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Andrew Teverson

people’; and thirdly, it involves ‘a series of set piece political encounters – interviews with leaders and opposition figures and so forth’ (SRI, 79). Rushdie’s assessment of the political situation in Nicaragua is unashamedly partisan. He arrived shortly after the International Court of Justice in the Hague had ruled that US aid to the contras was in violation of international law (a judgement that the US House of Representatives had blithely ignored by granting a further $100 million worth of funds for the counterrevolution) and his

in Salman Rushdie
Russell J. A. Kilbourn

but also of a person’s legal status, taken away in violation of international law’ (2011: 194). For this study, restitution is a secular alternative to the more loaded concept of redemption, which it complements, to a degree. By the same token, restitution stands in opposition to a term like retribution, which in this context bears only pejorative connotations. For, if retribution implies the adding of violence to violence, in a (usually vain) attempt at restoring a semblance of order, in the process reducing the other to less than one’s self, then restitution here

in A literature of restitution
Hugh Brogan

pubs), ‘couldn’t help thinking of [Kipling’s] lines It’s Tommy this and Tommy that, and Tommy wait outside, / But it’s “Thank you, Mr Atkins” when the troop-ship’s on the tide’.20 But Kipling was silent for the whole of August. He was waiting, I guess, until he had something precise to say. It was the conquest of Belgium which at length drove him into utterance. We need reminding of what that conquest entailed. On 4 August 1914, in breach of international law, her own treaty obligations, common sense and common decency, Germany sent her armies across the frontier and

in In Time’s eye
David Alderson

campaigns in defiance of basic principles of justice and human rights, or international law and opinion. Now Iraq’s oil is being sold off in what the New York Times has called ‘the biggest oil field auction in history’.34 It took some time, as the oil companies used the ‘security situation’ to bargain for a better deal, but we are reassured that private management will bring new efficiencies (we know what that means) and new investment in order to modernise an industry ‘battered by years of war and sanctions’.35 The ironies multiply bewilderingly, but one stands out. If

in End of empire and the English novel since 1945
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John Kinsella

with this? Of course, in itself, it does not. It is without ethics. Protocol, and the laws of individual countries and international law, might restrict certain contexts of availability, but ultimately it is the individuals, communities, groups, governments, religions, and so on, that constitute and direct it. The boundaries between different spaces are highly fluid – filters and firewalls are nominal infrastructural control. English is it at the core of the web – the colonising language to beat all colonising languages has found another power vehicle. Should we be

in Disclosed poetics
Anthony Musson

the prerogative courts (notably the courts dealing with Admiralty and Chivalry business), in international law and in Anglo-Scottish border law. 34 As was suggested above, within the different jurisdictions there were considerable overlaps and mutual benefits as well as elements of competition and exclusivity. The Court of Chivalry, for instance, was censured in fourteenth-century parliamentary

in Medieval law in context
Hakim Abderrezak

Syrian refugee crisis since these individuals have fled armed conflicts and have been recognized as needing protection under international law and the 1951 refugee convention.  2 A growing number of these fictions have been published by (North) African and European writers of Maghrebi ancestry. Such is the case of Youssouf Amine Lalami’s Les Clandestins (2001), Rachid El Hamri’s Le Néant bleu (2005), Ahmed Bouchikhi’s Le Cimetière des illusions (2006), Salim Jay’s Tu ne traverseras pas le détroit (2001), Nasser-Eddine Bekkai Lahbil’s Le détroit ou le voyage des

in Reimagining North African Immigration