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09 Sep 2015

Europe vs America - different approaches to privacy

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Everything that people do within the internet leaves behind some digital fingerprints. This means that it is logical that most users of the internet worry a lot about the matter of privacy. Because laws of privacy are different from one country to another, a company may not be obligated legally...

24 Jul 2015

Texas civil rights

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

The darkest times of our nation surrounded two major happenings. The initial occurrence was the institution of slavery. Second, the struggle for civil rights has plagued our country even through today. Texas has been a key state in each of these events. Research of the civil rights movement...

24 Jul 2015

Affirmative action legislation

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

Affirmative action is mentioned in association with efforts to promote social equalities at work places. Legislation was used to enforce and guarantee equality initiatives in organizations. These initiatives protected persons like the disabled the elderly, gender groups and others (Glenda, John...

03 Feb 2011

The concept of privacy laws

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

The concept of privacy rights emerged gradually. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948 stipulates, in Article 12, that "no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference of his privacy, whether it be related to family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks to his honor...

29 Sep 2010

Human Rights of the Dead : Posthumous interests

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

The question of death and the deceased is at the core of the definition of human rights. Dead persons do not perceive harm: they are not in contact with the world and are unaware of reality considering they do not exist. They cannot claim their rights neither can they file a lawsuit. It could be...

29 Sep 2010

Right to reputation and freedom of speech, a question of balance

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Right to reputation and freedom of speech (from which freedom of press derives) are two rights that have an unusual relation as the strict application of the first one renders impossible the existence of the second, and vice versa. The simultaneous application of these two rights makes it...

29 Sep 2010

Maxims in equity

Essay - 3 pages - Civil law

The first part in Lord Brown-Wilkinson's citation "Although Equity will not aid a volunteer" is one of the most important maxims in equity. The general definition of a maxim is "a general truth or rule of conduct expressed in a sentence". In the context of equity, maxim has a particular...

15 Jan 2009

Authors' rights in the Anglo-Saxon world

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

The authors' rights are a very important problem of the modern economic world. The rules that regulate the authors' rights have always been created in the reaction of some social facts; they always have been late on the sociological and technical transformations. The first fundamental act...

15 Jan 2009

Has the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 gone far enough in reforming the English law of privacy? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Under the doctrine of privacy, which became entrenched in English law in the latter half of the 19th century , contractual rights and liabilities are limited to the parties to the contract. The mounting criticisms and arguments for reform have led to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties)...

13 Jan 2009

Is civil disobedience ever justified?

Essay - 3 pages - Civil law

“Man is bound to obey secular princes in so far as this is required by order of justice. Wherefore if the prince's authority is not just but usurped, or if he commands what is unjust, his subjects are not bound to obey him, except perhaps accidentally, in order to avoid scandal or...

09 Jan 2009

Abortion and the Supreme Court

Essay - 5 pages - Civil law

Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of the American society. Even after Roe v Wade, a 1973 ruling of the Supreme Court permitting abortion, the debate has always been of topical interest. In this feature of The Economist published on the 4th of March 2006, a South Dakota's bill that...

09 Jan 2009

The unfairness of settlement class action lawsuits

Essay - 6 pages - Civil law

When settlement class action lawsuits followed the rise of mass tort class actions and gained acceptance, they eliminated the ability of plaintiffs' counsel to represent cases fairly, threaten trial as a bargaining tool or protect future plaintiffs from attorney conflicts of interest. This...

20 Aug 2008

Critically analyse arguments for and against the introduction of a no-fault scheme for the tort of negligence

Essay - 13 pages - Civil law

The characterisation of a no-fault scheme is rooted in the principle of distributive justice, compensating victims without having to establish causation and fault. Conversely, current liability for negligence involves fault considerations based on legal theoretical concepts determined through...

20 Aug 2008

Management report - Trade union recognition

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

This report considers and advises on the legal and practical implications for the Company Board of Directors (“the Board”) of the invitation for voluntary recognition as a Trade Union (“TU”). The relevant law applicable to TU recognition is the Trade Union and Labour...

21 May 2008

The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

In recent years, restorative justice has been utilized by various jurisdictions and organizations across the globe in an effort to promote increased satisfaction and fairness to participants, as well as hoping to lower crime rates and achieve a multitude of other objectives. Furthermore, it has...

21 May 2008

Should the common law courts recognise the need for a general doctrine of unconscionability?

Essay - 7 pages - Civil law

The doctrine of unconscionability remains a venue of debate and controversy not only for legal scholars, but for judges and attorneys in this country and abroad. The idea of unconscionability is in itself problematic. How can a judge, jury, or attorney deem what is or is not fair? Even if an...

19 Dec 2007

Karlene Kincaid v. River Bluffs Community College : Appeal

Essay - 8 pages - Civil law

This appeal is from the order granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division. The District Court had jurisdiction over this case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1331 (2002) because this case arises...

12 Dec 2007

To Legalize or Not to Legalize : The question of Marijuana in America

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

Once upon a time… or more accurately in the early 1930's, marijuana was made illegal and renamed the ‘Devil's Weed'. Whether or not there was a conspiracy to make hemp illegal by the government and the pulp paper industry is hard to say, but one thing is for certain, the strangling hold...

12 Dec 2007

The Criminalization of Our American Youths: Is Twenty-One an Unfair Drinking Age?

Essay - 2 pages - Civil law

Alcohol, a cheap easy way for many young American adults to enjoy a society which has cast selective freedoms which they fight and die for right out the window. An issue which has plagued young adults since its surfacing in 1984 under President Regan, should the legal drinking age for all...

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