Is International Law International?


Author: Anthea Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190696419
Category: Law
Page: 432
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This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some of the patterns of difference, dominance, and disruption that belie international law's claim to universality. Pulling back the curtain on the "divisible college of international lawyers," Anthea Roberts shows how international lawyers in different states, regions, and geopolitical groupings are often subject to distinct incoming influences and outgoing spheres of influence in ways that reflect and reinforce differences in how they understand and approach international law. These divisions manifest themselves in contemporary controversies, such as debates about Crimea and the South China Sea. Not all approaches to international law are created equal, however. Using case studies and visual representations, the author demonstrates how actors and materials from some states and groups have come to dominate certain transnational flows and forums in ways that make them disproportionately influential in constructing the "international." This point holds true for Western actors, materials, and approaches in general, and for Anglo-American (and sometimes French) ones in particular. However, these patterns are set for disruption. As the world moves past an era of Western dominance and toward greater multipolarity, it is imperative for international lawyers to understand the perspectives and approaches of those coming from diverse backgrounds. By taking readers on a comparative tour of different international law academies and textbooks, the author encourages them to see the world through the eyes of others -- an essential skill in this fast changing world of shifting power dynamics and rising nationalism.

International Law


Author: Malcolm D. Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199654670
Category: Law
Page: 873
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Evans' International Law provides wide-ranging analysis of all the key issues and themes in public international law and brings together an outstanding collection of interesting and diverse writings from the leading scholars in the field. The fourth edition succeeds both in explaining the principles of international law and exposing the debates and challenges that underlie it. Now fully revised and updated, it continues to provide an authoritative and stimulating overview of this increasingly important subject; revealing international law in its full diversity. International Law is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, featuring the personal views and recollections of eminent international law practitioners.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht
Author: Anne Peters
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161527494
Category: Law
Page: 559
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Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

What is international law and how do we tell it when we see it?


Author: Robert Yewdall Jennings,J. R. Spencer
Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 57
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Comparative International Law


Author: Anthea Roberts,Paul B. Stephan, III,Pierre-Hugues Verdier,Mila Versteeg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190697571
Category: Law
Page: 640
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By definition, international law, once agreed upon and consented to, applies to all parties equally. It is perhaps the one area of law where cross-country comparison seems inappropriate, because all parties are governed by the same rules. However, as this book explains, states sometimes adhere to similar, and at other times, adopt different interpretations of the same international norms and standards. International legal rules are not a monolithic whole, but are the basis for ongoing contestation in which states set forth competing interpretations. International norms are interpreted and redefined by national executives, legislatures, and judiciaries. These varying and evolving interpretations can, in turn, change and impact the international rules themselves. These similarities and differences make for an important, but thus far, largely unexamined object of comparison. This is the premise for this book, and for what the editors call "comparative international law." This book achieves three objectives. The first is to show that international law is not a monolith. The second is to map the cross-country similarities and differences in international legal norms in different fields of international law, as well as their application and interpretation with regards to geographic differences. The third is to make a first and preliminary attempt to explain these differences. It is organized into three broad thematic sections, exploring: conceptual matters, domestic institutions and comparative international law, and comparing approaches across issue-areas. The chapters are authored by contributors who include leading international law and comparative law scholars with diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspectives.

Gesammelte Werke


Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161461590
Category: Philosophy
Page: 451
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Was die griechische Philosophie fur uns bedeutet, ist die Unmittelbarkeit, mit der die gesprochene Sprache in den Begriff drangt, so dass es keiner Destruktion einer erstarrten und verfremdeten Schul- und Fachsprache bedarf, und auf der anderen Seite ist es die Nachbarschaft zu dem dichterischen Wort, das auch aus der gesprochenen Sprache und ihrem lebendigen Gebrauch in eine andere Gattung des Wahrseins und des Seiendseins hineinragt. So stellen die beiden Bande 8 und 9 das langsame Wachstum der inneren Verflechtung von Theorie und Praxis dar, das sich uber drei Jahrzehnte erstreckt und neben den Studien zur griechischen Philosophie den anderen Grenzwert markiert, zu dem die hermeneutische Erfahrung reicht. Beides sind Erfahrungen der Sprachlichkeit und ihrer undurchschaubaren, fast magischen Gewalt. Beide, die griechische Philosophie und die Sprache der Dichtung und der anderen Kunste, haben etwas von der Unmittelbarkeit der Daseinserfahrung, zu der sich das fragende Wesen Mensch genotigt sieht. - Aus dem Vorwort zu Band 8

International Law


Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521194873
Category: Law
Page: 350
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Clear and concise: a landmark publication in the teaching of international law from one of the world's leading international lawyers.

International Law and International Relations


Author: J. Craig Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826450288
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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This text examines key concepts in international law in order to illuminate them in the context of inetrnational relations. The first part of the book covers theoretical issues. The second part examines international law in context, including case-study material and the Pinochet litigation.

The Politics of International Law


Author: Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316557
Category: Law
Page: 388
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Today international law is everywhere. Wars are fought and opposed in its name. It is invoked to claim rights and to challenge them, to indict or support political leaders, to distribute resources and to expand or limit the powers of domestic and international institutions. International law is part of the way political (and economic) power is used, critiqued, and sometimes limited. Despite its claim for neutrality and impartiality, it is implicit in what is just, as well as what is unjust in the world. To understand its operation requires shedding its ideological spell and examining it with a cold eye. Who are its winners, and who are its losers? How - if at all - can it be used to make a better or a less unjust world? In this collection of essays Professor Martti Koskenniemi, a well-known practitioner and a leading theorist and historian of international law, examines the recent debates on humanitarian intervention, collective security, protection of human rights and the 'fight against impunity' and reflects on the use of the professional techniques of international law to intervene politically. The essays both illustrate and expand his influential theory of the role of international law in international politics. The book is prefaced with an introduction by Professor Emmanuelle Jouannet (Sorbonne Law School), which locates the texts in the overall thought and work of Martti Koskenniemi.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law


Author: Bardo Fassbender,Anne Peters,Simone Peter,Daniel Högger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199599750
Category: History
Page: 1228
View: 1959
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This handbook provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins of public international law. It analyses the modern history of international law from a global perspective, and examines the lives of those who were most responsible for shaping it.

Brierly's Law of Nations

An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations
Author: James Leslie Brierly,Andrew Clapham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199657947
Category: Law
Page: 518
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Work first published in 1928 under the title: Law of nations.

International Law: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Vaughan Lowe
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191576204
Category: Law
Page: 144
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Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of the international system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the world faces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.

Verfassungsfragmente

Gesellschaftlicher Konstitutionalismus in der Globalisierung
Author: Gunther Teubner
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518772805
Category: Law
Page: 291
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Nicht zuletzt durch eine Reihe von öffentlichen Skandalen wurde in den letzten Jahren die »Neue Verfassungsfrage« aufgeworfen. Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch multinationale Unternehmen, Korruption im Medizin- und Wissenschaftsbetrieb, Bedrohung der Meinungsfreiheit durch private Intermediäre im Internet, massive Eingriffe in die Privatsphäre durch Datensammlung privater Organisationen und mit besonderer Wucht die Entfesselung katastrophaler Risiken auf den weltweiten Kapitalmärkten – sie alle werfen Verfassungsprobleme im strengen Sinne auf. Ging es früher um die Freisetzung der politischen Machtenergien des Nationalstaats und zugleich um ihre wirksame rechtsstaatliche Begrenzung, so geht es nun darum, ganz andere gesellschaftliche Energien zu diskutieren und in ihren destruktiven Konsequenzen wirksam zu beschränken. Konstitutionalismus jenseits des Nationalstaats – das heißt zweierlei: Die Verfassungsprobleme stellen sich außerhalb der Grenzen des Nationalstaats in transnationalen Politikprozessen und zugleich außerhalb des institutionalisierten Politiksektors in den »privaten« Sektoren der Weltgesellschaft.

International Law


Author: Mark W. Janis
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735570320
Category: Law
Page: 396
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The ideal companion to any International Law casebook, or to casebooks on International Human Rights Law, International Business Transactions, or International Environmental Law. The Fifth Edition offers: a clear and accessible writing style broad coverage of public international issues, complemented by some discussion of salient Constitutional Law and International Business Law topics a logical organization that poses three broad questions: What are the international legal rules? What is the international legal process? What role does international law play in international relations? an authoritative resource in a comprehensible context Thoroughly updated to reflect current International Law, the Fifth Edition covers: the Sosa Case on the Alien Tort Statute, cases on the Geneva Conventions and other U.S. Supreme Court cases deciding on issues of international import the rapidly expanding jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and other new developments in International Human Rights Law the Preemptive-War Doctrine and new problems and prospects in the law of war the Precautionary Principle in International Environmental Law International Law, Fifth Edition, continues to live up to its excellent reputation as a clear, accurate, and timely overview of International Law.

The Limits of International Law


Author: Jack L. Goldsmith,Eric A. Posner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195314174
Category: Law
Page: 262
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International law is much debated and discussed, but poorly understood. Does international law matter, or do states regularly violate it with impunity? If international law is of no importance, then why do states devote so much energy to negotiating treaties and providing legal defenses for their actions? In turn, if international law does matter, why does it reflect the interests of powerful states, why does it change so often, and why are violations of international law usually not punished? In this book, Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner argue that international law matters but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe. International law, they contend, is simply a product of states pursuing their interests on the international stage. It does not pull states towards compliance contrary to their interests, and the possibilities for what it can achieve are limited. It follows that many global problems are simply unsolvable. The book has important implications for debates about the role of international law in the foreign policy of the United States and other nations. The authors see international law as an instrument for advancing national policy, but one that is precarious and delicate, constantly changing in unpredictable ways based on non-legal changes in international politics. They believe that efforts to replace international politics with international law rest on unjustified optimism about international law's past accomplishments and present capacities.

International Law for International Relations


Author: Basak Cali
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199558426
Category: Law
Page: 431
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The breadth of international law and institutions in contemporary global politics means it is no longer possible to make sense of international politics without understanding international law. This is the ideal text for students of international relations who have not previously studied law.

New Perspectives on the Divide Between National and International Law


Author: André Nollkaemper,Janne Elisabeth Nijman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019923194X
Category: Law
Page: 380
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This book analyses one of the most pressing issues of modern international law: the relationship between the international legal order and the domestic legal orders of sovereign states. It contains different perspectives on the legal complexity that results from the interactions between the international and domestic spheres.

The Future of International Law

Global Government
Author: Joel P. Trachtman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107035899
Category: Law
Page: 302
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Draws together the theoretical and practical aspects of international cooperation needs and legal responses in critical areas of international concern.

International Law

A Dictionary
Author: Boleslaw Adam Boczek
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850781
Category: Law
Page: 477
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International Law: A Dictionary is a pathbreaking study of the development of international law from the earliest times to the present for students, scholars, legal professionals, and other interested readers. Combining the features of a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook, readers are acquainted with the basic tenets of public international law. Preceding the main text are a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary of Latin phrases, a chronology of major developments, a table of cases with references to entries and a list of the 373 entries. Numerous cross-references lead the reader to relevant entries, and the abundant references to primary sources, mostly treaties and court cases, enable the reader to locate research materials. The selected bibliography includes books, research aids, textbooks, and casebooks as well as recent books on special international law topics.

The Influence of Human Rights on International Law


Author: Norman Weiß,Jean-Marc Thouvenin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319120212
Category: Law
Page: 248
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This volume discusses the impact of human rights law on other fields of international law. Does international human rights law modify other fields of international law? Contributions focus on possible spillover effects of human rights on international economic or international criminal law. Does international human rights law have a streamlining effect on international law as a whole? This might be identified as a process of constitutionalisation. In this book, human rights can be understood as one of the core principles of international legal order and thus have an effect on the general law of treaties or on the settlement of disputes. Although human rights law is a relatively young field of international law, its content and core values today are of major importance for the interpretation of international law as a whole. As we witness a redefinition of sovereignty as a responsibility of states towards the people and a shift to greater relevance of the individual in international law in general, it is a logical consequence that human rights have an impact on other areas of international law.