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  1. Roger A. Shiner (2009). Theorizing Criminal Law Reform. Criminal Law and Philosophy 3 (2):167-186.score: 246.0
    How are we to understand criminal law reform? The idea seems simple—the criminal law on the books is wrong: it should be changed. But 'wrong’ how? By what norms 'wrong’? As soon as one tries to answer those questions, the issue becomes more complex. One kind of answer is that the criminal law is substantively wrong: that is, we assume valid norms of background political morality, and we argue that doctrinally the criminal law on the books does not embody (...)
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  2. Nicole A. Vincent (2007). Responsibility, Compensation and Accident Law Reform. Dissertation, University of Adelaidescore: 240.0
    This thesis considers two allegations which conservatives often level at no-fault systems — namely, that responsibility is abnegated under no-fault systems, and that no-fault systems under- and over-compensate. I argue that although each of these allegations can be satisfactorily met – the responsibility allegation rests on the mistaken assumption that to properly take responsibility for our actions we must accept liability for those losses for which we are causally responsible; and the compensation allegation rests on the mistaken assumption that tort (...)
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  3. Augustina Akoto (2013). “Why Don't They Change?” Law Reform, Tradition and Widows' Rights in Ghana. Feminist Legal Studies 21 (3):263-279.score: 240.0
    Widows form a sub-set of an already beleaguered gendered minority in societies where law is but one of a competing number of social orders. This can render widows vulnerable and often outside the protection of State law and at the behest of (discriminatory) customary laws. Ghana enacted the Intestate Succession Law 1985 (P.N.D.C.L.111) to grant widows the right to inherit from the estate of the deceased. However, the law has had little impact. Personal narrative analysis was used to ascertain the (...)
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  4. Anne Barlow (2006). Cohabitation Law Reform – Messages From Research. Feminist Legal Studies 14 (2):167-180.score: 234.0
    Empirical research in this field has underlined the diversity of the cohabitation population, the existence of the common law marriage myth and the lack of consensus on the best way forward for reform of the law in England and Wales. Against the backdrop of the English Law Commission’s on-going project on cohabitation law, this article will explore the reasons found by recent research for people’s choice of cohabitation over marriage, the interrelationship between commitment and economic vulnerability and the tension (...)
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  5. Zac Alstin (2011). The Great Australian Abortion Canard: Is Law Reform the End of the Issue? Bioethics Research Notes 23 (2):26.score: 180.0
    Alstin, Zac At a March lecture in Canberra, Australian ethicist and pro-abortion activist Dr Leslie Cannold, spoke about the 'unfinished business' of abortion law reform in Australia. A frustrated friend sent me the transcript of this lecture and asked me to write something in response. But given the context of Cannold's lecture: a pro-abortion speech to a pro-abortion audience about pro-abortion law reform, a direct response seems impertinent. Plus, as a rule of thumb, when you play 'Pin the (...)
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  6. Louise Du Toit (2012). Sexual Specificity, Rape Law Reform and the Feminist Quest for Justice. South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):465-483.score: 180.0
    Recent rape law reform is most saliently characterised by a turn to gender neutrality in its definition of the crime of rape. The few possible advantages of a gender neutral approach to rape are offset by a series of disadvantages regarding gender justice when viewed from a feminist perspective. Formal gender neutrality does not safeguard against the effective influence of pervasive and enduring symbolic constructions pertaining to male and female sexuality and of a normalised hierarchical binary constructed between the (...)
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  7. Marcia Riordan (2008). Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008. Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 14 (2):7.score: 180.0
    Riordan, Marcia This report on the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008 particularly considers the fact that it has denied health care professionals any right of conscientious objection. It sees this as part of an international attempt to deny conscientious objection against abortion, and to enforce abortion as an international human right.
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  8. Andrew Sharpe (2002). English Transgender Law Reform and the Spectre of Corbett. Feminist Legal Studies 10 (1):65-89.score: 180.0
    This article will provide a critique of tworecent English marriage law decisions, thefirst concerning a (female to male) transgenderman and the second a (male to female)intersexed woman. It will do so throughconsideration of the dialogue between each andthe landmark transgender case of Corbett v. Corbett. It will highlight howboth decisions, in seeking to minimise the factof `departure' from Corbett, serve toreproduce key elements of that decision whichserve to undermine the future prospects fortransgender law reform in the English context.In particular, (...)
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  9. Brenda M. Baker (1987). Mens Rea, Negligence and Criminal Law Reform. Law and Philosophy 6 (1):53 - 88.score: 156.0
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  10. Lawrence O. Gostin (1993). Drawing a Line Between Killing and Letting Die: The Law, and Law Reform, on Medically Assisted Dying. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 21 (1):94-101.score: 156.0
    Reviews the legal position on the distinction drawn between killing and letting die in medically assisted dying.
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  11. Kanika Sharma (2013). Wing-Cheong Chan, Barry Wright, Stanley Yeo (Eds): Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform. [REVIEW] International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (4):957-962.score: 156.0
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  12. Ray Campbell (2009). 'Law Reform' and Abortion in Queensland. Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 15 (2):4.score: 156.0
    Campbell, Ray Trying to fully understand what was behind the recent amendments to the Criminal Code in Queensland and the continued pressure to change the law on abortion is something like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle. However, in this case there are one or two foreign pieces that really do not contribute to the true picture, but are introduced as a distraction.
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  13. Earl Winkler (1985). Decisions About Life and Death: Assessing the Law Reform Commission and the Presidential Commission Reports. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 6 (2):74-89.score: 150.0
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  14. Peter Singer, Law Reform, or DIY Suicide.score: 150.0
    John Stuart Mill argued in On Liberty that the sole purpose for which the state can rightly exercise power over an individual is to prevent harm to others. "His own good, either physical or moral," Mill wrote, "is not a sufficient warrant." A century and a half later, although many people think a limited amount of state paternalism is reasonable-for example, to require people to wear seat belts when in a car and motorcycle helmets when riding a motorbike-we tend to (...)
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  15. Shane Varcoe (2011). 'Normalising' Drug Use?: What Does the 'Pro-Drug' Lobby's Law Reform Agenda Affirm and Reinforce in Their Current Endeavours to 'Normalise' Drug Use? [REVIEW] Bioethics Research Notes 23 (4):56.score: 150.0
    Varcoe, Shane Until recently, there has been a largely unnoticed contingent of stakeholders who have not merely abandoned the ideal scenario of a drug free culture, but have quickly stepped through a phase of passive indifference, into what is a 'pro-drug' position in active pursuit of rights for individuals to be protected and supported in their consumption of currently illicit drugs. The players engaged in attempting to bring about this disturbing cultural shift are varied, but certainly these advocates are 'spinning' (...)
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  16. Michael D. Bayles (1983). Criminal Law, The General Part: Liability and Defences Law Reform Commission of Canada Working Paper 29 Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1982. Pp. Vii, 204. Free From LRCC. [REVIEW] Dialogue 22 (03):553-555.score: 150.0
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  17. Barry Hoffmaster (1982). Medical Treatment and Criminal Law: Working Paper 26 Law Reform Commission Of Canada, Ottawa, 1980 Pp. 136. Available Free of Charge From the Law Reform Commission of Canada, 130 Albert Street, Ottawa K1A OL. [REVIEW] Dialogue 21 (03):560-564.score: 150.0
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  18. Madhu Mehra (1998). Exploring the Boundaries of Law, Gender and Social Reform. Feminist Legal Studies 6 (1):59-83.score: 150.0
    Both dowry and domestic violence are manifestations of the socially subordinate position of women in India, in particular of women in relation to and within the institution of marriage. Studies reveal how the socio economic changes ushered in by modernisation have interacted with traditional norms to sustain these practices and through them, the subordination of women. The women’s movement began addressing these social problems through law, and has through the years continued to critique the law for its failure to deliver. (...)
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  19. Ron Paterson (1996). Health Care Law: Medical Manslaughter Law Reform: A Mistaken Diagnosis. Health Care Analysis 4 (1):54-59.score: 150.0
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  20. Roger Shiner (2009). Crime and Criminal Law Reform: A Theory of the Legislative Response. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (1):63-84.score: 150.0
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  21. A. M. Smith (1995). Law Reform and Human Reproduction. Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (2):123-124.score: 150.0
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  22. L. Wenzel (1986). Washington Watch: Outlook Bright for Pesticide Law Reform. BioScience 36 (6):367-367.score: 150.0
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  23. George Conklin (1999). Law, Reform, and the Origins of Persecution: Stephen of Tournai and the Order of Grandmont. Mediaeval Studies 61 (1):107-136.score: 150.0
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  24. S. M. Cretney (1990). The Forfeiture Act 1982: The Private Member's Bill as an Instrument of Law Reform. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 10 (3):289-306.score: 150.0
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  25. W. A. Lee (1986). Report on the Law of Trusts, Ontario Law Reform Commission, 1984. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 6 (1):150-159.score: 150.0
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  26. J. C. Mackenzie (1981). Law Reform Commission of Canada, Report 15: Criteria for the Determination of Death Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 1 (4):156-157.score: 150.0
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  27. Tony Colman & Roger Lyons (2001). Opening Session: Good Business and Company Law Reform. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 32 (2):95 - 100.score: 150.0
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  28. J. H. Farrar (1987). Law Reform in New Zealand. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 7 (1):151-154.score: 150.0
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  29. Donald Harris (1991). Tort Law Reform in the United States. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 11 (3):407-415.score: 150.0
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  30. Jonathan Hill (1989). Comparative Law, Law Reform and Legal Theory. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 9 (1):101-115.score: 150.0
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  31. D. W. Mclauchlan (1981). Contract Law Reform in New Zealand: The Contractual Remedies Act 1979. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1 (2):284-295.score: 150.0
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  32. C. J. Miller (1981). Ontario Law Reform Commission: Report on Products Liability. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1 (1):130-134.score: 150.0
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  33. Christine Nicholls (2002). Indigenous Australian Art: The Case for Law Reform. Feminist Studies 28 (1):212-215.score: 150.0
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  34. Nowrin Tamanna (2008). Personal Status Laws in Morocco and Tunisia: A Comparative Exploration of the Possibilities for Equality-Enhancing Reform in Bangladesh. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 16 (3):323-343.score: 146.0
    This paper focuses on successful reform strategies invoked in parts of the Muslim world to address issues of gender inequality in the context of Islamic personal law. It traces the development of personal status laws in Tunisia and Morocco, exploring the models they offer in initiating equality-enhancing reforms in Bangladesh, where a secular and equality-based reform approach conflicts with Islamic-based conservatism. Recent landmark family law reforms in Morocco show the possibility of achieving ‘women-friendly’ reforms within an Islamic legal (...)
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  35. Iwan Davies (2006). Secured Financing of Intellectual Property Assets and the Reform of English Personal Property Security Law. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 26 (3):559-583.score: 144.0
    The past three decades have seen a decline in traditional industries in the United Kingdom and there has been a relative decline in the value of physical assets to the UK economy. At the same time, the value of intangible assets seen in intellectual property rights have increased considerably. As such, IP rights represent important assets for companies and often comprise the foundation for market dominance and continued profitability. There is a structural uncertainty in the law relating to the use (...)
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  36. Yi-Chen Su (forthcoming). When Ethical Reform Became Law: The Constitutional Concerns Raised by Recent Legislation in Taiwan. Journal of Medical Ethics:2013-101599.score: 144.0
    In an effort at ethical reform, Taiwan recently revised the Hospice Palliative Care Law authorising family members or physicians to make surrogate decisions to discontinue life-sustaining treatment if an incompetent terminally ill patient did not express their wishes while still competent. In particular, Article 7 of the new law authorises the palliative care team, namely the physicians, to act as sole decision-makers on behalf of the incompetent terminally ill patient's best interests if no family member is available. However, the (...)
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  37. Gintautas Bužinskas & Utenos Kolegija (2013). The EU Member Countries' National Law Influence on the Reform of the Institution of Labour Disputes in the Republic of Lithuania. Jurisprudence 20 (3):1153-1173.score: 132.0
    Straipsnyje nagrinėjamas Lietuvos Respublikos darbo ginčų instituto reformavimas ir kaita Nepriklausomybės laikotarpiu atskirų Europos Sąjungos valstybių patirties kontekste. Darbo ginčų reforma Lietuvoje minimu laikotarpiu vyko keliais etapais, iš jų paskutinysis, prasidėjęs 2013 m. sausio 1 d., pakeitė darbo ginčų komisijų organizavimo tvarką, šias komisijas pradėjus kurti teritoriniu principu, prie veikiančių Valstybinės darbo inspekcijos teritorinių padalinių, nustačius, kad į darbo ginčų komisiją su skundu gali kreiptis ne tik darbuotojas, bet ir darbdavys, įvedus kitas naujoves. Tačiau šie pokyčiai vis dar neatspindi europinių (...)
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  38. Peter Cane (2005). Taking Disagreement Seriously: Courts, Legislatures and the Reform of Tort Law. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 25 (3):393-417.score: 126.0
    This article explores the relevance of disagreement about values and about the functions and effects of law to debates concerning the appropriate relationship between courts and legislatures, common law and statute. Recent developments in tort law provide a context for the discussion. The argument is that in general, political processes of law-making should be preferred judicial processes.
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  39. Sara Rosenbaum (2009). Insurance Discrimination on the Basis of Health Status: An Overview of Discrimination Practices, Federal Law, and Federal Reform Options. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37:101-120.score: 126.0
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  40. Timothy S. Jost (1994). Waiting for Reform: Developments in the Law of Health Care Access and Finance: 1992?1993. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 22 (1):63-71.score: 126.0
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  41. Pekka Virtanen (2004). The Politics of Law in Mozambique: Customary Authority and Changing Premises of Legal Reform. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 17 (1):53-75.score: 126.0
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  42. S. Sheldon (2009). A Missed Opportunity to Reform an Outdated Law. Clinical Ethics 4 (1):3-5.score: 120.0
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  43. Nancy J. Hirschmann (2002). Liberal Conservativism, Once and Again: Locke's "Essay on the Poor Law" and Contemporary US Welfare Reform. Constellations 9 (3):335-355.score: 120.0
  44. A. M. Bridgman (2000). Mental Incapacity and Restraint for Treatment: Present Law and Proposals for Reform. Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (5):387-392.score: 120.0
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  45. Roderick Munday (1992). Bentham, Bacon and the Movement for the Reform of English Law Reporting. Utilitas 4 (02):299-.score: 120.0
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  46. Michelle R. Slack (2010). Avoiding Campaign Finance Reform: Examining the Doctrine of Constitutional Avoidance in Campaign Finance Reform Law in Light of Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission. Nexus 16:153.score: 120.0
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  47. Wendy Larcombe (2011). Falling Rape Conviction Rates: (Some) Feminist Aims and Measures for Rape Law. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 19 (1):27-45.score: 120.0
    Rape conviction rates have fallen to all-time lows in recent years, prompting governments to explore a range of strategies to improve them. This paper argues that, while the current legal impunity for rape cannot be condoned, increasing conviction rates is not in itself a valid objective of law reform. The paper problematises the measure of rape law that conviction rates provide by developing an account of (some) feminist aims for rape law reform. Three feminist aims and associated measures (...)
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  48. C. A. Riley (1993). Gower: Still a Blueprint for Curriculum Reform in Company Law? Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 13 (2):271-281.score: 120.0
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  49. William M. Salter (1893). Reform Within the Limits of Existing Law. International Journal of Ethics 3 (3):351-365.score: 120.0
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  50. Nadia Abu-Zahra (2000). Islamic History, Islamic Identity and the Reform of Islamic Law: The Thought of Husayn Ahmad Amin. In Ronald L. Nettler, Mohamed Mahmoud & John Cooper (eds.), Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond. I. B. Tauris.score: 120.0
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