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This term ‘has acquired popularity with politicians as well as with lawyers. It is, however, used ambiguously to designate the suitability of a dispute for settlement, both as to law ... ...

Permanent Court of International Justice

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David S. Patterson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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Current Version:
2013

...of the League of Nations. Interest in a world court to handle legal issues nonetheless persisted. Article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations authorized the League Council to formulate plans for a Permanent Court of International Justice, and Article 13 defined the “justiciable” questions that could be brought before it. The U.S. Senate rejected membership in the league, but Elihu Root ( 1845–1937 ), the most prominent American promoter of a world court, served on the Advisory Committee of Jurists ( 1920 ) that designed the details for the new court...

Capitalism

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Meghnad Desai

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
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...relevant to the production activity can be carried out, especially the right to hire and fire workers; and (4) the legal right of the owner to dispose of the profits as well as the property generating those profits in any way he or she chooses, subject to well-specified and justiciable limits. The use of money and the existence of markets becomes ubiquitous as capitalism spreads, limited only by what individuals may hold property rights in. For its sustained growth capitalism requires investment on a continuing basis, either out of profits previously earned...

Higher Education

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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2012

...right to interfere in admission policies and the fee structures of private professional institutions on the grounds that education, being a fundamental right, could not be the object of a profit-seeking activity. As a result, poor service in education was effectively not justiciable in consumer courts with the courts and the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTP) holding that education was not a service because the courts defined ‘service’ as covering only commercial transactions. More recently, there has been a distinct shift in the...

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