The codification of habeas corpus can be traced to the 17th century in England, when Parliament passed the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679. The English Parliament is also responsible for inventing the concept of habeas suspension during wartime. This conception of habeas and its suspension were highly influential on American habeas law in the […]
On Friday, October 12, the Robbins Collection and Research Center hosted its third joint symposium with National Taiwan University. The symposium, “Comparative Legal Issues: Taiwan & the United States,” was held at Berkeley Law. Participants in the symposium discussed capital punishment, bank ownership and legal enforcement, and technological innovation and regulatory challenges; all topics that […]
The Robbins Collection hosted a conference in October, entitled, Current Legal Issues in Taiwan and the United States. This was the 3rd annual meeting between Berkeley Law and National Taiwan University.
A Robbins Collection Event Co-hosted by Amanda Tyler and Laurent Mayali
Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay by Amanda Tyler unearths and presents a comprehensive account of the legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime in the Anglo-American legal tradition. The book begins by tracing the origins of the habeas privilege in English law, giving special attention to the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, which limited the scope of executive detention and used the machinery of the English courts to enforce its terms. It also explores the circumstances that led Parliament to invent the concept of suspension as a tool for setting aside the protections of the Habeas Corpus Act in wartime.
Berkeley Law’s Away Field Placement Program grants J.D. students academic credit for legal work performed for a non-profit or government agency outside the Bay Area. The Robbins Collection provides financial support for students working in a country, region, or city outside the U.S. that is characterized by civil or religious law traditions and institutions. In 2017, the […]
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Robbins Ms. 232 contains a collection of thirty-eight requisitions, or prosecutorial addresses, written by Merlin between 1801 and 1804, while he was commissaire for the government at the Tribunal de cassation.
Avenues and Obstacles to the Integration of European Muslim Immigrants The influx of Muslim immigrants to European countries like France and Germany over the past several decades continues to influence the pluralism of the population’s cultural and religious identities. The Muslim population in Europe reached an estimated 4.9% in 2016—an estimation that is projected […]
“But who will guard the guardians?” On Saturday, December 9th, 2017, the Robbins Collection hosted a symposium at Berkeley Law entitled, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America.” The one-day event held in the Robbins Reading Room addressed the possibility that judicial accountability—when properly conceived—can enhance independence by bolstering judicial legitimacy in Western democracies. Moderated […]
On Saturday, December 9th, 2017, the Robbins Collection hosted a symposium at Berkeley Law entitled, Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America. The one-day event held in the Robbins Reading Room addressed the possibility that judicial accountability—when properly conceived—can enhance independence by bolstering judicial legitimacy in Western democracies.