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The Nature of Customary Law : Legal, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives.

Author: Amanda Perreau-Saussine; James B Murphy
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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A group of philosophers, historians and lawyers assess the nature and significance of customary law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Perreau-Saussine; James B Murphy
ISBN: 9780511274220 051127422X
OCLC Number: 437176959
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Table of cases; The character of customary law: an introduction; Is custom all we have?; The relation between reason and customary morality; The relation between reason and customary law; The nature of customary international law; PART I Custom and morality: natural law, customary law and ius gentium; 1 Pitfalls in the interpretation of customary law; 2 The moral role of conventions; 3 Habit and convention at the foundation of custom; 4 Custom, ordinance and natural right in Gratian's Decretum. 5 Vitoria and Suarez on ius gentium, natural law, and custom6 Custom and positivity: an examination of the philosophic ground of the Hegel-Savigny controversy; PART II Custom and law: custom, common law and customary international law; 7 Custom in medieval law; 8 Siege warfare in the Early Modern Age: a study on the customary laws of war; 9 The idea of common law as custom; 10 Three ways of writing a treatise on public international law: textbooks.

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