Ethics and Authority in International Law

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Mai 2004



The distinguished international lawyer Alfred Rubin argues powerfully that disagreements that have existed for thousands of years among lawyers, ethicists, and political scientists are unlikely to be resolved soon. Current attempts to make "war crimes" or "terrorism" criminal under international law seem doomed to fail for the same reasons that attempts failed in the early nineteenth century to make piracy, war crimes, and the international traffic in slaves criminal under the law of nations.


Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Table of treaties; 1. Introduction; 2. The international legal order; 3. Theory and practice come together; 4. Putting it together; 5. Implications for today; Bibliography; Index.


'The book is a well argued articulation of a positivist understanding of authority in international law. Its particular focus on universal criminal jurisdiction is timely in light of the expanding scope of international humanitarian law and the ad hoc and permanent criminal tribunal projects. Observations are always informed and insightful; the style is witty with engaging turns of phrase.' Yale Journal of International Law 'This book comes highly recommended for anyone who is beginning to study, or ready to test his/her perception of the essence on International Law.' ASIL Newsletter '... a very significant work by a meticulous scholar ... international law academics need books of this type that force us to introspection and towards a more rigorous reconciliation of 'desirable' with 'feasible'. Every international scholar should read Ethics and Authority in International Law ... the subject of the book is important and timeless ... [a] major contribution for which we owe Professor Rubin a debt of gratitude. Canadian Yearbook of International Law '... a book that demands active engagement by the reader. The reinstatement of authority as a central concern is valuable, representing a Benthamite turn in contemporary theory of international law by insisting that a clear distinction should be drawn between law as it is and law as it ought to be, thus 'differentiating moral indignation from legal argumentation". The American Journal of International Law
EAN: 9780521582025
ISBN: 0521582024
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Internati'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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