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International Law Stories

International Law Stories

  • Author: John E. Noyes,Laura A. Dickinson,Mark W. Janis
  • Publisher: Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 9781599410869
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 442
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This new Law Stories title sets the most significant international law cases in their social, political, and historical context. It showcases thirteen essays by leading international law experts. The essays, written in an accessible form, are organized in three groupings: stories about the development of international human rights law, stories about the use of international law in the U.S. legal system, and stories about international law's impact on interstate politics and the global economy. Experienced international law scholars, teachers, and practitioners will discover valuable new insights, and readers new to international law will find that the book quickly immerses them in the core controversies and most significant developments in the field.

Secrets and Suspense

Secrets and Suspense

International Law Stories

  • Author: Julius Kaplan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781680534689
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Queering International Law

Queering International Law

Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks

  • Author: Dianne Otto
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 135197114X
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This ground-breaking collection reflects the growing momentum of interest in the international legal community in meshing the insights of queer legal theory with those critical theories that have a much longer genealogy - notably postcolonial and feminist analyses. Beyond the push in the human rights field to ensure respect for the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, queer legal theory provides a means to examine the structural assumptions and conceptual architecture that underpin the normative framework and operation of international law, highlighting bias and blind spots and offering fresh perspectives and practical innovations. The contributors to the book use queer legal theory to critically analyse the basic tenets and operations of international law, with many surprising, thought-provoking and instructive results. The volume will be of interest to many scholars, students and researchers in international law, international relations, cultural studies, gender studies, queer studies and postcolonial studies.

Aspen Student Treatise for International Law

Aspen Student Treatise for International Law

  • Author: Mark Weston Janis
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 145487712X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
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International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text orients students in the basics of international law while providing broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping international relations.

Fraudulent Evidence Before Public International Tribunals

Fraudulent Evidence Before Public International Tribunals

The Dirty Stories of International Law

  • Author: W. Michael Reisman,Christina Skinner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139952862
  • Category: Law
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Domestic lawyers are, above all, officers of the court. By contrast, the public international lawyer representing states before international tribunals is torn between loyalties to the state and loyalties to international law. As the stakes increase for the state concerned, the tension between these loyalties can become acute and lead to practices that would be condemned in developed national legal systems but have hitherto been ignored by international tribunals in international legal scholarship. They are the 'dirty stories' of international law. This detailed and contextually sensitive presentation of eight important cases before a variety of public international tribunals dissects some of the reasons for the resort to fraudulent evidence in international litigation and the profession's baffling reaction. Fraudulent evidence is resorted to out of greed, moral mediocrity or inherent dishonesty. In public international litigation, by contrast, the reasons are often more complex, with roots in the dynamics of international politics.

Feminist Dialogues on International Law

Feminist Dialogues on International Law

Success, Tensions, Futures

  • Author: Gina Heathcote
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191508195
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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In the past decade, a sense of feminist 'success' has developed within the United Nations and international law, recognized in the Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, the increased jurisprudence on gender based crimes in armed conflict from the ICTR/Y and the ICC, the creation of UN Women, and Security Council sanctions against perpetrators of sexual violence in armed conflict. Contributing to the development of feminist and gender scholarship on international law, Gina Heathcote provides a feminist analysis of the central pillars of international law, noting the advances and limitations of feminist approaches. Through incorporating into mainstream international legal studies specific critical and feminist narratives, this book considers the manner in which feminist thinking has changed international law, and the manner in which international law has remained impervious to key feminist dialogues. It argues for a return to structural bias feminism that engages the foundations of international law and uses gender as a method for challenging post-millennium narratives on fragmentation,the role of international institutions, the nature of legal authority, sovereignty, and the role of international legal experts.

EU Law Stories

EU Law Stories

  • Author: Fernanda Nicola,Bill Davies
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107118891
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 350
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This book retells the multiple stories behind the rulings of the European Court, revealing their context, their history and the legal and non-legal strategies of their actors.

Interpretation in International Law

Interpretation in International Law

  • Author: Andrea Bianchi,Daniel Peat,Matthew Windsor
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191038709
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 380
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International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.

Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

Raw Law

  • Author: Irene Watson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317938372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their ancestral lands. This is Raw Law: a natural system of obligations and benefits, flowing from an Aboriginal ontology. This book places Raw Law at the centre of an analysis of colonisation – thereby decentring the usual analytical tendency to privilege the dominant structures and concepts of Western law. From the perspective of Aboriginal law, colonisation was a violation of the code of political and social conduct embodied in Raw Law. Its effects were damaging. It forced Aboriginal peoples to violate their own principles of natural responsibility to self, community, country and future existence. But this book is not simply a work of mourning. Most profoundly, it is a celebration of the resilience of Aboriginal ways, and a call for these to be recognised as central in discussions of colonial and postcolonial legality. Written by an experienced legal practitioner, scholar and political activist, AboriginalPeoples, Colonialism and International Law: Raw Law will be of interest to students and researchers of Indigenous Peoples Rights, International Law and Critical Legal Theory.

International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons

International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons

  • Author: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes,Philippe Sands
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521654807
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 592
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Most comprehensive book analysing the ICJ Advisory Opinions on nuclear weapons handed down in 1996.

Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law

Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law

  • Author: Surabhi Ranganathan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316194736
  • Category: Law
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Treaty conflicts are not merely the contingent or inadvertent by-products of the increasing juridification of international relations. In several instances, states have deliberately created treaty conflicts in order to catalyse changes in multilateral regimes. Surabhi Ranganathan uses such conflicts as context to explore the role of international law, in legal thought and practice. Her examinations of the International Law Commission's work on treaties and of various scholars' proposals on institutional action, offer a fresh view of 'mainstream' legal thought. They locate, in a variety of writings, a common faith in international legal discourse, built on liberal and constructivist assumptions. Ranganathan's three rich studies of treaty conflict, relating to the areas of seabed mining, the International Criminal Court, and nuclear governance, furnish a textured account of the specific forms and practices that constitute such a legal discourse and permit a grounded understanding of the interactions that shape international law.

The Yale journal of international law

The Yale journal of international law

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Halleck's International Law

Halleck's International Law

Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace and War

  • Author: Henry Wager Halleck
  • Publisher: London : C.K. Paul
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International law
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Education Law Stories

Education Law Stories

  • Author: Michael A. Olivas,Ronna Greff Schneider
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 376
  • View: 7718
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Ideally suited as a supplement in a law and society or constitutional law course or as a text for an advanced seminar, Education Law Stories provides an enriched understanding of a dozen leading education-related cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges, and social factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. In this book, a group of prominent education and constitutional law scholars have brought to life twelve of the most interesting cases ever litigated, a number of which are regularly taught in basic law school courses. Both cases in higher education settings and school law are included, and they make for fascinating reading. The volume is edited by Michael A. Olivas and Ronna G. Schneider and chapter authors include Robert O'Neil, Erwin Chemerinsky, Laura Rothstein, Wendy Parker, Rachel Moran, and many other leaders in the field. Cases have been selected to provide a historical sampling of different times and important issues, including reli

Adventures in Law and Justice

Adventures in Law and Justice

Exploring Big Legal Questions in Everyday Life

  • Author: Bryan Horrigan
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 9780868405728
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 376
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A book that makes law and justice both relevant and alive for everyone about the ideas and ideals of law. Containing a down-to-earth explanation of topical and newsworthy law-and-justice dilemmas, it is written for readers interested in public affairs and current events, as well as those grappling with ‘big picture’ issues in law and government as students, professionals or concerned citizens. This book serves as an introduction, a critique, and a thought-provoking read all in one.

The Power and Purpose of International Law

The Power and Purpose of International Law

Insights from the Theory and Practice of Enforcement

  • Author: Mary Ellen O'Connell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 391
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The world is going through another important transition. International institutions have unquestionably been weakened as the United States works to sort through complicated issues such as the Afghan and Iraq wars, the use of torture and secret detention, Guantanamo, climate change, and nuclear proliferation. In recent memory, top Bush Administration advisers have spoken and written about the powerlessness of international law and its irrelevance-or worse-for the United States. The worldwide public needs and deserves a more accurate account. In The Power and Purpose of International Law, Mary Ellen O'Connell provides such an account by explaining the purpose of international law and the powers of enforcement it has available to achieve its mission. International law supports order in the world and the attainment of humanity's fundamental goals of peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and protection of the natural environment. The author argues that these goals can best be realized through international law, which uniquely has the capacity to bind even a superpower. It is also through international law that competing powers and divergent cultures can reach consensus. By exploring the roots of international law, and by looking at specific events in its history, this book demonstrates the why and the how of international law and its enforcement. It directly confronts the claim that international law is "powerless" and that working within the framework of international law is useless or counter-productive. As the world moves forward and reexamines international norms and institutions, it is crucial that both leaders and their citizens understand the true power and purpose of international law, and why humanity has persistently accepted it as true law.

Mestizo International Law

Mestizo International Law

A Global Intellectual History 1842–1933

  • Author: Arnulf Becker Lorca
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316194051
  • Category: Law
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The development of international law is conventionally understood as a history in which the main characters (states and international lawyers) and events (wars and peace conferences) are European. Arnulf Becker Lorca demonstrates how non-Western states and lawyers appropriated nineteenth-century classical thinking in order to defend new and better rules governing non-Western states' international relations. By internalizing the standard of civilization, for example, they argued for the abrogation of unequal treaties. These appropriations contributed to the globalization of international law. With the rise of modern legal thinking and a stronger international community governed by law, peripheral lawyers seized the opportunity and used the new discourse and institutions such as the League of Nations to dissolve the standard of civilization and codify non-intervention and self-determination. These stories suggest that the history of our contemporary international legal order is not purely European; instead they suggest a history of a mestizo international law.

Reframing the International

Reframing the International

Law, Culture, Politics

  • Author: Richard A. Falk,Lester Edwin J. Ruiz,R. B. J. Walker
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415931762
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 258
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Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and unevenness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class. This volume challenge North America's privileged position in world politics, suggest initiatives for improving the quality of human existence in tangible ways, and critique the conventional wisdom on how we think we can create peace and justice. It shows that, when we develop projects for world reform, we must remember that the most basic prevailing assumptions of modern law, politics, and culture are by no means as obvious, natural, or progressive as we formerly thought.

Five Masters of International Law

Five Masters of International Law

Conversations with R-J Dupuy, E Jiménez de Aréchaga, R Jennings, L Henkin and O Schachter

  • Author: Antonio Cassese
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847318142
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 306
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This book consists of interviews with five distinguished international lawyers from the UK, USA, Uruguay and France, conducted by the editor, Antonio Cassese, between 1993 and 1995. Each interview is preceded by a brief 'intellectual portrait' of the interviewee. In his general introduction Cassese stresses that the interviews, all based on the same questionnaire, were intended to bring out not only the main ideas associated with each scholar in the fields of international law and international relations, but also his intellectual and philosophical background, his general outlook and his views of the prospects for the evolution of the international community. In his final essay, Cassese brings together the main threads of the interviews and points to the parallels and divergences appearing from them. This book offers a unique and important insight into the legal minds and outlook of a select group of prominent scholars of international law and legal institutions during the last years of the twentieth century.