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Form 20-F

In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

self-help

self-help  

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N.1 Action taken by a person to whom a wrong has been done to protect his rights without recourse to the courts. Self-help is permitted in certain torts, such as trespass and nuisance. A trespasser ...
Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd

Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd (1897)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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...further funds on the share market. Initially, the statute set a minimum of twenty‐five members, later reduced to seven. Salomon had for years run a successful leather and boot‐making business in Whitechapel. In 1892 he formed a company to take over this business, in which he and his wife and adult children were shareholders: he with 20,000 shares, the other six with one share each. This was not a novel arrangement: similar small companies had become fairly common. Salomon was also managing director and held a secured loan of £10,000 giving him a charge...

Obscenity and Pornography

Obscenity and Pornography   Reference library

Donald A. Downs

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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...States v. * American Library Association, 2003 ). See also Speech and the Press ; Unprotected Speech . Donald A. Downs , The New Politics of Pornography (1989). Catherine MacKinnon , Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech , Harvard Civil Rights‐Civil Liberties Law Review 20 (1985): 1–70. Richard S. Randall , Freedom and Taboo: Pornography and the Politics of a Self Divided (1989). Donald A....

illegal migration

illegal migration   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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...500,000 additional migrants enter the USA without authorization each year. It is also estimated that there are between 3.5 and 5 million illegal migrants in the Russian Federation, originating mainly in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and South‐East Asia. Up to 20 million illegal migrants are thought to live in India today. Other estimates are provided on a regional or global scale. It is estimated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that between 10 and 15 per cent of Europe's 56 million migrants are illegal and that...

Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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...R. Shreve , A Conflict-of-Laws Anthology , 1997. Symeon C. Symeonides , Wendy Collins Perdue , and Arthur T. von Mehren , Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International , 1998. Symeon C. Symeonides , Private International Law at the End of the 20th Century: Progress or Regress? 1999. Eugene F. Scoles , Peter Hay , Patrick J. Borchers , and Symeon C. Symeonides , Conflict of Laws , 3d ed., 2000. Russell J. Weintraub , Commentary on the Conflict of Laws , 4th ed., 2001. Symeon C....

Popular Images of the Court

Popular Images of the Court   Reference library

Maxwell Bloomfield

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...Novel and Its Tradition (1987). Maxwell Bloomfield , The Supreme Court in American Popular Culture , Journal of American Culture 4 (Winter 1981): 1–13. Stephen R. Boyd and Linda D. Albritton , Nineteenth Century Utopian Thought and the Supreme Court , Legal Studies Forum 20 (1996) 401–419. Robert A. Ferguson , Law and Letters in American Culture (1984). Michael Kammen , A Machine That Would Go Of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture (1986). John D. Lewis , ed., Anti‐Federalists versus Federalists: Selected Documents (1967). Gordon...

Police Power

Police Power   Reference library

Harry N. Scheiber

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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...Clyde Jacobs , Law Writers and the Courts: The Influence of Thomas M. Cooley, Christopher G. Tiedeman, and John F. Dillon (1954). Alfred H. Kelly , Winfred A. Harbison , and Herman Belz , The American Constitution: Its Origin and Development , 7th ed. (1991). Harry N. Scheiber , Public Rights and the Rule of Law in American Legal History , California Law Review 72 (1984): 217–251. William E. Swindler , Court and Constitution in the 20th Century , vol. 1, The Old Legality, 1889–1932 (1969); vol. 2, The New Legality, 1932–1968 (1970). Melvin...

History of American Law

History of American Law   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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...This concession led not to harmony, but to campaigns by Baptists for full religious freedom. Connecticut attempted to achieve harmony by instituting synods of elders—in effect switching from Massachusetts’ plan of Congregationalism to a form of Presbyterianism. The result was not uniformity but conflict over the proper form of church governance. Pennsylvania was more tolerant of religious dissent than New England, which ironically fostered splits among the Quakers. The Quakers did not encourage immorality, but civil authorities, hard put to protect the...

History of the Court

History of the Court   Reference library

William M. Wiecek, Michael Les Benedict, Melvin I. Urofsky, and Stephen L. Wasby

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...charitable institutions, transportation facilities (roads, bridges, ferries), and trading companies. Purely private, profit‐oriented enterprise was carried on under other forms, such as partnerships. But on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, a new legal entity was needed to permit entrepreneurs to amass capital without the double risk imposed by the partnership form—unlimited individual liability for enterprise debts and the termination of the enterprise by the death or withdrawal of a partner. The corporation avoided those risks, but investors...

Injury and Assault

Injury and Assault   Reference library

Klaus-Peter Adam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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... 25:26 ; cf. Judg 4:22 ; 1 Sam 19:2 ; 20:1 ; 23:10 ; 24:10 ; 2 Sam 16:11 ; 17:3 ; 20:19 ; 1 Kgs 20:7 ). Verbal assault, too, is a way to attack enemies privately, in a semipublic arena, or in the form of litigation (cf., inter alia , the individual lament psalms). Verbal assaults can be metaphorically described as the howling or the growling of dogs, or they can be labeled as the enemies’ pouring out (accusing) words with their mouths. Verbal assault can also be metonymically described in weapon form, for example, “swords in their lips” ( Ps ...

Laws of Lipit-Ishtar

Laws of Lipit-Ishtar   Reference library

Claus Wilcke

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...§d25( 20 ): Who saves a child from a well, “[creates a likeness(?) of its] feet.” This is the end of B 1 xiv, which is followed by a lacuna of 32–38 lines (the top of B xv). {After this, Roth places N ii (eight lines), which is not part of the Laws of Lipit-Eshtar but of another law code (see above). These lines concern child raising. §d26( 20a ): Fragmentary. §d27( 20b ): A “raised” (adopted/apprenticed?) child may return to its mother on proof in court that the “raiser” has not “raised” it in correspondence with his potentials/means. §d28( 20c ):...

Punishment and Restitution

Punishment and Restitution   Reference library

Trevor W. Thompson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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2015
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...( 2 Chr 24:20–21 ). Various other types of capital punishment are described in narrative and legal texts: Impalement/crucifixion . It is difficult to distinguish between “the hanging” of impalement and that of crucifixion in the Hebrew Bible, a problem evident in ancient and modern translations (e.g., Deut 21:22–23 ; 2 Sam 21:9 ; cf. LH §153; MAL A §53). Regardless, hanging of some form was a potential form of capital punishment. Burning . The man who marries a woman and her daughter is to be burned with both women ( Lev 20:14 ; cf. Judah’s...

Decalogue

Decalogue   Reference library

Edward L. Greenstein

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...and culture. Nevertheless, critical study of the Decalogue reveals many open questions concerning the origin, history, and function of the texts, and even of their form. The Question of Form. The two versions of the Decalogue in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 are very close in formulation. There are no differences between them up till the command to observe the sabbath ( Exod 20:8 ; Deut 5:12 ). At that point there are, in addition to some very minor variations, such as joining the brief commands following “You are not to murder” (trans. Fox, ...

Asylum

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John F. Quant

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...The participial form of this root, rōṣē ( a ) ḥ , is used to denote the person who commits this crime. The word rōṣē ( a ) ḥ is difficult to translate as in some contexts it clearly denotes a “murderer” ( 35:16–19 ) yet even the term is also used for one who has committed manslaughter and not murder, and is thus eligible for asylum ( 35:25 , 27 ). The Deuteronomic law only uses the term rōṣē ( a ) ḥ in the sense of “manslayer” ( Deut 4:42 ; 19:4 , 6 ). The term occurs in Deuteronomy 4 and 19 , Numbers 35 , and Joshua 20 , all of which...

human rights

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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...International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 21 December 1965 ( 660 U.N.T.S. 195 ; see racial discrimination ), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 18 December 1979 ( 1249 U.N.T.S. 13 ; see Women, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against ), Convention against Torture of 10 December 1984 ( 1465 U.N.T.S. 85 ; see Torture, Convention against ), Convention on the Rights of the Child of 20 November 1989 ( 1577 U.N.T.S. 3 ; see Child,...

Testimony and Witness

Testimony and Witness   Reference library

Bruce Wells

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...5:20–26 ]). The specific issue there is a false statement made in the form of an oath of denial concerning a property dispute. Apart from the required sacrifice of an unblemished ram, the penalty is mild: restoration of the property to its rightful owner plus a fine of 20 percent of the property’s value. A more severe penalty appears to be reserved for those guilty of false accusation. One of the Ten Commandments (the ninth in most traditions; the eighth for Lutherans and Catholics) forbids an individual from being a “false witness” ( ʿēd šāqer in Exod 20...

Mortgage

Mortgage   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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Law, History
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...Roman Law .] Bibliography primary works Accursius, Franciscus (1182–1260). Corpus Iuris Civilis . Lyon, France, 1589. See columns 1422–1448 (on D.13.7) and columns 1903–1958 (on D.20.1–20.6). Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313–1357). Commentaria in secundam digesti veteris partem . Lyon, France, 1547. See folios 87–95 (on D.13.7) and folios 144–154 (on D.20.1–20.6). Cujacius, Jacobus (1522–1590). “De diversis temporum praescriptionibus et terminis pragmateia.” In Iacobi Cuiacii iurisconsulti ad tres posteriores lib. cod. Dn. Iustiniani commentarii ,...

Trial Procedure

Trial Procedure   Reference library

Shalom E. Holtz

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...Ben Zakkai’s scrupulous cross-examinations “as to the stalks of figs” ( b. Sanh. 41a). Apart from testimony, evidence could come in physical form, such as the carcass of a mangled animal ( Exod 22:12 ; cf. Gen 31:39 ; Amos 3:12 ) or a bloodstained marital cloth ( Deut 22:17 ). The narrative about Jeremiah’s scroll indicates that the scroll is preserved for later use as evidence against the offender ( Jer 36:20–21 ). The use of written legal instruments to record transactions (e.g., Jer 32:10–14 ) indicates that these documents could be used as...

Law in the Writings

Law in the Writings   Reference library

F. Rachel Magdalene and Bruce Wells

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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...Voices in the Hebrew Bible . Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 1996. Carr, David M. The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction . New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Collins, John J. Daniel with an Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature . Forms of the Old Testament Literature 20. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1984. Conczorowski, Benedikt J. “All the Same as Ezra? Conceptual Differences between the Texts on Intermarriage in Genesis, Deuteronomy 7 and Ezra.” In Mixed Marriages: Intermarriage and Group Identity in the Second Temple Period...

Noodt, Gerard

Noodt, Gerard (1647–1725)   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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...1716. Commentarius in Digesta sive Pandectas . Leiden. Books 1–4 were published in 1716 and all twenty-seven books in 1724 in Opera Omnia , Leiden. principal literature Ahsmann, M. “Noodt, Gerard (1647–1725).” In Juristen: Ein biographisches Lexikon von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert , edited by M. Stolleis , pp. 471–472. Munich, Germany: Beck, 2001. Ahsmann, Margreet , and R. Feenstra . Bibliografie van hoogleraren in de rechten aan de Leidse Universiteit tot 1811 . Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Rechtswetenschap 7, no. 1, Bibliografie...

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