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encapsulates two fundamental features of the professional life of Fred Soons as an international lawyer. The first is a strong belief in inter- national law and the values that it serves; not because of any particular sub- stantive value like human rights, development or the protection of species, but

In: What's Wrong with International Law?
Author: J. Ronald Engel

image of Adam and Eve and their descendants, fails to do so, Yahweh sends a flood that erases Earthly life and then makes a new covenant with creation, an “everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth” (Genesis 9:16) so that history might begin again

In: Property Rights and Sustainability

.83 In its General Comment, the Com- mission dedicates the final section to “Interpreting the right to life broadly.” The African Charter is a ground-breaking and living embodiment of the fact that all human rights are indivisible and inter-connected. Civil and political, social, economic and

In: The Pursuit of a Brave New World in International Law
Author: Nin Tomas

that possess all of the traits of a living person,”52 was dismissed with the statement that “objects or entities without any attributes of life in the observable or provable sense are generally not afforded a legally protected interest for standing purposes,”53 because no “comparable identifiable

In: Property Rights and Sustainability
Author: L. Ali Khan

informed by moral intelligence. The morally intelligent individual is not merely a consumer ofrights or a self-centered taker of benefits, but strikes a balance between taking and giving. The good life is therefore primarily transactional, motivated by the spirit of tijara, not merely in commerce but in

In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
Author: Peter Horsley

that the biosphere has a limited capacity to assimilate our environmental damage and still sustain life. It has a finite physical size; its various components, both living and nonliving, are deeply interdependent and interconnected; and the time scale for restoration is usually immense compared

In: Property Rights and Sustainability
Author: Silvia Borelli

Convention (above n. 1), Preamble. UNESCO Cultural Diversity Declaration (above n. 1), Article 4; see also Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment No. 21, Right of everyone to take part in cultural life (Arti- cle 15, para. 1 (a), of the International Covenant on Economic, Social

In: Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity
Author: L. Nielsen

, land, wild species of fauna and flora, and any interrelationship between them, as well as any relationship with living organ- isms.”5 This may, nevertheless, not be a definition that covers all environmental issues—and it is not binding on non-EU countries or for other directives. When defining the

In: The WTO, Animals and PPMs
Author: L. Nielsen

CHAPTER 2 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too. Imagine all the people Living life in peace . . . You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one1 1

In: The WTO, Animals and PPMs
Author: R.P. Anand

unbearable weight of abject poverty. But that was not all. In the shrinking world society, a growing number of these poor were waking up to the realization of how the people in the rich countries were living. As the image, ways of life and consumer habits of the rich countries, impressive evidence of

In: Studies in International Law and History