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Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia
Edited by Christina Allard and Susann Funderud Skogvang

Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia

Autonomous Sami Law

This book contributes to the international debate on Indigenous Peoples Law. The study displays the current research frontier among the Scandinavian countries and establishes the present-day issues and how the nation states have responded so far to claims of Sami rights. The work also sheds light on the contrasts between the three Scandinavian ...

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The Legal Treatment of Muslim Minorities in Italy
Andrea Pin

The Legal Treatment of Muslim Minorities in Italy

Islam and the Neutral State

This book describes the legal treatment of Muslims in Italy, contrasting it with other European states and jurisprudence and with wider global tendencies. The study presents a series of case studies and a theoretical framework built around the concepts of religious freedom, state neutrality and church and state collaboration. The author argues ...

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Gender and Migration in Italy
Edited by Elisa Olivito

Gender and Migration in Italy

A Multilayered Perspective

Migratory flows to Italy offer a unique perspective showing not only the way migration has changed specific features of the country but also how migration is intertwined with gender relations. The contributors take an empirical and theoretical approach and consider a broad selection of topics, showing both the type of migration that has affected ...

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Litigating the Right to Health in Africa
Edited by Ebenezer Durojaye

Litigating the Right to Health in Africa

Challenges and Prospects

With contributions from activists and scholars across Africa, this study focusses on understanding the legal framework in Africa for the recognition of the right to health, the challenges people encounter in such litigation and prospects for litigating future health rights cases. Diverse case studies also demonstrate that even in jurisdictions ...

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Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Ido Shahar

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

This book offers fresh perspectives on the phenomenon of legal pluralism, on shari'a law in practice and on Palestinian-Israeli relations in the divided city of Jerusalem. The study is based on participant observations in the studied shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, as well as on textual and legal analyses of court cases and rulings ...

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Networking the Rule of Law
Cristina Dallara and Daniela Piana

Networking the Rule of Law

How Change Agents Reshape Judicial Governance in the EU

Judicial networks have proved effective in influencing recent judicial policies enacted by both old and new EU member states. This volume seeks to improve our understanding of how networks function, the extent to which they matter in the governance of a constitutional democracy and with what consequences networks interact with hierarchical ...

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E-Voting Case Law
Edited by Ardita Driza Maurer and Jordi Barrat

E-Voting Case Law

A Comparative Analysis

This book provides an overview of e-voting related case-law worldwide and explains how judicial decisions impact e-voting development. The contributions are written by renowned experts on thirteen countries, and discuss e-voting both from controlled environments - such as voting machines in polling stations - and from uncontrolled ones - such ...

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Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights
Brendan D. Kelly

Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights

Coercion and the Law

This book explores the human rights consequences of recent and ongoing revisions of mental health legislation in England and Ireland. The author uses the checklist of the WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation as a framework for analysis, and considers recent case-law from the ECHR, as well as the implications of ...

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