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The Function of Law in the International Community.

Author: Hersch Lauterpacht
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2011.
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The Function of Law in the International Community, first published in 1933, is one of the seminal works on international law. Its author, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, is widely considered to be one of the great international lawyers of the 20th century. It continues to influence those studying and working in international law today. This republication once again makes this book available to scholars and students in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lauterpacht, Hersch.
Function of Law in the International Community.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hersch Lauterpacht
ISBN: 9780191018466 0191018465 9780191029783 0191029785
OCLC Number: 865332004
Notes: (B) Static Character of Customary International Law.
Description: 1 online resource (953 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Didication; Foreword; Note from the Publisher; Preface; Table of Contents; Table of Cases Cited; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: Introductory; Chapter I. The Science of International Law and the Limitation of the Place of Law in the Settlement of International Disputes; I. The Doctrine of the Limitations of the Judicial Process in International Law; 1. The Limitation of the Place of Law as an Expression of the Theory of Sovereignty; 2. The Doctrine of the Limitation of the Judicial Process as an Argument in Favour of Obligatory Arbitration. II. The History of the Doctrine3. The Original Scope of the Doctrine. Vattel; 4. The Modern Origins of the Doctrine; 5. Views of Writers Prior to the Hague Conferences; 6. Kaltenborn; 7. Lorimer; 8. Westlake; 9. The Method of Enumeration; 10. Other Tests of Applicability of the Judicial Process: Justice and Adequacy of the Existing Law. The Attitude of the Parties; 11. Determination by International Tribunals; 12. The Conception of Justiciable Disputes; 13. The Scheme of the Work; Chapter II. Conventions of Pacific Settlement and the Limitation of the Judicial Function; 14. In General. 15. The Hague Conventions for Pacific Settlement16. The Hague Arbitration Conventions; 17. The Covenant of the League of Nations and the Charter of the United Nations; 18. The Optional Clause of Article 36 of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice; 19. Treaties with the American Formulation of Justiciability of Disputes; 20. Arbitration Conventions of the Locarno Type; 21. The 'General Act' Conventions of Pacific Settlement; 21(a). Treaties without the Traditional Classification of Disputes. 22. The Effect of the Doctrine of 'Inherent Limitations' Incorporated in Treaties23. The Authority of the Doctrine of the Limitations of the International Judicial Function as adopted in Treaties; 24. Limitations of the Judicial Function through Reservation; Part II: The International Judicial Function and the Completeness of International Law; Chapter III. Limitation of the Judicial Function on Account of the Absence of Rules of International Law; I. The Meaning of the Doctrine; 1. In General; 2. The History of the Doctrine; 3. Opinions of Statesmen. The Practice of States. 4. Analysis of the Phrase 'Rules of International Law Applicable to the Settlement of the Dispute'II. The Completeness of the Legal System as a General Principle of Law; 5. The Completeness of the Legal System as a Problem of Municipal Law; 6. The Prohibition of 'non liquet' as an 'a priori' Legal Principle; 7. The Positivist Doctrine and 'Lacunae' in International Law; Chapter IV. 'Lacunae' in International Law; 8. The Peculiarities of the Problem of Gaps in International Law; 9. Genuine Interpretation in International Law; (a) Imperfections of Conventional International Law.

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The Function of Law in the International Community, first published in 1933, is one of the seminal works on international law. Its author, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, is widely considered to be one of the great international lawyers of the 20th century. It continues to influence those studying and working in international law today. This republication once again makes this book available to scholars and students in the field. It features a new introduction by Professor Martti Koskenniemi, examining the world in which the Function of Law was originally published and the lasting legacy of this class.

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