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of the icc , double standards were overcome. Though far from perfect, the icc represents the final landmark in the international criminal law project: The setbacks today are mere minor details in the overall progressive and inevitable 6 development from Nuremberg to Rome; from victor

In: International Criminal Law Review
Re-evaluating Prophetic Ethics and Divine Justice
Author: Andrew Davies
Double Standards in Isaiah examines from a reader-orientated perspective the ethical teaching of the largest and most important of the prophetic books, and addresses the most crucial ethical issue in biblical studies: how can Yahweh justly demand such high standards of conduct for his people when he fails to live by them himself?
The author considers the role of this dilemma throughout Isaiah, concluding that the 'double standards' in operation are, for Isaiah, the inevitable by-product of the prophet's vision of Yahweh's exalted status and moral superiority.
This provocative book offers a unique and creative approach to the difficulty of representing the character and conduct of God, and will be essential reading for students of Isaiah and anyone with an interest in the many ethical problems of the Hebrew Bible.
Editor: Kristin Henrard
While allegations of double standards are mostly voiced in relation to the EU, this book takes a multidimensional approach to the use of differential standards concerning minorities and minority protection. Not only do academics from different disciplines contribute to the volume but the multidimensionality also resides in the fact that several international organisations active in the field of minority protection are included in the analysis. Furthermore differential standards are also discussed in relation to the (ongoing debate about the status and rights of) ‘new’ minorities. Finally, the challenge of protecting minorities and other vulnerable groups within minorities is addressed. In the process the book revisits the fundamental tenets of minority protection as well as the basic rational of the international organisations concerned.

1 Introduction Global governance is in crisis. Important indicators of this crisis are widespread complaints from the Global South about double standards and selectivity in the application of global norms. Western observers tend to dismiss those complaints as mere political rhetoric that is used to

In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations
Author: Ludwig Krämer

double standard applied by the ecj will be exemplified by case C-69/68 51 the facts of which were the following: Nakajima was a Japanese producer of printers. In 1988, the Council adopted a regulation which fixed a definite anti-dumping duty on the import of printers originating in Japan (“the new

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Author: Helen Gavin

In 1989, Sara Thornton killed her abusive husband with a knife, after years of abuse and threats to her daughter. She was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Also in 1989, Kiranjit Ahluwalia soaked her husband’s bedclothes with petrol and set them alight. He died from burns 10 days later, and she was subsequently convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 1991, Joseph McGrail kicked his alcoholic common-law wife to death whilst she lay unconscious. He walked free from court, the judge telling him that ‘this lady would have tried the patience of a saint’. In 1992, Les Humes told a court that he ‘saw a red mist’ after his wife admitted loving someone else. He fatally stabbed her whilst their teenage children struggled with him. He was convicted of manslaughter due to provocation and was imprisoned for 7 years. Double standards in judicial processes are notorious. Chivalric justice is the case in which women are given lighter sentences for similar offences to men. This does not apply in the case of domestic homicide, where women are seen as evil and calculating when killing a spouse, men are seen as provoked beyond reason. Women who kill husbands do so with weapons that they need to acquire, men do it with their hands or weapons that are immediately available. So it is seems the defence of crime passionnel is reserved for men; women, it is implied, premeditate the murder of abusive husbands and are justifiably punished. This chapter explores the double standard in uxoricide vs. mariticide, and why it appears that killing a wife is justified and killing a husband is evil.

In: Perceiving Evil: Evil Women and the Feminine
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In: Selling Sex in the City: A Global History of Prostitution, 1600s-2000s