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The Evolving Dimensions Of International Law

Author: John F. Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113948737X
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This book examines recent developments in sources of public international law, such as treaties and custom operating among nations in their mutual relations, as well as developments in some of the primary rules of law international institutions created by these processes. It finds that public international law has become increasingly dysfunctional in dealing with some of the primary problems facing the world community, such as the maintenance of international peace and security, violations of international human rights and the law of armed conflict, arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, and international environmental issues, and that international law and international institutions face a problematic future. It concludes, however, that all is not lost. There are possible alternative futures for international law and legal process, but choosing among them will require the world community making hard choices.

War Law

Author: Michael Byers
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9781555848460
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“Professor Byers’s book goes to the heart of some of the most bitterly contested recent controversies about the International Rule of Law” (Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University). International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate, or necessary, for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law. Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by US forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Byers explores the legal controversies that surrounded the 1999 and 2001 interventions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the 2003 war in Iraq; the development of international humanitarian law from the 1859 Battle of Solferino to the present; and the role of war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court. He also considers the unique influence of the United States in the evolution of this extremely controversial area of international law. War Law is neither a textbook nor a treatise, but a fascinating account of a highly controversial topic that is necessary reading for fans of military history and general readers alike. “Should be read, and pondered, by those who are seriously concerned with the legacy we will leave to future generations.” —Noam Chomsky

International Law In The New Age Of Globalization

Author: Andrew Byrnes
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004228810
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The essays in this volume address various challenges posed by globalization to the international legal order, in fields which include the use of force, humanitarian law, international trade and investment law, dispute resolution, human rights, and environmental law.

An Introduction To Contemporary International Law

Author: Lung-chu Chen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190227990
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An Introduction to Contemporary International Law: A Policy-Oriented Perspective introduces the reader to all major aspects of contemporary international law. It applies the highly acclaimed approach developed by the New Haven School of International Law, holding international law as an ongoing process of authoritative decision-making through which the members of the world community identify, clarify, and secure their common interests. Unlike conventional works in international law, this book is organized and structured in terms of the process of decision making in the international arena, and references both classic historical examples and contemporary events to illustrate international legal processes and principles. Using contemporary examples, this Third Edition builds on the previous editions by contextualizing and dramatizing recent events with reference to seven features that characterize the New Haven School approach to international law: participants, perspectives, arenas of decision, bases of power, strategies, outcomes, and effects. This new edition highlights cutting-edge ideas in international law, including the right to self-determination, the evolution of Taiwan statehood, the expanding scope of international concern and the duty of states to protect human rights, the trend towards greater accountability for states and individual decision-makers under international law, and the vital role individual responsibility plays in the emerging field of international criminal law. It offers a new generation the intellectual tools needed to act as responsible citizens in a world community seeking human dignity and human security for all people.

Economic Dimensions In International Law

Author: Jagdeep S. Bhandari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521578981
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"Each of the chapters was presented at a conference in the spring of 1995, sponsored by Duquesne University and George Mason University"--Preface.

International Law

Author: Jens Ohlin
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634605953
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International Law: Evolving Doctrine and Practice offers a flexible arrangement of materials for the teaching of an introductory course in international law. The inspiration for the book's editorial approach is the recognition that each professor comes to the study of international law from a variety of normative, critical, or interdisciplinary perspectives, and that the materials should be flexible enough to accommodate all comers. With this goal of pedagogical ecumenism in mind, the chapters present a variety of critical approaches to international law without letting one particular view dominate, though taken together the materials highlight the evolving nature of international legal doctrine and those areas where its legal norms remain contested or controversial. Sprinkled through each chapter are short Problem Cases--less than a page in length--that give students the opportunity to apply the doctrine to a unique fact pattern. The Problem Cases are presented in modular text boxes that can form the basis for rich classroom discussions or simply reserved for background reading at home, whichever the professor wishes. In addition to the typical array of chapters on sources and subjects of international law, human rights, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, the use of force, and humanitarian intervention, the book also includes chapters on international economic law and environmental law, including a consideration of the challenge posed by climate change.

Comparative International Law

Author: Anthea Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190697571
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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.

International Law In World Politics

Author: Shirley V. Scott
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781626376045
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The rules-based international order -- States -- Nonstate actors -- Intergovernmental organizations -- International courts and tribunals -- The autonomy of international law -- Legal argument as political maneuvering -- Reading a multilateral treaty -- The evolution of a multilateral treaty regime -- The initiation of international armed conflict -- The conduct of armed conflict -- Arms control -- Human rights -- The environment -- International law and the shifting distribution of power

Humanitarian Intervention

Author: Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812233827
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Over the centuries, societies have gradually developed constraints on the use of armed force in the conduct of foreign relations. The crowning achievement of these efforts occurred in the midtwentieth century with the general acceptance among the states of the world that the use of military force for territorial expansion was unacceptable. A central challenge for the twenty-first century rests in reconciling these constraints with the increasing desire to protect innocent persons from human rights deprivations that often take place during civil war or result from persecution by autocratic governments. Humanitarian Intervention is a detailed look at the historical development of constraints on the use of force and at incidents of humanitarian intervention prior to, during, and after the Cold War.