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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
Price: £319.00

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Principled Approach to State Failure: International Community Actions in Emergency Situations

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ISBN13: 9789004181274
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.00



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This book is the first legal study of state failure in international law. Building on a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon, Dr. Giorgetti provides a definition of state failure that informs her study of how international actors may operate in situations of emergencies occurring in failed and failing states. The book specifically focuses on actions taken in health, environmental and human rights emergencies to provide generally applicable conclusions. Indeed, the Principles for Action distilled in the final chapter will provide concrete instruments to the international community to act in emergency situation and will prove to be an important contribution to the development of international law.