International Law and Politics

Key Documents

Author: Shirley V. Scott

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588264428

Category: Law

Page: 841

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Presenting the key documents of international law at the global level, this collection encompasses the full spectrum of central issues. The documents grouped in eight subject areas are: foundations, the use of force, arms control, international crime, human rights, humanitarian law, the environment, and the global commons.
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International Law and the Use of Force

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Shirley V. Scott,Anthony Billingsley,Christopher Michaelsen

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 328

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This book is a discussion of key documents that explain the development, current status, and relevance of the international law governing the initiation of military hostilities. International Law and the Use of Force: A Documentary and Reference Guide brings to life a crucial body of law, explaining its historical origins, the core rules and principles of the regime embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, and contentious aspects of that law in the contemporary world. In light of the intensified interest in the question of justified or unjustified use of force, this timely resource introduces and analyzes over 40 documents relating to the legality of the initiation of military hostilities. The volume presents competing assessments of the legality of key uses of force and explains mainstream positions on important issues such as national right to self-defense, anticipatory and preemptive self-defense, terrorism, aggression, and the role of the UN Security Council. The book concludes by assessing whether the international law that seeks to limit the number of wars has in fact made the world a more peaceful place. * Includes 40 excerpts of original documents on the use of force, including the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons; statements by the presidents of Tanzania and Uganda outlining their policies towards their dispute over domestic repression in Uganda and Ugandan incursions into Tanzanian territory; and the presidential address to the nation on the commencement of military operations in Afghanistan * Presents 83 photographs, cartoons, and portraits illustrating the characters, events, and developments pertaining to the legality of the use of force * Offers a select bibliography of books, journal articles, and electronic sources of information on the international law concerning the use of force, its evolution and contemporary relevance * Includes 57 enlivening sidebars, including factoids, short snippets from related documents, `In History' and `Did You Know?'
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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.
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International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Chad M. Kahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591585190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.
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The Spirit of International Law

Author: David J. Bederman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820328731

Category: Law

Page: 274

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As our society becomes more global, international law is taking on an increasingly significant role, not only in world politics but also in the affairs of a striking array of individuals, enterprises, and institutions. In this comprehensive study, David J. Bederman focuses on international law as a current, practical means of regulating and influencing international behavior. He shows it to be a system unique in its nature--nonterritorial but secular, cosmopolitan, and traditional. Part intellectual history and part contemporary review, The Spirit of International Law ranges across the series of cyclical processes and dialectics in international law over the past five centuries to assess its current prospects as a viable legal system. After addressing philosophical concerns about authority and obligation in international law, Bederman considers the sources and methods of international lawmaking. Topics include key legal actors in the international system, the permissible scope of international legal regulation (what Bederman calls the "subjects and objects" of the discipline), the primitive character of international law and its ability to remain coherent, and the essential values of international legal order (and possible tensions among those values). Bederman then measures the extent to which the rules of international law are formal or pragmatic, conservative or progressive, and ignored or enforced. Finally, he reflects on whether cynicism or enthusiasm is the proper attitude to govern our thoughts on international law. Throughout his study, Bederman highlights some of the canonical documents of international law: those arising from famous cases (decisions by both international and domestic tribunals), significant treaties, important diplomatic correspondence, and serious international incidents. Distilling the essence of international law, this volume is a lively, broad, thematic summation of its structure, characteristics, and main features.
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Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati
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Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law

Author: Surabhi Ranganathan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194736

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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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.
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Basic documents in international law

Author: Ian Brownlie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 474

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This edited collection of Basic Documents is the most authoritative selection of essential international law materials. Now in its fourth edition, this hugely popular textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised to incorporate all relevant developments. As with previous editions, the aim is to provide the student and practitioner with a carefully edited selection of key basic documents, and this new edition will continue to be the first point of reference for all those interested in International Law.
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