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Realizing utopia : the future of international law

Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Bringing together 47 essays by prominent international lawyers this book reflects on major challenges facing international law and focuses on potential changes and improvements. Its aim is helping to construct a better architecture of world society. As international law's importance continues to grow, this book analyses where it is heading.
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Realizing utopia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012932650
(OCoLC)755071587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Cassese
ISBN: 9780191627705 0191627704 9780191738593 019173859X 1283580659 9781283580656
OCLC Number: 801405500
Notes: LC copy errata slip inserted.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 700 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Antonio Cassese --
I. Can the world become a global community? --
The subjective dangers of projects of world community / Martti Koskenniemi --
Is the Leviathan still holding sway over international dealings? / Luigi Condorelli and Antonio Cassese --
State sovereignty is not withering away : a few lessons for the future / Jose Alvarez --
The United Nations : no hope for reform? / Philip Alston --
The Security Council : progress is possible but unlikely / Bardo Fassbender --
The role international actors other that states can play in the new world order / Nehal Bhuta --
The possible contribution of international civil society to the protection of human rights / Mauro Palma --
Whether universal values can prevail over bilateralism and reciprocity / Andreas Paulus --
Can legality trump effectiveness in today's international law? / Savatore Zappalà --
Are moving towards constitutionalization of the world community? / Anne Peters --
A plea for a global community grounded in a core of human rights / Antonio Cassese --
II. What lawmaking tools should be used to bring about needed change? --
Customary international law : the yesterday, today, and tomorrow of general international law / Luigi Condorelli --
For an enhanced role of jus cogens / Antonio Cassese --
International lawmaking : towards a new role for the Security Council? / Alan Boyle --
III. Can international legal imperatives be more effectively brought into effect? --
(A) The interplay of international and national law --
Towards a moderate monism : could international rules eventually acquire the force to invalidate inconsistent national laws? / Antonio Cassese --
Should the implementation of international rules by domestic courts be bolstered? / Yuval Shany --
(B) Major obstacles to states' compliance --
The deficiencies of the law of state responsibility relating to breaches of 'obligations owed to the international community as a whole' : suggestions for avoiding the obsolescence of aggravated responsibility / Pierre-Marie Dupuy --
Immunity of states and state officials : a major stumbling block to judicial scrutiny? / Paola Gaeta --
(C) The role of international judicial bodies --
The International Court of Justice : it is high time to restyle the respected old lady / Antonio Cassese --
The International Criminal Court : struggling to find its way / William Schabas --
The future(s) of regional courts on human rights / Malcolm D. Evans --
The future of foreign investment law and arbitration / W. Michael Reisman --
How to cope with the proliferation of international courts and coordinate their action / Mohammed Bennouna --
(D) Supervision and fact-finding as alternatives to judicial review --
How to ensure increased conformity with international standards : monitoring and institutional fact-finding / Antonio Cassese --
Ensuring compliance with standards on the peaceful use of nuclear energy / Laura Rockwood --
Overseeing human rights compliance / Andrew Clapham --
Managing abidance by standards for the protection of the environment / Jorge Viñuales --
IV. What law should be changed? --
(A) Enhancing the lawful use of force to meet modern challenges --
Operationalizing the UN Charter rules of the use of force / Philippe Sands --
Prospects for humanitarian uses of force / Christian J. Tams --
(B) Other global problems badly in need of substantive legal regulation --
The role that equal rights and self-determination of peoples can play in the current world community / Abdulqawi A. Yusuf --
How to depart from the existing dire condition of development / Emmanuelle Jouannet --
The WTO : already the promised land? / J.H.H. Weiler --
Fragmentation and utopia : towards an equitable integration of finance, trade, and sustainable development / Robert Howse --
Realism, utopia, and the future of international environmental law / Francesco Francioni --
Combating terrorism : proposals for improving the international legal framework / Bibi van Ginkel --
Genetic manipulation : how to strike the right balance between technology and respect for human rights / Souhail El-Zein --
Uses and abuses of cyberspace : coming to grips with the present dangers / Andrew Murray --
(C) Restraining armed violence in international and internal armed conflict --
Bolstering the protection of civilians in armed conflict / Nils Melzer --
Should rebels be treated as criminals? Some modest proposals for rendering internal armed conflict less inhumane / Antonio Cassese --
How to improve upon the faulty legal regime of internal armed conflicts / Sandesh Sivakumaran --
Belligerent occupation : a plea for the establishment of an international supervisory mechanism / Orna Ben Naftali --
Modern means of warfare : the need to rely upon international humanitarian law, disarmament, and non-proliferation law to achieve decent regulation of weapons / Natalino Ronzitti --
Good time for a change : recognizing individuals' rights under the rules of international humanitarian law on the conduct of hostilities / Giulia Pinzauti --
V. Can international and domestic justice play a more incisive role? --
The future of international criminal justice : a blueprint for action / Jérome de Hemptinne --
The need reasonably to expand national criminal jurisdiction over international crimes / Paola Gaeta --
Domestic courts should embrace sound interpretative strategies in the development of human rights-oriented international law / Massimo Iovane --
The low road : promoting civil redress for international wrongs / Jaykumar A. Menon --
VI. Conclusion --
Gathering up the main threads / Antonio Cassese.
Responsibility: edited by Antonio Cassese.
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