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Title Autonomy in the law / edited by Mortimer Sellers
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 179 pages)
Series Ius gentium ; v. 1
Ius gentium (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 1
Contents An introduction to the value of autonomy in law / M.N.S. Sellers -- Autonomy to choose what constitutes family : oxymoron or basic right? / June Carbone -- Approaches to autonomy in capital punishment and assisted suicide / Kandis Scott -- Courts in search of legitimacy : the case of wrongful life / Marc A. Loth -- The autonomy of defense and defense counsel / Philip Traest and Tessa Gombeer -- Checks and balances in the law of international organizations / Jan Klabbers
Summary "Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law. Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems. Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries of their own self-rule. This book illuminates the fundamental purpose of law by examining how European and American lawyers, judges and citizens do and should apply legal autonomy to the practical circumstances of litigation, legislation and the law."--Jacket
Notes Papers originally presented at the fifth meeting of the European-American Consortium for Legal Education (EACLE), held at American University in Washington, D.C. in May, 2006
Published ... in cooperation with the University of Baltimore Center for International and Comparative Law--P. ix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Autonomy.
Privacy, Right of.
Civil rights.
Law -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Sellers, M. N. S. (Mortimer N. S.)
University of Baltimore. Center for International and Comparative Law.
ISBN 1402064896 (PB ; acid-free paper)
140206490X (e-book)
1402082843 (HB ; acid-free paper)
9781402064890 (PB ; acid-free paper)
9781402064906 (e-book)
9781402082849 (HB ; acid-free paper)