This book explores the role that narrative and culture play in shaping legal cases and resolving them. It is divided into two parts. The first part recalls the epistemological twists and turns in legal thought on the way from theory to practice to show how facts are constructed in the legal process. By combining interdisciplinary paradigms and methods, the work analyzes the evolution of facts from their expression by the client to their translation into the lawyer-client relationship and the subsequent decision of the judge, focusing on the dynamic activity of narrative construction between the key actors: client, lawyer and judge. The second part broadens the academic framework with a legal and cultural perspective and illustrates how legal histories emerge within the framework of the authentic dimensions of everyday life. The book focuses on the ability of laymen, who are equated with clients in this activity, to shape the law by dealing not only with formal rules, but also with implicit or customary rules in certain contexts. By integrating the presentation of vulnerable client cases, it lays the foundations for the development of a socio-clinical research program aimed, among other things, at enabling lay people and expert actors to meet to improve forms of collective storytelling and create fairer legal systems. Flora Di Donato is Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Federico II University of Naples, where she teaches Clinical Legal Training (Formazione Clinico-Legale). His research focuses on the analysis of law in real life and the contribution of laymen to the construction of the meanings of law.
In 2010, she received the annual Adam Podgórecki Award (ISA) from the SLSN “for her outstanding achievements as a researcher in social law research”. She has been a lecturer, research associate and visiting researcher at various Italian, Swiss and American universities. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, affecting about an eleventh woman and accounting for 21% of all new cases. The majority of women survive after surgery, often followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy. “At Greece`s porous border with the EU, where fiscal and migration management are in crisis, NGOs play a crucial role in providing legal and social assistance to asylum seekers. I examine the dialogical obligations underlying the determination of the suitability of the clients of such an NGO in Athens. When workers and helpers work together to produce “images” of life worthy of protection, deep uncertainty and indeterminacy arise. I argue that this vagueness speaks to an often overlooked form of agency: how aid seekers and service providers are reshaping and even rejecting dominant images of merit, victimization and vulnerability within aid delivery systems. In his introduction to the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2000), Justice Breyer described a symbiotic relationship between science and law, in which valid scientific principles and tools influence effective dispute resolution. Today, we are witnessing a piecemeal awareness of Justice Breyer`s vision, as the law has begun to adopt science and technology through the courts. Introduction: Why a narrative approach to law? This book is dedicated to criminal defence in Eastern Europe and is based on a research project carried out in 2010 and 2011 in Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. The book begins with an analysis of the main requirements and standards for effective criminal defence under the European Convention on Human Rights, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and legislation under the European Union Roadmap for Procedural Rights.
Each country in the study is the subject of a separate chapter describing and analysing laws, institutions, processes, practices and attitudes relating to effective criminal defence, concluding with recommendations to improve access to an effective defence as an essential element of the right to a fair trial. The data from the five countries will then be subject to a transnational analysis of compliance with European standards, including, where appropriate, a reference to the results of the initial study of nine countries. Section III – Improving Justice for Vulnerable Persons. VitalSource is an academic technology provider that allows Routledge.com customers to access its free bookshelf e-book reader. Most of our eBooks are sold as ePubs and can be read in the Bookshelf app. The app gives readers the freedom to access their documents anytime, anywhere, by adjusting settings like text size, font, page color, and more. To learn more about our eBooks, visit the following links: Download the free Kindle app and instantly read Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Read more Immigration and refugee law in Russia. Perspectives on social law. 9 Cooperative legal advice with vulnerable clients: asylum.