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The Individual in the International Legal System: Continuity and Change in International Law

ISBN13: 9781107610545
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £25.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521196666

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Kate Parlett's study of the individual in the international legal system examines the way in which individuals have come to have a certain status in international law, from the first treaties conferring rights and capacities on individuals through to the present day. The analysis cuts across fields including human rights law, international investment law, international claims processes, humanitarian law and international criminal law in order to draw conclusions about structural change in the international legal system. By engaging with much new literature on non-state actors in international law, she seeks to dispel myths about state-centrism and the direction in which the international legal system continues to evolve.

Public International Law
Part I. The Framework:
1. Structures of the international legal system

Part II. The Individual in International Law:
2. The individual and international claims
3. The individual in international humanitarian law
4. The individual in international criminal law
5. The individual in international human rights law

Part III. Reassessing the Framework:
6. Reflections on the structures of the international legal system.