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4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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Should doctors disclose any of their patients' confidences? When is disclosure justified? Is disclosure ever mandatory? Should there be an absolute rule of non- disclosure? If not, why not? ... More
1. Origins and legacies

1. Origins and legacies  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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‘Origins and legacies’ outlines the background of medical law. Until World War II the Hippocratic Oath had been the law regulating the medical profession for two and a half millennia. The ... More
3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More
5. Data protection

5. Data protection  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0005
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The routine functions of government and private institutions require a continual supply of data about us in order to administer effectively the many services that are an integral part of ... More
9. The many forms of environmental justice

9. The many forms of environmental justice  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191835643
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0009
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For many lawyers and non-lawyers alike environmental law is, and should be, about justice. The socio-political complexity of environmental problems means, however, that justice in the ... More
3. How the EU is governed

3. How the EU is governed  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0003
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The EU has major economic and environmental powers, and is increasingly active in foreign policy, defence, and internal security. ‘How the EU is governed’ asks: how is this power used and ... More
5. Sovereignty inside the State

5. Sovereignty inside the State  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0005
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Limitations on the right to use force are a key element among the principles by which international law secures the sovereign equality and independence of States against external threats. ... More
5. Consent

5. Consent  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Consent’ outlines the generally recognized principles of the law of consent. It considers what is a competent adult and shows that once can demand omissions (refuse treatment), but not ... More
8. Resource allocation

8. Resource allocation  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0008
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There is an infinite amount of suffering in the world and there is a distinctly finite amount of resources to deal with it. How do we decide who gets what? ‘Resource allocation’ considers ... More
Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.001.0001
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While no brief book can hope to provide a comprehensive account of the manifold features of a concept as complex and controversial as privacy, this one introduces readers to the main ... More
5. Lawyers

5. Lawyers  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0005
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Lawyers are an essential feature of every developed legal system. Without accessible lawyers to provide citizens with competent representation, the ideals of the legal system ring hollow. ... More
11. Peering ahead

11. Peering ahead  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0012
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What about the future? What new legal challenges can we expect given the strong likelihood of continuing military operations around the world, coupled with increased across-the-board ... More
7. Hard questions and new conflicts

7. Hard questions and new conflicts  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0007
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Secularism has always been controversial. But today both the official secularism of constitutional republics and the secular ethic of liberal democracies are also being rocked by rapid ... More
International Law: A Very Short Introduction

International Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Vaughan Lowe

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.001.0001
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Recently, interest in international law has increased greatly, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War, the World Trade Organization, the Kyoto Convention, ... More
Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Foster

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Feb 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.001.0001
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Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. The core issues of medical law — organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, ... More
4. Privacy and freedom of expression

4. Privacy and freedom of expression  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0004
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The genesis of the American law’s protection of privacy was its concern to limit or control the extent to which an individual’s private life is subjected to unauthorized publicity conducted ... More
3. A legal right

3. A legal right  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0003
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Privacy is acknowledged as an essential human right, recognized by a number of international declarations, among which the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant ... More
4. Freedom from external interference

4. Freedom from external interference  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0004
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‘Freedom from external interference’ focuses on one aspect of the assurance of the sovereign equality and independence of States and the freedom that it entails for each of them: the ... More
1. Natural law

1. Natural law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0001
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9780199687008
Moral questions pervade our lives; they are the stuff of political, and hence legal, debate. ‘Natural law’ asks: Is there an objectively ascertainable measure of right and wrong, good and ... More

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