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Legal officials, the rule of recognition, and international law

KEITH CULVER and MICHAEL GIUDICE

in Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.003.001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter analyzes the limits to Hart's account of an official-operated rule of recognition as an account of the existence and borders of legal systems. The argument is developed via assessment of ... More


The hierarchical view of legal system and non-state legality

KEITH CULVER and MICHAEL GIUDICE

in Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.003.002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Raz's theory of legal system, which explicitly sets out to overcome difficulties in Hart's account regarding the identity and borders of legal systems by introducing new ... More


The Pure Theory of Law—Science or Political Theory?

Lars Vinx

in Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199227952
eISBN:
9780191711077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227952.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses Kelsen's claim that the Pure Theory of Law is a purely descriptive science of law. This Kelsenian self-understanding turns out to be questionable. Key elements of Kelsen's ... More


Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Erika De Wet and Jure Vidmar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This book takes an inductive approach to the question of whether there is a hierarchy in international law, with human rights obligations trumping other duties. It assesses the extent to which such a ... More


Reconceiving Autonomy

Jennifer Nedelsky

in Law's Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195147964
eISBN:
9780199918133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147964.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 3 argues against the idea of independence as a core dimension of autonomy, and explains why a relational conception of autonomy is especially well suited to the problems of the modern welfare ... More


Norm Conflicts and Hierarchy in International Law: Towards a Vertical International Legal System?

Jure Vidmar

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the notion of a hierarchical international legal order whereby (certain) human rights norms are elevated to a hierarchically superior level. Although international law has ... More


Collective Security and Human Rights

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

When the Security Council imposes binding obligations through decisions adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter it may impact on internationally protected human rights and the corresponding ... More


Human Rights, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons in International Law

Geoff Gilbert

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the conflict between human rights and expulsion in the context of international refugee law and considers the constraints placed upon states by international human rights law ... More


Human Rights Dimensions of Investment Law

Susan L Karamanian

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is concerned with conflicts between human rights and investment law. It argues that the instances of (supposed) conflicts is on the rise, particularly given the wide range of ... More


Interpretation

Jeff Mielke

in Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265658
eISBN:
9780191682919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265658.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents the Pure Theory of Law's discussion of the occasion for, and the subject-matter of, interpretation; the relative indeterminacy of the lower level of the legal hierarchy; ... More


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