Heaven's Chancellery

Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova
Heaven's Chancellery

Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova


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There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages, but the concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person or a person’s rights that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery describes the difficulties of obtaining legal compensation for damages by victims of such moral injustice. To convey the legal impossibility of just compensation for intangible, and therefore immeasurable, damage, the author presents a fictional account of Adam, a scientist who believes the earthly judicial system has wronged him. Adam finds true compensation only when he is invited on a journey to seek justice in Heaven’s Chancellery. By utilizing a narrative fiction, the author invites a wide audience of readers to examine the complications of compensation for intangible damage. Even if moral damage is deemed impossible to fully compensate through the legal terms that we have been used for centuries, the story of Adam’s journey in Heaven’s Chancellery upholds a possibility of an alternative avenue for justice previously denied to him by the earthly convent. This book will be of interest to students of law and the general reader alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761864523
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Irina Zakirova is adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She earned a PhD in legal studies—with a focus on compensation for damages—and has worked as a writer in several newspapers and magazines in her native country of Uzbekistan. She was a lecturer and taught legal studies at the Academy of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Meeting an Angel on a Roof
Chapter 2: Conflict with an Actor
Chapter 3: The “Law-Abiding” Angel
Chapter 4: Angela Phoros Brings the Summons
Chapter 5: A Ride on a Phaeton
Chapter 6: Meeting Themis
Chapter 7: Strolling in Heaven’s Chancellery
Chapter 8: The Threshold of Seventh Level of Heaven’s Chancellery
Chapter 9: Heaven’s Chancellery: The Trial Begins
Chapter 10: Heaven’s Chancellery: The Trial
Chapter 11: The N.Y. Supreme Court: Losing a Winning Case
Chapter 12: Hoop-la Around the Cap with a Tassel
Chapter 13: Finding Little Countess
Chapter 14: Journey to the Castle
Chapter 15: Justice Served
Chapter 16: Adam’s Triumph
Chapter 17: The Secret Archive of Heaven’s Chancellery
Chapter 18: Meanwhile in Heaven’s Chancellery
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