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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.

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 Between Universalism And Fragmentation

Author : Isabelle Buffard
ISBN : 9789047440338
Genre : Law
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This Festschrift is published on the occasion of Gerhard Hafner’s 65th birthday and his retirement as a professor at the University of Vienna. It assembles a great number of renowned friends and colleagues in international law honouring Gerhard Hafner’s outstanding career as scholar, diplomat, legal adviser and arbitrator. The diversity of areas selected for this Festschrift reflects the generalist approach of Gerhard Hafner towards international law. Among the topics on which his contribution was particularly influential are the fragmentation of international law, the law of State immunity and international criminal law, which feature prominently in the Festschrift. Other areas covered are the theory of international law (including sources), basic principles of international law, codification of international law, subjects of international law, international dispute settlement, the law of the sea and international environmental law, human rights and humanitarian law and the law of the European Union.

International Law As A Profession

Author : Jean d'Aspremont
ISBN : 9781108138680
Genre : Law
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International law is not merely a set of rules or processes, but is a professional activity practised by a diversity of figures, including scholars, judges, counsel, teachers, legal advisers and activists. Individuals may, in different contexts, play more than one of these roles, and the interactions between them are illuminating of the nature of international law itself. This collection of innovative, multidisciplinary and self-reflective essays reveals a bilateral process whereby, on the one hand, the professionalisation of international law informs discourses about the law, and, on the other hand, discourses about the law inform the professionalisation of the discipline. Intended to promote a dialogue between practice and scholarship, this book is a must-read for all those engaged in the profession of international law.

Theory Of International Law

Author : Grigoriĭ Ivanovich Tunkin
ISBN : 0674880013
Genre : Law
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The 1970s promised important readjustments in relations among the great powers, perhaps a reconstituted Europe and Asia, as well as a possible new role for "third world" countries. National attitudes toward the law of nations both shaped and reflected developments of this nature. As a great power, the Soviet Union was a principal actor in what transpired, but until now there has been no systematic exposition in the English language of how Soviet jurists regarded the world legal order. The present volume, published in Moscow in 1970, is the most profound and comprehensive study of international legal theory yet produced by a Soviet jurist. Its author, who holds the Chair of International Law at Moscow State University and for many years was the legal adviser to the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is widely credited with elaborating the juridical underpinnings of peaceful coexistence in the USSR from the mid-1950s. This book, earlier versions of which have appeared in Eastern and Western Europe, contains the fullest statement of his views. Tunkin traces the development and shaping of international law since 1917, the processes of forming and modifying international legal rules, and the nature of state responsibility under the law of nations. Of special interest to the general reader and specialist in international affairs will be Tunkin's extensive discussion of the interaction among international law, foreign policy, and diplomacy; of the legal nature of international organizations; of the principal factors at work in international politics; and of the nature of legal ties among socialist countries. The latter has been a special concern following the Czechoslovak events of 1968 and the adoption of a comprehensive program for economic integration among socialist states. For this American edition, Tunkin has brought his book up to date and Dr. Butler has supplied an introduction, a translation note, a list of the author's publications, and a glossary of Russian international legal terms.

British Influences On International Law 1915 2015

Author : Robert McCorquodale
ISBN : 9789004284173
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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 International Lawyer As Practitioner

Author : Chanaka Wickremasinghe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060709768
Genre : Law
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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

Targeted Killing In International Law

Author : Nils Melzer
ISBN : 9780191029875
Genre : Law
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This book conducts an in-depth analysis into the lawfulness of State-sponsored targeted killings under international human rights and humanitarian law. It also addresses the relevance of the law of inter-state force to targeted killings, and the interrelation of the various normative frameworks which may simultaneously apply to operations involving the intentional use of lethal force. Through a comprehensive analysis of treaties, custom, and general principles of law in light of jurisprudence, doctrine, and travaux preparatoires the author demonstrates that contemporary international law provides two distinct normative paradigms which govern the use of lethal force in law enforcement and in the conduct of hostilities. Based on the resulting normative paradigms, the author shows in what circumstances targeted killings may be considered as internationally lawful. The practical relevance of the various conditions and modalities is illustrated by reference to concrete examples of targeted killing from recent State practice. In essence the book argues that any targeted killing not directed against a legitimate military target remains subject to the law enforcement paradigm, which imposes extensive restraints on the practice. Even under the paradigm of hostilities, no person can be lawfully liquidated without further considerations. As a form of individualized or surgical warfare, the method of targeted killing requires a 'microscopic' interpretation of the law regulating the conduct of hostilities which leads to nuanced results. The author concludes by highlighting and comparing the main areas of concern arising with regard to State-sponsored targeted killing under each normative paradigm and by placing the results of the analysis in the wider context of the rule of law.

Practice And Policies Of Modern Peace Support Operations Under International Law

Author : Geert-Jan Knoops
ISBN : 9789047431206
Genre : Law
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Confronted with the practical legal aspects of Peace Support Operations (PSO) in their daily work, the two authors realized that there was an urgent need for the international community of military and civilian lawyers, law enforcement agencies, policy makers, legal advisers and military commanders dealing with these types of missions to have a guidebook analyzing, questioning and providing some solutions to the practical legal aspects intrinsic in them and which are often known only to those who have been serving in the field. The main objective of this guidebook is to provide the basis for further discussion, suggesting what should be done next, and to constitute a problem-solving tool for those deployed in the field, often secluded from the external world and confronted with difficulties to be solved immediately, under the pressure of time. The idea is to show them the path undertaken by others who have been confronted with similar problems and to share the knowledge and fight the power.

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