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Reexamining customary international law

Author: Brian D Lepard
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reexamining Customary International Law takes on the complex issues and controversies surrounding the history, theory, and practice of customary international law as it reexamines customary law's increasingly important role in world affairs. It incorporates the expertise of distinguished authors to probe many difficult issues that remain unresolved concerning the doctrine of customary law. At the same time, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian D Lepard
ISBN: 9781108114745 1108114741
OCLC Number: 965543160
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : Why does customary international law need reexamining? / Brian D. Lepard --
Customary international law in historical context : the exercise of power without general acceptance / J. Patrick Kelly --
Fake custom / Fernando R. Tesón --
The role of consent and uncertainty in the formation of customary international law / Niels Petersen --
Customary international law and general principles : rethinking their relationship / Thomas Kleinlein --
The ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] and the clarification of customary international humanitarian law / Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Els Debuf --
From the "demands of humanity" : the formulation of opinio juris in decisions of international criminal tribunals and the need for a renewed emphasis on state practice / Noora Arajärvi --
Toward a new theory of customary international human rights law / Brian D. Lepard --
Using customary international law to improve women's lives / Anna Williams Shavers --
Customary international law in aviation : a hundred years of travel through the competing norms of sovereignty and freedom of overflight / Sofia Michaelides-Mateou --
Customary international law and outer space / Frans G. von der Dunk.
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