As Director of the Refugee Law Project at the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda, Dolan offers a behind-the-scenes, cross-disciplinary study of one of Africa's longest running and most intractable conflicts. This book shows how, alongside the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army, government decisions and actions on the ground, consolidated by humanitarian interventions and silences, played a central role in creating a massive yet only very belatedly recognized humanitarian crisis. Not only individuals, but society as a whole, came to exhibit symptoms typical of torture, and the perpetrator-victim dichotomy became blurred. It is such phenomena, and the complex of social, political, economic and cultural dynamics which underpin them, which the author describes as social torture. Building on political economy, social anthropology, discourse analysis, international relations and psychoanalytic approaches to violence, this book offers an important analytical instrument for all those seeking entry points through which to address entrenched conflicts, whether from a conflict resolution, post-conflict recovery or transitional justice perspective.
El Área de Derecho Constitucional de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, en este período de emergencia sanitaria, realiza periódicamente «Desayunos Constitucionales», en los cuales reflexiona sobre el rol del Estado constitucional bajo el estado de emergencia, a través de la presentación de ponencias de sus profesores e invitados internacionales, analizando la situación de los derechos fundamentales en la lucha contra el coronavirus, desde una perspectiva global, regional y nacional. Este libro contiene las primeras diez ponencias.
Daniel Baum's guides to Canadian law have become essential legal guides for topics ranging from young offenders to first responders. Whether for law professionals of citizens who need to understand their legal rights, the books of the Understanding Canadian Law series are indispensable. Now, the first three instalments of the series are available in an ebook-exclusive bundle. <br/> <br/> <b>Includes <br/> <i>Youth and the Law</i></b> <br/> What's the law? What does it mean? If the law is broken, especially criminal law, there may be a penalty. But who makes the law? How can the government draw lines in imposing individual responsibility? This book examines these questions in the context of dealing with youth, with case studies and analysis. <br/>
<i><b>Freedom and Expression</b></i> <br/> This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law. <br/>
<i><b>Crime Scene Investigations</b></i> <br/> Police investigations can become legal minefields. Crime Scene Investigations is a clear guide to the powers and limitations of law enforcement officials. From the right to a lawyer's advice, to privacy law in search and seizures, to stop-and-frisk-style «carding» operations, this book covers the key topics in depth. <br/>
A criminal prosecutor discusses the illegal drug trade and the failure of the so-called “War on Drugs” to stop it. In 1971, President Richard Nixon coined the term “War on Drugs.” His campaign to eradicate illegal drug use was picked up by the media and championed by succeeding presidents, including Reagan. Canada was a willing ally in this “war,” and is currently cracking down on drug offences at a time when even the U.S. is beginning to climb down from its reliance on incarceration. Elsewhere in the world, there has been a sea change. The Global Commission on Drug Policy, including international luminaries like Kofi Annan, declared that the War on Drugs “has not, and cannot, be won.” Former heads of state and drug warriors have come out in favour of this perspective. Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton agree with legions of public health officials, scientists, politicians, and police officers that a new approach is essential. Paula Mallea, in The War on Drugs , approaches this issue from a variety of points of view, offering insight into the history of drug use and abuse in the twentieth century; the pharmacology of illegal drugs; the economy of the illegal drug trade; and the complete lack of success that the war on drugs has had on drug cartels and the drug supply. She also looks ahead and discusses what can and is being done in Canada, the U.S., and the rest of the world to move on from the “war” and find better ways to address the issue of illegal drugs and their distribution, use, and abuse.
Justices of the peace, constables, and game wardens from the late 19th century are brought to vivid life interacting with a variety of accused citizens. Rare views of human lives in turmoil are revealed in several hundred trials conducted in 1890s Muskoka by Magistrate James Boyer of Bracebridge. The charges and evidence show how raw life really was in Canada’s frontier towns, with cases ranging from nostalgic and humorous to pitiable and deeply disturbing. While dispensing speedy justice, Boyer, who was also town clerk and editor of the Northern Advocate , the first newspaper in Ontario’s northern districts, kept a careful record in his handwritten «bench book» of all these cases. That bench book, recently found by his great-grandson, lawyer J. Patrick Boyer, provides the raw material for Raw Life . This first-time publication of the these cases demonstrates how, in Canadian society, some things haven’t changed much over the years – from early road rage to the plight of abused women, from environmental contamination to punitive treatment of the poor.