March 11, 2010
Books We Like: Human Rights in Europe
Professor William B.T. Mock, Jr. of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago (pictured at left) and his Italian colleague, Professor Gianmario Demurro of the University of Cagliari Faculty of Law (pictured at right) have just published an important new book called Human Rights in Europe: Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The book is published by Carolina Academic Press.
The book tracks the Charter of Fundamental Rights in its parts and divisions. The book is divided into chapters on Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens' Rights, Justice, and General Provisions. Each of those chapters has commentary on individual articles of the Charter.
The book is extremely well written and provides researchers with a wealth of information and commentary. It originated as a scholarly volume in Italian, called L'Europa dei Diritti: Commento all Carta dei diritta fondamentali del l'Unione Europea. This new, English-language version makes available to more researchers and policymakers the scholars' important observations on human rights in Europe. The book has an added benefit of introducing significant civil and constitutional law issues to comparative law scholars around the world.
This book is an important resource for any human rights researcher. I also especially like its price -- the publisher has priced it at a very affordable $45.00 (and the publisher's website will even give you 10% off of that). The book is 398 pages long. Click here for more information.
If you happen to be in Chicago, there will be a book signing at The John Marshall Law School on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
P.S. Happy Birthday to Keith Sipe at Carolina Academic Press!
December 02, 2009
Books We Like: Stuart Deming is About to Give Us a New Edition of "The Foreign Corrupt Pactices Act and the New International Norms"
Stuart Deming is one of the country's leading experts on the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act. He's now just about to publish a new edition of his excellent treatise on the FCPA. Practitioners, in-house counsel, and compliance officials will benefit from this updated and expanded Second Edition, which includes:
- Critical updates reflecting the latest developments in the FCPA
- A broader and more in-depth analysis of the FCPA, including acts that relate directly to Sarbanes-Oxley
- More than 1,000 endnotes citing source materials and useful insights for practitioners (now who wouldn't like to curl up with a nice bunch of endnotes?!)
- More samples of compliance materials (including policies, certifications, and contract language)
- A detailed analysis of the debarment practices associated with the anti-corruption policies of the World Bank.
The book is expected to be available on January 15, 2010. (I know that will disappoint many people who may have wanted to give this as a present for the holidays, but that's how it goes friends! You could hold off and give it as a Valentine's Day present I suppose . . . .) OK, forgive that, but do click here for more information about the book (including how to pre-order it. Discounts are available for members of the ABA Section of International Law.
September 20, 2009
New Book on Iraq Law and Policy
We haven't seen the book itself yet, but the advertising card looks interesting. Aspen Publishers has a new book by Chibli Mallat (University of Utah and St. Joseph's University, Lebanon) on "Iraq -- Guide to Law and Policy." It's 500 pages long and is promoted as a complement for courses on constitutional, international, or comparative law. That seems a bit long to me to really be useful as a supplement, but perhaps the publication of the book will prompt some law schools to offer a seminar course on the subject. The ISBN number is 978-0-7355-8484-6, and you can click here to visit the website for the publisher. The book examines "the success and failures of the law and policy implemented since the 2003 change of regime in Iraq."
September 14, 2009
Books We Like: The UNA-USA Guide to Issues Before the United Nations
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) has published the 2009-2010 edition of its highly respected “A GLOBAL AGENDA: Issues Before the United Nations.” The topics in this new edition tackle climate change, international security, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and development aid, human rights, international justice and UN reform. The book is now available online at Barnes & Noble.com, Amazon, and Powell’s Books.
It sells for $20 but you probably can find it for a couple of bucks cheaper online.
Here's the information:
A Global Agenda: Issues Before the United Nations 2009-2010
Publisher: United Nations Association of the USA
This is a useful reference tool for anyone interested in the United Nations and the upcoming new session.
August 27, 2009
Illinois Legal Research
It's not an international law text, but it may nonetheless be of interest to some of our blog readers. Here's a link with information about the new second edition of Illinois Legal Research, published by Carolina Academic Press. The link also has information on state-specific research guides for other U.S. states.
Law professors who teach legal writing and research can order a free review copy of the book. If you're not a professor but want to order the book, the Carolina Academic Press website is now offering a discount on the book (which is very reasonably priced by the way, unlike the international law text we discussed here in an earlier post).
June 19, 2009
Introduction to Legal English -- A New Edition of a Book for Lawyers and Law Students Who Speak English as a Second Language
The International Law Institute of Washington D.C. has just published the third edition of Introduction to Legal English. The book is designed for lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language. Click here for more information. The first edition of this book was the first of its kind to appear in the United States with a specific focus on Legal English. It can be used in courses or for individual study.