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9789046611005:The international legal personality of island States permanently submerged due to climate change effects
The international legal personality of island States permanently submerged due to climate change effects
Anemoon Soete
ISBN: 9789046611005 /  € 55,00
Publisher: Maklu-Uitgevers nv
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About the book:
The island States which are geographically the lowest lying in the world can be found in the Pacific Ocean (Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands) and the Indian Ocean (the Maldives). These four States are populated by over half a million people. Together their Exclusive Economic Zones – important for fishing and other exploration and exploitation rights – account for over 7 million km², an area which compares to 20 times the size of Germany. Due to their low-lying nature, these island States are highly threatened by rising sea levels caused by climate change. They are the first to experience a significant loss of territory due to climate change.

This monograph discusses the consequences for the legal personality of the low-lying island States which will become submerged due to sea level rise. The issue is approached in a manner which goes beyond the binary statehood or no statehood analysis and includes other potential legal personalities available to the people of the State based on the right to self-determination as found in common article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In addition, the consequences of changes to the legal personality of a State are reviewed, in particular those pertaining to the rights and duties a State holds in its maritime zones.

You can also order this book as an e-book by sending an e-mail to bruno.scheers@maklu.be
9789046610923:Engaged Learning in Europe
Engaged Learning in Europe
Courtney Marsh, Lindsey Anderson, Noël Klima
ISBN: 9789046610923 /  € 29,95
Publisher: Maklu-Uitgevers nv
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About the book:
Globally, there are growing calls for Higher Education Institutions to become more civically engaged and socially relevant while increasing public interest in the impact of universities on their localities and regions. Engaged Learning facilitates students to apply theory to real-world contexts outside of the University and to co-produce knowledge with and for the community. Engaged Learning provides students with the skills which increase their employability, and improve their personal and professional development, while communities gain access to skills to help develop, evaluate, or communicate their work with regard to actual societal challenges.

To enhance the knowledge and understanding of what constitutes a successful and sustainable Engaged Learning programme an in-depth view is provided into practices from six institutional contexts from six countries throughout Europe. Highlighted is the diversity and flexibility to be found within Engaged Learning initiatives. However, the one constant is each initiative’s commitment to a concept where reciprocity between the students, universities, and communities, is prioritised. While the examples themselves differ in their structure and intended outcomes, this diversity is a benefit of Engaged Learning and further cements the varied nature across the disciplines and Europe.

IDC Impact Series No. 1
9789046611302:RIDP 2021.1 Artificial intelligence, big data and automated decision-making in criminal justice
RIDP 2021.1 Artificial intelligence, big data and automated decision-making in criminal justice
Gert Vermeulen, Nina Peršak & Nicola Recchia (Eds.)
ISBN: 9789046611302 /  € 70,00
Publisher: Maklu-Uitgevers nv
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About the book:
Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting our everyday lives in a myriad of ways. The use of algorithms, AI agents and big data techniques also creates unprecedented opportunities for the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences and the efficiency of the criminal justice system. Equally, however, the rapid increase of AI and big data in criminal justice raises a plethora of criminological, ethical, legal and technological questions and concerns, eg about enhanced surveillance and control in a pre-crime society and the risk of bias or even manipulation in (automated) decision-making. In view of the stakes involved, the need for regulation of AI and its alignment with human rights, democracy and the rule of law standards has been amply recognised, both globally and regionally. The lawfulness, social acceptance and overall legitimacy of AI, big data and automated decision-making in criminal justice will depend on a range of factors, including (algorithmic) transparency, trustworthiness, non-discrimination, accountability, responsibility, effective over-sight, data protection, due process, fair trial, access to justice, effective redress and remedy. Addressing these issues and raising awareness on AI systems’ capabilities and limitations within criminal justice is needed to be better prepared for the future that is now upon us.

This special issue on ‘Artificial intelligence, big data and automated decision-making in criminal justice’ comprises topical and innovative papers on the above issues, centred around AI and big data in predictive detection and policing, liability issues and jurisdictional challenges prompted by crimes involving AI, and AI-assisted and automated actuarial justice or adjudication of criminal cases.
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