Protecting future generations through commons
The recent austerity measures currently adopted in numerous European countries assume that a rise in public debt should automatically result in cuts to social programmes and the privatisation of “inefficiently” managed resources. This type of reasoning is being used to justify the destruction of social rights of citizens for the profit of the private sector, resulting in more limited access to the most fundamental resources such as water, nature, housing, culture, knowledge and information, mainly for the most vulnerable members of society. Such a view, informed solely by short-term growth and profit cycles, is endangering access to those resources not only for current generations but for future ones as well. This book is an attempt to go beyond liberal approaches to intergenerational and distributive justice. It emphasises the role of commons and communities of the commons, driven by the desire to defend and perpetuate those fundamental resources under the threat of expropriation by the state and the market. This book also offers policy makers and citizens, who wish to accept their political responsibility by being active and refusing corporate ideology, some best practices as well as methods and solutions for renewing the configurations of societal relationships through commons, thereby integrating the interests of future generations in the European Community’s decision-making processes and institutions. This is a contribution by the Council of Europe and the International University College of Turin to the protection of the dignity of every person, especially of those who, even though unable to enjoy existing social rights, have the right to benefit from choices and policies that ensure that human life remains unspoiled
Traite de La Propriete Publique
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Stephane Hessel, Resistance fighter and concentration-camp survivor, tells the young of today that their lives and liberties are worth fighting for. Remembering the ideals for which he risked his life, while never forgetting the evils against which he struggled, the now 93-year-old writer and diplomat calls on all of us to take back the rights that have slowly slipped away since the Second World War ended. With sales of this masterful polemic topping a million copies in France, and a bestseller in Germany, Italy, and Spain as well, Indignez-Vous! is proudly published as a unique bilingual edition in Australia and New Zealand by Scribe.
I beni pubblici
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The Social Contract
For the study of the great writers and thinkers of the past, historical imagination is the first necessity. Without mentally referring to the environment in which they lived, we cannot hope to penetrate below the inessential and temporary to the absolute and permanent value of their thought. Theory, no less than action, is subject to these necessities; the form in which men cast their speculations, no less than the ways in which they behave, are the result of the habits of thought and action which they find around them. Great men make, indeed, individual contributions to the knowledge of their times; but they can never transcend the age in which they live. The questions they try to answer will always be those their contemporaries are asking; their statement of fundamental problems will always be relative to the traditional statements that have been handed down to them. When they are stating what is most startlingly new, they will be most likely to put it in an old fashioned form, and to use the inadequate ideas and formulae of tradition to express the deeper truths towards which they are feeling their way. They will be most the children of their age, when they are rising most above it.
Governing the Commons
Tackles one of the most enduring and contentious issues of positive political economy: common pool resource management.
Human Rights and Criminal Procedure
This handbook is intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors to take account of the many requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights - both explicit and implicit - for the criminal process when interpreting and applying Codes of Criminal Procedure and comparable or related legislation. It does so through extracts from key rulings of the European Court of Human Rights and the former European Commission of Human Rights dealing with complaints about violations of Convention rights and freedoms in the course of the investigation, prosecution and trial of alleged offences, as well as in the course of appellate and various other proceedings linked to the criminal process. The extracts are significant not only because the mere text of the Convention is insufficient to indicate the scope of what is entailed by it but also because the circumstances of the cases selected give a sense of how to apply the requirements in concrete situations.
Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court.
Private Law Sources and Analogies of International Law
Lauterpacht, Sir Hersch. Private Law Sources and Analogies of International Law: With Special Reference to International Arbitration. London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 1927. xxv, 325 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001041399. ISBN 1-58477-184-4. Cloth. $75. * A scientific look at the practice of the use of private law for the development of international law. Lauterpacht expands upon this subject with a useful discussion of international arbitration and international tribunals, and refers to numerous cases. An English international lawyer of Polish birth, Lauterpacht [1897-1960] offers a conception of his subject shaped by academic research and practical experience. He was Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge and a member of the Institute of International Law and the British Academy. He also served as a judge of the International Court of Justice and was a Bencher of Gray's Inn. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 716. The Lawbook Exchange has also published a reprint of his other noted work, The Function of Law in the International Community.