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Rethinking International Law and Justice

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Edited by: Charles Sampford, Spencer Zifcak, Derya Aydin Okur

ISBN13: 9781472426680
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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General principles of law have made, and are likely further to make, a significant contribution to our understanding of the constituent elements of global justice. Dealing extensively with global headline issues of peace, security and justice, this book explores justice arising in specific areas of international law, as well as underlying theories of justice from political science and international relations. With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, the book adopts an interdisciplinary approach. Covering issues such as international humanitarian law, and examining the significance of non-state actors for the development of international law, the collection concludes with the complex question of how best to rethink aspects of international justice.

The lessons derived from this research will have wide implications for both developed and emerging nation-states in rethinking sensitive issues of international law and justice. As such, this book will be of interest to academics and practitioners interested in international law, environmental law, human rights, ethics, international relations and political theory.

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Public International Law
Rethinking international law and justice, Spencer Zifcak.

Part I International Humanitarian Law: A right to fight: the belligerent's privilege, Steve Nabors
Justice and protection of civilians in armed conflicts through the enforcement of the international legal obligations: the case of the Gaza Strip, David Tundo
How effective are national remedies in securing international justice?, Selman Karakul
Rethinking justice: individual criminal responsibility, immunity and torture, Amrita Mukherjee
Interpreting the most-favoured-nation clause in investment treaty arbitration: interpretation as a process of creating an obligation?, Tomoko Ishikawa.

Part II Non-State Actors in Promoting Justice: Accountability of multinational corporations for human rights and environmental abuse: how far can extraterritorial jurisdiction go?, Angelica Bonfanti
The Alien Tort Statute as access to justice, post-Kiobel: when the international norm prohibiting nonconsensual human experimentation is violated, Bethany J. Spielman
The role of NGOs and accountability of corporations for human right infringements, Genny Ngende
Non-state actors and international climate justice under global climate governance, Saheed Alabi
The status of non-state actors under the international rule of law: a search for global justice, Mohammad H. Zarei and Azar Safari.

Part III Rethinking Aspects of International Justice: The responsibility to protect at the United Nations, Spencer Zifcak
Is justice the first virtue of international institutions?, Charles Sampford
Is it justice or justice(s)? The concept of justice in Western and Islamic natural law traditions, Ahmet Ulvi Turkba?
General principles of law and international law-making, Gabor Sulyok. Index.