Text, Cases and Materials
Author: Peter Van den Bossche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is primarily a textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of law. However, practising lawyers and policy-makers who are looking for an introduction to WTO law will also find it invaluable. The book covers both the institutional and substantive law of the WTO. While the treatment of the law is often quite detailed, the main aim of this textbook is to make clear the basic principles and underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system. Each section contains questions and assignments, to allow students to assess their understanding and develop useful practical skills. At the end of each chapter there is a helpful summary, as well as an exercise on specific, true-to-life international trade problems.
Author: Dirk Ehlers
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The goal of this textbook, forthcoming early 2009, is to provide the first complete overview of the issue of legal protection under international, European and German public law including the reciprocal interconnections based on a unified didactic concept.
Ökonomie, Recht, Sucht
Author: Ihno Gebhardt,Sabine Miriam Grüsser-Sinopoli
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The legal, social and economic aspects of the decision of the German Federal Supreme Court on the character of gambling on March 28, 2006 are analyzed for the first time comprehensively and in detail.
Kleines Handbuch des weltläufigen Benehmens
Author: Enrico Brissa
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
Category: Social Science
Ein Plädoyer für die schönen Künste der Höflichkeit Wie bringt man einen Toast aus? Wie entschuldigt man sich stilvoll? Wie lernt man, mit Komplimenten umzugehen? Viele von uns spüren eine Verunsicherung, was die Formen des Umgangs mit unseren Mitmenschen angeht. Enrico Brissa, langjähriger Protokollchef, will mit seinem „Kleinen Handbuch des weltläufigen Benehmens“ Abhilfe schaffen. In Stichworten von „Pünktlichkeit“ bis „Protokoll“, von „Absage“ bis „Zeremoniell“, von „Knicks“ bis „Rücksicht“ legt er ein unterhaltsames wie lehrreiches Kompendium des sozialen Miteinanders vor – dabei geht es weniger um die korrekte Ausübung äußerlicher Verhaltensweisen, sondern vielmehr um eine Art innere Kultiviertheit, eine Haltung und einen Stil im zwischenmenschlichen Umgang. Denn nur wer die Regeln kennt, kann mit ihnen souverän umgehen.
Author: Andreas von Arnauld
Publisher: C.F. Müller GmbH
Der Inhalt: Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt klar und einprägsam das Spektrum völkerrechtlicher Themen entsprechend dem Zuschnitt der Schwerpunktbereiche an den verschiedenen Juristischen Fakultäten. Es ist ein idealer Begleiter für das gesamte Schwerpunktstudium - von der ersten Beschäftigung mit der Materie über Hausarbeiten bis hin zur Vorbereitung auf abschließende Klausuren oder mündliche Prüfungen. Neben den allgemeinen Fragen des Völkerrechts werden zahlreiche Teilgebiete des Friedens- und des Konfliktvölkerrechts systematisch und vertieft dargestellt: Diplomatenrecht, Menschenrechte, Seerecht und Recht der Gemeinschaftsräume, Umwelt und Entwicklung, Wirtschaftsvölkerrecht, Friedenssicherungsrecht, Humanitäres Völkerrecht, Völkerstrafrecht. Anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele aus der Entscheidungspraxis sowie ausführlich dargestellter Fälle mit Lösungshinweisen werden Besonderheiten und Zusammenhänge veranschaulicht. Kontrollfragen am Ende jedes Kapitels dienen ebenso der Wiederholung wie eine didaktisch aufbereitete Kurzfassung zentraler Leitentscheidungen. Optimal ergänzt wird das Lehrbuch durch den „Klausurenkurs im Völkerrecht“ desselben Autors.
Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Category: Business & Economics
Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment
Author: Diane Desierto
Publisher: OUP Oxford
States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.
Author: Enzo Cannizzaro,Mahnoush H. Arsanjani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the law of treaties as it emerges from the interplay between the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and customary international law. It revisits the basic concepts underlying the provisions of the Vienna Convention, so as to determine the actual state of the law and its foreseeable development. In doing so, it examines some of the most controversial aspects of the law of treaties. The book first explores the influence exerted by the Vienna Convention on pre-existing customary law. Certain rules of the Convention which, at the time of its adoption, appeared to fall within the realm of progressive development, can now be regarded as customary international rules. Conversely, a number of provisions of the Convention, in particular those which have been the subject of subsequent codification work by the International Law Commission, have become obsolete. It then examines the impact exerted by the Vienna Convention on the development of other fields of international law, such as the law of international responsibility and the law of international organizations. The last section of the book is devoted to cross-cutting issues, with particular reference to the notion of jus cogens - a concept first used in the Vienna Convention in connection with the problem of the validity of treaties and which, afterwards, has acquired a legal significance going well beyond the Convention. Written by a team of renowned international lawyers, this book offers new insight into the basic concepts and methodology of the law of treaties and its problems.
A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement
Author: Lukasz Gruszczynski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The last sixty years witnessed an unprecedented expansion of international trade. The system created by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and later by the World Trade Organization (WTO) has proved to be an efficient instrument for the elimination of trade and tariff barriers. This process coincided with increased national regulatory controls, which were particularly visible in the area of risk regulation. Governments, responding to the demands of their domestic constituencies, have adopted a wide range of regulatory measures aimed at protecting the environment and human health. Although, for the most part, the new regulatory initiatives served legitimate objectives, it has also turned out that internal measures might become an attractive vehicle for protectionism, taking the place that was traditionally occupied by tariff barriers. Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under the WTO Law examines the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). In which it is an attempt by the international community to limit possible abuses while assuring WTO Members of an extensive margin of regulatory discretion. The central problem that the book tackles is whether the system established by the SPS Agreement can address the existing and potential challenges of a new interdependent world. In answering this question, the author provides a comprehensive and critical examination of the substantive provisions of the Agreement and corresponding case law. In this context, the book particularly focuses on two issues: the consistency in the interpretation of the SPS Agreement and the appropriateness of its various requirements. This analysis leads the author to conclude that despite some interpretative failures of SPS case law, the system established by the SPS Agreement seems to provide an effective solution for the supervision of domestic SPS measures.
The Contribution of the Dispute Settlement System
Author: Giorgio Sacerdoti,Alan Yanovich,Jan Bohanes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Assesses the past ten years of the WTO and the dispute settlement system.
Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating
Category: Political Science
Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.
Author: Michala Meiselles
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
What considerations do you need to take into account when planning an agreement? What writing techniques will ensure that your contract is suited to your needs? What provisions should you include in such a contract? Michala Meiselles answers these questio
Problems, Cases, and Materials
Author: Daniel C. K. Chow,Thomas J. Schoenbaum
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
International Trade Law: Problems, Cases, and Materials, written by the authors of the eminently teachable International Business Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials, has been carefully designed for ease of use. Focusing on the World Trade Organization's multilateral trading system and its implementation in the United States, this comprehensive casebook also covers, in a less extensive fashion, the WTO's implementation in the European Union. Attributes that make this casebook a solid choice for advanced courses include: Exceptional accessibility through the authors' lucid explanatory text as well as probing problems and questions. Organization around the four principal channels of trade, covering WTO obligations relating to technology trade (intellectual property), services trade, foreign direct investment, and the trade in goods. Focus on the public regulatory aspects of international trade, including trade barriers, unfair trade, safeguards, and dispute resolution. Extensive coverage of issues of interest to developing countries, including intellectual property rights. Discussion of the relationship to international trade of important social issues, such as protection of the environment, human rights, and labor. Discussion of classic cases, such as Belgian Family Allowances, Italian Tractor, and Spanish Coffee, as well as the most recent cases, such as EC-Bananas and U.S.-Zeroing. Examination of many related issues, such as potential and existing conflicts between the laws of the United States and its obligations under the WTO, and the practical application of important areas of U.S. trade law. Supplementation of text and cases with statutory materials as appropriate. A comprehensive Teacher's Manual as well as a documents supplement. Intentionally and intelligently selective in its coverage, International Trade Law: Problems, Cases, and Materials, provides focused, concise, accessible coverage of the regulatory aspects of international trade under both public international law and U.S. law.
Cases, Materials and Text on the National and International Regulation of Transnational Economic Relations
Author: John Howard Jackson,William J. Davey,A. O. Sykes
Publisher: West Academic
Focuses on the rules-based multilateral trading system created by GATT, as greatly expanded and elaborated by the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995. Particular emphasis is given to the rich and detailed jurisprudence developed by the WTO's Appellate Body. Includes the impact of international economic interdependence and the struggle of legal institutions to cope with this and other aspects of globalization. Offers a basic understanding of the international economic system as it operates in real life, and as it is constrained or aided by a number of fundamental legal institutions, including national and international constitutional documents and processes.
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The Kirchner book deciphers more than 9,000 abbreviations of German legal terminology. There is hardly any legal text without abbreviations. And not only lawyers must know what they mean. Every citizen who wants to understand legal texts comes across these word fragments.