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Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Jennifer M. Welsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations over the past decade, for both theorists and practitioners. At its heart is the alleged ... More


Taking Consequences Seriously: Objections to Humanitarian Intervention

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Outlines and evaluates the political, legal, and ethical objections to humanitarian intervention. In so doing, it questions not only whether the doctrine of ‘sovereignty as responsibility’ has taken ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


International Law Enforcement

Karen J. Alter

in The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154749
eISBN:
9781400848683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154749.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents four case studies covering all of the substantive domains in which international courts operate. The case studies show World Trade Organization (WTO) litigation pressuring the ... More


Sierra Leone

Alhaji Sarjoh Bah

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the strategies (or lack thereof) employed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the UN for their exits from Sierra Leone. It compares ECOWAS’s lack of an ... More


The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

James Thuo Gathii (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The performance of international courts has traditionally been judged against criteria of compliance and effectiveness. Whilst these are clearly desirable objectives for litigants before Africa’s ... More


ECOWAS and the Legitimacy Question: A Normative and Institutional Approach

Alhaji Sarjoh Bah

in Legitimating International Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672097
eISBN:
9780191756030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672097.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the legitimation efforts of ECOWAS from three perspectives: norms, institutions, and compliance. It highlights how military interventions by ECOWAS to address the civil wars in ... More


The Economic Community of West African States

Frank Schimmelfennig, Thomas Winzen, Tobias Lenz, Jofre Rocabert, Loriana Crasnic, Cristina Gherasimov, Jana Lipps, and Densua Mumford

in The Rise of International Parliaments: Strategic Legitimation in International Organizations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864974
eISBN:
9780191897412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864974.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the international parliamentarization of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS was founded in 1975 without an international parliamentary institution ... More


Conclusions

Alec Stone Sweet and Clare Ryan

in A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825340
eISBN:
9780191864049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This concluding chapter summarizes the book’s findings, and considers the emergence of cosmopolitan legal systems beyond Europe. Under the tutelage of its Court, the ECHR regime has helped ... More


Civil War

Christine Cheng

in Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Building on Liberia’s social and political inheritance, this chapter places the Liberian civil war in historical context and shows how conflict dynamics affected the development of extralegal groups. ... More


The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice: A Dual Mandate with Skewed Authority

Solomon T. Ebobrah

in International Court Authority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198795582
eISBN:
9780191836909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795582.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines whether the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ or Court), as an international court operating in the West African region with its peculiar sociopolitical and economic ... More


Introduction: The Performance of Africa’s International Courts

James Thuo Gathii

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This Introduction summarizes the book’s major arguments. The central claim is that Africa’s international courts have important impacts that have so far been underemphasized or entirely ignored. The ... More


The ECOWAS Court as a (Promising) Resource for Pro-Poor Activist Forces: Sovereign Hurdles, Brainy Relays, and “Flipped Strategic Social Constructivism”

Obiora C. Okafor and Okechukwu J. Effoduh

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the extent to which the human rights case-law of the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States is either pro-elite or pro-poor. Without ... More


Towards an Analyses of the Mega-Political Jurisprudence of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

Olabisi D. Akinkugbe

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter fills the gap in the judicialization of mega-political disputes before the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice (ECOWAS Court). Judicialization ... More


Africa’s Sub-Regional Courts as Back-Up Custodians of Constitutional Justice: Beyond the Compliance Question

Solomon T. Ebobrah and Victor Lando

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that Africa’s international courts are involved in a new supranational constitutionalism that is anchored outside national constitutions. The value of Africa’s international ... More


Backlash Against International Courts in West, East, and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences

Karen J. Alter, James Thuo Gathii, and Laurence R. Helfer

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses three credible attempts by African governments to restrict the jurisdiction of three similarly situated sub-regional courts in response to politically controversial rulings. In ... More


Reference Guide to Africa’s International Courts: An Introduction

James Thuo Gathii and Harrison Otieno Mbori

in The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198868477
eISBN:
9780191913099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868477.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is a general introduction to the eight active international courts in Africa, and the ninth inactive court, the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Judicial Organ. The international courts in ... More


Case Evidence: Conflict Trajectories in Indonesia, Ivory Coast, and Syria

Jaroslav Tir and Johannes Karreth

in Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190699512
eISBN:
9780190699550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699512.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Two low-level armed conflicts, Indonesia’s East Timor and Ivory Coast’s post-2010 election crises, provide detailed qualitative evidence of highly structured intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) ... More


Gambia (The)

Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson

in Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198837336
eISBN:
9780191932380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837336.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The Gambia, officially known as the Republic of Gambia, is the smallest country in Africa, with a total area of 11,295 square kilometres (km) and with a population of 2.101 million. The Gambia has ... More


Liberia

Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson

in Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198837336
eISBN:
9780191932380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837336.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Liberia is situated in the southern part of West Africa on the North Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, covering an area of 111,369 square kilometres (km) with a ... More


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