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Law is a collection of rules and regulations within a community which defines the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organizations and serves as the arbitrator of relations between and among them. Law is established and enforced by the state, nation or institution with authority over the community, generally as granted by a constitution, and determines issues of equality, fairness and justice. Legal systems can generally be categorized as civil law or common law, but most legal systems have elements of both. Civil law consecrates rules into written legislation while common law relies on less formal customs or policies, which are enforced by judicial precedent but not codified. Religious law, governed by scriptures, is often considered a third type of legal system, but this distinction is mostly rhetorical, as similar rules often apply.The definition of law could never be complete and it enriches itself as the days passed by.

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  3. Up to one quarter of the worlds population is estimated to be landless, including 200 million people living in rural areas. For many of these people, the condition of landlessness threatens the enjoyment of a number of fundamental human rights.…
  4. This paper is concerned with those actions of business firms which have harmful effects on others. The standard example is that of a factory the smoke from which has harmful effects on those occupying neighboring properties. The economic analysis of…
  5. We have previously shown that repeated dosing of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) at 10 p.m. in postmenopausal women for 14 days results in a dose-dependent decrease in the nocturnal bone resorption, as assessed by s-CTX. In contrast, bone formation,…
  6. This paper, a distillation of findings from the NYU Global Administrative Law Research Project, considers the emergence and the need for further development of administrative law mechanisms to promote greater accountability in decisionmaking and…
  7. AIM: To evaluate the drug interactions between valproic acid (VPA) and carbapenem antibiotics. METHODS: The effects of concurrent use of VPA and carbapenem antibiotics were evaluated in a retrospective observational study of hospitalized adults.…
  8. Expectations that globalization and leadership change would propel a convergence among Middle East states toward pro -Western foreign policies overlook how differential regime formation, particularly the social forces incorporated in the process,…
  9. As many treaties and statutes emphasize, some risks are distinctive in the sense that they are potentially irreversible or catastrophic; for such risks, it is sensible to take extra precautions. Men a harm is irreversible, and when regulators lack…
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  11. The reinvestment in agriculture, triggered by the 2008 food price crisis, is essential to the concrete realization of the right to food. However, in a context of ecological, food and energy crises, the most pressing issue regarding reinvestment is…

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