xxii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
pt.1. Crossroads between law and language. The ambiguous principle of the clarity of the law / Alexandre Fluckiger ; Objectivity and subjectivity in interpretation / James Kessler ; Rules and statements / Louis E.Wolcher ; Unravelling the legislator's tapestry: judicial needlework on encroachment cases / Anne-Francoise Debruche ; Customising the model law on international commercial arbitration / Maurizio Gotti ; Is the Chinese legal language more ambiguous and vaguer? / Deborah Cao pt. 2. An international perspective. Conceptual and textual structure in legislative texts / Andreas Lotscher ; Finland makes its statutes intelligible: good intentions and practicalities / Aino Piehl ; The Swedish approach to clear legislation and clear official texts / Barbro Ehrenberg-Sundin ; What, how, when and why: making laws easier to understand by using examples and notes / Ben Piper ; The illusion of clarity: a critique of 'pure' clarity using examples drawn from judicial interpretations of the Constitution of the United States / M. Douglass Bellis ; Between obscurity and clarity in Nigerian legal discourse: aspects of language use in selected written texts / Tunde Opeibi.
"The origins of this book lie in the 2nd International Clarity Conference held in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) in July 2006" --Foreword.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -256) and index.
K213 .W33 2008
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