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The series will publish outstanding, original research, through monographs and edited collections, by scholars from around the world on the topic of law and literature understood in its broadest sense. Its aim is to offer scholarship from an international perspective on: 1. The law of literature (authors’ rights; intellectual property rights; copyright; censorship and pornography; defamation, libel, sedition or racism in the press; freedom of expression). 2. Law in literature (the law in literary works and authors). 3. Law as literature (questions of interpretation, rhetoric and hermeneutics). 4. Law and cinema.
In this work, one of Latin America’s most renowned legal philosophers conducts a comprehensive survey of the ancient Greek understanding of the law, drawing on texts by poets (Hesiod), philosophers (Anaximander), playwrights (Aeschylus and Sophocles), and historians (Herodotus and Thucydides). The book ends with a finely detailed analysis of the relationship between language and reality in Aristotle, and the emergence of the notion of the system and its subsequent introduction into Roman law.
The author’s in-depth study of all these aspects makes this volume an essential reference for philosophers, jurists, and historians.
An Ethnography of Logics and Practices of Distribution in a Ugandan Refugee Camp
The open access publication of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

At a time when rights are increasingly placed on the humanitarian agenda, this book provides a unique ethnographic account of the dynamics of aid to disabled people in a Ugandan refugee camp. By unraveling the complexities of social, material and institutional interdependencies, the author invites us to rethink conventional notions of dependence and vulnerability. Exploring issues of personhood as they relate to the exchange of material goods and care, the book offers a thought-provoking perspective on the seemingly promising shift towards a rights-based approach. A compelling read for anyone seeking to reshape the humanitarian agenda.
This collection of chapters tracks and explains the impact of the nine core United Nations human rights treaties in 20 selected countries, four from each of the five UN regions. Researchers based in each of these countries were responsible for the chapters, in which they assess the influence of the treaties and treaty body recommendations on legislation, policies, court decisions and practices. By covering the 20 years between July 1999 and June 2019, this book updates a study done 20 years ago.
Faced with the migration crisis which has turned the sea into a graveyard for sea migrants, this book addresses the issue by examining the international legal framework which enjoins States and other actors at sea to come to the rescue of migrants in distress at sea.

The book seeks to provide a legal argument which obliges the international community to protect even illegal migrants who willingly and intentionally endanger their lives at sea, while ensuring that these rights and obligations are not abused. Multifarious branches of International Law defend this position.
What is the status of indigenous religious rights in the world today? Despite important legal advances in the protection of indigenous religious beliefs and practices at the international and national levels, there are still many obstacles to the full implementation of these provisions. Using a unique large-scale comparative approach, this book aims to identify the fundamental issues that characterize the law of indigenous religions in several countries, as well as certain avenues that may prove useful in state implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples regarding practice, promotion, transmission, protection, and access to spiritual heritage.
This book is an essential contribution to understanding Russian law for English speakers. In a time when the energy markets in Europe are changing away from Russian dependence on oil and gas, Dr Svendsen explains what the legal consequences will be if we would experience cross-border harm as a result of an oil spill from offshore installations on the Norwegian and the Russian side of the sea border in the Barents Sea. This book examines Russian and Norwegian rules governing liability, choice-of-law, recognition and enforcement, damage, third-party losses, environmental harm, and valuation of environmental harm.