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            Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials that Defined Modern Britain

            Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials that Defined Modern Britain (Hardback)

            By Grant, Thomas

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            Court One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the dominant British theatre of watershed human dramas.

            ISBN 9781473651616
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

            The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken (Paperback)

            By The Secret Barrister

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            An anonymous barrister writes a darkly comic, provocative and moving first-hand account of life in the legal system and how it's failing us all

            ISBN 9781509841141
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Hardback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-pict...ure framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats. Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives. Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314296
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Frontiers of Public Law
              

            The Frontiers of Public Law (Hardback)

            Edited by Varuhas, Jason NE; Wilson Stark, Shona

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            This major collection contains selected papers from the third Public Law Conference, an international conference hosted by the University of Melbourne in July 2018. The collection includes contributions by leading academics and senior judges from across the common law world, incl...uding Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The collection explores the frontiers of public law, examining the intersection of public law with other significant fields, and considering the possibilities for legal thought and legal development at public law's edges. The essays provide striking insights into public law, and its place within the wider legal landscape. The collection addresses four principal frontiers of public law - public law and international law; public law and indigenous law, rights and culture; public law and other domestic fields including private law and criminal law; and public law and public administration. In common with the two previous books in the Public Law Conference series, this collection provides invaluable insights at the cutting-edge of public law, and is essential reading for those working in the field.
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            ISBN 9781509930371
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America
             

            Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schrag, Philip G.

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            I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the attorneys. While we talked, their children, most of whom seemed to be between three and eight years old, played with a few toys on the floor. It was hard for me to get my head around the idea... of a jail full of toddlers, but there they were. For decades, advocates for refugee children and families have fought to end the U.S. government's practice of jailing families for months or even years until courts could decide on their claims for asylum. Baby Jails is the history of that legal and political struggle narrated engagingly by Philip G. Schrag, a legal activist, who takes readers on a thirty-year journey of the battle to end the detention of migrant children. Using the Reno v. Flores case of 1985 as a backdrop, Schrag shares the story of 15-year-old unaccompanied Jenny Lisette Flores, who languished in a makeshift jail of a motel surrounded entirely of barbed wire, chronicling legal twists and turns on the case over the years. Yet no one could have predicted how Flores would become a significant target for the Trump administration. Honing in on developments over the last two years, Schrag provides recommendations to reform a system that has caused anguish and trauma for parents and children alike. Provocative and timely, Baby Jails exposes the continuing struggle between the government and immigrant advocates over the duration and conditions of confinement of children who are simply seeking safety in the U.S.
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            ISBN 9780520299313
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Cobalt Cover-Up: The Inside Story of a Deadly Conspiracy at the Largest Car Manufacturer in the World
             

            Cobalt Cover-Up: The Inside Story of a Deadly Conspiracy at the Largest Car Manufacturer in the World (EPUB ebook)

            By Cooper, Lance

            This unprecedented, true story by Lance Cooper tells how one family's pursuit of justice for the death of their daughter uncovered the biggest automotive scandal in the world. Riveting and victorious, Cobalt Cover-Up is about the tenacity of the human spirit when faced with incre...dible odds and deadly corruption.
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            ISBN 9780310356271
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            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Zondervan
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            Fire Country
             

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            By Steffensen, Victor

            Victor's story is a cry from the heart for change in how Australia cares for country.

            ISBN 9781743586839
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            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant
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            Whitaker's 2020

            Whitaker's 2020 (Hardback, 152nd Revised edition)

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            First published in 1868, Whitaker's is the ultimate single-volume reference source - packed with thousands of facts, figures, overviews and statistics relating to the UK and the world. Whitaker's 2020 contains a comprehensive explanation of every aspect of national and local gove...rnment infrastructure in the UK, astronomical and tidal data for 2020, guides to UK law, education and taxation, overviews of the water, energy and transport industries, essential calendar information, chapters on royalty and peerage, complete results for each constituency from the last UK General Election and an up-to-date list of MPs, government departments and public bodies, directory listings of trade unions and professional bodies, sports results and records, reviews of the year 2018-19 - covering the arts, science and politics - and monthly summaries of the year's news. Whitaker's is also an excellent introduction to world politics with in-depth profiles of international organisations, the European Union and every country of the world. Our dedicated team of both in-house editors and specialist contributors spend a total of around 6,000 hours updating Whitaker's annually - this includes contacting thousands of individuals to update their own organisation's details, researching information from official annual reports, and gathering statistics and facts from the most up-to-date authoritative sources available. Updated continually throughout the year around 2,000 hours of editorial time is dedicated to verifying every piece of information to ensure that, unlike collaborative online sources such as Wikipedia, all the material in Whitaker's is neutral and reliable. Now in its 152nd edition, the book is completely revised and updated every year with at least 60% of the contents - including maps, diagrams and colour infographics - newly compiled specifically for this edition. A totally unique combination of every aspect of UK infrastructure, current affairs, world politics, history, finance,
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            ISBN 9781472947536
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Whitaker'S
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            Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series
             

            Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series (EPUB ebook)

            By Farrington, Karen

            This fascinating book explores five historical true-crime tales from the hit BBC series Murder, Mystery and My Family, each with a woman at the heart of the story - from a case of `poison panic' in 19th century Essex to a post-War murder in 1922 that begs the question: was she a ...master manipulator or an innocent fantasist?
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            ISBN 9781473532038
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            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Frank & Fearless

            Frank & Fearless (Paperback)

            By Cowdery, Nicholas; With Chin, Rachael Jane

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            When I walked through the office door each day, I knew that almost every decision I made would make someone unhappy... In Frank & Fearless Nicholas Cowdery QC takes us behind the scenes of the toughest cases that defined his 16 1/2 years as the Director of Public Prosecutions for... New South Wales.
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            ISBN 9781742236377
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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