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Law

Raymond Wacks.

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Law. 192 pages.

The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are just a few of the tasks of a modern legal system. Law: A Very Short Introduction explores how law...

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Law

Raymond Wacks.

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Law. 184 pages.

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this,...

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Dictionary Plus Law

P ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Law. 12 pages. 1013 words.

This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on legal processes, legal bodies, and on the organization of specific legal systems. These entries are supplementary to...

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anti-globalization terrorism

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Terrorist groups who oppose the increasing integration of the world into a single free market on the basis that it is contrary to individual and national interests. They target...

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antiquities and looting

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Antiquities, unless of intrinsically valued materials (such as gold or silver), were not considered valuable until the Renaissance, when ‘ancient marbles’—sculptures from Greek and Roman...

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ASBO

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Anti-Social Behaviour Order: a court order that prohibits the defendant from doing anything described in the order. Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, an ASBO may be imposed on an...

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appeal

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

All jurisdictions, federal and state, generally make appellate review for correctness from the civil or criminal judgments of trial courts available in some form. Most states and the...

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Appeal book

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The documents that are to be considered in an appeal before the High Court are bound into a volume or volumes known as the appeal book. The documents include the ...

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appeal in Revenue matters

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An appeal may be made against a Revenue notice or assessment by giving notice to the inspector within 30 days of its issue. An appeal can be against (a) an assessment on the individual; (b)...

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Appeals System

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Appellate jurisdiction in the criminal courts is determined by the nature of the offence. In the case of a summary offence, appeals by the defendant against conviction and/or sentence in...

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