Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treaties, customary international law, general principles, jus cogens, and equity--and the different forums in which international law is interpreted and applied. Also covers important fields of international law: individual and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace; the United Nations; Antarctica; outer space; the law of the sea; international environmental laws; international conflict of laws; foreign sovereign immunity; and act of state. All chapters have been thoroughly updated. This edition newly examines U.S. cases on the application of international law in the U.S. legal system, the legal regime governing climate change, the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, the responsibility of international organizations for the actions of their agents, and recent developments at the International Criminal Court.
Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treatise, custom, general principles, jus cogens, and equity. Also covers important fields of international law: individuals and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace and the United Nations; Antarctica, outer space, the law of the sea, and international environmental laws; and international conflict of laws, foreign sovereign immunity, and act of state.
This classic international law casebook has been updated to cover recent case law, including the International Court's Extradite or Prosecute (Belgium v. Senegal) case, and the Supreme Court's decisions in Samantar v. Yousef (on foreign sovereign immunity) and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (on the Alien Tort Statute). With extraordinary range and depth, this casebook probes "hot topics" such as the Syrian civil war, the seizure of pirates, and the ICC's indictments of African leaders, all calculated to provoke engaging classroom discussions. This casebook is designed for introductory and advanced classes, with detailed readings on the structure and actors of international law and on specialized areas.
Law school casebook supplement, that provides a collection of basic documents designed primarily for use in conjunction with Damrosch, Henkin, Pugh, Schachter & Smit's International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th casebook. Also provides a general reference for any one working in the field of international law.
die Rechtspraxis der USA, Deutschlands (inklusive der EG) und Japans zum Aussenhandel und ihre Konstitutionalisierung
Author: Harald Hohmann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
English summary: To what extent have the USA, the European Community and Japan been successful in ensuring as much freedom in foreign trade as possible without neglecting the public welfare interests recognized by the legal community? In his book, Harald Hohmann analyzes this question by treating national constitutions and WTO law as a benchmark for the decision between justified trade barriers and protectionism. Instead of dealing with this topic in a theoretical manner, the author emphasizes the law in action with the help of interviews; thus the book is of importance for the whole business and legal community. German description: Inwieweit ist es in der Rechtspraxis der sogenannten Triade (USA, EG, Japan) gelungen, soviel Liberalitat des Aussenhandels wie moglich zu gewahrleisten, ohne die von der Rechtsgemeinschaft anerkannten Gemeinwohlguter zu vernachlassigen? Dieser Frage geht Harald Hohmann im vorliegenden Band nach. Im Zuge seiner Analyse nimmt er die nationale Verfassung und das WTO-Recht als Massstab dafur, Ansatz und Reichweite grundrechtlicher Handelsfreiheit sowie Gemeinwohlguter aufzuzeigen, die vom jeweiligen Staat als essentiell anerkannt werden. Nur die Beschrankung auf diese konsensfahigen Gemeinwohlguter - hierzu gehoren vor allem Schutz der Rechte der eigenen Bevolkerung (Gesundheit, Moral, geistiges Eigentum etc.), Frieden/Nonpoliferation, volkswirtschaftliche Belange, Kulturguter, Umweltschutz, Menschenrechte - erlaubt es, einen Protektionismus im Welthandel zu vermeiden. Grundrechte und Gemeinwohlguter werden im Sinne praktischer Konkordanz zum Ausgleich gebracht.Harald Hohmann vergleicht das Recht der USA, Deutschlands (inklusive der EG) und Japans und leistet so einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Konstitutionalisierung des Welthandels. Gestutzt auf zahlreiche Interviews steht die Rechtspraxis in diesem Band im Vordergrund; zur Sprache kommen auch der Schutz vor ruckwirkenden Embargoeingriffen, der freie Meinungsaustausch, das rechtsstaatliche Verwaltungsverfahren und die Gewahrleistung der Gewaltenteilung im Aussenhandel.
This authoritative reference work gives timely information on the global politics of water. Readers will find case studies on a variety of complex water situations, from the Okavango River that flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, to the Euphrates-Tigris of the Upper Persian Gulf. With the current threat of climate change and increasing demand on water resources, the book gives valuable insight into an increasingly politicized topic. Politics of Water is a welcome addition to Routledge’s extensive The Politics of ... reference series. Readers will benefit from: essays on major topics in water politics from a variety of contributors (thirteen in all), including Is water politics? Towards international water relations and The politics of water and mining in South Africa sensitive debate on gender issues, reflecting the fact that in many cultures men are responsible for the supply of water, and women as cultivators and house keepers are the major users an A-Z glossary of key terms, issues, organizations, etc. in water politics information on selected major river basins of the world, including maps detailing water consumption and resources. The Politics of Water is a useful guide to the politics surrounding the availability and provision of water on a world-wide scale. It will prove to be a useful reference source for anyone interested in, or studying, the politics of water and climate change.
Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.
Edith Weiss,Daniel Magraw,A. Tarlock,Stephen McCaffrey,Stephanie Tai
This book provides coverage of a variety of subjects not found in other entertainment law books, including analytical/transactional/experiential material on some of the unique problems that arise in representing an entertainer; entertainment industry contracts; taxation of entertainers; selling an idea; and the implications of the internet to entertainment and the identities of artists. It includes an international treatment of many of the subjects. In many of the chapters the questions are the kind that arise in law practice, and they ask students to apply what they are about to read or just have read.
In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953) offers the first comprehensive treatment of the intellectual evolution of international law in Spain from the late 18th century to the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.
This book deals not only with the usual topics of international law - law of war and international tribunals - but also with some of the most widespread horrific human behavior. It opens with sex trafficking and closes with internet crimes, dealing in between with the spectrum of human violence from war crimes through terrorism and torture. It is reasonably compact but contains cases and statutes from every English-speaking jurisdiction and international tribunal as well as some other nations. It is easy to use this book in conjunction with online discussions and clips from movies and documentaries.
Political and military leaders invariably seek the advice of their own international law experts as they engage in foreign-policy interactions and bargaining over vital issues of international concern such as nuclear proliferation, bringing war criminals to justice, the use of torture, the war on terrorism, human rights, global warming, environmental degradation, and the future of the nation-state itself. These are among the "headline" topics explored in International Law Today. The essays in this Handbook offer a window onto the world of international discourse. They are written by scholar-practitioners of international law who were selected not only for their acclaimed expertise but also for the clarity and accessibility of their writing.