Goldmann on European Integration in the History of International Law @MattHGoldmann

Matthias Goldmann, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law; Goethe University Frankfurt – Research Center SAFE; Goethe University Frankfurt – Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders; Goethe University Frankfurt, has published Hopes of Progress: European Integration in the History of International Law as Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2018-26. Here is the abstract. This paper argues that the Treaties of Rome and the process of European integration they heralded had a lasting impact on the development of international law.…

ASLCH Annual Meeting, Call For Papers, Due October 17, 2018 @Law_Cult_Huma

Law & Humanities Blog: ASLCH Annual Meeting, Call For Papers, Due October 17, 2018 @Law_Cult_Huma skip to main | skip to sidebar ASLCH Annual Meeting, Call For Papers, Due October 17, 2018 @Law_Cult_Huma From Karl Shoemaker: We are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities will be held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on March 22-23, 2019. The event is co-sponsored by The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Information…

It’s all in the smell

Prospective homebuyers are becoming increasingly particular when it comes to making that significant purchase. And in a challenging property market, sellers are looking for the most cost-effective and efficient way of selling their home, from a simple lick of paint to a complete overhaul of their kerb appeal. Mark Readings, Founder of online estate agency, House Network, carried out extensive research into the ways in which buyers are often put off when first viewing a property, in a bid to help his customers…

Law & Humanities Blog: Publishing Kafka @thenation @evankindley

Evan Kindley examines Franz Kafka’s desire to have his works destroyed after his death, his literary executor Max Brod’s decision to disregard that command, and the result of Brod’s decision, here, in an essay for The Nation. Brod, in particular, felt a “fanatical veneration” for his friend’s talent and took it as his mission to combat the depressive Kafka’s extreme reluctance to publish his work. “I wrested from Kafka nearly everything he published [during his lifetime] either by persuasion or guile,” Brod recalled. “At times I stood over him like…

More than 1 in 10 admit to regularly leaving their door unlocked when they leave home

It’s a burglar’s dream. Leaving the door to your home unlocked is an open invitation to a thief and not something the majority would want to do, yet according new research, 1.9 million Brits regularly leave home without securing their property in the most basic way. According to new research from MoneySuperMarket, over three times as many men (19%) as women (6%) admitting to leaving their door unlocked more than once a week. The research, which unlocks insights into the British public’s house…

Magellan announce entry into HTB market

Magellan Homeloans has announced that it has opened its entire residential product range to HTB borrowers. According to the lender, rates start from 2.99% and there is a fees assisted option on all two and three-year fixed mortgages, offering no application or valuation fee and a £450 cashback on completion. Other benefits include mortgage offers valid for up to six months and proc fees paid on exchange of contracts. Jason Neale, sales director, said: “I’m delighted that we can offer our expertise…

Things not to include in your trading routine – UK Business Circle

A routine is a very important tool in the career of a trader. It not only tells you what to do but it also guides you in different hard situations. If you do not create a routine, you will be lost when things are not going according to your plan. Imagine you are a person of the army and you are on training in the jungle. The jungle is huge and there are many trees all around the jungle. You have been given the map with a mark on your…

Rental returns in London are on the rise

Following reports last month that rents have risen across most parts of the capital, London based letting agent, Chestertons, has revealed that rental yields have also increased compared to a year ago and could continue to rise. Despite rents still being under some downwards pressure in some prime central locations, there are pockets throughout London where rents have seen considerable growth, a fact that will no doubt come as good news to landlords and buy-to-let investors. According to Chestertons’ latest research, Chiswick has…

Demand outstripping supply in lettings market

New research has shown that the lettings market is seeing substantial activity with viewings up over 13% on the year and lease signings up 3.5%, while supply has declined 6.9%. The quarterly research from estate agent software platform Reapit and Dataloft, residential property market intelligence consultancy, signals an imminent supply-side squeeze in a robust lettings market. Although the figures reveal that rents have stayed broadly flat over the past year, declining supply and increased viewings of the remaining properties available to rent indicates…

Where is Europe’s current best buy-to-let hotspot?

The latest data released by international payments experts, WorldFirst, has revealed that despite being the biggest climber this year and rising from 9th to 2nd place, Cyprus was pipped to the post by somewhere a little closer to home. With an average rental return of 7.69% Ireland is once again top of the pile in Europe for investors looking to maximise rental returns, claiming the crown for the third year in a row. According to the data, Belgium was one of the biggest…