Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law by Samantha Besson:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law written by Samantha Besson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 1233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook examines the sources of international law, how the understanding of sources changed throughout the history of international law; how the main legal theories understood sources; the relationship between sources and the legitimacy of international law; and how sources differ across the various sub-areas of international law.--
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict by Andrew Clapham:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict written by Andrew Clapham and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-03 with total page 1009 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts, this Oxford Handbook gives an analytical overview of international law as it applies in armed conflicts. The Handbook draws on international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law of neutrality to provide a comprehensive picture of the status of law in war.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law by Anne Orford:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law written by Anne Orford and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 1089 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Histories -- Approaches -- Regimes and doctrines -- Debates
Summary Book Review Transforming the Politics of International Law by P. Sean Morris:
Download or read book Transforming the Politics of International Law written by P. Sean Morris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the role of League of Nations committees, particularly the Advisory Committee of Jurists (ACJ) in shaping the statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ). The authors explore the contributions of individual jurists and unofficial members in shaping the League’s international legal machinery. It is a companion book to The League of Nations and the Development of International Law: A New Intellectual History of the Advisory Committee of Jurists (Routledge, 2021). One of the guiding principles of the book is that the development of international law was a project of politics where the idea and notion of an international society must contend with the political visions of each state represented on the different legal committees in the League of Nations during the drafting of the Covenant. The book constitutes a major contribution to the literature in that it shows the inner workings of some of the legal committees of the League and how the political role of unofficial members was influential for the development of international law in the early twentieth century and how they influenced the political and legal process of the ACJ. The book will be an essential reference for those working in the areas of International Law, Legal History, International Relations, Political History, and European History.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (2e) by :
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (2e) written by and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-01 with total page 1201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rules and regulations governing international trade have grown at an exponential rate in the years since the Uruguay Round agreements established the WTO in 1995. These agreements continue to act as the multilateral foundation of the body of law, which is being expanded by its own committees and in new arrangements. As the international trade law system grows, it comes under increasing scrutiny from scholars, government officials, and trade law practitioners, it raises questions about the overlap with other international legal, political, and economic regimes. This Handbook considers the system of international trade law and what it means for States, for economic systems, for other international regimes, for civil society, and for human welfare. The book opens by focusing on the regulation of international trade, considering the history, economics, and sources of international trade law, as well as the possibilities for the future. It considers the intersection of international trade law with States, the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, the framework of its substantive law, and the balance of trade objectives versus ethical responsibilities. The book concludes by offering analysis of new trade law developments in the agricultural, digital, and financial sectors, as well as outlining the settlement of trade law disputes both in the WTO and bilateral/regional trade agreements. The second edition broadens the scope of analysis beyond the WTO, analysing regional trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Canada-EU Trade Agreement. The new edition also considers developments within the WTO such as in the area of agricultural export subsidies, and the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
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Summary Book Review International Law and History by Ignacio de la Rasilla:
Download or read book International Law and History written by Ignacio de la Rasilla and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary exploration of the modern historiography of international law invites a diverse assessment of the indissoluble unity of the old and the new in the most global of all legal disciplines. The study of the history of international law does not only serve a better understanding of how international law has evolved to become what it is and what it is not. Its histories, which rethink the past in the present, also influence our perception of contemporary matters in international law and our understandings of how they may potentially unfold. This multi-perspectival enquiry into the dominant modes of international legal history and its fundamental debates may also help students of both international law and history to identify the historical approaches that best suit their international legal-historical perspectives and best address their historical and legal research questions.
Summary Book Review General Principles as a Source of International Law by Imogen Saunders:
Download or read book General Principles as a Source of International Law written by Imogen Saunders and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive analysis of an often neglected, misunderstood and maligned source of international law. Article 38(1)(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice sets out that the Court will apply the 'general principles of law recognized by civilized nations'. This source is variously lauded and criticised: held up as a panacea to all international law woes or denied even normative validity. The contrasting views and treatments of General Principles stem from a lack of a model of the source itself. This book provides that model, offering a new and rigorous understanding of Article 38(1)(c) that will be of immense value to scholars and practitioners of international law alike. At the heart of the book is a new tetrahedral framework of analysis - looking to function, type, methodology and jurisprudential legitimacy. Adopting an historical approach, the book traces the development of the source from 1875 to 2019, encompassing jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice as well as cases from international criminal tribunals, the International Criminal Court and the World Trade Organisation. The book argues for precision in identifying cases that actually apply General Principles, and builds upon these 'proper use' cases to advance a comprehensive model of General Principles, advocating for a global approach to the methodology of the source.
Summary Book Review The Discourse on Customary International Law by Jean d'Aspremont:
Download or read book The Discourse on Customary International Law written by Jean d'Aspremont and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along with treaties, custom is one of the sources of international law. It is known to consist of two elements: state practice and opinio juris. While many studies have looked at traditional questions of how to identify customary law, this book takes a new and original approach. It looks instead at the structure of thought that lies beneath the arguments about customary international law. By examining these structures, the book uncovers surprising conclusions, and demonstrates what the author describes as the 'discursive splendour' of customary international law. The book guides the reader through an analysis of eight distinct performances at work in the discourse on customary international law. One of its key claims is that customary international law is not the surviving trace of an ancient law-making mechanism that used to be found in traditional societies. Indeed, as is shown throughout, customary international law is anything but ancient, and there is hardly any doctrine of international law that contains so many of the features of modern thinking. It is also argued that, contrary to mainstream opinion, customary international law is in fact shaped by texts, and originates from a textual environment. This book provides an engaging account of customary international law, whilst challenging readers to rethink their understanding of this fundamental part of the discipline.
Summary Book Review International Law by Malcolm N. Shaw:
Download or read book International Law written by Malcolm N. Shaw and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: International Law is the definitive and authoritative text on the subject. It has long been established as a leading authority in the field, offering an unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour, ensuring understanding and analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. Explaining the leading rules, practice and caselaw, this treatise retains and develops the detailed referencing which encourages and assists the reader in further study. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments. In particular, it has expanded the treatment of space law and of international economic law, and introduced new sections on cyber operations and cyber warfare, as well as reflecting the Covid-19 crisis. Both clarifying fundamental principles and facilitating additional research, International Law is invaluable for students and for those occupied in private practice, governmental service and international organisations.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law by Cathryn Costello:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law written by Cathryn Costello and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-06-02 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law is a comprehensive, critical work, which analyses the state of research across the refugee law regime as a whole. Drawing together leading and emerging scholars, the Handbook provides both doctrinal and theoretical analyses of international refugee law and practice. It critiques existing law from a variety of normative positions, with several chapters identifying foundational flaws that open up space for radical rethinking. Many authors work directly in the field, and their contributions demonstrate how scholarship and practice can mutually inform each other. Contributions assess a wide range of international legal instruments relevant to refugee protection, including from international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international migration law, the law of the sea, and international and transnational criminal law. Geographically, contributors examine regional and domestic laws and practices from around the world, with 10 chapters focused on specific regions. This Handbook provides an account, as well as a critique, of the status quo, and in so doing it sets the agenda for future academic research in international refugee law.
Summary Book Review International Law for Freshwater Protection by Agnes Chong:
Download or read book International Law for Freshwater Protection written by Agnes Chong and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-04-04 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the development of international water law that has come to privilege and the water utilisation rights of sovereign states over the environment. It argues that existing mechanisms in international law can be applied to improve environmental protection.
Summary Book Review The League of Nations and the Development of International Law by P. Sean Morris:
Download or read book The League of Nations and the Development of International Law written by P. Sean Morris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the contributions to International Law of individual members of the Advisory Committee of Jurists in the League of Nations, and the broader national and discursive legal traditions of which they were representative. It adopts a biographical approach that complements existing legal narratives. Pre-1914 visions of a liberal international order influenced the post-1919 world based on the rule of law in civilised nations. This volume focuses on leading legal personalities of this era. It discusses the scholarly work of the ACJ wise men, their biographical notes, and narrates their contribution as legal scholars and founding fathers of the sources of international law that culminated in their drafting of the statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, the forerunner of the International Court of Justice. The book examines visions of world law in a liberal international order through social theory and constructivism, historical examination of key developments that influenced their career and their scholarly writings and international law as a science. The book will be a valuable reference for those working in the areas of International Law, Legal History, Political History and International Relations.
Summary Book Review Expert Laws of War by Anton O. Petrov:
Download or read book Expert Laws of War written by Anton O. Petrov and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over recent decades, international humanitarian law has been shaped by the omnipresence of so-called expert manuals. Astute and engaging, this discerning book provides a comprehensive account of these black letter rules and commentaries produced by private expert groups and demonstrates why the general acceptance of these expert manuals is largely unjustified. The author innovatively links interdisciplinary insights to the needs of military lawyers in practice, showing the pitfalls of relying on private manuals as arguable restatements and interpretations of the law 'as it is'.
Summary Book Review Judicial Decisions in International Law Argumentation by Letizia Lo Giacco:
Download or read book Judicial Decisions in International Law Argumentation written by Letizia Lo Giacco and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-10-20 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the question of how the multiplication of judicial decisions on international law has influenced the way in which legal findings in international law adjudication are justified. International law practitioners frequently cite judicial decisions to persuade. Courts interpreting international law are no exception to this practice. However, judicial decisions do much more than persuading: they enable and constrain interpretive discretion. Instead of taking the road of the sources of international law, this book turns to the somewhat uncharted terrain of legal argumentation. Using international criminal law as a case study, it shows how the growing number of judicial decisions has normalised courts' resort to them in legal justification and enabled some argumentative practices to become constitutive of international law. In so doing, it critically revisits the implications of an iterative use of judicial decisions, and reassesses the influence of the 'judicialisation turn' on the ways in which the meaning of international law is formed, shaped and reshaped by reference to judicial decisions.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication by Cesare PR Romano:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication written by Cesare PR Romano and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 1072 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The post-Cold War proliferation of international adjudicatory bodies and increase in litigation has greatly affected international law and politics. A growing number of international courts and tribunals, exercising jurisdiction over international crimes and sundry international disputes, have become, in some respects, the lynchpin of the international legal system. The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication charts the transformations in international adjudication that took place astride the twentieth and twenty-first century, bringing together the insight of 47 prominent legal, philosophical, ethical, political, and social science scholars. Overall, the 40 contributions in this Handbook provide an original and comprehensive understanding of the various contemporary forms of international adjudication. The Handbook is divided into six parts. Part I provides an overview of the origins and evolution of international adjudicatory bodies, from the nineteenth century to the present, highlighting the dynamics driving the multiplication of international adjudicative bodies and their uneven expansion. Part II analyses the main families of international adjudicative bodies, providing a detailed study of state-to-state, criminal, human rights, regional economic, and administrative courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and international compensation bodies. Part III lays out the theoretical approaches to international adjudication, including those of law, political science, sociology, and philosophy. Part IV examines some contemporary issues in international adjudication, including the behavior, role, and effectiveness of international judges and the political constraints that restrict their function, as well as the making of international law by international courts and tribunals, the relationship between international and domestic adjudicators, the election and selection of judges, the development of judicial ethical standards, and the financing of international courts. Part V examines key actors in international adjudication, including international judges, legal counsel, international prosecutors, and registrars. Finally, Part VI overviews select legal and procedural issues facing international adjudication, such as evidence, fact-finding and experts, jurisdiction and admissibility, the role of third parties, inherent powers, and remedies. The Handbook is an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars and students of international law and political science, as well as for legal practitioners at international courts and tribunals.
Summary Book Review The Philosophy of International Law by Samantha Besson:
Download or read book The Philosophy of International Law written by Samantha Besson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text contains 29 cutting-edge essays by philosophers and lawyers which address the central philosophical questions about international law. Its overarching theme is the moral and political values that should guide and shape the assessment and development of international law and institutions.
Summary Book Review Change in the Law of the Sea by Rozemarijn J. Roland Holst:
Download or read book Change in the Law of the Sea written by Rozemarijn J. Roland Holst and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides new insights into how change occurs in international law, through a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms that allow the 'old' treaty-framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to respond to changing circumstances.