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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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The Supremacy of the State in International Law

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James Biser WhiskerProfessor, West Virginia University, USA

ISBN13: 9780773468481
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.95



The act of state doctrine is one of the most ancient and revered of all concepts in the fields of international law and international relations. It is vitally interconnected with the doctrines of absolute sovereign and sovereign immunity. A state is legally supreme within its own boundaries and its sovereign is wholly immune to the judgments of other nations. If a state does not possess final and complete power over its own territory and citizens it is a dependency, a colony, or an occupied area.

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Contents:
Introduction 1; Act of State Defined 6; The Act of State in English Law 20; Early American Cases 38; Sabbatino 57; The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 87; The Alien Tort Claims Act 119; Genocide and War Crimes 173; Presidential Control of Foreign Relations 206; Expropriation of Property 231; Bibliography 260; Index 270