English law

Erin Andrew’s win for women’s rights in the United States

If March 8th is the International Day for Women’s Right, March 7th, 2016 was the day which pleaded in favor of women’s rights in the USA. The now famous Erin Andrews case in the USA concerns issues of privacy on the Internet, especially the videotaping, so-called “revenge porn”. Erin Andrews, 37, a famous sportscaster on Fox Sports, was illegally filmed through …

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«Common law» ou droit civil, est-ce que cela importe?

Il existe quatre traditions juridiques importantes dans le monde : le droit romano-civiliste, la Common law, le droit coutumier et le droit religieux. Un exemple pertinent qui vient à l’esprit et qui illustre la différence entre Common law et droit civil est indubitablement celui de la France et du Royaume-Uni. La juxtaposition de Common law et de droit civil repose …

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The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: how effective is this legal instrument in shaping a continental human rights culture in Africa?

The past two decades has welcomed a shift in the attitude towards human rights especially within the African state, widely recognised as an ‘egregious human rights violator’[1] where dualism thrives. As a result of increasing international pressure in tandem with widespread despotic regimes across the African continent such as those of Idi Amin and Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the African Charter on …

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Basic Guidelines for Essay Writing

The ability to write well is the cornerstone of one’s legal studies. Being able to express yourself coherently and eloquently whilst analysing a complex point of law is not an easy task but, it can nonetheless be mastered when the right technique is adopted. A logical and well-supported essay is pivotal in order to attain good marks. Indubitably, the French …

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The Rise of Business Lawyers In the Republic Union of Myanmar

Myanmar has begun a phase of legal and economic transition. What are the opportunities for foreign lawyers? Myanmar, previously known as Burma, is situated comfortably in Southeast Asia, with China to the North, Thailand to the East, and India to the West. Aside from the fact it hosts some of the most alluring sightseeing spots of Southeast Asia, it contains …

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Building Effective Tools for the Prevention of Torture Worldwide

According to the UN Convention Against Torture of 1985 (CAT), “torture” is defined as any act which is ‘intentionally inflicted on a person, causing severe physical or mental pain or suffer, in order to obtain from him or a third person, information or confession or in order to intimidate, to discriminate or to punish him or a third person (article …

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A reflection on the human rights defenders’ issues

Today, as a human rights discourse evolves, addressing the situation of the human rights defenders has become inevitable. Their role in the promotion and protection of the human rights worldwide has become more and more fundamental. However, the legitimate work of many human rights defenders has been the subject of stigmatization and denigration and, further, their own human rights have …

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The Irish Stew – The Finest Corporation Tax Law Recipe


In the last few months, Germany, Britain and France have criticized the Irish corporation tax law, which allows major companies to avoid taxes all around the world. The European Commission is now taking the lead to improve corporation tax laws within the EU. Even though, the Irish Department of Finance recently repeated how proud it was of its “3 Rs …

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The Castle Doctrine and the self-defense of a home in America


The Castle Doctrine and the self-defense of a home in America   The American self-defense law for the most part requires that the defendant has the right to retreat to protect his safety in order to avoid harm or injuries before resorting to the use of force. The Castle Doctrine is an exception to this “duty to retreat” rule. It is …

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Hong Kong and China… One country, two systems ?


    This expression was first used in 1984 by Deng Xiaoping, the leader of the People’s Republic of China, in the negotiations with the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the future status of Hong Kong.     First of all, a quick explanation of the reasons that led Hong Kong to come back to China in 1997 after …

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