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University Degree: Jurisprudence
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backed up by a form of punishment or force. These command theories of law help us understand the positive nature of law and allow for us to determine what law is before considering whether it is morally good or bad. In summary, they equip us with a legal theory that works to inform each citizen subject to the law exactly what is required and the consequence once the requirement is not met. Nevertheless, while the theory of command may seem ideal, there are various aspects of the theory that have been challenged through the years.
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Examine Slaughter and Burke-Whites reasoning on the ways in which international law can be said to play a new role in domestic governance
This thesis illustrates the three ways in which international law could have direct and effective engagement with domestic institutions. To that extent, the following essay seeks to critically evaluate the reasoning behind the model proposed by Slaughter and Burke-White. Critique and reasoning Slaughter and Burke-White argued that the most important inadequacies of States to respond sufficiently to global threats are; (1) the lack of domestic governance capacity (2) the lack of domestic will to act; and (3) new problems that exceed the ordinary ability of States to address.
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The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Critically discuss the various philosophies which underpin the judgments presented in the case and the conflicting perspectives on the nature of law and relationship which exist with morality.
There were no sources of nutrition to be found inside the cave and food supplies were very scant. They make radio contact with a rescue team that has been sent to recover them. The rescuers estimate that the removal of the debris over the entrance of the cave will take at least another ten days. The trapped men also talk with physicians who convey their concern that the trapped men may not last another ten days without food. When rescued, only four men emerge. They concede that they held a ?lottery? (using dice one of the explorers had in his possession), killed the loser and ate him (The loser?s identity was given as Whetmore).
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