Autonomy in the Law

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Mortimer Sellers
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 19, 2007 - Law - 179 pages
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Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law. Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems. Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries of their own self-rule. This book illuminates the fundamental purpose of law by examining how European and American lawyers, judges and citizens do and should apply legal autonomy to the practical circumstances of litigation, legislation and the law.

 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Value of Autonomy in Law
1
Oxymoron Or Basic Right?
11
Approaches to Autonomy in Capital Punishment and Assisted Suicide
55
the Case of Wrongful Life
73
The Autonomy of Defense and Defense Counsel
97
Checks and Balances in the Law of International Organizations
141
Index
165
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