On Immunity

Author: Eula Biss

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973272

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4067


A New York Times Best Seller A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year A Facebook "Year of Books" Selection One of the Best Books of the Year * National Book Critics Circle Award finalist * The New York Times Book Review (Top 10) * Entertainment Weekly (Top 10) * New York Magazine (Top 10)* Chicago Tribune (Top 10) * Publishers Weekly (Top 10) * Time Out New York (Top 10) * Los Angeles Times * Kirkus * Booklist * NPR's Science Friday * Newsday * Slate * Refinery 29 * And many more... Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man's Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear-fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates.

The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property

Author: Roger O'Keefe,Christian J. Tams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191632201

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 9189


State immunity, the idea that a state, including its individual organs, officials and other emanations, may not be proceeded against in the courts of another state in certain instances, has long been and remains a source of international controversy. Although customary international law no longer recognizes the absolute immunity of states from foreign judicial process, the evolution of the contemporary notion of restrictive state immunity over the past fifty years has been an uncoordinated and contested process, leading to disputes between states. The adoption, in 2004, of the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property has significantly contributed to reaching consensus among states on this fundamental question of international law. This book provides article-by-article commentary on the text of the Convention, complemented by a small number of cross-cutting chapters highlighting general issues beyond the scope of any single provision, such as the theoretical underpinnings of state immunity, the distinction between immunity from suit and immunity from execution, the process leading to the adoption of the Convention, and the general understanding that the Convention does not extend to criminal matters. It presents a systematic analysis of the Convention, taking into account its drafting history, relevant state practice (including the considerable number of national statutes and judicial decisions on state immunity), and any international judicial or arbitral decisions on point.

Remedies against Immunity?

Author: Valentina Volpe,Anne Peters,Stefano Battini

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3662623048

Category: Law

Page: 425

View: 3941


The open access book examines the consequences of the Italian Constitutional Court’s Judgment 238/2014 which denied the German Republic’s immunity from civil jurisdiction over claims to reparations for Nazi crimes committed during World War II. This landmark decision created a range of currently unresolved legal problems and controversies which continue to burden the political and diplomatic relationship between Germany and Italy. The judgment has wide repercussions for core concepts of international law and for the relationship between different legal orders. The book’s three interlinked legal themes are state immunity, reparation for serious human rights violations and war crimes (including historical ones), and the interaction between international and domestic institutions, notably courts. Besides a meticulous legal analysis of these themes from the perspectives of international law, European law, and domestic law, the book contributes to the civic debate on the issue of war crimes and reparation for the victims of armed conflict. It proposes concrete legal and political solutions to the parties involved for overcoming the present paralysis with a view to a sustainable interstate conflict solution and helps judges directly involved in the pending post-Sentenza reparation cases. After an Introduction (Part I), Part II, Immunity, investigates core international law concepts such as those of pre/post-judgment immunity and international state responsibility. Part III, Remedies, examines the tension between state immunity and the right to remedy and suggests original schemes for solving the conundrum under international law. Part IV adds European Perspectives by showcasing relevant regional examples of legal cooperation and judicial dialogue. Part V, Courts, addresses questions on the role of judges in the areas of immunity and human rights at both the national and international level. Part VI, Negotiations, suggests concrete ways out of the impasse with a forward-looking aspiration. In Part VII, The Past and Future of Remedies, a sitting judge in the Court that decided Sentenza 238/2014 adds some critical reflections on the Judgment. Joseph H. H. Weiler’s Dialogical Epilogue concludes the volume by placing the main findings of the book in a wider European and international law perspective.

SUMMARY - On Immunity: An Inoculation By Eula Biss

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

View: 8245


* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn that vaccination is not a danger, but an act of citizen protection. You will also learn that : over time, vaccination has always inspired fear and mistrust; paradoxically, man aspires to immunize himself against diseases, while rejecting the foreign body that offers it to him; suspected of containing toxic substances, associated with sexual immorality or accused of embodying the evils of capitalism, vaccines are the object of a multitude of fantasies; this fierce resistance is very often that of privileged populations; each vaccinated person is the guarantor of collective immunization; for a better protected and more serene society, it is necessary to restore confidence in medicine, to tame individualism and fear of others. Vaccination is one of the most emotional issues in the world of medicine. It involves not the individual alone, but the choice of a parent. In fact, while everyone aspires to protect their children from harm and suffering, vaccines have always aroused anxieties. This dilemma is based on a fundamental problem of trust that questions governments, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical institution. Between historical-cultural roots and scientific realities, you will find here the keys to better understand and overcome your fears. Immunize yourself! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Select Essays on Governance and Accountability Issues in Public Law

Author: Hennie Strydom,Joanna Botha

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 1928480799

Category: Law

Page: 218

View: 2320


The essays in this book, authored by academics from the Faculties of Law at the University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela University respectively, emanate from a joint research project and conference arranged by the Faculties in 2018. The essays focus on public law issues impacting on governance and accountability in South African law and in international and regional law, but with a specific focus on problems afflicting the African continent.

State Immunity and Cultural Objects on Loan

Author: Nout van Woudenberg

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004217045

Category: Law

Page: 491

View: 5415


This title examines whether there is any rule of (customary) international law stipluating that cultural objects are immune from seizure, or whether such a rule is emerging.