By Donna Leon
Guido Brunetti, the hero of Donna Leon's the world over bestselling crime sequence, is again, in a singular that mixes an inventive plot with an fascinating portrait of up to date Venice. On a chilly December evening, a Senegalese guy who sells counterfeit style components is killed at the Campo Santo Stefano. What first seems to be a simple conflict among rival buyers quickly increases questions: What was once a penniless foreigner doing with a fortune in diamonds? And why does Brunetti's boss wish him off the case? lovers of Donna Leon may be delighted with Blood from a Stone, as Brunetti delves into the secrets and techniques of Venice's immigrant group and keeps to discover corruption within the higher echelons of the govt.
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51 5. PRELIMINARY AND MERITS JURISDICTION RE-VISITED: Aegean Sea Continental Shelf(1916, 1978) After this clear, categorical affirmation of a plenary, unqualified Advisory Opinion jurisdiction, untrammelled by any attempt to read it down by, in effect, assimilating it to ordinary case/controversy restrictive criteria, the Court had occasion, once more, in Aegean Sea Continental Shelf, Interim Protection, in 1976,52 to return to the issues of Preliminary and Merits jurisdiction that had so troubled it in Nuclear Tests in 1973 and 1974.
As re-published in American Journal of International Law, vol. 83 (1989), p. 457. 36. Tumanov, "Sudebnii Kontrol za konstitutsionnostu normativnikh aktov", Sovetskoe Gosudarstvo i Pravo, (1988) (no. 3), p. 10. 37. Compare Hazard, ''The Gorbachev Era in the USSR", Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, vol. 16 (1988), p. 1. 38. President Gorbachev's most recent constitutional reform proposals in fact reveal a progression to a German-style Special Constitutional Court. See "Gorbachev legt den Entwurf eines Unionsvertrags vor: eine 'Union der Souveränen Sowjetrepubliken' angestrebt," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 27 November 1990.
General Assembly and elsewhere, as turning on "political" and not on "legal" considerations. According to this particular argument, the distinction had been adopted by a "Western", or at least Western-dominated tribunal, as a legal device for protecting a racist, white minority regime in a still-surviving remnant of the Western European Colonial system, from scrutiny and review by the organised World Community, applying contemporary World Community standards. The charge of "political" decision, levelled against the Court immediately after the South West Africa.