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This book uniquely applies securitization theory to the mass sexual violence atrocities committed during the Bosnia war and the Rwandan genocide. Examining the inherent links between rape, war and global security, Hirschauer analyses the complexities of conflict related sexual violence.

This book examines different legal systems and analyses how the judge in each of them performs a meaningful review of the proportional use of discretionary powers by public bodies.

The book, a compilation of essays that look at the constitutional foundations and limitations of the U.S. government in a contemporary context, examines how laws and freedoms collide when information is leaked to the media. It is a practical guide, in easy-to-understand language that journalists, lawyers, and government officials will find to be of great value.

From the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib to unnecessary military attacks on civilians, this book is an account of the violations of international criminal law committed during the United States invasion of Iraq. Taking stock of the entire war, it uniquely documents the overestimation of the successes and underestimation of the failings of the Surge and Awakening policies. The authors show how an initial cynical framing of the American war led to the creation of a new Shia-dominated…

This book is an introduction to the UK's complex and rapidly developing area of law in relation to the vulnerable, namely children and those adults who lack capacity. The book provides practical guidance and assistance to the approach taken by the UK's courts on all of the varying issues raised in relation to medical treatment and the law, the thread of which, throughout, is the question of consent. Many who suffer from mental illness are well able to make decisions about their medical...

Law and Policy of the European Gas Market examines the regulatory and competitive choices of institutions and bodies operating within the EU gas market, with a view to achieving a higher level of market integration. Offering an in-depth analysis of the design, structure and functioning of the EU gas market, the book considers the most recent European legal developments associated with this market and places them in their respective geopolitical...

'Avi-Yonah's Advanced Introduction to International Taxation Law is a compact and accessible guide to the field. In effect, he has given us two books in one. The first is a very useful general guide to the basics of the rules and how they work in practice, with illuminating international comparisons to the often distinctive U.S. rules. The second is a clear and spirited defense of Avi-Yonah's particular views about international tax...

What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are the discursive practices through which the dominant images of war crimes, atrocity and justice are understood? In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts the justice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example the solitary, headphone-wearing defendant at the Hague listening with intent to a catalogue of charges) with ?literary justice?: representations in literature, fil

This book challenges the assumptions of modern criminal law that insanity is a natural, legally and medically defined phenomenon (covering a range of medical disorders). By doing so, it paves the way for a new perspective on insanity and can serve as the basis for a new approach to insanity in modern criminal law. The book covers the following aspects: the structure of the principle of fault in modern criminal law...

"In Starvation as a Weapon Simone Hutter explores, within the framework of international law, the legality of using deliberate starvation as a means to an end. A close look at modern famine shows that, in many cases, food scarcity is not the product of coincidence, but a side effect or result of a deliberate strategy. Starvation is an efficient instrument when used to exert pressure and power, in times of war and peace.