It also analyzes the express statutory prohibition under Egyptian law. Furthermore, it explains the doctrinal link between securities fraud and insider trading in the U.S. as well as the enforcement mechanisms in place at the SEC, the NYSE, and the NASDAQ. It also surveys the surveillance authority of the Egyptian Financial Regularity Authority and of the ...


Evaluating A Unified Intellectual Property System Of Internet Service Providers In The Electronic Commerce Law -- A Comparative Research Between China And The U.S., Yifan Huang 2019 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Evaluating A Unified Intellectual Property System Of Internet Service Providers In The Electronic Commerce Law -- A Comparative Research Between China And The U.S., Yifan Huang

Theses and Dissertations

As the Electronic Commerce Law went into effective in Jan. 1st, 2019, not only did China establish a unified IP protection system of ISPs, but also set up a blueprint for a comprehensive mechanism of ISPs for the future improvement. The question is whether this new law can effectively prevent the serious IP infringement issues of ISPs and therefore successfully improve the IP protection in China. To answerer this question, the dissertation analyzes the development of the mechanism of ISPs in copyright and trademark regimes before the Electronic Commerce Law, and seeks to demonstrate the impact of the Electronic Commerce ...


Anti-Money Laundering (Aml) Legal Profession Related Resources (Updated March 2019), Laurel S. Terry 2018 Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Anti-Money Laundering (Aml) Legal Profession Related Resources (Updated March 2019), Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This document is a bibliography of resources related to anti-money laundering (AML) initiatives related to lawyers and the legal profession.  This document is an updated version of the document that originally was prepared for the panel on Lawyers and Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Initiatives at the Nov. 2018, APRL/LSEW Conference entitled Crisscrossing the Pond: Transatlantic Issues in Legal Ethics and Law Firm Regulation.

This Resources document contains links to U.S., U.K, EU, Canadian, and Australian legal profession-AML resources, as well as links to FATF webpages and documents that include the FATF Mutual Evaluations page, the 2008 ...


Crimes Against Humanity In Venezuela: Can The Icc Bring Justice To Venezuelan Victims?, Ayumary M. Fitzgerald 2018 University of Miami Law School

Crimes Against Humanity In Venezuela: Can The Icc Bring Justice To Venezuelan Victims?, Ayumary M. Fitzgerald

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

State parties to the Rome Statute submit to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This permanent and autonomous Court tries individuals for heinous international crimes, including crimes against humanity (CAH). Crimes such as murder, imprisonment, or torture, when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population, with knowledge of the attack, are known as CAH. Under the Statute, national jurisdictions are primarily responsible for investigating and prosecuting those responsible for international crimes. So, before it can assert jurisdiction, the ICC must determine that a state party is unwilling or unable to prosecute ...


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