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Public Offices In Processes Of Constitutional Development, J.G. Allen Feb 2024

Public Offices In Processes Of Constitutional Development, J.G. Allen

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

What factors drive constitutional change and sustain positive transformation? How are democratic values recognised, restored, and preserved through constitutional change? How can these questions be answered in a manner that is relevant to most of the world? This collection brings together leading and emerging scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between democratic consolidation and constitutional endurance through consideration of recent experiences in seven African and Asian states that have undergone an understudied democratising event in the past decade: Ethiopia, The Gambia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Building on the empirical surveys, seven thematic chapters offer analytical insights …


Law School News: From The Community, For The Community 1/21/24, Suzi Morales, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2024

Law School News: From The Community, For The Community 1/21/24, Suzi Morales, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


The Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Agreement: Does Lebanon Implicitly Recognize The State Of Israel?, Mireille Rebeiz Oct 2023

The Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Agreement: Does Lebanon Implicitly Recognize The State Of Israel?, Mireille Rebeiz

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

In October 2022, Lebanon and Israel signed a Maritime Border Agreement brokered by the United States of America. Lebanon does not recognize Israeli statehood, and the two States have been at war since 1948. This Article seeks to examine the following legal question: Does the signing of the Maritime Border Agreement imply Lebanese recognition of Israeli statehood? In response, this Article begins with a brief examination of the history of the territorial and border disputes between Lebanon and Israel (discussed in Section I), then proceeds to analyze the definition of statehood and the two theories of statehood recognition. International law …


Harmonisation In The Rules Governing The Recognition Of Foreign Judicial Ship Sales, Yingfeng Shao Jan 2023

Harmonisation In The Rules Governing The Recognition Of Foreign Judicial Ship Sales, Yingfeng Shao

World Maritime University Ph.D. Dissertations

Ships, the high-value asset used in both seagoing and inland navigation, and in which various legal and natural persons have interests, must be secured against legal risks arising from any cross-border legal divergence. Legal certainty of ownership of the ship is therefore desirable but it is under challenge with regard to the judicial sale of a ship: the effects of a judicial sale may be denied in a jurisdiction other than the place where it was sold under the principles of state jurisdiction.

Multiple efforts have been made to address legal uncertainty. Particularly important is a new treaty governing the …


The Role Of Recognition In Kelsen's Account Of Legal Obligation And Political Duty, David Ingram Sep 2022

The Role Of Recognition In Kelsen's Account Of Legal Obligation And Political Duty, David Ingram

Philosophy: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Kelsen’s critique of absolute sovereignty famously appeals to a basic norm of international recognition. However, in his discussion of legal obligation, generally speaking, he notoriously rejects mutual recognition as having any normative consequence. I argue that this apparent contradiction in Kelsen's estimate regarding the normative force of recognition is resolved in his dynamic account of the democratic generation of law. Democracy is embedded within a modern political ethos that obligates legal subjects to recognize each other along four dimensions: as contractors whose mutually beneficial cooperation measures esteem by fair standards of contribution; as autonomous agents endowed with equal rights; as …


Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 20, 2022, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law May 2022

Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 20, 2022, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2022: Brittany Reposa 05/19/2022, Michael M. Bowden May 2022

Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2022: Brittany Reposa 05/19/2022, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Staff Person Of The Year 2022: Ann Marie Thompson 05/17/2022, Michael M. Bowden May 2022

Law School News: Staff Person Of The Year 2022: Ann Marie Thompson 05/17/2022, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


U.S. Recognition Practice: Realism, Legitimacy, Or Pragmatism?, Milena Sterio Apr 2022

U.S. Recognition Practice: Realism, Legitimacy, Or Pragmatism?, Milena Sterio

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This Article analyzes recent United States' recognition practice and attempts to decipher the United States' apparent shift in its recognition practice toward a realist approach and/or toward focusing on recognizing new borders. As outlined below, this Article concludes that United States' recognition practice, toward both new regimes as well as borders, seems to be driven by pragmatic concerns rooted in American foreign policy as well as American political and strategic interests in a given country or region. Thus, it may be inaccurate to discuss such recognition practices as realist or legitimacy-based in any normative sense; instead, it may be more …


Availability Of Setoff To Foreign Debtors And Representatives In U.S. Courts, Joseph Muschitiello Jan 2022

Availability Of Setoff To Foreign Debtors And Representatives In U.S. Courts, Joseph Muschitiello

Bankruptcy Research Library

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Setoff is the principle of allowing a party to reduce the debt it owes to an entity by applying a credit for any claim it has against the same entity. The purpose of setoff rights is rooted in “avoiding the absurdity of making A pay B when B owes A.” It is meant to be used by debtors as affirmative defenses or counterclaims. Section 553 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) generally preserves the right of setoff in bankruptcy cases.

This memorandum explores how and when foreign debtors and representatives may exercise setoff rights …


Designing Nonrecognition Rules Under The Internal Revenue Code, Fred B. Brown Nov 2021

Designing Nonrecognition Rules Under The Internal Revenue Code, Fred B. Brown

All Faculty Scholarship

Nonrecognition rules are a prominent feature of the income tax laws and are a source of considerable complexity and tax planning. Included among the nonrecognition rules contained in the Internal Revenue Code are provisions applying to like kind exchanges, corporate formations, corporate reorganizations, parent-subsidiary liquidations, and partnership formations and distributions. The policies that arguably support the nonrecognition rules include the familiar trio of tax policy concerns—efficiency, equity, and tax administration. None of these policies, however, provide a strong basis for most of the nonrecognition rules as currently formulated. The efficiency case generally lacks evidentiary support. The equity case is complicated …


What An Ethics Of Discourse And Recognition Can Contribute To A Critical Theory Of Refugee Claim Adjudication: Reclaiming Epistemic Justice For Gender-Based Asylum Seekers, David Ingram Jul 2021

What An Ethics Of Discourse And Recognition Can Contribute To A Critical Theory Of Refugee Claim Adjudication: Reclaiming Epistemic Justice For Gender-Based Asylum Seekers, David Ingram

Philosophy: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Abstract: Using examples drawn from gender-based asylum cases, this chapter examines how far recognition theory (RT) and discourse theory (DT) can guide social criticism of the judicial processing of women’s applications for protection under the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) and subsequent protocols and guidelines put forward by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). I argue that these theories can guide social criticism only when combined with other ethical approaches. In addition to humanitarian and human rights law, these theories must rely upon ideas drawn from distributive, compensatory, and epistemic justice. Drawing from recent …


Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 21, 2021, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law May 2021

Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 21, 2021, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2021: Brittany Raposa 05/20/2021, Michael M. Bowden May 2021

Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2021: Brittany Raposa 05/20/2021, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Staff Person Of The Year 2021: Ann Marie Thompson 05/18/2021, Michael M. Bowden May 2021

Law School News: Staff Person Of The Year 2021: Ann Marie Thompson 05/18/2021, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Legal Aspects Of Recognition By Virtue Of Electronic Arbitration In The 1958 New York Convention, Dr. Ziad Khalifa Al-Anzi, Abdullah Hamid Algoiri Feb 2021

Legal Aspects Of Recognition By Virtue Of Electronic Arbitration In The 1958 New York Convention, Dr. Ziad Khalifa Al-Anzi, Abdullah Hamid Algoiri

UAEU Law Journal

The resolution instruments of e-commerce disputes and the e-arbitration have emerged and developed as the result of spreading of e-commerce. International conventions governing the arbitration have not kept pace with these developments. The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the "1958 New York Arbitration Convention", is the most important of these conventions. This convention deals with many legal problems of the use of electronic means of arbitration, including the requirement of traditional writing of the arbitration agreement, submitting of the original agreement certified by the competent authorities and the exchange of notifications and …


Decoupling State Income Tax From Federal: Current Taxation Of Unrealized Gain, The New York Proposal, Henry Ordower Jan 2021

Decoupling State Income Tax From Federal: Current Taxation Of Unrealized Gain, The New York Proposal, Henry Ordower

All Faculty Scholarship

A proposal decouples NY from federal tax computations to tax billionaires on unrealized appreciation. If enacted, the proposal generates basis discontinuities across borders but enhances state revenue and may prove attractive to many states. The article reviews how states seek to enhance revenues and considers issues of cross-border taxation and the fundamental right to travel.


Can Sentience Recognition Protect Animals? Lessons From Québec's Animal Law Reform, Michael Lessard Jan 2021

Can Sentience Recognition Protect Animals? Lessons From Québec's Animal Law Reform, Michael Lessard

Animal Law Review

Academic literature needs to provide a better understanding of the legal recognition of animal sentience. This Article aims to help fill out this gap by diving into Que ́bec’s legal recognition of animal sentience in 2015. This Article draws three lessons from Que ́bec law’s recognition of animal sentience and biological needs. First, it argues that legal sentience recognition’s fate is to become more than symbolic and to receive normative force. Second, it contends that considering sentience protection as the sole instrument to prevent animal killing and exploitation is a mistake. This is so because respect for sentience is reduced …


The Case Of The Nosy Neighbors, Johanna Gunawan, Woodrow Hartzog Jan 2021

The Case Of The Nosy Neighbors, Johanna Gunawan, Woodrow Hartzog

Faculty Scholarship

Inspired by companies like Clearview AI, Nextdoor, and Amazon, this case study asks students to assume the role of a high-ranking ethics-focused employee at a (fictional) neighborhood-focused social media company. It involves challenging ethical questions around how social media services and surveillance tools are built and used, and the complicated relationship between companies, their users, and law enforcement authorities. Students should pay particular attention to the values implicated by certain design decisions, and the competing incentives for corporations that might complicate the picture for ethical decision making.


New York’S Proposed Mark-To-Market Tax Decouples From Federal Tax, Henry Ordower Jan 2021

New York’S Proposed Mark-To-Market Tax Decouples From Federal Tax, Henry Ordower

All Faculty Scholarship

A proposal decouples NY from federal tax computations to tax billionaires on unrealized appreciation. If enacted, the proposal generates basis discontinuities across borders but enhances state revenue and may prove attractive to many states. The article reviews how states seek to enhance revenues and considers issues of cross-border taxation and the fundamental right to travel.


Family Law Disputes Between International Couples In U.S. Courts, Rhonda Wasserman Oct 2020

Family Law Disputes Between International Couples In U.S. Courts, Rhonda Wasserman

Articles

Increasing mobility, migration, and growing numbers of international couples give rise to a host of family law issues. For instance, when marital partners are citizens of different countries, or live outside the country of which they are citizens, or move between countries, courts must first determine if they have jurisdiction to hear divorce or child custody actions. Given that countries around the world are governed by different legal regimes, such as the common law system, civil codes, religious law, and customary law, choice of law questions also complicate family litigation. This short article addresses the jurisdictional and other conflicts issues …


Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 15, 2020, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law May 2020

Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 15, 2020, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Law Student Of The Year! 04-03-2020, Michael M. Bowden, Roger Williams University School Of Law Apr 2020

Law School News: Law Student Of The Year! 04-03-2020, Michael M. Bowden, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Recognition And Positive Freedom, David Ingram Jan 2020

Recognition And Positive Freedom, David Ingram

Philosophy: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A number of well-known Hegel-inspired theorists have recently defended a distinctive type of social freedom that, while bearing some resemblance to Isaiah Berlin’s famous description of positive freedom, takes its bearings from a theory of social recognition rather than a theory of moral self-determination. Berlin himself argued that recognition-based theories of freedom are really not about freedom at all (negatively or positively construed) but about solidarity, More strongly, he argued that recognition-based theories of freedom, like most accounts of solidarity, oppose what Kant originally understood to be the essence of positive freedom, namely the setting of volitional ends in accordance …


Capital, An Elusive Tax Object And Impediment To Sustainable Taxation, Henry Ordower Jan 2020

Capital, An Elusive Tax Object And Impediment To Sustainable Taxation, Henry Ordower

All Faculty Scholarship

Sustainable taxation requires stability and predictability. Sustainable taxation is a tax or taxes that collect sufficient revenue to support the governmental goods and services the society needs and wants. The taxes must provide for 1) even-handedness -- something akin to horizontal equity, 2) distributional fairness -- a concept emerging from notions of vertical equity, 3) transparency in application so that the populace understands and accepts the tax and the need for it and 4) collection mechanisms that do not favor some societal groups, especially those with resources to secure creative tax advisors, over others who lack the resources. Narrow base …


Law School News: Rwu Law Student Has Posted Over 100 Motivational Post-It Notes On Student Lockers 10-30-2019, Xaviea Brown Oct 2019

Law School News: Rwu Law Student Has Posted Over 100 Motivational Post-It Notes On Student Lockers 10-30-2019, Xaviea Brown

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Against The Conventionalist Turn In Legal Theory: Dickson On Hart On The Rule Of Recognition, Michael S. Green Sep 2019

Against The Conventionalist Turn In Legal Theory: Dickson On Hart On The Rule Of Recognition, Michael S. Green

Michael S. Green

No abstract provided.


Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department Jul 2019

Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Making It Affordable 06-18-2019, Michael M. Bowden Jun 2019

Law School News: Making It Affordable 06-18-2019, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


The Singapore Convention On Mediation: A Framework For The Cross-Border Recognition And Enforcement Of Mediated Settlements, Timothy Schnabel May 2019

The Singapore Convention On Mediation: A Framework For The Cross-Border Recognition And Enforcement Of Mediated Settlements, Timothy Schnabel

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article attempts to provide a definitive overview of the text, structure, history, and purpose of the Singapore Convention on Mediation (also known as the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation), a new multilateral treaty developed by the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The Convention, scheduled to open for signature in August 2019, provides a uniform, efficient framework for the recognition and enforcement of mediated settlement agreements that resolve international, commercial disputes — akin to the framework that the 1958 New York Convention provides for arbitral awards. Unlike the other primary international organizations that …