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Making Treaties Work

Making Treaties Work Author Geir Ulfstein
ISBN-10 9781139464819
Release 2007-04-12
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There is an increasing focus on the need for national implementation of treaties. International law has traditionally left enforcement to the individual parties, but more and more treaties contain arrangements to induce States to comply with their commitments. Experts in this 2007 book examine three forms of such mechanisms: dispute settlement procedures in the form of international courts, non-compliance procedures of an administrative character, and enforcement of obligation by coercive means. Three fields are examined, namely human rights, international environmental law, and arms control and disarmament. These areas are in the forefront of the development of international law and deal with multilateral, rather than purely bilateral issues. Each part of the book on human rights, international environmental law and arms control contain a general introduction and case studies of the relevant treaties in the field. Will appeal widely to both generalists and specialists in international law and relations.



Research Handbook on International Environmental Law

Research Handbook on International Environmental Law Author Malgosia Fitzmaurice
ISBN-10 9781849807265
Release 2010
Pages 736
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. . . an impressive volume and the editors have put together a high quality collection. Research Handbook on International Environmental Law ought to be an invaluable reference source for both teachers and students of international environmental law in the years to come. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues This wide-ranging and comprehensive Handbook examines recent developments in international environmental law (IEL) and the crossover effects of this expansion on other areas of international law, such as trade law and the law of the sea. The expert contributors offer analyses of foundational issues in IEL, such as responsibility for environmental damage, sustainable development and the precautionary principle, alongside studies in topical subject areas including marine protection and the law of international watercourses. This Research Handbook offers an in-depth analysis of IEL, both as a field of law in its own right, and as part of the wider system of international law. It gives a comprehensive view of IEL in all its forms and complexity. With thorough examination of specific environmental regimes and compliance mechanisms, this Handbook will be an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.



The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law

The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law Author Conor Gearty
ISBN-10 9781107016248
Release 2012-11-22
Pages 355
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Captures the essence of the multi-layered subject of human rights law in a way that is authoritative, critical and scholarly.



The Law of Arms Control and the International Non Proliferation Regime

The Law of Arms Control and the International Non Proliferation Regime Author Tom Coppen
ISBN-10 9789004333352
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 386
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This book analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, development and potential of the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime, providing new insights on the role of public international law in a field as politicized as that of nuclear arms control.



International Courts and Environmental Protection

International Courts and Environmental Protection Author Tim Stephens
ISBN-10 9780521881227
Release 2009-02-12
Pages 410
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A comprehensive examination of international environmental litigation which addresses the major environmental challenges of the twenty-first century.



The Chemical Weapons Convention

The Chemical Weapons Convention Author Walter Krutzsch
ISBN-10 9780191650369
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 768
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This book provides an article-by-article commentary on the text of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and its Annexes, one of the cornerstone disarmament and arms control agreements. It requires the verified elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction and their means of production by all its States Parties within established time lines, and that prohibits any activities to develop or otherwise acquire such weapons. Cross-cutting chapters alongside the detailed commentary, by those intimately involved in the development of the Convention, assess the history of the efforts to prohibit chemical weapons, the adoption of the Convention and the work of the Preparatory Commission, the entry into force of the Convention to the Second Review Conference, and the need for a new approach for the governance of chemical weapons. Written by those involved in its creation and implementation, this book critically reviews the practices adopted in implementing the Convention, as well as the challenges ahead, and provides legal commentary on, and guidance for, its future role. It assesses how to adapt its implementation to advances in science and technology, including the discovery of new chemicals and the development of biochemical 'non-lethal' compounds that influence behaviour. It addresses the legal framework within which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) takes decisions, both with regard to the OPCW's own regulatory framework and regarding wider international norms, accepted principles, and practices. The Commentary draws conclusions on how the prohibitions against chemical weapons can be strengthened and the stature of the OPCW protected. It highlights the involvement of industry and academia in this prohibition, creating a symbiosis between effective governance and the legal framework of the Convention. This book is an authoritative, scholarly work for anyone interested in the Chemical Weapons Convention, in international disarmament and arms control law, and in the work of international organizations, and a practical guide for individuals and institutions involved in the Convention's day-to-day implementation.



The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Author Jorge E. Viñuales
ISBN-10 9780191510427
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 530
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The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.



Strategic Environmental Assessment in International and European Law

Strategic Environmental Assessment in International and European Law Author Simon Halstead Marsden
ISBN-10 9781136556449
Release 2012-05-16
Pages 336
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Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is a regulatory requirement for development across Europe, North America, Australasia and elsewhere, yet understanding the legal aspects is challenging. This comprehensive guide provides that understanding in a clear and straightforward way. The introduction considers SEA and the law, explaining what SEA is, why it is needed, how it works and why it is required, as well as examining the role of the law. Part One provides an overview of international law, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and international law, including treaties, customary international law and 'soft law' relevant to SEA. It analyses the Kiev SEA Protocol and related UNECE conventions, the Espoo Convention on EIA in a Transboundary Context and the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. It also analyses the role of SEA in conservation conventions. Part Two considers how the European legal system works, including an overview of the current status of European law. It examines the EIA Directive and SEA Directive together with other relevant directives and regulations, such as the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives, the Water Framework Directive, the Public Participation for Plans and Programmes Directive, and the Structural Funds Regulations. Finally the volume draws conclusions about the relationship and comparisons between international and European law generally, and in regulating SEA.



The EU s Role in Global Governance

The EU s Role in Global Governance Author Bart Van Vooren
ISBN-10 9780191634734
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 384
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For years the European Union has been looked on as a potential model for cosmopolitan governance, and enjoyed considerable influence on the global stage. The EU has a uniquely strong and legally binding mission statement to pursue international relations on a multilateral basis, founded on the progressive development of international law. The political vision was for the EU to export its values of the rule of law and sophisticated governance mechanisms to the international sphere. Globalization and the financial crisis have starkly illustrated the limits of this vision, and the EU's dependence on global forces partially beyond the control of traditional provinces of law. This book takes stock of the EU's role in global governance. It asks: to what extent can and does the EU shape and influence the on-going re-ordering of legal processes, principles, and institutions of global governance, in line with its optimistic mission statement? With this ambitious remit it covers the legal-institutional and substantive aspects of global security, trade, environmental, financial, and social governance. Across these topics 23 contributors have taken the central question of the extent of the EU's influence on global governance, providing a broad view across the key areas as well as a detailed analysis of each. Through comparison and direct engagement with each other, the different chapters provide a distinctive contribution to legal scholarship on global governance, from a European perspective.



Public Policy in International Economic Law

Public Policy in International Economic Law Author Diane Desierto
ISBN-10 9780191026485
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 432
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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.



The Oxford Guide to Treaties

The Oxford Guide to Treaties Author Duncan B. Hollis
ISBN-10 9780191637575
Release 2012-08-09
Pages 874
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From trade relations to greenhouse gases, from shipwrecks to cybercrime, treaties structure the rights and obligations of states, international organizations, and individuals. For centuries, treaties have regulated relations among nation states. Today, they are the dominant source of international law. Thus, being adept with treaties and international agreements is an indispensable skill for anyone engaged in international relations, including international lawyers, diplomats, international organization officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The Oxford Guide to Treaties provides a comprehensive guide to treaties, shedding light on the rules and practices surrounding the making, interpretation, and operation of these instruments. Leading experts provide essays designed to introduce the law of treaties and offer practical insights into how treaties actually work. Foundational issues are covered, including what treaties are and when they should be used, alongside detailed analyses of treaty formation, application, interpretation, and exit. Special issues associated with treaties involving the European Union and other international organizations are also addressed. These scholarly treatments are complimented by a set of model treaty clauses. Real examples illustrate the approaches treaty-makers can take on topics such as entry into force, languages, reservations, and amendments. The Oxford Guide to Treaties thus provides an authoritative reference point for anyone studying or involved in the creation or interpretation of treaties or other forms of international agreement.



Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Author J. K. Kleffner
ISBN-10 9067042706
Release 2009-05-11
Pages 588
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The world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this highly topical branch of international law. The Yearbook also includes a selection of documents from the reporting period, many of which are not accessible elsewhere, and a comprehensive bibliography of all recent publications in humanitarian law and other relevant fields. Ease of use of the Yearbook is guaranteed by the inclusion of a detailed index. Distinguished by its topicality and contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.



The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments

The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments Author Matthew Saul
ISBN-10 9781107183742
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 402
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Saul, Follesdal and Ulfstein examine in detail the interplay between national parliaments and the international human rights judiciary.



The Comprehensive Guide to International Law

The Comprehensive Guide to International Law Author Marc Cogen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134522296
Release 2008
Pages 534
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The Comprehensive Guide to International Law has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Comprehensive Guide to International Law also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Comprehensive Guide to International Law book for free.



The Italian Yearbook of International Law

The Italian Yearbook of International Law Author Benedetto Conforti
ISBN-10 9004164464
Release 2006
Pages 481
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"The Italian Yearbook of International Law" aims at making accessible to the English speaking public the Italian contribution to the practice and literature of international law. Volume XVI (2006) is organised in three main sections. The first contains doctrinal contributions including articles on the 2006 conflict in Lebanon, on the historical contribution of Francisco Suarez to the concept of international community, and on recent developments in the field of international environmental law. This section includes also shorter notes on current developments in the field of minority protection, State immunity in relation to Argentine bonds claims, as well as the surveys of the practice of ICJ, ITLOS, ILC, WTO and the European Court of Human Rights. The second section covers the Italian practice in the areas of i) judicial decisions; ii) diplomatic and parliamentary practice; iii) treaty practice; and iv) national legislation. The third section contains a systematic bibliographical index of Italian literature in the field of international law and reviews of recent books. The volume ends with an analytical index for ready consultation that includes the main judicial cases and legal instruments cited throughout the "Yearbook,"



Swedish Studies in European Law

Swedish Studies in European Law Author Per Cramér
ISBN-10 1841136565
Release 2007
Pages 268
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The Swedish Network for European Legal Studies is happy to announce the second volume in this series of annual publications which acts as a forum for the publication of studies on European law by Swedish scholars. This annual volume contains peer-reviewed articles aimed at spreading Swedish legal research on European law to a wide international audience. The articles are concerned with European law, its development, impact, and reform. Furthermore, the articles are original, analytical contributions to doctrinal debates and questions, by legal researchers mainly connected with the Swedish universities.



Hague yearbook of international law

Hague yearbook of international law Author Hague Academy of International Law. Association of Attenders and Alumni
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105064249225
Release 2008-07-15
Pages 240
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This is the twentieth volume of theHague Yearbook of International Law, which succeeds theYearbook of the Association of Attenders and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law. The titleHague Yearbook of International Lawreflects the close ties which have always existed between the AAA and the City of The Hague with its international law institutions, and indicates the Editor's intention to devote attention to developments taking place in those international law institutions,viz.the International Court of Justice the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. This volume contains in-depth articles on these developments and summaries of (aspects of) decisions rendered by the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since 1991, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Hague Peace Conference on Private International Law.