Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice

The Agreement establishing the controversial CCJ sets forth its original and appellate jurisdiction, powers, and limitations.

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Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community Including the CARICOM Single Market Economy

Selected portions of the Revised Treaty relevant to Law of International Organizations are reproduced below for LLB students.

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Uniting For Peace

Uniting For Peace United Nations General Assembly Resolution 377 (V) provides:

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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

The States Parties to the present Convention

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League of Nations Charter

The League of Nations Charter is reproduced below.

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United Nations Charter

The Charter is reproduced below with relevant links.

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Is CAM Malpractice Per Se?

I worried about this question in Cohen MH. Malpractice considerations affecting the clinical integration of complementary and alternative medicine. Curr Prac of Med 1999;2:4:87-89. The reason was this: malpractice is defined as (1) deviation from the standard of care, which (2) causes the patient injury. "Alternative medicine" was also being defined as using that fall outside conventional medicine. Presto: alternative medicine equals malpractice. This was the conclusion of one judge in a New York case called Charell v. Gonzales.

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Physician Malpractice Liability In Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies

In Cohen MH, Eisenberg DM. Potential physician malpractice liability associated with complementary/integrative medical therapies. Ann Intern Med; 2002;136:596-603, my colleague David M. Eisenberg, M.D. of Harvard Medical School, and I offer a framework for physicians grappling with medical liability issues as complementary and integrative health care practices are made available in conventional medical settings.

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Informed Consent in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) poses serious challenges for the physician and other providers, not the least being the issue of informed consent.

In Ernst EE, Cohen MH. Informed consent in complementary and alternative medicine. Arch Intern Med 2001;161:19:2288-2292, my colleague Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD (from across the Atlantic at the University of Exeter) and I review the legal and ethical implications of informed consent in CAM therapies.

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A Question Of Time

Michael H. Cohen's novel A Question of Time
is about consciousness. Gabriel Goodman takes a vacation from his law firm for an ocean-side seminar in hypnosis. Gradually he is drawn into trance, where he must face his past and decide his identity. But first he must trust the White Shadows, ancestral spirits who guide his quest from the unreal to the real, from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness into light.   Order

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Legal Issues In Integrative Medicine

Cover-150.jpg Legal Issues in Integrative Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Hosptials, and Patients by Michael H. Cohen (National Acupuncture Foundation, 2005) is a book that empowers decisions concerning the services health care professionals or care institutions either recommend or provide to patients, or patients choose for themselves. CAM therapies are increasingly offered in conventional medical settings or clinics. This book guides those seeking to understand the legal context in which they offer or refer for health care services involving CAM, or use such therapies.   Order

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives

In Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives, Michael H. Cohen breaks new ground in putting together the puzzle of U.S. law relating to complementary therapies.   Order

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Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution

In Beyond Complementary Medicine, Michael H. Cohen goes deeper into the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of integrating complementary and alternative care into conventional clinical setting.   Order

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Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation

Future Medicine by Michael H. Cohen is an investigation into the clinical, legal, ethical, and regulatory changes occurring in our health care system as a result of the developing field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and particularly integrative and energy medicine. All profits from sales of this book go to a nonprofit charitable organization.   Order

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