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Formalism and the Sources of International Law: A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules

Jean d'Aspremont

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696314
eISBN:
9780191732201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696314.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This book revisits the theory of the sources of international law from the perspective of formalism. It critically analyzes the virtues of formalism, construed as a theory of law ascertainment, as a ... More


Introduction

d'Aspremont Jean

in Formalism and the Sources of International Law: A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696314
eISBN:
9780191732201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696314.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter provides the background of the argument. It starts by describing the contemporary move away from the necessity to distinguish law from non-law and the growing tendency to ... More


The Concept and the Rationale of Formalism in International Law

d'Aspremont Jean

in Formalism and the Sources of International Law: A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696314
eISBN:
9780191732201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696314.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter spells out the various meanings of formalism in the international legal scholarship. It starts by explaining how formalism is understood in the book, that is as a theory of ... More


The Configuration of Formal Ascertainment of International Law: The Source Thesis

d'Aspremont Jean

in Formalism and the Sources of International Law: A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696314
eISBN:
9780191732201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696314.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the law-ascertainment yardsticks currently used in the mainstream theory of the sources of international law with a view to flagging and addressing some of their flaws. It ... More


Also among the Prophets: Some Rejoinders to Ronald Dworkin’s Attacks on Legal Positivism

MATTHEW H. KRAMER

in In Defense of Legal Positivism: Law Without Trimmings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264834
eISBN:
9780191705229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter responds to Ronald Dworkin’s numerous criticisms of H. L. A. Hart’s legal positivism. It first lengthily challenges Dworkin’s model of adjudication and law-ascertainment, and then repels ... More


Substantive Law Determinations in International Commercial Arbitration: The Legal Rules

Joshua Karton

in The Culture of International Arbitration and The Evolution of Contract Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658008
eISBN:
9780191757914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658008.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This chapter lays out the rules of law that pertain to substantive law determinations in international commercial arbitration and shows how these differ from the rules that apply within national ... More


The Delphic Oracle and Ancient Prophetic Ethos

Lynda Walsh

in Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199857098
eISBN:
9780199345410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857098.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explains the role of the prophet in detail. It uses Burke's dramatic pentad to frame the following research question: How did prophecy intervene in the co-constitution of the best-known ... More


The International Court of Justice’s Methodology of Law Ascertainment and Comparative Law

Eirik Bjorge

in Courts and Comparative Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198735335
eISBN:
9780191802096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735335.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the International Court of Justice’s use of comparative law and the increased reliance by the International Court on judgments from other international courts and tribunals, as ... More


The Interpretation of Unwritten International Law by Domestic Judges

Peter Staubach

in The Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Uniformity, Diversity, Convergence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738923
eISBN:
9780191802126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738923.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the ascertainment and interpretation of unwritten international law, ie customary international law and the general principles of law, by domestic courts. These sources are ... More


The Multidimensional Process of Interpretation: Content-Determination and Law-Ascertainment Distinguished

Jean d’Aspremont

in Interpretation in International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198725749
eISBN:
9780191792731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter is premised on the idea that international lawyers, while trying to give meaning to legal rules (content-determination) or while engaging in the identification of rules ... More


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