Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2001
Law school casebook supplement, that provides a collection of basic documents designed primarily for use in conjunction with Damrosch, Henkin, Pugh, Schachter & Smit's International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th casebook. Also provides a general reference for any one working in the field of international law.
Author: Harald Hohmann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Release Date: 2002-01-01
English summary: To what extent have the USA, the European Community and Japan been successful in ensuring as much freedom in foreign trade as possible without neglecting the public welfare interests recognized by the legal community? In his book, Harald Hohmann analyzes this question by treating national constitutions and WTO law as a benchmark for the decision between justified trade barriers and protectionism. Instead of dealing with this topic in a theoretical manner, the author emphasizes the law in action with the help of interviews; thus the book is of importance for the whole business and legal community. German description: Inwieweit ist es in der Rechtspraxis der sogenannten Triade (USA, EG, Japan) gelungen, soviel Liberalitat des Aussenhandels wie moglich zu gewahrleisten, ohne die von der Rechtsgemeinschaft anerkannten Gemeinwohlguter zu vernachlassigen? Dieser Frage geht Harald Hohmann im vorliegenden Band nach. Im Zuge seiner Analyse nimmt er die nationale Verfassung und das WTO-Recht als Massstab dafur, Ansatz und Reichweite grundrechtlicher Handelsfreiheit sowie Gemeinwohlguter aufzuzeigen, die vom jeweiligen Staat als essentiell anerkannt werden. Nur die Beschrankung auf diese konsensfahigen Gemeinwohlguter - hierzu gehoren vor allem Schutz der Rechte der eigenen Bevolkerung (Gesundheit, Moral, geistiges Eigentum etc.), Frieden/Nonpoliferation, volkswirtschaftliche Belange, Kulturguter, Umweltschutz, Menschenrechte - erlaubt es, einen Protektionismus im Welthandel zu vermeiden. Grundrechte und Gemeinwohlguter werden im Sinne praktischer Konkordanz zum Ausgleich gebracht.Harald Hohmann vergleicht das Recht der USA, Deutschlands (inklusive der EG) und Japans und leistet so einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Konstitutionalisierung des Welthandels. Gestutzt auf zahlreiche Interviews steht die Rechtspraxis in diesem Band im Vordergrund; zur Sprache kommen auch der Schutz vor ruckwirkenden Embargoeingriffen, der freie Meinungsaustausch, das rechtsstaatliche Verwaltungsverfahren und die Gewahrleistung der Gewaltenteilung im Aussenhandel.
Author: Julie Mertus
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science
The relationship between human rights and conflict is dynamic, complex, and powerful, constantly shaping and reshaping the course of both peace and war. Yet, despite its importance, our understanding of this relationship has long been fragmentary, chiefly because three different schools of thought human rights, conflict resolution, and international law have offered three different and often contradictory perspectives.This much-needed volume brings these perspectives together to create a composite picture of the relationship between human rights and conflict. The book s distinguished contributors do not disguise the differences among them indeed, some chapters are followed by commentaries offering an alternative view of the same subject but they also explore the numerous ways in which human rights advocates, negotiators, peacebuilders, and relief agencies can advance and reinforce each other s work."Human Rights and Conflict" is divided into three parts, each capturing the role played by human rights at a different stage in the conflict cycle. From human rights abuses that precipitate violence, through third-party interventions and humanitarian relief efforts, to the negotiation of peace agreements and the building of peace, the volume lays out the actors and issues involved and analyzes the attendant dynamics and dilemmas.Comprehensive, authoritative, and highly readable, this volume is an invaluable resource for professors and their students. With its cutting-edge analyses and timely coverage (of Iraq and counterterrorism measures, for instance), it also offers considerable food for thought for seasoned practitioners and advocates.Julie Mertus, a former senior fellow at the Institute, is an associate professor at American University. Jeffrey W. Helsing is Dean of Curriculum, at USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. "
Author: Burns H. Weston
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 1997-01-01
The majority of material is organized around the conceptually divisible components of our otherwise indivisible world order: "war/peace," "human rights/social justice," "economic trade/development," and "earth/space environment." The remainder, the "constitutive/organic" and the "miscellaneous," reflect the truism that no typology, no matter how well conceived, can ever fully comprehend the diversity of human affairs.
Author: Won-Mog Choi
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2003
The obligations of international trade law hinge upon the question of what constitute "like products". Trade disputes will often involve an examination of whether the products in question are in competition with one another. The most common term used for this test is to ask whether they are "like products" - that is to ask whether products are sufficiently similar for consumers to see them as substitutable - and thus whether they are subject to the rules of the WTO and GATT. The central thesis of this book is that despite the centrality of the principle of 'like products' to the WTO, it has not been consistently interpreted, and therefore the risk of discriminatory practice remains. The author, through analyzing legal and economic arguments, sets about defining the concept of 'like products' in such a way as to consistently give effect to WTO aims.