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28 Oct. 2009

of the Rule of Law as defined by Dicey still remains valid : it provides a measure against which we can judge the attitudes and actions of Parliament, Government and the courts" ">"The concept of the Rule of Law as defined by Dicey still remains valid : it provides a measure against which we can judge the attitudes and actions of Parliament, Government and the courts"

Dissertation de 5 pages - Droit européen

The rule of law is often expounded as a pillar of the English Constitution. It was described by Lord Bingham as "the second great rock on which [Dicey?s] constitutional edifice was founded". It was referred to as a statute for the first time, in the Constitutional...

22 déc. 2008

The economics of the no-fault divorce law

Dissertation de 5 pages - Droit de la famille

Marriage is a specific kind of contract "based upon a voluntary private agreement by a man and a woman to become husband and wife?. So in a sense, marriage is a contract like another one, the only difference being that the two contracting parties are strictly determined by the law...

26 Mars 2013

Choice of law by the arbitrator

Étude de cas de 3 pages - Droit autres branches

One of the main problems faced by the arbitrator when it comes to choice of law is the question of mandatory rules of law. A mandatory rule, as defined by Professor Mayer, refers to “an imperative provision of law which...

17 Janv. 2010

English legal system: the Sources of English Law

Cours de 87 pages - Droit constitutionnel

The judicial decisions are the first to be found to develop a system. Today, they are still influencing the system as a whole. Judicial decisions have a weight that their continental counter part does not have. In England, under certain requirements, decisions are biding the judge with the...

04 juil. 2012

Critical assessment of the contribution of Rome II to the subject of choice of law in tort

Étude de cas de 12 pages - Droit des affaires

The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations(hereafter referred to as “Rome II”) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on July 11th 2007. It was the result of a long process that started in 1967 with the preparation of...

29 mai 2010

Primacy / Supremacy of European Community Law against Sovereignty of the Member States

Mémoire de 25 pages - Droit européen

Today the European Union (EU) consists of 27 Member States; it reaches from the Atlantic coast of Western Europe all the way to the Black Sea of Eastern Europe. In the European Union, the most important and closest collaboration between the Member States happens via the...

14 mai 2007

Has the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 gone far enough in reforming the English law of privacy?

Dissertation de 5 pages - Droit des affaires

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...

25 Mars 2009

There is no sense in maintaining different rules for tracing at law and in equity. One set of tracing rules is enough

Dissertation de 3 pages - Droit des affaires

In the administration of a trust, the trustee is the one that assumes a range of duties and responsibilities. When a breach of trust occurs, the trustee might be liable for both acts of omission and commission. There are several ways a beneficiary can pursue remedies...

11 Oct. 2000

The Relationship between international law of human rights and international law applicable to armed conflict

Dissertation de 9 pages - Droit international

In the modern scenario, the protection of human rights has found its rightful place in international law. It has been a revolutionary reform, as it had no significant place a few decades ago. The international law applicable to armed conflicts (also called international...

10 mai 2010

Public international law - the problems associated with the proliferation of international judicial bodies

Dissertation de 7 pages - Droit international

Since the end of the Cold War, a new phenomenon in international law has surfaced: the proliferation of international judicial bodies as a consequence of the increasing number of treaties. More than just a numeral observation, there have been changes concerning...

08 août 2005

The Objectivity and Universality of International Human Rights Law : Two of its Utopian Claims ?

Dissertation de 9 pages - Droit international

The question of human rights and their consequences in the natural and objective scenarios are relative to the cultural context in which they arise. In this document, we will demonstrate how even if the instruments of Human Rights international Law try to defend a universal...

10 mai 2010

The legal system of common law in Anglo-Saxon

Dissertation de 4 pages - Droit international

A contract is the most obvious manifestation of law in everyday life. In a legal point of view, not all agreements are seen as enforceable contracts. Indeed, each legal system introduced some rules in order to determine which agreement is enforceable; this corpus...

09 juin 2003

The rule of precedent

Dissertation de 4 pages - Droit autres branches

In simple terms 'the Doctrine of Judicial Precedent', also known as 'the doctrine of Stare Decisis' (let the decision stand), means that when a judge comes to try a case he must proceed by analogy, and always look back to see how previous judges have dealt with previous cases (known...

06 févr. 2011

European Labour law: Compare and contrast the role and concerns of International Law with those of European Law in the field of Employment

Thèse de 7 pages - Droit européen

Employment law is a contract between an employer and an employee; it is issues regarding employment, workplace discrimination and other private law issues. With the evolution of the International and the European law, Employment law has evolved in parallel and...

17 juin 2014

Introduction to the Challenges of European and French Law in Legal Informatics

Dissertation de 15 pages - Droit européen

The " new technologies " which appeared thirty years ago and are characterized by a considerable development are subject to fundamental legal questions. The definition of new technologies remains vague and includes the information and communication technologies. The information and...

11 avril 2007

The differences between English case law and the French concept of « jurisprudence »

Dissertation de 2 pages - Droit autres branches

To begin, we can notice two concepts concerning the value granted to the decisions delivered by the jurisdictions of a state: indeed, states which use Common law (like the Great Britain or the United States of America), the concept of case law is preferred...

09 déc. 2005

Implementation of European Law in a federal state: The Belgian case between coherence and autonomy

Fiche de 9 pages - Droit européen

‘Ultimately the impact of EU rules depends on the willingness and capacity of Member States authorities to ensure that they are transposed and enforced effectively and fully and on time’ (Graver) . This statement from the European Commission in its White Paper on...

12 avril 2007

Discuss the analysis and significance of the abduction and trial of Eichmann from an international law perspective, with reference to legal writing

Dissertation de 8 pages - Droit international

First, we will discuss whether the principle known as "the fruit of the poisonous tree? in the United States must be applied to the abduction of Adolf Eichmann or not. The violation of International law was "clear? according to Louis Henkin in 1968 but one cannot...

25 févr. 2002

To what extent does the history of Community competition law mirror the history of the Community itself ?

Dissertation de 5 pages - Droit européen

To evaluate how community competition law reflects the integration process and the history of the Community in general, I shall demonstrate in a first part that community competition law was first strongly influenced by the development of the Union, then I shall...

30 juin 2008

The common law jury through the example of England and the United States

Dissertation de 4 pages - Droit autres branches

In the common law countries, the jury takes a more prominent part in the judicial process than in the romano-civilist countries. The roots of the common law jury are archaic, but it has managed to survive, and to a considerable extent to thrive. In many common law...

14 mai 2008

Difficulties of application of international law - Example of the Cambodia genocide

Dissertation de 13 pages - Droit international

This paper will show to the reader the difficulties which can appear in practice concerning the international criminal law. Indeed, several problems can occur. First of all, one has to know what the aim of the international criminal law is and we have to define what is...

10 Oct. 2000

General principles of the Canadian constitutional law

Dissertation de 4 pages - Droit constitutionnel

As a former member of the British Empire, Canada has been widely influenced by certain aspects of the English law. The Canadian parliamentary system finds its origins in the British institutions that were settled after the conquest of 1760 and more particularly with...

25 févr. 2002

Evaluate the developing case law of the Court of Justice with respect to its application of the principle of State liability to situations in which a Member state has failed to fulfil its obligations concerning the transposition of a Directive into nation

Dissertation de 6 pages - Droit européen

In the first part, I shall debate that the immediate consequence of the directives and article 228 were the first steps taken by the court with respect to the application of a state liability. In the second part, I shall explain the context and consequences of the application...

06 Mars 2008

International business law - Simulation of a Company selling Cell Phones

Dissertation de 11 pages - Droit des affaires

In this assignment, we analyze and try to build some solutions for a typical business law case. In the general context, let us assume we are a 75-person company called "Company" in the fictional French-speaking country of Euphoria, whose capital is Anytown, and which has a legal...

16 Nov. 2004

Compare natural law and legal positivist accounts of legal validity. Which is more convincing?

Dissertation de 4 pages - Droit autres branches

What is law? What a controversial and complex question! It is the raison d‘être of the philosophy of law, over many years, which is aim to understand the generals conditions which would render any putative norm legally valid. Does legal validity lie in the norm's...

05 juil. 2009

The difficult application of canadian criminal law in Nunavut

Thèse de 57 pages - Droit international

With its creation in 1999, the new territory of Nunavut hoped to solve the social and economical problems it was facing. For the second time in the history of the Poles, indigenous people were given the right by the government to decide their future. The first Inuit to be recognized...

20 févr. 2019

International competition law: extraterritoriality matters, conflicts of decisions

Cours de 6 pages - Droit international

One criterion in Europe: effect doctrine. Competition rules exist on the European scale, but we don't have a worldwide competition law. In the past, the WTO tried to set up a worldwide code with antitrust rules: the Munich Group. It was hard to reach an agreement between...

19 mai 2010

The European Court of Justice and the rule of Precedent

Dissertation de 5 pages - Droit européen

The rule of precedent is the legal principle under which judges have to follow the judgments established previously by upper courts. The Latin translation of "stare decisis" gives an unequivocal definition of the concept as it means "to stand by that which is decided"....

05 déc. 2004

Discuss the use made by the European Court of Justice of Articles 10 and 249 EC (ex Articles 5 and 189) to increase the effectiveness of Community law for individuals

Dissertation de 9 pages - Droit européen

International Law, by its nature binds the State in its executive, legislative, and judicial activities, and no international tribunal would permit a respondent State to plead provisions of its law or constitutions as a defence to an alleged infringement of an...

16 Mars 2009

Critically discuss the contributions of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) movement to international legal scholarship

Dissertation de 6 pages - Droit international

After the World War II and its atrocities, a new international institution, the United Nations (UN) was created in 1945 to focus on the new challenges faced by the international community. One of the major challenges was the wave of decolonization which started between the two World...