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Law in times of crisis : emergency powers in theory and practice / Oren Gross and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.

Author/Creator:
Gross, Oren, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxix, 481 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996) ; 46.
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 46
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Subjects:
Emergencies -- Law and legislation.
Summary:
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three models of emergency powers are used to offer a conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.
Contents:
Models of accommodation
Law for all seasons
Models of extra-legality
Five degrees of separation
International human rights and emergencies
Emergencies and humanitarian law
Terrorism, emergencies, and international responses to contemporary threats.
Notes:
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Contributor:
Ní Aoláin, Fionnuala, 1967- author.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9780511493997 (ebook)
9780521833516 (hardback)
9780521541237 (paperback)
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Restricted for use by site license.