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Civil Rights in the Shadow of SlaveryThe Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George A. Rutherglen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

This book recounts the history of the nation's first civil rights act, from its passage in 1866 through its interpretation and reenactment in developments that reach the present day. The Civil Rights ... More

Formalizing DisplacementInternational Law and Population Transfers

Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers

Umut Özsu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717430
eISBN:
9780191787003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717430.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

Large-scale population transfers are immensely disruptive. Interestingly, though, their legal status has shifted considerably over time. This book situates population transfer within the broader ... More

Holocaust, Genocide, and the LawA Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Michael Bazyler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780195395693
eISBN:
9780199362912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395693.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

Much of contemporary law has a direct connection to the Holocaust. That connection, however, is seldom acknowledged in legal texts and has never been the subject of a full-length work. This book ... More

The Legal Understanding of SlaveryFrom the Historical to the Contemporary

The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Jean Allain (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

‘Slavery is the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised’. So reads the legal definition of slavery agreed by the League of ... More

Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian EnglandThe Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Michael Taggart

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

The case of The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bradford v Pickles was the first to establish the principle that it is not unlawful for a property owner — in this case, Edward Pickles ... More

Searching for Justice After the HolocaustFulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution

Searching for Justice After the Holocaust: Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution

Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190923068
eISBN:
9780190923099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923068.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

The Nazis and their cohorts stole mercilessly from the Jews of Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, returning survivors had to navigate unclear and hostile legal paths to recover their stolen ... More

Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law

Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law

Guenter Treitel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255757
eISBN:
9780191719561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255757.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This book discusses three of the most important developments in the law of contract in the 20th century. A short introduction explains the choice of topics and gives an account of the project ... More

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