Glossari dei termini giuridici (Ing.)

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We know that word-for-word, literal, direct translations are useless in most fields, accordingly, I gathered a few links to online American, Canadian and English legal glossaries that explain some of the Law terminology. It contains definitions, of techniques, media and other law jargon. Because metaphrases, nuances of wording are not reflected in legal texts and do not provide the necessary details, hence, some useful links

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, this website explains not only the meanings of the words in the glossary, but also examples and numerous links to other sources of information for those who need to research further. Example:

Moral Rights – Broadly speaking, the set of rights in a work that give control over the existence or fate of a work, rather than over its economic exploitation. They are most often listed as: The right of paternity – The right of integrity – The right of withdrawal – The right of release

https://cyber.harvard.edu/copyrightforlibrarians/Glossary#Blanket_license

Clickdoc – This very useful glossary includes legal terms on numerous area of law used in the UK: Business Documents, Company Formation, Domestic and Consumer, Financial Agreements, Internet and IT, Power of Attorney … and many lore.

https://www.clickdocs.co.uk/power-of-attorney.htm

The ‘lectric Law Library – Here you will find over a thousand definitions of terms and concepts used in the legal field. For example;

European Union’s Adoption of the Community Trademark Act – Int’l Trademark Assn’s 12/96 Draft Domain Name Policy Proposal – UK Court Issues Interim Interdict (Prelim. Inj) Against Web Site Links – Illegal & Harmful Content on the Net – Report to European Parliament

http://www.lectlaw.com/tint.htm

Duhaime – A dictionary of legal terms grouped by topic (civil law, criminal law etc.), painstakingly researched and written in plain language by Lloyd Duhaime. You can also use the search function on the left hand side to look for a specific term.

http://www.duhaime.org/LegalResources.aspx

Il Giorno della Memoria

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Il Giorno della Memoria
“O the black bird went into my heart and stole it. Here I live in auschtwitz here in auschtwitz I’m hungry, there isn’t a piece of bread to eat. there isn’t nothing to eat here its all my bad luck. at one time I had my home. I’m so hungry I could kill. oh oh Jesus. OH OH. ”

Imperialismo, sovranità e la creazione del diritto internazionale (Ing. & Fr.)

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Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law. / For the discipline of international law, the relationship between the states system, colonialism and international law is something of a chicken and egg question: Which came first? Tradition suggests that international law came ‘to the colonies fully formed and ready for application, as if the colonial project simply entailed assimilating these aberrant societies into an existing, stable, “Eurocentric” system’ […] civilizing missions nowadays bare the varnish of respectability under the guise of democratization, human rights, economic liberalization and development.” Brett Bowden, University of Queensland – translated by myself.

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Il passato, un luogo con fatti scelti, per fondare un’ideologia del presente (Ing. & Fr.)

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The past, a place with facts chosen to ground a contemporary ideology. “Ataturk himself is presented as (…) a successor of some Medieval heroes. Bilge, khan of the Göktûrk tribe in Central Asia (8th century), is presented as an embodiment of « pure » Turkish values, without any Islamic influence. Alp Arslan, sultan of the Seljuks (11th century) who defeated the Byzantines in Eastern Anatolia and made the Turkish settlement possible in this region, is seen as the very founder of present Muslim Turkey. In the historical narrative, both heroes are explicitly presented as heralds of Ataturk. Each hero embodies a different virtue (the « pure » Turkish spirit and the « Muslim » Turkish spirit) which have their own function in State ideology and in collective memory. E. Copeaux translated by myself

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L’effetto evanescente dei Tzigani – Esistono gli Tzigani ? ‘Ing. & Fr.)

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Gypsy evanescence, do Gypsies exist ? « Everywhere and always, Gypsies are different from the people they encounter, but not always and everywhere similarly; there is a link between the way of life and the personality of the non-Gypsies and the way of life and the personality of the Gypsies when in contact with one another. […] Cultural Gypsy characteristics can not be reduced to borrowed features. Activities after which the Gadjkene Gypsies from Auvergne withdraw from the non-Gypsy society (selection, abstention, withdrawal, silence) are very common; they result in a set of rituals regulating the relation between the living and the dead, and beyond, the relation to others …” P. WilliamsCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Translated by myself.  Continue reading