Two Treatises of Government

John Locke; "Two Treatises of Government" John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher who is considered to be one of the first philosophers of the Enlightenment and the father of classical liberalism. The Two Treatises was first published anonymously in December 1689. The First Treatise is focused on the refutation of Sir Robert Filmer, in … Continue reading Two Treatises of Government

The Law of Nations

Emerich de Vattel; "The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns" is a legal treatise on international law published in 1758, and has been said to have modernized the entire practice of international law. Vattel’s Law of Nations was translated into English in 1760, … Continue reading The Law of Nations

Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224

Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224 (from 17) "The husband filed a notice of discontinuance on 13 October 2015 in which he sought to discontinue the whole of his initiating application filed on 23 April 2013. At [3] of her reasons for judgment, the primary judge said: In addition to filing the Notice of Discontinuance, … Continue reading Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224

Sir William Blackstone definition of a law

Commentaries on the Law of England Sir William Blackstone Introduction Section 2 - Of the Nature of Laws in GeneraL Law, in it's most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say, the laws of … Continue reading Sir William Blackstone definition of a law

Natural Law and the Social Contract

IS THE CONSTITUTION A SOCIAL CONTRACT? https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/is-the-constitution-a-social-contract.pdf COMPARING THE SOCIAL CONTRACTS OF HOBBES AND LOCKE https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/comparing-the-social-contracts-of-hobbes-and-locke.pdf THE SOCIAL CONTRACT RENEGOTIATED: PROTECTING PUBLIC LAW VALUES IN THE AGE OF CONTRACTING https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/the-social-contract-renegotiated-protecting-public-law-values-in-the-age-of-contracting.pdf Extract from Shaw v The State of Western Australia Attorney General Mr Jim McGINTY [2004] WASC 144 (at 11) "I must confess, with all due respect … Continue reading Natural Law and the Social Contract

Sir William Blackstone on the Absolute Rights of Individuals

Commentaries on the Law of England Sir William Blackstone Extracts from BOOK 1, CHAPTER 1 Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals "By the absolute rights of individuals we mean those which are so in their primary and strictest sense; such as would belong to their persons merely in a state of nature, and which every … Continue reading Sir William Blackstone on the Absolute Rights of Individuals