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Aaland Islands Case

Aaland Islands Case  

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(1920) L.N.O.J. Spec. Supp. No. 3. During the union between Sweden and Finland, the Aaland Islands formed part of the administrative division of Finland, but were ceded to Russia by ...
AAP Case

AAP Case  

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(1975).The Social Welfare Commission Act 1973 (Cth) was an initiative of the Whitlam era. It established a Social Welfare Commission to investigate community social welfare needs, review the ...
Aarhus Convention

Aarhus Convention  

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On 25 June 1998, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe adopted the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision‐Making and Access to Justice in Environmental ...
ab initio

ab initio  

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[Latin] From the beginning.If a contract is void (say for mistake) ab initio, this has the consequence that no innocent third parties can acquire rights under any subsequent contract (Bell v Lever ...
ab intestato

ab intestato  

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[Latin: from an intestate]Describing an inheritance from someone who dies without leaving a valid will.
abandonment

abandonment  

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1 The surrender of title, rights, or claim to financial assets or any other type of property.2 Not exercising an option at expiry.
abatement

abatement  

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Relief from or lessening of some impost or obligation. For example in commercial and testamentary contexts an insufficiency of estate assets may force abatement of the claims of creditors or ...
abatement of nuisance

abatement of nuisance  

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A self-help remedy permitting a landowner suffering a private nuisance to enter on the land from which the nuisance is emanating in order to stop it. A person with a ...
ʿAbd al-Wahhab ibn ʿAli al- Subki

ʿAbd al-Wahhab ibn ʿAli al- Subki  

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(a.h. 727/1327 c.e.–a.h. 771/1370 c.e.).Was born and studied in Cairo, moving with his father Taqi al-Din to Damascus in 739/1339. With his father's permission he acted as a qadi ...
abdication

abdication  

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Voluntary renunciation of power or high office, especially of the throne by the sovereign, effected by statute. Thus to marry Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII abdicated through His Majesty's Declaration ...
abduction

abduction  

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N.Wrongfully taking away or detaining another person, usually by force or fraud. See child abduction; false imprisonment; kidnapping.
Abdullah El-Erian

Abdullah El-Erian  

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1920–1982.Egyptian diplomat and public servant; Professor, Cairo 1943–1961; Member, I.L.C. 1957–1958 and 1962–1978; Judge, I.C.J. 1979–1981. Principal works include Condominium and Related Situations ...
abet

abet  

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To abet is to assist or encourage the commission of an offence; it may be minor assistance such as keeping a lookout, but it must be knowing assistance (being present ...
Abington School District v. Schempp

Abington School District v. Schempp  

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• 374 U.S. 203 (1963)• Vote: 8–1• For the Court: Clark• Concurring: Brennan, Douglas, and Goldberg• Dissenting: Stewart• 374 U.S. 203 (1963)• Vote: 8–1• For the Court: Clark[...]
ablegatus

ablegatus  

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An early term, translated into envoy, signifying a diplomatic representative of a level below that of ambassador. See Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice (5th ed.), 84.
Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth

Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth  

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21 How. (62 U.S.) 506 (1859), argued 19 Jan. 1859, decided 7 Mar. 1859 by vote of 9 to 0; Taney for the Court. In the spring of 1854, Benjamin S. Garland, a slaveowner from Missouri, went to ...
abolitionism

abolitionism  

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A radical perspective in criminology, which sees crime as the same as other non‐criminalized social problems and advocates the abolition of prisons and punishment systems for dealing with crime.
abominable crime

abominable crime  

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The term used in s 61 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (now repealed) to describe the felonies of sodomy and bestiality. See buggery; sexual offences.
Aboriginal community

Aboriginal community  

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(1) In general term, a community of Aboriginal people who have a traditional and customary connection or affiliation with the land; may include others whose connection is based on historical ...
Aboriginal deaths in custody

Aboriginal deaths in custody  

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In 1987 the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was established to investigate the deaths of 99 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who had died in custody between 1980 ...

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