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8. Ethics

8. Ethics  

Damien Keown

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

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0008
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9780199663835
‘Ethics’ explores the moral aspects of Buddhism. Buddhists live in accordance with the Dharma: a universal law of both physical and moral order. Dharma is manifest in the law of karma. ... More
6. Child abuse

6. Child abuse  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0007
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9780199668526
‘Child abuse’ examines this extremely emotive and hotly debated area of family law. The law is able to remove a child from a situation where abuse is suspected, but this is a power that ... More
1. Looking at rights

1. Looking at rights  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0001
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9780198706168
Where does the concept of human rights come from? How has the human rights movement developed such a solid set of obligations that can be applied worldwide? The human rights issue is often ... 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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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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9780199660445
‘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
3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations

3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0003
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9780198706168
How are human rights put into practice? What does it mean when governments announce that their foreign policy is concerned with promoting and protecting human rights? Where is the ... More
8. Discrimination and equality

8. Discrimination and equality  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0008
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9780198706168
‘Discrimination and equality’ considers the prohibited grounds of discrimination (based on age, sexuality, religion, nationality, gender, and disability); what new grounds may be emerging; ... 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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9780198725947
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
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0006
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9780192801579
The ‘Conclusion’ stresses the importance of skilled diplomacy and cooperation. The unfeasibility of unilateralism means that nations do still rely on the international system and need to ... More
2. Domestic violence

2. Domestic violence  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0003
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9780199668526
‘Domestic violence’ looks at the view of domestic abuse in family law. The law in all jurisdictions has been reluctant to interfere in cases of domestic violence. In the last few decades, ... 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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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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9780199660445
‘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
10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts

10. Organ donation and the ownership of body parts  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0010
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9780199660445
‘Organ donation and the ownership of body parts’ shows that in many countries, body parts and the products of bodies are regarded as property if that gives the ‘right answer’. The trading ... More
2. The enforcement of medical law

2. The enforcement of medical law  

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/9780199660445.003.0002
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9780199660445
‘The enforcement of medical law’ maps the journeys of health-care professionals when they are accused of doing something wrong. Criminal proceedings may be brought against doctors when they ... More
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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9780199660445
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
4. The substantive reach of court-martial jurisdiction

4. The substantive reach of court-martial jurisdiction  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0005
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9780199303496
If a court-martial has jurisdiction over an accused, to what offenses does that jurisdiction extend? Military justice codes take a variety of approaches to defining what conduct will be ... More
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

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/9780199687008.003.0005
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9780199687008
‘Law and society’ examines the sociological approach to law, focusing on the two giants of social theory — Émile Durkheim and Max Weber. It also explains the Marxist materialist account of ... More
7. Citizenship, legal status, and proof of identityidentity as a legal concept

7. Citizenship, legal status, and proof of identity: identity as a legal concept  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0007
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9780198828549
‘Citizenship, legal status, and proof of identity: identity as a legal concept’ explains that individual identity is the cornerstone of the rule of law and the relation of state and ... More
Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave

Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0012
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9780198828549
Talk about identity has become ubiquitous. The list of things that are said to have an identity is almost endless. The Introduction explains that identity is all about sameness 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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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0005
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9780199239337
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
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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9780199303496
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. The military judiciary

7. The military judiciary  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199303496
Judicial independence is such a given in democratic countries that it tends to be taken for granted, but judicial independence is even more vulnerable in the context of military justice ... More

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