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International Law: Politics and Values

ISBN13: 9780792329084
ISBN: 0792329082
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £211.00

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Deriving from a series of lectures delivered as the ""general course"" at the Hague Academy of International Law in July 1989, this volume - like those lectures - does not pretend to provide a complete treatise covering all international law. Rather, it offers a particular perspective on the principal subjects of traditional international law, elaborates new developments, and re-examines assumptions and premises.;The book addresses law as politics, and international law as the law of a political system, now comprised of more than 180 separate, independent states. The essential autonomy of states accounts for the political (as well as economic and cultural) heterogeneity in a pluralist and fragmented system, and international law as its common denominator of normative expression. There is also an exploration of change in international law as reflecting change in the values and purposes of the international political system.

Part 1 International law and the inter-state system: states and the state system; making international law in a state system - autonomy and consent; compliance with international law in an inter-state system; international law and domestic law; states and the commonage - the seas and others.
Part 2 Law and the values of the state system - state values and human values; non-intervention and the use of force between states; law and force - intervention in internal strife; international law and inter-state economic relations; state values and other values - human rights; human-rights standards and their ""generations""; to respect and ensure - inducing compliance with human-rights law.
Part 3 From concept to function: state autonomy and jurisdiction to prescribe; adjudication and enforcement - concepts and functions.
Part 4 International law in the next century: politics, values and functions at the turn of the century.