4 January 2015

Sinopsis Buku Terbaru 4

11. Gatley on Libel and Slander 12th ed

  • Provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the law of defamation.  The twelfth edition is substantially revised to cover recent case law (domestic, Commonwealth and Strasbourg) and important legislation including the Defamation Act 2013.
  • Includes expert commentary and analysis of substantive defamation law, including discussion of all significant recent English case law
  • States the English law of defamation as it stands prior to the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013
  • Discusses the Defamation Act 2013 and its impact on English law and practice
  • Offers detailed coverage of the relevant procedure and guidance on practising in defamation law and other related areas of law
    Includes reference to cases from other jurisdictions with commentary on their relevance to English law and procedure, in particular decisions from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Hong Kong
  • Discusses the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on defamation law and privacy
  • Explains the constituents of related causes of action arising from the publication of statements and images, e.g. misuse of private information, breach of confidence, and harassment, and the defences to such claims, and discusses recent case law on these topics
  • Deals first with substantive law and then with procedure, clearly separated into chapters and sections
  • Sets out key legislation
  • Includes summaries of libel awards in the appendix material
New to the 12th Edition
  • Covers in full the Defamation Act 2013
  • The question of what is ‘defamatory’ has recently received scrutiny in Thornton v Telegraph.
  • Reputation has been authoritatively recognised as an Art 8 ECHR right: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2), Axel Springer v Germany, Karako v Hungary and Re An Application by Guardian News & Media (UKSC)
  • Flood v Times: The last word on Reynolds privilege from the UK Supreme Court.
  • Clift v Slough BC: Important developments in common law qualified privilege where the defendant publisher is a public authority.  Other significant qualified privilege cases are considered, such as Radu v Houston, Cambridge v Makin and Qadir v Associated.
  • Honest comment: Recent authoritative judgments concerning the defence currently known as honest comment – Joseph v Spiller (UKSC), BCA v Singh (CA), Lait v Associated (CA), Waterson v Lloyd (CA) – are analysed.
  • Jameel v Dow Jones abuse: the growing corpus of Jameel-based jurisprudence is considered, including the CA cases of Khader v Aziz, Lait v Associated, Sullivan v Bristol Film Studios, and Cammish v Hughes.
  • Bou Malhab c. Diffusion Métromédia CMR Inc; a Canadian Supreme Court decision on the principles to be applied to group libels
  • Rothschild v Associated and Ashcroft v Foley: two important decisions of the Court of Appeal on the defence of justification
  • Tamiz v Google: the first Court of Appeal decision on ISP liability in defamation and Crookes v Newton: the first definitive answer in the common law world to the question of whether hyperlinking to defamatory material constitutes publication
  • Damages, including offer of amends cases: Cairns v Modi on damages for defamatory tweeting, Baturina v Times; Gur v Avrupa;  KC v MGN; Oriental Daily Publisher v Ming Pao Newspapers 
  • Malicious falsehood: Highly significant recent case law in this parallel tort is reviewed: Ajinomoto v Asda; Thornton v Telegraph; Tesla Motors v BBC; Cruddas v Calvert
  • Misuse of private information: among the new decisions considered in the text are Terry v Persons Unknown, Hutcheson v Popdog, Goodwin v NGN, JIH v NGN, Giggs v NGN, Mosley v UK
  • Though based on English law, Gatley on Libel and Slander continues to track developments in other common law jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and Hong Kong.
  • Updated by a distinguished author team which now includes the addition of Professor Alastair Mullis and Dr Andrew Scott

12. Law and Ethics Relating to Medical Profession

Medical Law is a new and expanding field, which offers considerable scope for interdisciplinary study and collaboration. The responsibilities of those providing health care and the expectations of those providing health care and the expectation of those receiving it area draws on a wide range of existing legal subjects such as tort law, criminal law, family law and contract law. There is an increased interest among those involved in the medical field to know about the legal principles applicable to medical practice.
   Law and Ethics Relating To Medical Profession explains the principles of law and ethics governing medical issues such as consent to medical treatment, confidentiality, medical negligence, euthanasia, assisted reproduction, abortion, sterilization and metal health. The Book is designed not only to provide readers with a thorough knowledge of the substantive medical law but also to enable readers to apply legal and ethical concepts to specific situations that relate to medical practice.
  The author, Dr. Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim, who holds a Ph.D. in Law, is an Associate Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia.

13.Whistleblower Protection Law: Cases and Commentary

Whistleblower Protection laws have been enacted globally to protect employees of either government agencies or private corporations, who report to the public or those in authority regarding mismanagement, corruption, illegality or any wrongdoing within their place of employment. In the past, employees who act as whistleblowers are often subject to retaliation by their employers, hence the need for Whistleblower Protection laws.

This book begins with an overview on the history and objective of Whistleblower Protection laws, before providing a commentary on the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 in Malaysia. Several chapters cover in detail the administration, disclosure of improper conduct as well as the enforcement of the Act. Besides the commentary on Whistleblower Protection laws in the United States, United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries, the case studies covered in the book provide invaluable insight on the application of Whistleblower Protection laws. Readers would find the chapter on the Syariah view of Whistleblower Protection laws as an interesting perspective on this area of law. The book ends with a chapter on recommendations on drafting Whistleblower Protection policies.

This book provides an interesting discussion on the phenomena of Whistleblower Protection laws in Malaysia and around the world.

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