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The key to autonomy
Nigel D. White

This chapter considers the legal construction that helps to explain why the UN is legally separate and autonomous, independent of member states, when member states have created it and sit and vote on its organs. The reader is reminded that it is possible to create separate, abstract legal entities – clubs, societies, corporations, states are all abstract legal entities. In international law there needs to be an assessment of whether IGOs are legal subjects of the international legal order, thereby having international legal personality, separate from the main

in The law of international organisations (third edition)
Anthony Musson

T HE acquisition and development of legal consciousness among those who were not themselves lawyers or judges is a significant feature of the political history of the period 1215–1381. The political ramifications of this phenomenon will be explored in Chapters 5 and 6 . In this chapter it is argued that from childhood through to adulthood legal relationships, duties

in Medieval law in context
An interview with David Byrne
Graham Spencer

Graham Spencer: Can you tell me what you did during the Good Friday Agreement period? David Byrne: I was Attorney-General in the Irish Government, so my role was on the legal side but, of course, the role of the Attorney-General is to link the legal to the political. The important contribution that I think was expected of me was in relation

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
The Treaty of Waitangi and the creation of legal boundaries between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand society
Grant Morris

During the last decades of the twentieth century, Aotearoa/New Zealand 1 as a nation has increasingly focused on Maori and Pakeha 2 relations. At the forefront of debate has been the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreement between Maori and the British Crown, signed in 1840. 3 This debate has taken many forms: political argument, academic analysis and legal reasoning. The

in Colonial frontiers
Tim Thornton and Katharine Carlton

1 Background and legal framework [I] ‘ t is not (as I do take it) to be lightly regarded, yt we have in so short a time so many examples of those that have entered upon that libertie in these parts of ours more I think … than any where els in al England … in which case the censure of the Church is drawn forth against them to their own reformation and example of others.’1 Thus Edmund Bunny, the rector of Bolton Percy in 1595, referred to the incidence of adultery-driven divorce followed by remarriage in Yorkshire during the late sixteenth century. His

in The gentleman’s mistress
Essence, difference and assimilation in Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead
Bill Hughes

1990s, when identity politics in the US and Western world generally became somewhat absorbed into the establishment). Here, cultures of the undead are either tolerated, if not granted legal status, or are persecuted for their difference, and these issues are very self-consciously raised with regard to carefully specified demon identities. Terry Eagleton recounts how a politics of culture became

in Open Graves, Open Minds
A comparative perspective on lived consequence of contested sovereignty
Katharine Fortin, Bart Klem, and Marika Sosnowski

. This chapter, which builds on the analysis of the Donetsk People’s Republic (Kasianenko, this volume), explores these issues by studying insurgent movements that confer legal identity, and even forms of citizenship. Such efforts of ‘rebel governance’ (Arjona et al., 2015 ) range from the documentation of life cycle events, to the delineation of rights and duties, to citizenship of a de facto

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship
Brigitte Kasten

, and have been, laid at the door of stepmothers, whereas the slur of wickedness has never clung to stepfathers to anything like the same extent. 3 The question is particularly urgent, because the findings I shall present on the basis of research into early medieval legal norms point, in part, to the opposite conclusion. As regards the number and content of legal regulations on second marriages (and further ones), the object was to protect children of a previous marriage against the step father and his potential threat to their inheritance and to their mother

in Law, laity and solidarities
A. Martin Wainwright

them legally into British society provided opportunities for upwardly mobile visitors from the subcontinent. Equally important, the Indian encounter with institutions in the United Kingdom forced British officials to adapt their own national identity into an imperial context, one that competed with the tendency toward ethnically-based citizenship that was becoming increasingly

in ‘The better class’ of Indians
The United Arab Emirates’ Comorian minority
Yoana Kuzmova

‘minority’. After presenting the historical and political context of how this happened, this chapter discusses the process as an example of governance of statelessness through ‘legal fiction’. The historical context of U.A.E. citizenship policy The U.A.E. is a federation of seven emirates founded in 1971. Abu Dhabi, the

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship