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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Abu Yaʿla, Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi

Abu Yaʿla, Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
313 words

...from earlier Hanbali scholars. Abu Yaʿla belonged to the entourage of the vizier Ibn al-Muslima and thereby was finally chosen as the judge for the royal harem. In his book on the principles of religion he strongly used the methodology of kalām (philosophical theology), which dispels the myth of Hanbali uniformity and antirationalism. This attitude caused him some criticism among fellow Hanbalis. Only a small part of his writings survived. Among his printed works are Al-ʿudda fi usul al-fiqh on the principles and methodology of jurisprudence and Al-ahkam ...

Annual Reports

Annual Reports   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
619 words

...reporting requirements as these other bodies, on the basis that the Court's status and role entitle it to a greater measure of independence. In February 1986 , the Committee wrote to the Court requesting the inclusion in Annual Reports of information about costs and delay, ‘to dispel any misconceptions as to the efficient functioning of this distinguished Court’. For the Court, however, the Committee's request represented a threat to ‘the independent position which the Constitution secures to the Court in its exercise of judicial power ’. The Committee was...

Cicero

Cicero (106–43 b.c.e.)   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2,397 words
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...advocates were not seen as the servants of the court but as friends of their client, and they themselves might suffer personal attacks by their opponents. The introduction to a Roman forensic speech was designed to win interest and sympathy from judge or jury for the client and dispel prejudices. The case itself was explained in a narrative culminating in the establishment of the point at issue. Next came argumentation, both positive points in favor of the client and the refutation of points that had been or might be made by the opposition. The conclusion...

Classical Legal Theory

Classical Legal Theory   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
4,646 words
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...stasis, a condition where no governmental authority—national, state, or local—had power to regulate vital aspects of the labor relationship. The Court's resistance threatened to negate most significant regulatory efforts. Adkins v. Children's Hospital , 261 U.S. 525 ( 1923 ), dispelled any illusions that Lochner was defunct. Far from it: as Justice George Sutherland intoned in his opinion for the majority, liberty of contract “is the general rule and restraint the exception.” Even as conservative a jurist as Chief Justice Taft was taken aback, protesting in...

Common Sense

Common Sense   Reference library

Willi Paul Adams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
359 words

...was published in February by the Philadelphia printers Melchior Steiner and Carl Cist . This wide distribution, together with newspaper excerpts, made Common Sense the single most influential pamphlet of the Revolutionary War. In rousing agitator’s rhetoric, Paine dispelled as a myth the “balanced,” liberty-protecting char- acter of the British constitution. Hereditary monarchy and aristocracy were absurd, Paine argued, and irreconcilable with the natural equality of human beings. The colonists could not seriously hope for a permanent...

Critical Legal Studies

Critical Legal Studies   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
3,234 words

...of reified roles. There was also a supraindividual politics, namely to politicize law—to make it the terrain of overt, as opposed to covert, political conflict. The assumption was that the hold of the categories of law, the technical as well as mythic concepts, could be dispelled through critical analysis, thereby exposing the politics of law. Here too there was a gamble, a wager that when the categories of law lost their hold there would emerge a left politics, as opposed to some other politics or no politics at all. Relative to the grand projects of...

Environmental Knowledge, Traditional

Environmental Knowledge, Traditional   Reference library

Kamala Platt

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
5,812 words

...and Latino communities face an inordinate number of environmental justice concerns and other effects of environmental racism, the environmental justice movement’s response to these concerns in the last decade of the twentieth century offers primary, contemporary evidence to dispel the myths that their cultures put little value on their natural environment. Environmental Justice In the 1980s, research and activism from scholars and community workers of color identified “environmental racism” as a phenomenon impacting Latino and Latina as well as African...

Federalism

Federalism   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,466 words

...that the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination is available outside of judicial proceedings and other formal proceedings to protect persons in all settings from being coerced to incriminate themselves, that states need to implement “adequate protective devices to dispel the compulsion inherent in custodial surroundings,” and that criminal suspects must be given a special “warning” before being subjected to custodial interrogation and must effectively waive their rights before questioning. Miranda became a cause célèbre, with defenders lauding...

India from Indira Gandhi's Emergency

India from Indira Gandhi's Emergency   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
9,017 words

...on false charges. Senior police officials frequently threaten to wipe out activists, and sometimes, these threats are carried out. In large measure, it was concern with international opinion that led India to establish the NHRC in September 1993 . The government was keen to dispel the notion that it was not serious about human rights abuse and wanted to project a positive image at the United Nations ( UN ) and other international forums. The aims and functions of the commission are quite extensive: it can virtually investigate any case of rights...

Japan

Japan   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
7,584 words

...report. On the next occasion, in 1987 , there was once again no consultation, and the Japanese human rights NGOs saw the report only after it was published by the UN. However, this did give them time to produce and submit counterreports, twelve in all. This did nothing to dispel the impression held by many that Japan was at best a reluctant participant in the international human rights regime. Some ascribed this to a lack of cultural sympathy with concepts of rights, although the government has never formally endorsed the “Asian values” agenda, which...

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