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The Legitimacy of the International Legal System

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Completes the second part of the book, and relies on the conception of political legitimacy delineated in Ch. 5 to advance a justice‐based, rather than a consent‐based, account of system legitimacy: ... More


Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Allen Buchanan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book articulates a systematic vision of an international legal system grounded in the commitment to justice for all persons. It provides a probing exploration of the moral issues involved in ... More


The Commitment to Justice

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Begins the task of laying the foundations for a justice‐based theory of international law, and presents three main arguments. The first argument is that justice should be a primary moral goal of the ... More


Principled Proposals for Reform

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Briefly restates the central argument of the book and then summarizes the main proposals for reforming the international legal system that the preceding chapters have developed on its basis. It sets ... More


Conceptualizing the Relations between National and International Courts

Yuval Shany

in Regulating Jurisdictional Relations Between National and International Courts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211791
eISBN:
9780191706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211791.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the two main conceptual structures which underlie the opposition to regulating the jurisdictional relations between national and international courts: dualism and hierarchy. ... More


A Common Law of International Adjudication

Chester Brown

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The proliferation of international courts and tribunals has given rise to several new issues affecting the administration of international justice. This book makes a significant contribution to ... More


The Functions of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System

Vera Gowlland-Debbas

in The Role of Law in International Politics: Essays in International Relations and International Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244027
eISBN:
9780191713224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by discussing the conceptions of the International Legal System and its Interaction with the Social Environment. It explains the concept of International Public Policy. It also ... More


The Case for a System of International Legal Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter undertakes the first two justificatory tasks: making a complex moral case for having a system of international legal human rights similar to the one that exists and making headway on the ... More


Introduction

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The subject of this book is the moral assessment of the system of international legal human rights. This legal system is the heart, or core of modern human rights practice. International legal human ... More


Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Dinah Shelton (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book evaluates the impact on state behaviour of international norms adopted in forms that are not legally binding. The use of such ‘soft law’ has increased dramatically with the proliferation of ... More


Challenges to the International Legal System Interdependence, Globalization, and Sovereignty: The Role of Non-binding International Legal Accords

H. Wolfgang Reincke and Jan Martin Witte

in Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents two essays on the current challenges to the global system and what they may mean for the future of international law. The first essay discusses the differences between ... More


An Emerging International Public Policy?

Vera Gowlland-Debbas

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The concept of international public policy is undoubtedly vague, with a content to be determined by the practice of States and the international community. This chapter illustrates its emergence by ... More


The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts

August Reinisch (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679409
eISBN:
9780191758478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679409.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

International organizations have increasingly been involved in litigation before domestic courts. In this context, a host of legal issues has become relevant, including the domestic legal personality ... More


Introduction: Law, Non-Law and the Problem of ‘Soft Law’

Dinah Shelton

in Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter sets forth a framework for the present study, beginning with a discussion of the traditional characteristics of international law. It then looks at recent changes in the ... More


Conclusions

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recaps the central methodological themes of the book, lists ten major conclusions, and then identifies several key challenges to the system of international legal human rights. It argues ... More


The Heart of Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. Any attempt to achieve a moral assessment of that enterprise ... More


Legalism and Morality

Tai-Heng Cheng

in When International Law Works: Realistic Idealism After 9/11 and the Global Recession

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195370171
eISBN:
9780190259716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370171.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter develops a justificatory theory of international law, tempered by realistic expectations about what is achievable and appropriate in a world without a fully effective centralized ... More


Combating Terrorism: Proposals for Improving the International Legal Framework

Bibi van Ginkel

in Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691661
eISBN:
9780191738593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691661.003.0035
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses the bottlenecks and pitfalls identifiable in the counterterrorism system of the UN, as well as in the international legal system. The success rate of any possible suggestions ... More


The Contribution of Air and Space Law to the Development of International Law

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter, among other things, sets out certain lessons that can be learned from the observation of the birth and growth of air and space law in the 20th century — lessons which may well assist us ... More


History and Development of Diplomatic Protection

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe

in Diplomatic Protection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212385
eISBN:
9780191707230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the history of diplomatic protection. Topics covered include the early beginnings of international law that sought to give protection to aliens; the development of a body of ... More


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