Read e-book online An Introduction to Contemporary International Law: A PDF

By Lung-chu Chen

ISBN-10: 0190227982

ISBN-13: 9780190227982

An creation to modern overseas legislation: A Policy-Oriented Perspective introduces the reader to all significant features of up to date foreign legislations. It applies the hugely acclaimed technique built through the recent Haven college of overseas legislation, keeping overseas legislation as an ongoing strategy of authoritative selection during which the participants of the realm neighborhood establish, make clear, and safe their universal pursuits. not like traditional works in overseas legislations, this ebook is equipped and dependent when it comes to the method of selection making within the overseas area, and references either vintage ancient examples and modern occasions to demonstrate foreign felony techniques and principles.

Using modern examples, this 3rd variation builds at the earlier variations by way of contextualizing and dramatizing fresh occasions on the subject of seven positive aspects that represent the recent Haven college method of overseas legislations: individuals, views, arenas of selection, bases of energy, thoughts, results, and results. This re-creation highlights state of the art principles in foreign legislations, together with the suitable to self-determination, the evolution of Taiwan statehood, the increasing scope of foreign situation and the obligation of states to guard human rights, the fad in the direction of larger responsibility for states and person decision-makers less than overseas legislation, and the very important function person accountability performs within the rising box of overseas legal legislations. It deals a brand new iteration the highbrow instruments had to act as in charge voters in a global neighborhood looking human dignity and human safeguard for everybody.

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Nongovernmental organizations and associations? Concerned citizens of the world? Does international law mean anything at all if powerful states such as the United States can violate it with impunity? Or alternatively, are we still operating under a system in which “might makes right” and international law is just a façade to be discarded by the wealthy and the powerful? -led invasion of Iraq, which was initially justified in part by the 9/11 attacks, raised many more questions. N. Security Council.

Security Council. Should nation-states be bound by the decisions of the Security Council? N. Charter is not a “suicide pact,” do nation states retain the right to act unilaterally (or, in the case of Iraq, with a “coalition of the willing”) to protect their interests? The invasion raised the issue of the preemptive use of force. At what point, if any, does an external threat become sufficiently concrete to justify the preemptive use of force in the name of self-defense? How imminent must the threat be?

With the passage of time, a new generation of international legal scholars, especially represented from the ranks of Yale Law School, have come to reappraise the classic New Haven School. Thus, we have seen the appearance in recent years of what is known as the “New” New Haven School. This New New Haven School has reaffirmed the core beliefs and practices of the classic New Haven School, but with a greater emphasis on transnational legal processes amid ever-growing globalization and on the role of policy makers and legal practitioners in addition to scholars.

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