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Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland. (2020)
Journal Article
BROWN, J. and CHRISTIE, S. 2020. Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland. Oxford journal of legal studies [online], 40(4), pages 682-707. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqaa019

The cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans placed the withdrawal of treatment from terminally ill infants at the forefront of medical law and ethics. In the medico-legal context, Scottish court procedures materially differ from those in England. This... Read More about Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland..

An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. (2020)
Thesis
CHUKS-EZIKE, C. 2020. An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Oil and gas resource exploitation has hugely contributed to Nigeria's revenue. This is therefore an important contributor to the Nigerian economy. Nigerian oil and gas business has been mainly facilitated by multinational and indigenous oil companies... Read More about An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes..

Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law. (2019)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2019. Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law. Journal of medical law and ethics [online], 2019(1). Available from: https://www.uitgeverijparis.nl/en/reader/205341/1001426917

This paper considers the interpretation of section 25(2)(c) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, on the relevance of subsequent inconsistent behaviour by the maker of an advance decision. Consideration of the very few cases, and analysis of how existing... Read More about Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law..

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More about Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran..

Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law. (2017)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2017. Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law. Journal of medical law and ethics (online), 5(1), pages 1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7590/221354017X14901892827392

In the context of an ageing population, end-of-life care planning is increasingly important. The law in Scotland does not, as yet, take the active and specific steps to help address this that are evident in other jurisdictions. I contend that there a... Read More about Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law..

Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. (2017)
Thesis
ONYEJEKWE, N.C. 2017. Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The recession that started in the late 2000s has created significant economic and financial challenges globally and within nation states. In particular, oil-producing countries have been further affected by the fall in oil price. It is therefore cruc... Read More about Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime..

The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent. (2016)
Thesis
AMJAD, M. 2016. The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

This research considers the related questions on access to justice in India sub-continent: what exactly is wrong with the judiciary, what is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and why do people prefer it to the judiciary in settling their disputes... Read More about The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent..

Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
STEPHEN, A., SHEACH LEITH, V., MACDUFF, C. and CHRISTIE, S. 2015. Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. Bereavement care [online], 34(3), pages 103-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547

When a family is grieving the loss of a member the consideration of post mortem is an additional concern. This study set out to explore how relatives are supported to give authorisation and throughout the post mortem process. Thirteen relatives with... Read More about Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland..

Making treatment decisions for the future: advance directives and the question of legislative clarity. (2013)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. and ANDERSON, M. 2013. Making treatment decisions for the future: advance directives and the question of legislative clarity. Journal of medical law and ethics [online], 1(2) pages 85-109. Available from: https://www.uitgeverijparis.nl/reader/9349/8498

This article sets out to consider the extent to which advance directives can be used as an effective means to entrench personal autonomy, and, in the light of their statutory form in numerous other jurisdictions, consider the various approaches which... Read More about Making treatment decisions for the future: advance directives and the question of legislative clarity..

Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation. (2009)
Thesis
NANA, C.N. 2009. Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The objectives of this thesis are twofold: firstly, demonstrate that the string of contradictions stretching across substantive and procedural corporate criminal law may be avoided if courts refer to an appropriate mechanism of imputation; and second... Read More about Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation..

The relevance of harm as the criterion for the punishment of impossible attempts. (2009)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S.A. 2009. The relevance of harm as the criterion for the punishment of impossible attempts. Journal of criminal law [online], 73(2), pages 153-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1350/jcla.2009.73.2.561

There has been much debate about the relevance of punishment in cases of impossible attempts. This article sets out the current position in Anglo-American jurisdictions and considers the rationale behind punishment in hypothetical impossible attempt... Read More about The relevance of harm as the criterion for the punishment of impossible attempts..

Crimes against the foetus: the rights and wrongs of protecting the unborn. (2006)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2006. Crimes against the foetus: the rights and wrongs of protecting the unborn. Medico-legal journal of Ireland [online], 12(2), pages 65-76. Available from: http://www.westlaw.co.uk

The legal position of the foetus raises difficult questions about the status which we accord the developing human being within society. Most conceptions of criminal liability are predicated on the person; usually, there is a victim and an aggressor,... Read More about Crimes against the foetus: the rights and wrongs of protecting the unborn..

Inchoate crimes: incitement, conspiracy and attempts in Scottish criminal law. (2001)
Book
CHRISTIE, S. 2001. Inchoate crimes: incitement, conspiracy and attempts in Scottish criminal law. Edinburgh: W. Green.

The question of whether it is suitable to inflict punishment, and if so, to what degree, arises in all areas of legal inquiry, and beyond them, most notably in religion, philosophy and social science. Punishment is generally defined as a painful or u... Read More about Inchoate crimes: incitement, conspiracy and attempts in Scottish criminal law..

Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? (2000)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2000. Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? Journal of criminal law [online], 64(4), pages 409-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/002201830006400410

Almost every aspect of the partial defence of provocation has caused considerable debate over the years. Areas of difficulty range from the question of when the issue should be left to the jury, to the relevance of the defence to battered women who k... Read More about Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far?.

Provocation and non-violent homosexual advances. (1999)
Journal Article
OLIVER, S. 1999. Provocation and non-violent homosexual advances. Journal of criminal law, 63(6), pages 586-592.

Some controversial areas of provocation have been developed to a significant extent in foreign jurisdictions before migrating to England and Scotland. The most obvious example is that of the battered women defence which modifies a crucial aspect of t... Read More about Provocation and non-violent homosexual advances..