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19-11-2014: Bankruptcy of Swets and Story Scientia

Many of our customers will already be aware of recent developments with Swets & Zeitlinger Group B.V. (Swets) and Story Scientia. It is our highest priority to provide a smooth renewal process for our journal and series subscriptions and ensure continued, uninterrupted delivery and access to our content. If your subscription is administered by one of these suppliers, please contact Intersentia to guarantee the continuity of your subscriptions. You can e-mail us at

14-07-2014: Intersentia authors awarded the 2014 Modderman Prize

Intersentia is proud to announce that two of its authors were awarded the most prestigious Dutch Prize for criminal law:
Dr. Johannes Keiler was awarded the Prize for his book  Actus Reus and Participation in European Criminal Law , and
Dr. Jeroen Blomsma won the Prize for his book Mens Rea and Defences in European Criminal Law.

The Prize which includes a bronze medal and a  sum of money will be awarded to them on 28 August in Leiden, the Netherlands.

For more information ablout the books, please click on the titles.




Each year, Intersentia attends several international conferences and seminars. Calendar and more information....


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Prevention of Genocide under International Law Prevention of Genocide under International Law
Etienne Ruvebana
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Rights, Scarcity, and Justice Rights, Scarcity, and Justice
Gustavo Arosemena Solorzano
Can human rights really protect people from want? If one is lacking medical care or housing, can one really go to a judge and ask for the provision of such goods and services? These questions have proved divisive for academics, politicians and judges working in the field of human rights. Some consider that there is no real difference between civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights. Others think that economic, social and cultural rights have structural features that make their judicial protection unwelcome. This book aims to move this debate forward.  
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The Common Interest in International LawAcademiaGPRC The Common Interest in International Law
Wolfgang Benedek (ed.), Koen De Feyter (ed.), Matthias C. Kettemann (ed.), Christina Voigt (ed.)
What lies in the common interest of the international community? How are those common interests protected? What is the role of states and of the international community? This book looks at the protection of common interests and shows how international law is progressively moving away from a system based on territorial sovereignty to a system based on shared responsibilities among states and other actors.  
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The Practice of Public Procurement The Practice of Public Procurement
Philipp Kiiver, Jakub Kodym
When buying goods or services on behalf of a public authority, procurement officers must translate the buyer’s needs into tender documents that are clear, lawful, and well-designed. This guide helps them in this task. Rich in practical examples, it is written for procurement practitioners at all levels of government – from the local to the international – including drafters of calls for tenders, controllers, tender evaluators, managers who authorize public expenditure, risk managers and auditors, as well as for students of public procurement law and public administration. 
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State Aid and Public Procurement in the European Union State Aid and Public Procurement in the European Union
Sarah Schoenmaekers (ed.), Wouter Devroe (ed.), Niels Philipsen (ed.)
This book aims to provide stakeholders – students, but also academics, practitioners, civil servants, and consumers - with a better knowledge of the EU rules on public procurement and State aid. By treating these two legal fields in one volume, the book also intends to draw attention to the largely unexplored links and interfaces between public procurement and State aid rules.   
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Legal Aid in the Low CountriesAcademiaGPRC Legal Aid in the Low Countries
Bernard Hubeau (ed.), Ashley Terlouw (ed.)
Legal Aid in the Low Countries deals with the system of legal aid in Belgium and the Netherlands. Central questions in the book are whether the conditions for a sound legal aid system are met, especially in the fields of law that mainly concern the ‘have nots’; the main ethical considerations that legal aid providers have to take into account; and the alternatives for legal aid and complementary solutions to enhance access to justice.
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Sources of Constitutional Law Sources of Constitutional Law
Sascha Hardt (ed.), Aalt Willem Heringa (ed.)
Sources of Constitutional Law contains a selection of constitutions and fundamental legislative instruments from five Western democracies: the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
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Pieter Boeles, Maarten den Heijer, Gerrie Lodder, Kees Wouters
This book provides an overview of the state of EU migration law in 2014. It explores the meaning of EU legislation on migration in the light of fundamental rights and principles of Union law as explained in leading case-law of the European courts. It is especially aimed at students, but may likewise be useful for practitioners, policy makers or others interested in the legal foundations of migration in Europe.     
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Raphael Kamuli
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Malgorzata Sadowska
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