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The Role Of Legal Advisers In International Law

Author : Andraž Zidar
ISBN : 9789004280304
Genre : Law
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In The Role of Legal Advisers in International Law prominent international legal professionals provide a range of original insights on the position of legal advisers and their vital contribution to the development, interpretation and application of international law.

Collection Of Essays By Legal Advisers Of States Legal Advisers Of International Organizations And Practitioners In The Field Of International Law

Author : United Nations. Office of Legal Affairs
ISBN : 9210330803
Genre : Law
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Scholars and practitioners of international law have contributed essays intended to be accessible to the general public (in English, French, and Spanish), that provide a practical perspective on international law as it has been formed, applied, and administered. The essays discuss specific cases, such as that of Gabcikovo-Nagymaros in Hungary or the settlement of land disputes in Nauru, as well as theoretical and practical discussions of the roles of legal advisors and the World Bank's General Counsel in the implementation of international law. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Legal Advisers And International Organizations

Author : Herbert Christian Laing Merillat
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044449515
Genre : Political Science
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Interpretation In International Law

Author : Andrea Bianchi
ISBN : 9780191038709
Genre : Law
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International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.

Shaping Foreign Policy In Times Of Crisis

Author : Michael P. Scharf
ISBN : 9780521766807
Genre : Law
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Based on insider accounts of the role the U.S. State Department legal adviser played during the major crises from the Carter administration to that of George W. Bush, this book explores whether international law is real law or just a form of politics that policymakers are free to ignore whenever they perceive it to be in their interest to do so.

International Law And Sustainable Development

Author : Alan E. Boyle
ISBN : 0199248079
Genre : Business & Economics
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International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and the protection of the environment. Written by well-known experts on these topics who include judges of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; legal advisers from international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Maritime Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization; and practitioners of international law, as well as some of the leading scholars writing on international environmental law and related subjects this book covers many of the major legal developments that have taken place since the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The contributors bring new perspectives on sustainabledevelopment as a legal principle, the role of the International Law Commission in codifying international environmental law, the protection of the marine environment following the entry into force of the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, and the revolution in international fisheries law. The editors have ensured that the book covers a wide range of topics from Antarctica to small whales and the book will be of particular interest to those teaching or practising law of the sea and international environmental law.

International Law And The Role Of Domestic Legal Systems

Author : Benedetto Conforti
ISBN : 079232319X
Genre : Law
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This book is an updated version of the General Course on public international law given by the author in French at the Hague Academy of International Law in 1988. It provides an outline of the Law of Nations in a perspective that focuses on its application and development through domestic courts and other legal actors'. It is based on the idea that international law is no longer the exclusive province of diplomats but must evolve under the guidance of all State organs charged with applying the law.

Law In Politics Politics In Law

Author : David Feldman
ISBN : 9781782252825
Genre : Law
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A great deal has been written on the relationship between politics and law. Legislation, as a source of law, is often highly political, and is the product of a process or the creation of officials often closely bound into party politics. Legislation is also one of the exclusive powers of the state. As such, legislation is plainly both practical and inevitably political; at the same time most understandings of the relationship between law and politics have been overwhelmingly theoretical. In this light, public law is often seen as part of the political order or as inescapably partisan. We know relatively little about the real impact of law on politicians through their legal advisers and civil servants. How do lawyers in government see their roles and what use do they make of law? How does politics actually affect the drafting of legislation or the making of policy? This volume will begin to answer these and other questions about the practical, day-to-day relationship between law and politics in a number of settings. It includes chapters by former departmental legal advisers, drafters of legislation, law reformers, judges and academics, who focus on what actually happens when law meets politics in government.

British Influences On International Law 1915 2015

Author : Robert McCorquodale
ISBN : 9789004284173
Genre : Law
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This is a contemporary analysis of the influence of the United Kingdom on the creation, development and enforcement of international law globally over the past century.

The Gulf War 1990 91 In International And English Law

Author : Peter Rowe
ISBN : 9781134904501
Genre : Political Science
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There is no doubt that international law was of major importance during the Gulf conflict of 1990-91. Military and other actions were repeatedly justified through reference to international law, and disputes about interpretation were frequent. This book provides a definitive legal analysis of the conflict, with reference both to international and to English law. Some have been tempted to argue that international law is an ineffective means of controlling the activities of a state and its armed forces from the fact that there were no war crimes trials of the leaders of Iraq, or of any other state. International law does, however, provide a set of norms either (a) agreed to by individual states through the ratification of, or accession to, a treaty, or (b) which apply to all states by the operation of customary international law and other secondary sources. This book determines these norms in order to judge the manner in which individual states recognized the binding nature of them in the conduct of their operations. The contributors include lawyers from each of the three British armed services.

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