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Aaland Islands Case

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

(1920) L.N.O.J. Spec. Supp. No. 3. During the union between Sweden and Finland, the Aaland Islands formed part of the administrative division of Finland, but were ceded to Russia by ...

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AAP Case

Overview page. Subjects: law.

(1975).

The Social Welfare Commission Act 1973 (Cth) was an initiative of the Whitlam era. It established a Social Welfare Commission to investigate community social welfare needs, review the...

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Aarhus Convention

Overview page. Subjects: law.

On 25 June 1998, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe adopted the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision‐Making and Access to Justice in Environmental...

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ab initio

Overview page. Subjects: law.

[Latin] From the beginning.

If a contract is void (say for mistake) ab initio, this has the consequence that no innocent third parties can acquire rights under any subsequent contract (Bell v Lever...

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ab intestato

Overview page. Subjects: law.

[Latin: from an intestate]

Describing an inheritance from someone who dies without leaving a valid will.

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abandonment

Overview page. Subjects: law.

1 The surrender of title, rights, or claim to financial assets or any other type of property.

2 Not exercising an option at expiry.

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abatement

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Relief from or lessening of some impost or obligation. For example in commercial and testamentary contexts an insufficiency of estate assets may force abatement of the claims of creditors or ...

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abatement of nuisance

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A self-help remedy permitting a landowner suffering a private nuisance to enter on the land from which the nuisance is emanating in order to stop it. A person with a ...

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ʿAbd al-Wahhab ibn ʿAli al- Subki

Overview page. Subjects: history of law.

(a.h. 727/1327 c.e.–a.h. 771/1370 c.e.).

Was born and studied in Cairo, moving with his father Taqi al-Din to Damascus in 739/1339. With his father's permission he acted as a qadi ...

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abdication

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Voluntary renunciation of power or high office, especially of the throne by the sovereign, effected by statute. Thus to marry Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII abdicated through His Majesty's Declaration ofnull...

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