Definition of RELEASE

transitive verb[1] 1 : to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude release hostages release pent-up emotions release the brakes also : to let go : dismiss[2] released from her job 2 : to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses was released from her promise 3 : to give up in favor of another : relinquish release a...


Unifying and Harmonising Substantive Law and the Role of Conflict of Laws

Traditionally, conflict of law rules designate only national substantive law as the applicable law. Many unifying and harmonizing substantive law instruments of both States and non-State organizations, however, are designed specifically for application to cross-border relationships. Achieving this objective is, generally, hindered by conflict of law rules. The requirements which non-national law needs to fulfil in order to be accepted...

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons: Seeking Release to Reduce Spread Generally speaking, there are four types of jail/prison release under consideration to reduce the susceptibility of incarcerated persons to widespread outbreaks of COVID-19: expanded pretrial release[1]; release of low-level offenders[2]; early release of those close to concluding a sentence (coming soon); and compassionate release of those most vulnerable to COVID-19[3]....

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