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The Individual in International Law

ISBN13: 9780198898917
Published: March 2024
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Shifts across the corpus of international law have brought the international legal system into a closer alignment with the interests of the individual. This has led to a great and growing interest in the roles and status of individuals in international law, and provided new impulses for debate.

The Individual in International Law is an exploration of what is described as the humanisation of international law. It examines how international law has accommodated individuals, and how individual status, rights, and obligations have become denser and more important in the international legal system. Split into two parts, the book analyses the humanisation of international law in different historical periods and from various theoretical perspectives. The first part focuses on the historical evolution of international law, exploring how the interests of individuals have shaped the development of the legal system from antiquity to 1945, providing a counterpoint to State-centric readings of international law's history. The second part contains theoretical debates, critical approaches, and interdisciplinary investigations, offering perspectives from ius positivism and ius naturalism, Marxism, TWAIL, feminism, global law, global constitutionalism, law and economics, and legal anthropology. The book aims to stimulate further research on the humanisation and dehumanisation of new fields ranging from the ius contra bellum to climate law. The editors' introduction and conclusion frame the contributions, draw together their findings, and address critiques comprehensively.

Written by a team of acknowledged experts in their fields, this volume elucidates how the interests, rights, obligations, and responsibilities of individuals have shaped international norms and regimes, and suggests how a reoriented transformative humanism can inform and develop international law in an era of profound ideological, ecological, and technical challenge.

Public International Law, Legal History
1:Introduction: The History and Theory of the Individual in International Law, Anne Peters & Tom Sparks

1. The Individual in the History of International Law
2:The Individual in International Law in Antiquity, Eleanor Cowan
3:Individuals and Group Identity in Medieval International Law, Dante Fedele & Alain Wijffels
4:From Exemplary Individuals to Private Persons with Rights: International Law 1500-1647, Vitoria, Gentili, and Grotius, Francesca Iurlaro
5:From Re- to Demoralisation: The Individual in International Law, 1648-1789, Mark Somos
6:The Individual in International Law in the Nineteenth Century, Inge Van Hulle
7:Before Human Rights: The Formation of the International Status of the Individual, 1914-1945, Anne Peters

2. The Individual in the Theory of International Law
8:Legal Positivism and the Individual in International Law, Gleider I. Hernández
9:The Individual in International Law from the Contemporary Sacred Natural Law Perspective, Rafael Domingo
10:The Individual in Secular Natural Law Theories of International Law, Tom Sparks
11:The Status of the Individual in International Law: A TWAIL Perspective, B.S. Chimni
12:The Individual in Feminist Approaches to International Law, Ruth Houghton
13:A Marxist Account of the Individual in International Law, Marina Velickovic
14:Global Law and the Individual, Angelo Jr. Golia
15:Global Constitutionalism and the Individual, Basak Çali
16:The Individual in (International) Law and Economics, Anne van Aaken
17:Individual Personhood in Anthropological Approaches to International Law, Marie-Claire Foblets
18:Conclusion: New Impulses for the Humanisation of International Law, Anne Peters & Tom Sparks