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From two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.
On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice.
The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done."
This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, "Enough!". This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.
In the United Kingdom during the past decade, individuals and groups have increasingly tested the extent to which principles of English administrative law can be used to gain entitlements to health and welfare services and priority for the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. One of the primary purposes of this book is to demonstrate the extent to which established boundaries of judicial intervention in socio-economic disputes have been altered by the extension of judicial powers in sections 3 and 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, and through the development of a jurisprudence of positive obligations in the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. Thus, the substantive focus of the book is on developments in the constitutional law of the United Kingdom. However, the book also addresses key issues of theoretical human rights, international and comparative constitutional law. Issues of justiciability in English administrative law have therefore been explored against a background of two factors: a growing acceptance of the need for balance in the protection in modern constitutional arrangements afforded to civil and political rights on the one hand and socio-economic rights on the other hand; and controversy as to whether courts could make a more effective contribution to the protection of socio-economic rights with the assistance of appropriately tailored constitutional provisions.
"All My Worldly Goods" examines from a feminist perspective the legal rules regulating wealth. It does not aim to give a comprehensive account of the law's content but rather it seeks to expose the thinking which underpins the law and the impact this has on women's lives.
The World of Regulatory Institutions Has Been in a State of Flux for the last two decades, and valuable lessons can be learned from a comparative focus on the nature and causes of institutional change and reform in the regulatory agencies and institutions of United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
The contributing authors, mainly political scientists and legal scholars but also practicing regulators, make the case for a much broader conceptual view of regulation; that it is increasingly necessary for key regulatory interests -- business and consumers -- to understand regulation in terms of an interplay among four regions: sectoral, framework, intra-cabinet and international. They also explore inter-regime regulatory institutional relations through case studies to demonstrate how regulatory institutions respond to competing regulatory requirements, and to tensions between sectoral utility regulators and competition and environmental regulators.
Other key comparisons are drawn out, such as the independence and autonomy of regulators, implementation, economic governance and different paths towards reform. The essential contrast between the three nations studied shows that institutional change in the UK has been explicitly structural, and that a new 'regulatory state' has been more openly and fully rediscovered in that country while change within a federal structure such as exists in the us and Canada has tended to remain more intra-governmental.
The book seeks to provide students of regulation with a work that focuses on the political and institutional that they can place alongside examinations of the economic and legal perspectives.
Essential Australian Constitutional Law provides a clear and concise guide to the key elements in the law syllabus. The book is written specifically for law students,primarily at undergraduate level, but it will also be helpful to students studying law as part of their course. Each chapter opens with a checklist of the areas covered in that part of the book, and the following text provides an easily assimilable discussion of the important principles of the topic in question. By avoiding the complexities of many textbooks, Essential Australian Constitutional Law aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the law, so that they can then build on their knowledge by reference to recent cases, legislation and academic articles referred to in the texts, returning to this book for revision purposes.
This study provides a survey of five countries - Denmark, England and Wales, Finland, Ireland and Italy. Each in turn discusses the historical background of the legal concern for children within the national culture, the present situation, and future directions in policy and practice. Following recent scandals of child abuse, Europeans have had a rigorous debate over laws for the protection of children. The awareness of maltreatment and neglect, and the ability of the society to react to abuse, vary greatly from one nation to another within the European Union. The differences between different countries' approach to the problem centre on the welfare experience employed with each country: the Scandinavian model based on the public sector support for all; the British system allocating resources to the neediest with a stigma attached to the need for its use; and the emphasis on voluntary and private social work in Ireland and Italy. In the latter two countries, the role of the Catholic Church is examined: the assets of its community outreach and the price of its insistence that activities within a family should remain private. The book provides useful reading for academics and practitioners in child care, social work, social policy and comparative studies. Contributors include: Margit Harder, Keith Pringle, Riita Tuomisto, Elina Vuori-Karvia, Helen Buckley, Laura Bini and Monica Toselli.
A specialist team of barristers from Five Raymond Buildings (the media, entertainment and human rights chambers) have come together to write this timely consideration of the rapidly developing law of privacy in England and Wales. The book considers how the law protects the publication of personal information without undermining the fundamental principle of freedom of expression. Although intended as a practitioners' guide to the law, it includes a consideration of comparative and international jurisprudence, as well as leading academic writings on the subject, in order to elaborate the principles upon which privacy rights are based. These may helpfully guide the development of English law in the years ahead. At the heart of the book is an explanation of existing causes of action which may be used to protect personal privacy and practical advice on defences and remedies that may be available. It is recognized that recent legislation, most notably the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998, has had a significant impact on the law in this area and full consideration is given to their application. A vast range of case law is also analysed, including the House of Lords judgment in Naomi Campbell v MGN Ltd, the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Von Hannover v Germany, and the Court of Appeal judgment in Douglas v Hello!. The Law of Privacy and the Media is essential reading for all those who act for or against the media, as well as all those with a general interest in the subject. The inclusion of the second cumulative supplement in this set brings the complete work up to date to August 2005.
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill is progressing through Parliament, and the latest version as at publication of this report is HL Bill 15 which was published on 15 January 2009.
In this report on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights says the Government should reconsider proposed changes to the pathway to British citizenship. Whilst the Bill does not change the underlying position of migrants' access to benefits, it extends the time it takes to get to applying for citizenship by a year. During this period a person given the new 'probationary citizenship' will be ineligible for 15 different types of benefit that are available to those with 'indefinite leave to remain'. The Committee is also concerned that the new rules may be applied retrospectively and urges the Government not to override the legitimate expectations of migrants already on the path to citizenship under the current rules. The Committee also has concerns about the proposed 'short cut' to citizenship, which can reduce the time it takes to naturalise by two years if applicants participate in unpaid community activity. Tracking this activity risks infringing people's right to privacy and the Committee is also concerned that the requirement risks penalising people who are unable to undertake such activities (because of disability or caring responsibilities or because they are already in paid full time work). The Committee welcomes the new positive duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the discharge of immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions and the reversal of the Government's previous policy of excluding children subject to immigration control from the protection of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This report comments on the adequacy of the additional safeguards that the Government has indicated it intends to bring forward to meet the human rights concerns about its proposal to extend the maximum period of pre-charge detention to 42 days. The report explains the Committee's conclusion that the additional safeguards are inadequate to protect individuals against the risk of arbitrary detention.The Committee recommends that the Government provide Parliament with the evidence on which it relies when it says that the threat from terrorism is growing. It also calls for information about the use made of the extended power to detain without charge for up to 28 days since it was last renewed in July 2007. No amount of additional parliamentary or judicial safeguards can render the proposal for a reserve power of 42 days' pre-charge detention compatible with the right of a terrorism suspected to be informed 'promptly' of the charge against him under Article 5(2) ECHR.The Government has not included in the Counter-Terrorism Bill a provision to improve the existing arrangements for parliamentary review of the operation of extended pre-charge detention and the report puts forward amendments to the Bill to improve such arrangements. In the Committee's view the recent examples of questionable information sharing by the intelligence services, which risk making the UK complicit in torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment, show that there is a need for substantive legal safeguards to guarantee against the arbitrary and disproportionate use of the power to disclose and use such information. The Committee proposes amendments to strengthen safeguards.
A follow-up to the Committee's 4th report, HL 43, Session 2007-08 containing the Government's response to that report.
The 20th report published as HL 108/HC 554, session 2007-08 and the 21st report published as HL 116/HC 635, session 2007-08. House of Commons papers 756 2007-08.
The London Local Authorities Bill (HL), a private Bill, was introduced in the House of Lords on 8 January 2008.
The Committee's inquiry covered six policy areas in the Government's Draft Bill and White Paper, which was published on 25 March 2008 in the Command Paper "The Governance of Britain - Constitutional Renewal (Cm. 7342-I/II/III)" (ISBN 9780101734226).The six policy areas that the were the subject of the Committee's inquiry are: Protests around Parliament; The Attorney General and Prosecutions; Courts and Tribunals; Treaties; Civil Service; and War Powers.It was generally felt that many of the ideas set out the Green Paper have not yet been brought forward into the Draft Bill and the Committee found it difficult to discern the principles underpinning it. They recommend that the Government think again about whether "Constitutional Renewal" is an appropriate title, and whether the long title is broad enough to cover all the issues and to enable Parliament to consider wider issues of constitutional reform during the passage of the Bill.
Features evidence that is taken before sub-committee F (Home Affairs).
Cavendish Lawcards are complete, pocket-sized guides to key examinable areas of the law for both undergraduate and PGDL courses. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format make Cavendish LawCards the ideal revision aidfor identifying, understanding and committing to memory the salient points of each are of the law.
The first five editions of this well established book were written by Colin Turpin. This new edition has been prepared jointly by Colin Turpin and Adam Tomkins. This edition sees a major restructuring of the material, as well as a complete updating. New developments such as the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and recent case law concerning the sovereignty of Parliament, the Human Rights Act, counter-terrorism and protests against the Iraq War, among other matters, are extracted and analysed. While it includes extensive material and commentary on contemporary constitutional reform, Turpin and Tomkins is a book that covers the historical traditions and the continuity of the British constitution as well as the current tide of change. All the chapters contain detailed suggestions for further reading. Designed principally for law students the book includes substantial extracts from parliamentary and other political sources, as well as from legislation and case law. As such it is essential reading also for politics and government students. Much of the material has been reworked and with its fresh design the book provides a detailed yet accessible account of the British constitution at a fascinating moment in its ongoing development.
Cavendish lawcards are complete pocket sized guides to the key examinable areas of law. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format makes them the ideal revision aid for identifying, understanding and memorizing the vital aspects of each area of law. Important features of the new edition include: new four colour text design for easier navigation throughout each book; colour coded highlighting of cases and legislation; diagrams and flowcharts; and, bullet points of crucial information.
Building on the strengths of the "Sourcebook on Public Law", "Public Law and Human Rights: Text, Cases Materials" has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour Government since 1997. This edition introduces a new chapter on devolution. There is full analysis of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its impact on police powers, freedom of expression and public order law. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is analysed, as is the Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act. The governments reform of the House of Lords warrants thorough discussion, as do proposals for further reform in the Wakeham Report, the Governments White Paper, and the Report of the Public Administration Committee. Also included is material and analysis of reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review procedure.
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