Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law


Author: Gerhard von Glahn,James Larry Taulbee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315534126

Category: Law

Page: 628

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Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. The book has been updated in light of the continuing revolution in communication technology, the dense web of linkages between countries that involve individuals and bodies both formal and informal; and covers important and controversial areas such as human rights, the environment, and issues associated with the use of force. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law. New to the Eleventh Edition Added or expanded coverage of timely issues in international law: Drones and their use in the air and in space Immigration Islamic views of international law Inviolability and the difference between diplomatic immunity and sovereignty, in light of the Benghazi attack Thoroughly rewritten chapters in areas of great change: International criminal law Just war and war crime law New cases, statutes, and treaties on many subjects

Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law


Author: Gerhard Von Glahn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Droit international

Page: 763

View: 6231

Law Among Nations, An Introduction to Public International Law

Law, International law


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467240966

Category: Education

Page: 58

View: 3190

Facts101 is your complete guide to Law Among Nations, An Introduction to Public International Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as Sources of the Law, Treaties and International Agreements, International Legal Process, and The Relationship Between International and Municipal Law plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Working papers on the rule of law among nations


Author: American Bar Association. Special Committee on World Peace Through Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: 170

View: 9841

Islam and International Law

Engaging Self-Centrism from a Plurality of Perspectives


Author: N.A

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004233369

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 8200

Islam and International Law explores the multi-faceted relationship of Islam and international law. Current debates on Sharia, Islam and the “West” often suffer from prejudice and platitudes. The book seeks to engage such self-centrism by providing a plurality of perspectives, both in terms of interdisciplinary research and geographic backgrounds.

A Study of the Philosophy of International Law as Seen in Works of Latin American Writers


Author: H.B. Jacobini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401187983

Category: Law

Page: 158

View: 2963

One of the most unfortunate facts about the relationship of the United States with Latin America is that only in recent years has there been any appreciable amount of intellectual interchange with reference to law. This, of course, is an example of the relative lack of cultural exchange between these peoples. Only in very recent years has the North American interest in Latin America been in any sense general and active. While there are a few recent volumes which discuss various aspects of Latin American law in a fashion calculated to interest the North American lawyer and academician, the Latin American contributions to and attitudes toward international law are virtually unknown in the United States except in very restricted quarters. For this reason it was thought that a survey such as the one presented here would contribute not only to a better under standing of Latin American juristic thought as pertaining to international law, but also to a better comprehension of legal theory in general, and of Latin American culture as a whole. The phase of the philosophy of international law which, with reference to the regional application here studied, has been the major interest in this work, i.e., whether writers rely more on naturalism or positivism as the philosophical foundation of the law of nations, is, like the matter of Latin American law itself, a subject which has been neglected by North American scholars.

The Principles of Natural Law

In which the True Systems of Morality and Civil Government are Established, and the Different Sentiments of Grotius, Hobbes, Puffendorf, Barbeyrac, Locke, Clark, and Hutchinson, Occasionally Considered


Author: Jean Jacques Burlamaqui

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584772958

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 8385

Burlamaqui, J[ean] J[acques]. The Principles of Natural Law. In Which the True Systems of Morality and Civil Government are Established; and the Different Sentiments of Grotius, Hobbes, Puffendorf, Barbeyrac, Locke, Clark, and Hutchinson, occasionally considered. Translated into English by Mr. Nugent. London: J. Nourse, 1748. xlii, 312 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-295-6.Cloth. $95. * Burlamaqui [1694-1748], a Swiss jurist and professor of civil and natural law at Geneva, outlined a constitutional system based on principles similar to those of the American founding fathers. "Burlamaqui formulated the principles of popular sovereignty, of delegated power, of a constitution as a fundamental law, of a personal and functional separation of powers into three independent departments... and finally, he provided for an institutional guardian of the fundamental law" (Harvey). Burlamaqui's other great achievement was to put Pufendorf's theories into systematic form. Marvin stated a general opinion when he observed that "his works are deservedly held in high esteem." Blackstone was one of many jurists influenced by Burlamaqui's work. The sequel, The Principles of Politic Law is also published by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 162. Harvey, Jean Jacques Burlamaqui: A Liberal Tradition in American Constitutionalism 178-179.

Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law


Author: Brad R. Roth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199243013

Category: Law

Page: 439

View: 9989

When is a de facto authority not entitled to be considered a 'government' for the purposes of International Law? In this book, Brad Roth offers a detailed examination of collective non-recognition of governments.

The Image before the Weapon

a critical history of the distinction between combatant and civilian


Author: Helen M. Kinsella

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461262

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2447

Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under an injunction now formally known as the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary conflicts as if there were an unmistakable and sure distinction to be made between combatant and civilian. As is so brutally evident in armed conflicts, it is precisely the distinction between civilian and combatant, upon which the protection of civilians is founded, cannot be taken as self-evident or stable. Helen M. Kinsella documents that the history of international humanitarian law itself admits the difficulty of such a distinction. In The Image Before the Weapon, Kinsella explores the evolution of the concept of the civilian and how it has been applied in warfare. A series of discourses-including gender, innocence, and civilization- have shaped the legal, military, and historical understandings of the civilian and she documents how these discourses converge at particular junctures to demarcate the difference between civilian and combatant. Engaging with works on the law of war from the earliest thinkers in the Western tradition, including St. Thomas Aquinas and Christine de Pisan, to contemporary figures such as James Turner Johnson and Michael Walzer, Kinsella identifies the foundational ambiguities and inconsistencies in the principle of distinction, as well as the significant role played by Christian concepts of mercy and charity. She then turns to the definition and treatment of civilians in specific armed conflicts: the American Civil War and the U.S.-Indian Wars of the nineteenth century, and the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1980s. Finally, she analyzes the two modern treaties most influential for the principle of distinction: the 1949 IV Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Conventions, which for the first time formally defined the civilian within international law. She shows how the experiences of the two world wars, but particularly World War II, and the Algerian war of independence affected these subsequent codifications of the laws of war. As recognition grows that compliance with the principle of distinction to limit violence against civilians depends on a firmer grasp of its legal, political, and historical evolution, The Image before the Weapon is a timely intervention in debates about how best to protect civilian populations.

The Settlement of International Disputes

Basic Documents


Author: Christian Tams,Antonios Tzanakopoulos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250018

Category: Law

Page: 858

View: 3302

This collection of documents brings together a large number of primary sources on the peaceful settlement of disputes in a usable and affordable format. The documents included reflect the diverse techniques of international dispute settlement, as recognised in Articles 2(3) and 33 of the UN Charter, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. The book comprises the most relevant multilateral treaties establishing dispute settlement regimes, as well as examples of special agreements, compromissory clauses, optional clause declarations and relevant resolutions of international organisations. It covers both diplomatic and adjudicative methods of dispute settlement and follows a basic division between general dispute settlement mechanisms, and sectoral regimes in fields such as human rights, WTO law, investment, law of the sea, environmental law and arms control. The book is the first widely-available collection of key documents on dispute settlement. It is aimed at teachers, students and practitioners of international law and related disciplines.

Die Rolle des Obersten Israelischen Gerichtshofes im Nahostkonflikt

Gilt das Recht des Stärkeren oder die Stärke des Rechts?


Author: Daniel Schön

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3732314766

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 1489

Das juristische Sachbuch untersucht die Rolle des Obersten Israelischen Gerichtshofes im Nahostkonflikt. Nach der Vorstellung des Gerichtshofes und einer Einführung in den Konflikt wird anhand ausgewählter Rechtsprechung (zu Folter, Sicherheitszaun, gezielten Tötungen) völkerrechtlich und vergleichend geprüft, ob die Rechtsprechung internationalen Standards genügt. Ist Israel ein Rechtsstaat? Verstößt Israel gegen das Völkerrecht? Verliert Israel im Kampf gegen den Terror jedes Maß? Das Buch beantwortet diese Fragen.

The Position of the Individual in International Law according to Grotius and Vattel


Author: Peter Pavel Remec

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401510156

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 7920

According to democratic theory the state is for man not man for the state. This theory has been implemented by bills of rights in many national constitutions giving the individual a legal opportunity to redress abuses by his state. In Federal Consti tutions, however, difficulties have been faced when central au thority seeks to enforce the standards of the constitution against the legislation and customs of the constituent states. The latter habitually resist, proclaiming the virtues of horne rule and local self-govemment, also supported by democratic theory. Thus the opposition of man versus the state develops into a double op position of man versus the state and the state versus the super state. To what extent should the super-state take the part of man demanding respect for human rights, or of the state demand ing self-govemment, when the two conflict? The failure to solve this problem precipitated the American Civil War and continues to agitate American politics. Should the human right of equal educational opportunities prevail over the "State's Right" of autonomy in the organization of its schools? The same problem appears in more virulent form in the efforts of the United Nations to "promote respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion" without "intervening in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state.

Ethical Dimensions of International Management


Author: Stephen J. Carroll,Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452248850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3810

Examining the relationship of cross-cultural differences to ethical behaviour, this book helps readers understand the subtleties and nuances of ethical management practices across nations. This innovative work uses short vignettes to illustrate each of its points, while comparing and analyzing the primary influences on ethical behaviour such as parenting, education, law, organizational cultures and human resource management. Special features of the book include: an extensive review and summary of relevant research literature; extensive coverage of a variety of nationalities and cultures; and a direct comparison between Japan and the United States. Each chapter begins with several short cases and ends with discussion questi

International Law

Being the Collected Papers of Hersch Lauterpacht. International law in general


Author: Hersch Lauterpacht

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521204804

Category: Law

Page: 590

View: 2974

The Power of Legitimacy among Nations


Author: Thomas M. Franck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195362879

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 4704

Although there is no international government, and no global police agency enforces the rules, nations obey international law. In this provocative study, Franck employs a broad range of historical, legal, sociological, anthropological, political, and philosophical modes of analysis to unravel the mystery of what makes states and people perceive rules as legitimate. Demonstrating that virtually all nations obey most rules nearly all of the time, Franck reveals that the more legitimate laws and institutions appear to be, the greater is their capacity for compliance. Distilling those factors which increase the perception of legitimacy, he shows how a community of rules can be fashioned from a system of sovereign states without creating a global leviathan.

Israel Among the Nations

International and Comparative Law Perspectives on Israel's 50th Anniversary


Author: Alfred E. Kellermann,Kurt Siehr,Talia Einhorn

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041111425

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 8387

On the occasion of Israel's 50th anniversary, eminent American, European and Israeli jurists contributed essays of great relevance to the current debate on constitutionalism and its values, the international legal dimension of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the dilemma of democracies when dealing with terrorism, the establishment of the concept of UN peace-keeping forces, individual responsibility and superior orders for war crimes, and the ombudsman as defender of democracy and human rights.

Federal Union, Modern World

The Law of Nations in an Age of Revolutions, 1776-1814


Author: Peter S. Onuf,Peter S Onuf,Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780945612346

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 6908

In this thought-provoking analysis of international relations, the authors relate the emergence of the modern state-societies to the experiments in constitution-making in the United States.