How Nations Behave

Author: Louis Henkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231047576
Release Date: 1979-01
Genre: Political Science

Previous edition, 1st, published in 1968.

The Grief of Nations

Author: Ann Malamah-Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:784566280
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

This dissertation is concerned with the question of whether nations grieve, whether the behaviour they exhibit in the wake of loss can be said to constitute grief. Initially exploring the concepts of both grief and nation in order to establish the feasibility of national grief as a notion, it goes on to examine the applicability of grief theory, traditionally developed in the context of the individual suffering bereavement, to large-scale national collectives which have undergone significant shared loss. The investigation is conducted with reference to two case studies: the Palestinian people in the aftermath of the loss of their land to the creation of Israel in the nakba of 1948; and Israel itself, as a manifestation of the European Jewish response to the holocaust and the centuries of loss and suffering which led up to it. In both cases, the relevant periods of history are scanned to see to what extent, if any, historical accounts reflect the contours and parameters of the grieving experience as the latter is described and defined in the grief theory literature. In addition, and serving to triangulate the evidence thus gleaned from national history, the contemporary visual arts of both nations, with their observation of and comment on the dominant features and issues of current national identity, are employed as data sources and explored with a view to ascertaining whether they reflect any themes expressive of or pertinent to collective historical loss and grief. The findings from this research into national history and identity within a grief experience framework may serve to open up a new direction for the further development of grief theory. They may also, in revealing the insights afforded by a grief theory perspective on long-term interactions within the global community, offer some contribution to the study of international relations.

Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

Author: Christian Tietje
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783899496642
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Law

The textbook offers the comprehensive presentation and analysis of international commercial law. The fundamentals of international commercial law will be treated as well as the special pertinent spheres (e.g., commodity and service trade, currency and revenue law, investment protection, settlement of disputes).

The Threat of Force in International Law

Author: Nikolas Stürchler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139464918
Release Date: 2007-07-19
Genre: Law

Threats of force are a common feature of international politics, advocated by some as an economical guarantee against the outbreak of war and condemned by others as a recipe for war. Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter forbids states to use threats of force, yet the meaning of the prohibition is unclear. This book provides the first comprehensive appraisal of the no-threat principle: its origin, underlying rationale, theoretical implications, relevant jurisprudence, and how it has withstood the test of time from 1945 to the present. Based on a systematic evaluation of state and United Nations practices, the book identifies what constitutes a threat of force and when its use is justified under the United Nations Charter. In so doing, it relates the no-threat principle to important concepts of the twentieth century, such as deterrence, escalation, crisis management, and what has been aptly described as the 'diplomacy of violence'.

The Globalization of Child Law

Author: Sharon Lynn Detrick
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041105115
Release Date: 1999-04-29
Genre: Law

On 13th September, 1997, a symposium was held in honour of Adair Dyer at the Peace Palace in The Hague. This symposium, entitled 'Globalization of Child Law: The Role of the Hague Conventions', was organized by the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University and the International Society of Family Law in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Adair Dyer, best known for his exceptional work in the area of international child abduction, was active at the Hague Conference for more than 25 years. The protection of children has been a major concern of the Hague Conference from the very beginning of its existence. The Conference followed and reacted to developments such as the increasing numbers of children - alone or accompanied - moving or migrating internationally, which has given rise to many new legal, economic, social and cultural problems. During the symposium, the past, present and future roles of the Hague Conventions in the international protection of children, taking into account the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, were examined and discussed. This volume contains the contributions to this international symposium, as well as the full texts, in both English and French, of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, and the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

The Security Council

Author: Richard Hiscocks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780029147603
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Law

An evaluation of the UN Security Council's effectiveness in handling international problems since the second World War.

The Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748684526
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Political Science

An introduction to international law for politics and IR studentsThis textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Written by a lawyer and a political theorist, it shows how international politics has influenced international law.Edwin Egede and Peter Sutch show that neglected questions of justice and ethics are essential to any understanding of the institutions of international society. They walk students through the most crucial questions and critical debates in international law today: sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomatic immunity, human rights, the use of force, sanctions and the domestic impact of international law.

Law and Governance in Postnational Europe

Author: Michael Zürn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139442821
Release Date: 2005-02-03
Genre: Political Science

This 2005 book argues that Europeanization and globalization have led to ever-more intensive legalization at transnational level. What accounts for compliance beyond the nation-state? The authors tackle this question by comparing compliance with regulations that have been formulated in a very similar way at different levels of governance. They test compliance with rules at the national level, at the regional level (EU), and at a global level (WTO), finding that in fact the EU has higher levels of compliance than both international and national rules. The authors argue that this is because the EU has a higher level of legalization, combined with effective monitoring mechanisms and sanctions. In this respect it seems that the European Union has indeed achieved a high level of legalization and compliance, though the authors add that this achievement does not settle the related queries with the legitimacy of transnational governance and law.

The Impact of International Law on International Cooperation

Author: Eyal Benvenisti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456067
Release Date: 2004-09-02
Genre: Law

This 2004 book aims at advancing our understanding of the influences international norms and international institutions have over the incentives of states to cooperate on issues such as environment and trade. Contributors adopt two different approaches in examining this question. One approach focuses on the constitutive elements of the international legal order, including customary international law, soft law and framework conventions, and on the types of incentives states have, such as domestic incentives and reputation. The other approach examines specific issues in the areas of international environment protection and international trade. The combined outcome of these two approaches is an understanding of the forces that pull states toward closer cooperation or prevent them from doing so, and the impact of different types of international norms and diverse institutions on the motivation of states. The insights gained suggest ways for enhancing states' incentives to cooperate through the design of norms and institutions.

Remedies under the WTO Legal System

Author: R. Rajesh Babu
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004209039
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Law

The study presents a critical review on the problems stemming from the nature and scope of the WTO remedies, and highlights in a comparative perspective the lacunas and inadequacies in the substantive and procedural aspects of WTO dispute settlement system.

Recueil Des Cours 1998

Author: Academie de Droit International de la Haye
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041112103
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Law

The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. This volume contains: - Conférences prononcées à l'occasion du soixante-quinzième anniversaire de l'Académie/Addresses Delivered on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Academy. - La contribution de l'Académie au développement de la science et de la pratique du droit international privé, par A.V.M. STRUYCKEN, membre du Curatorium de l'Académie de droit international de La Haye. - The Contribution of the Academy to the Development of the Science and Practice of Public International Law by S. SKUBISZEWSKI, Member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law. - Is International Law Threatened by Multiple International Tribunals? by J.I. CHARNEY, Professor at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

Russian Approaches to International Law

Author: Lauri Mälksoo
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191034695
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Law

This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The work uses comparative international law as starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia's state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To an extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this book is that it goes inside the language of international law as it is spoken and discussed in post-Soviet Russia, especially the scholarly literature in the Russian language, and relates this literature to the history of international law as discipline in Russia. Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular 'civilizational' ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.

Conflict and Compliance

Author: Sonia Cardenas
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812201536
Release Date: 2011-03-18
Genre: Law

International human rights pressure has been applied to numerous states with varying results. In Conflict and Compliance, Sonia Cardenas examines responses to such pressure and challenges conventional views of the reasons states do—or do not—comply with international law. Data from disparate bodies of research suggest that more pressure to comply with human rights standards is not necessarily more effective and that international policies are more efficient when they target the root causes of state oppression. Cardenas surveys a broad array of evidence to support these conclusions, including Latin American cases that incorporate recent important declassified materials, a statistical analysis of all the countries in the world, and a set of secondary cases from Eastern Europe, South Africa, China, and Cuba. The views of human rights skeptics and optimists are surveyed to illustrate how state rhetoric and behavior can be interpreted differently depending on one's perspective. Theoretically and methodologically sophisticated, Conflict and Compliance paints a new picture of the complex dynamics at work when states face competing pressures to comply with and violate international human rights norms.