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Custom's Future: International Law in a Changing World

Edited by: Curtis A. Bradley, Ingrid B. Wuerth

ISBN13: 9781107443105
Published: February 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99



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Although customary international law has long been an important source of rights and obligations in international relations, there has been extensive debate in recent years about whether this body of law is equipped to address complex modern problems such as climate change, international terrorism, and global financial instability.

In addition, there is growing uncertainty about how, precisely, international and domestic courts should identify rules of customary international law. Custom's Future seeks to address this uncertainty by providing a better understanding of how customary international law has developed over time, the way in which it is applied in practice, and the challenges that it faces going forward.

Reflecting an interdisciplinary mix of historical, empirical, economic, philosophical, and doctrinal analysis, and containing chapters by leading international law experts, it will be of use to lawyers, judges, and researchers alike.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction: custom's future Curtis A. Bradley
1. Custom's past Emily Kadens
2. Customary international law adjudication as common law adjudication Curtis A. Bradley
3. Customary international law as a dynamic process Brian D. Lepard
4. Custom, jus cogens, and human rights John Tasioulas
5. Customary international law: how do courts do it? Stephen J. Choi and Mitu Gulati
6. Custom's method and process: lessons from humanitarian law Monica Hakimi
7. The growing obsolescence of customary international law Joel P. Trachtman
8. The strange vitality of custom in the international protection of contracts, property, and commerce C. L. Lim
9. The decline of customary international law as a source of international criminal law Larissa van den Herik
10. Customary international law and public goods Niels Petersen
11. Reinvigorating customary international law Andrew T. Guzman and Jerome Hsiang
12. The evolution of codification: a principal-agent theory of the international law commission's influence Laurence R. Helfer and Timothy Meyer
13. Custom and informal international lawmaking Jan Wouters and Linda Hamid
14. Custom's bright future: the continuing importance of customary international law Omri Sender and Michael Wood.