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The United States and the rule of law in international affairs

The United States and the rule of law in international affairs

Author: John Francis Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
John Murphy offers an insightful analysis of why the United States does not always accept the rule of law in international affairs. He explains how the nature of the US legal system and the idiosyncrasies of the international legal process combine to compound problems for the US and he explores several alternatives.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Francis Murphy
ISBN: 0521822564 9780521822565 0521529689 9780521529686
OCLC Number: 55228782
Description: ix, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Law and legal process in international affairs --
The status of international law under US law --
UN [United Nations] dues --
Use of force --
Arms control. disarmament, nonproliferation, and safeguards --
The law of the sea --
The International Court of Justice --
Prevention, prosecution, and punishment of international crimes --
Human rights and international environmental issues --
Summary and conclusions, and some possible future scenarios.
Responsibility: John F. Murphy.
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The US proclaims its support for the rule of law in international affairs, but has found it difficult to adhere to it. John Murphy explores the difficulties standing in the way of US compliance, and  Read more...


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