Search results: Found 8

Listing 1 - 8 of 8
Sort by
Reform des familiengerichtlichen Verfahrens - 1. Familienrechtliches Forum Göttingen

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9783940344649 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2009-179 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume documents the proceedings of the first "Family Law Forum which took place in Göttingen on June 28 2008. Just before the conclusion of the legislative process, reknowned experts from science, policy and practice discussed the new "Law on the Proceedings in Family Matters and in Matters of Voluntary Systems of Law," (FamFG) that came into effect in September 2009. This volume includes an extensive overview of the features of the new family law and analysis and opinions on various aspects of the law.

A guide to the Personal Property Security Act: The case of Malawi

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781920538354 Year: Pages: 180 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
Added to DOAB on : 2020-04-09 12:28:30
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

About the publicationThis book examines the Malawian Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) of 2013 that is based on the United Nations Commission of International Trade Law’s Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions. The PPSA is the first of its kind in Africa but there are several countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Sudan and Zambia that are in the process of undertaking similar reforms. One of the authors is directly involved as a consultant to the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group in all of these countries. Secured transactions have already become an important area of law introducing new concepts for the legal profession, lenders and borrowers in Africa. The book provides commentaries on individual sections of the PPSA that include practical examples, hypotheticals, illustrations of lending practices, relevant scholarly writings, and case law from the jurisdictions that inspired this reform, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. This book seeks to provide an easy to read guide that is accessible to lawyers, judges and creditors who will use the law on a daily basis but also to foreign policymakers considering a similar reform. The IFC is about to launch a reform initiative of this kind in South Africa.This remarkable work offers a rare, broad and comprehensive examination of the law relating to secured transactions in Malawi. It comes at the right moment as it focuses on the newly enacted Personal Property Security Act. The authors have succeeded in covering an impressive number of intricate legal questions on the subject with great ease and clarity. The book brings together topics that frequently raise problems in this area of law but which are rarely analysed together and it enriches the perspectives of the reader with a lot of cross -jurisdictional references. It is a’ must have’ for lenders, borrowers and their respective legal advisors. It is also a useful eye opener on the subject for the discerning law student.Kalekeni KaphaleAttorney General, Lilongwe, MalawiComments:Modernisation of law or law reform in the area of Personal Property Security Law has always been thought as a romantic and an abstract goal. The recent reform in Malawi in this field is a good example of how modernisation of law can be achieved. This book does an excellent job in picking out the principal issues in and challenges associated with the law reform in the area of Personal Property Security Law by an insightful and incisive analysis of the emerging policy questions in Malawian Law.Dr Orkun Akseli DurhamUniversity Law School, UKThis book offers clear and concise commentary on the Malawian law of secured transactions – the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA). It explains the fundamental concepts underlying the PPSA, such as that of unitary and functional security interest, illustrates the application of its provisions in hypothetical situations, references similar laws in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States and overall provides useful guidance to the users. It is unique in that it provides insights into the drafting of the PPSA itself in which both authors were actively involved. In view of the fact that the PPSA of Malawi implements to a large extent the recommendations of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, the authors included numerous references to the relevant recommendations of the Guide and its commentaries to direct the user to an invaluable source for further guidance and interpretation. So, this book is yet another testament of the growing influence of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions on both the drafting of secured transactions legislation and its interpretation. This book will not only provide indispensable guidance to the users of the Malawian PPSA but could become an important tool in the implementation of similar reforms in the Sub-Saharan African countries that have already undertaken or contemplate PPSA-like reforms.Spyridon V BazinasSenior Legal OfficerInternational Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs (UNCITRAL Secretariat)About the Editor:Marek Dubovec is Senior Research Attorney at the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Arizona, United StatesCyprian Kambili is Legal Specialist at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Lilongwe, MalawiTable of ContentsForewordIntroductionUsing the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide as a tool for a secured transactions reform in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Malawi1 Introduction2 A critical review of the current laws on secured transactions in Malawi2.1 The Bills of Sale Act2.2 The Farmers’ Stop-Orders Act2.3 The Commercial Credits Act2.4 The Hire-Purchase Act2.5 The Companies Act3 General problems with the legal regime for secured transactions in Malawi4 Comparative search for legislative solutions to secured transactions in Malawi5 Final remarksThe key concepts, definitions, scope and interpretation1 Security interest2 Floating security3 Definitions4 Scope of the PPSACreation of a security interest1 Conditions for creation of a security interest2 Description of collateral2.1 Description of proceeds2.2 Description of after-acquired property3 Giving value4 Rights in the collateral or power to encumberPerfection of a security interest1 Registration2 Possession3 Control4 Special provisions of the PPSA on perfectionPriority of security interests1 General priority rules2 Priority of purchase money security interests3 Priority in accessions and manufactured or commingled goods4 Transfers of collateral and priority5 Special priority rulesRegistration system1 Establishment of, features and functions of the registry2 Content of financing statements: Registration information2.1 Identification of the debtor2.2 Identification of the secured party2.3 Description of the collateral2.4 The maximum amount secured2.5 Other data3 Rejection of a financing statement4 Time of effectiveness, authorisation for registration and its verification5 Impact of errors on the effectiveness6 Duration of registration7 Amendment to and discharge of registration8 Searches of the registry9 Duty of the secured party to provide informationDefault and remedies1 Application of Part VIII2 Secured party’s right to take possession after default3 Disposal of collateral4 Notice of sale5 Legal effect of disposal6 Proposal of secured party to retain collateral7 Enforcement of security interests in accessions8 Right to redeem collateral and reinstate security agreement9 Statutory remedyTransitional matters and applicable laws1 Applicable laws2 Transition2.1 Repealed acts2.2 Preservation of pre-PPSA security interestsBibliography

the Powers of the Head of State in the Legislative and Executive Branch in Former Socialist Systems

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9789616842686 Year: Pages: 57 DOI: 10.4335/978-961-6842-68-6 Language: English
Publisher: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement Maribor
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2016-09-14 14:04:46
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This paper deals with the position and the powers of head of state in the legislative and the executive branch in former socialist systems. It examines the system in countries that emerged from socialist regimes, where the parliamentary system and the function of the President of the Republic as the individual head of state were introduced in the 1990s, namely in 10 (newest) Member States of the European Union. The paper elaborates on the position of the President of the Republic, the extent of the office’s powers, and the resulting cooperation between the office of the President, the executive and legislative bodies, which is also one of the fundamental criteria of the standard classification of political regimes. The powers of the President in the field of legislation are the powers based on which the relationship between the President of the Republic and the legislative authority is established. The analyzed powers that the President exercises vis-à-vis the parliament are the powers of the President in relation to the adoption of an Act, the powers that the President of the Republic has in the domain of announcing parliamentary elections and convening a parliamentary sitting, as well as the powers in the domain of dissolving the parliament and announcing early elections. In the second part the paper focuses on the relationship between the President of the Republic and the government, and, consequently, the President's powers in the formation of the government and the appointing of state officials.

Swiss Public Administration

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
Book Series: Governance and Public Management ISBN: 9783319923819 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92381-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2020-02-05 11:21:19
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This open access book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well.

Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi

Authors: ---
Book Series: Routledge Studies in African Development ISBN: 9781138925212 9781315683898 Year: Pages: 222 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-02 11:21:07
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of democratisation. Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi critically analyses opportunities and constraints related to the impact of democracy on development in one of the world’s poorest countries. The book explores how, and to what extent, processes related to democratic and economic governance can be strengthened in order to make political and administrative authorities more responsive to development needs. It also considers characteristics of successful implementation of public policy and the effective and timely delivery of basic services in local contexts; increased citizen participation and dialogue with local government authorities; factors that enable civil society organisations to hold political and administrative officials to account; and better utilisation of academic research for improved evidence-based policy formulation and implementation. This volume will be of great interest to scholars in development studies, African studies, politics, law and anthropology, as well as policymakers and those interested in democracy, governance, human rights and the implementation of anti-poverty programmes, development administration and decentralisation.

Reforms, Organizational Change and Performance in Higher Education

Authors: --- --- ---
ISBN: 9783030117382 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11738-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2020-02-05 11:21:10
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This open access book investigates the effects of changes in leadership and managerial structures of Nordic universities resulting from reforms in the last decade. It builds on a rich, comparative dataset across a multiplicity of system-wide (macro) and organisational (meso and micro) dimensions, namely: reform or policy initiatives; drivers, aims, instruments and actors; structural changes within universities; strategic and performance management; the rise of accountability regimes; incentive and evaluative systems; and perceived changes/effects by the key actors involved, at various levels. The volume provides critical insights to the larger phenomenon of change and adaptation within the public sector. Its findings and implications are of relevance to social science researchers, policy makers, managers/administrators, and external stakeholders.

Perceptions of the Independence of Judges in Europe

Author:
ISBN: 9783030631437 Year: Pages: 113 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63143-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Law
Added to DOAB on : 2021-01-15 00:48:36
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This open access book is about the perception of the independence of the judiciary in Europe. Do citizens and judges see its independence in the same way? Do judges feel that their independence is respected by the users of the courts, by the leadership of the courts and by politicians? Does the population trust the judiciary more than other public institutions, or less? How does independence of the judiciary work at the national level and at the level of the European Union? These interrelated questions are particularly relevant in times when the independence of the judiciary is under political pressure in several countries in the European Union, giving way to illiberal democracy. Revealing surveys among judges, lay judges and lawyers - in addition to regular surveys of the European Commission - provide a wealth of information to answer these questions. While the answers will not please everyone, they are of interest to a wide audience, in particular court leaders, judges, lawyers, politicians and civil servants.

Sustainable Use of Soils and Water: The Role of Environmental Land Use Conflicts

Author:
ISBN: 9783039286447 / 9783039286454 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-645-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2020-06-09 16:38:57
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book on the sustainable use of soils and water addressed a variety of issues related to the utopian desire for environmental sustainability and the deviations from this scene observed in the real world. Competing interests for land are frequently a factor in land degradation, especially where the adopted land uses do not conform with the land capability (the natural use of soil). The concerns of researchers about these matters are presented in the articles comprising this Special Issue book. Various approaches were used to assess the (im)balance between economic profit and environmental conservation in various regions, in addition to potential routes to bring landscapes back to a sustainable status being disclosed.

Keywords

land eco-security --- multi-dimension --- cloud model --- set pair theory --- evaluation --- sustainable development --- water resources --- Contemporary Yellow River Delta --- groundwater depth --- temporal stability --- debris flow waste-shoal land --- land use and transformation --- driving forces analysis --- territorial development --- marginal land resources --- groundwater flow field --- scale effects --- discrete wavelet transform --- time series analysis --- multiple stresses --- land use conflicts --- encounters of interests --- landscape as geosystem --- integrative landscape management --- Trnava district --- nitrogen --- agriculture --- Nitrate Vulnerable Zones --- macromodel DNS/SWAT --- rural households’ behaviors --- arable soil --- heavy metal pollution assessment --- Lankao county --- Managed Aquifer --- Recharge --- Groundwater --- Institutions --- Ghana --- comprehensive land carrying capacity --- multi-criterion comprehensive evaluation --- analytic hierarchy process --- standard deviation --- weight --- spatial variation --- Green GDP --- Ecosystem service value --- Gross Domestic Product --- Land Use --- CA-Markov --- Land use change --- temporal-spatial variations --- environmental and economic changes --- arid region --- central Asia --- land use/cover change --- SWAT --- hydrological processes --- sustainable agriculture --- MicroLEIS DSS --- land-use planning --- soil reclamation --- groundwater recharge --- recharge zones --- river basin --- spatialization --- relief --- geology --- forest --- urbanization --- water resource management --- land use policy --- water footprint --- agricultural and livestock products --- Penman–Monteith equation --- evapotranspiration --- climate conditions --- withdrawal of agricultural land --- contributions --- developmental factors --- territorial factors --- legislative factors --- hydrologic modeling --- ungauged catchment --- stream flow downscaling --- karst aquifer --- urban area --- conjunctive water resources management --- recharge --- overexploitation --- geo hazards --- water resources --- soil --- land use change --- conflicts --- environmental degradation --- sustainability

Listing 1 - 8 of 8
Sort by