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International Society—Consent and Custom as Sources of Law

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why legal positivism emphasises the importance of sovereign consent and relates it to the pluralist conception of international society introduced in the previous chapter. This ... More


Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Jason Ralph

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is among the first to address the issues raised by the International Criminal Court from an International Relations perspective. By clearly outlining a theoretical framework to interpret ... More


Prosecution of Human Rights Violations under Customary International Law

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

While the previous part of the book considers treaty law this chapter turns to the question of whether customary international law provides for a duty to prosecute serious human rights violations. It ... More


 Customary International Law

Andrew T Guzman

in How International Law Works: A Rational Choice Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195305562
eISBN:
9780199867004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305562.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter applies the theory of international law (developed earlier in the book) to customary international law. The way in which reputation, retaliation, and reciprocity support a body of less ... More


Impact on the Process of the Formation of Customary International Law

Jan Wouters and Cedric Ryngaert

in The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter looks at the ‘human rights method’ of ascertaining customary international law, with its emphasis on opinio juris over state practice, with a favourable eye. It argues that while it is ... More


Using Custom to Reconceptualize Crimes Against Humanity

Larissa van den Herik

in Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591466
eISBN:
9780191595585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591466.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the customary international law basis for the development of the definition of crimes against humanity before the ad hoc Tribunals. It argues that the approach taken by the ad ... More


Judicial Interpretation at the Ad Hoc Tribunals: Method From Chaos?

Joseph Powderly

in Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591466
eISBN:
9780191595585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591466.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The absence from the Statutes of the ad hoc Tribunals of a provision explicitly setting down the interpretational methodology to be applied by the bench ensured that the only barrier to judicial ... More


Access to Medicine as a Human Right

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a background note on international human rights law and the right to health — the most commonly mentioned basis for a right to access to medicine — as well as human rights ... More


Political Genocide and Customary International Law

Dr. David Nersessian

in Genocide and Political Groups

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588909
eISBN:
9780191594557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588909.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter addresses the question of whether, as some suggest, political genocide is prohibited already by virtue of post-Convention developments in customary international law. It discusses the ... More


The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Menno T. Kamminga and Martin Scheinin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Traditional international law aims to protect the values and interests of states. The rapidly increasing corpus of international human rights law (including international humanitarian law and ... More


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