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International Law and Revolution

International Law and Revolution

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Owen Taylor
June 12, 2019

This book explores the historical inter-relations between international law and revolution, with a focus on how international anti-capitalist struggle plays out through law. The book approaches the topic by analysing the meaning of revolution and what revolutionary activity might look like, before...

Backstage Practices of Transnational Law

Backstage Practices of Transnational Law

1st Edition

Lianne J.M. Boer, Sofia Stolk
May 02, 2019

This book explores the ‘backstage’ of transnational legal practice by illuminating the routines and habits that are crucial to the field, yet rarely studied. Through innovative discussion of practices often considered trivial, the book encourages readers to conceptualise the ‘backstage’ as...

The Far-Right in International and European Law

The Far-Right in International and European Law

1st Edition

Natalie Alkiviadou
April 25, 2019

Since the Second World War, the international community has sought to prevent the repetition of destructive far-right forces by establishing institutions such as the United Nations and by adopting documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Jurisprudence and conventions directly...

The Future of International Courts: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges

The Future of International Courts: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges

1st Edition

Avidan Kent, Nikos Skoutaris, Jamie Trinidad
March 20, 2019

The end of World War II marked the beginning of a new golden era in international law. Treaties and international organisations proliferated at an unprecedented rate, and many courts and tribunals were established with a view to ensuring the smooth operation of this new universe of international...

Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

1st Edition

Marit Skivenes, Karl Harald Søvig
February 26, 2019

Societies and states are at a crossroad in how children are treated and how their rights are respected and protected. Children´s new position and their strong rights create tensions and challenge the traditional relationships between family and the state. The United Nations Convention on the Rights...

International ‘Criminal’ Responsibility: Antinomies

International ‘Criminal’ Responsibility: Antinomies

1st Edition

Ottavio Quirico
February 21, 2019

In the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, major offences committed by individuals have been subject to progressive systematisation in the framework of international criminal law. Proposals developed within the context of the League of Nations coordinated individual liability and...

The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-Making Process: Turning the Focus Inwards

The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-Making Process: Turning the Focus Inwards

1st Edition

Sherif Elgebeily
January 08, 2019

The UN Security Council is entrusted under the UN Charter with primary responsibility for the maintenance and restoration of the international peace; it is the only body with the power to authorise military intervention legally and impose international sanctions where it decides. However, its...

The Right to Democracy in International Law: Between Procedure, Substance and the Philosophy of John Rawls

The Right to Democracy in International Law: Between Procedure, Substance and the Philosophy of John Rawls

1st Edition

Khalifa A Alfadhel
January 08, 2019

This book explores the right to democracy in international law and contemporary democratic theory, asking whether international law encompasses a substantive or procedural understanding of the notion. The book considers whether there can be considered to be a basis for the right to democracy in...

Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue

Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue

1st Edition

Jorge E. Núñez
January 08, 2019

Many conflicts throughout the world can be characterized as sovereignty conflicts in which two states claim exclusive sovereign rights for different reasons over the same piece of land. It is increasingly clear that the available remedies have been less than successful in many of these cases, and...

Universal Jurisdiction in International Criminal Law: The Debate and the Battle for Hegemony

Universal Jurisdiction in International Criminal Law: The Debate and the Battle for Hegemony

1st Edition

Aisling O'Sullivan
October 18, 2018

With the sensational arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, the rise to prominence of universal jurisdiction over crimes against international law seemed to be assured. The arrest of Pinochet and the ensuing proceedings before the UK courts brought universal jurisdiction into...

Drug Control and International Law

Drug Control and International Law

1st Edition

Daniel Wisehart
October 05, 2018

This book provides for an extensive legal analysis of the international drug control system in light of the growing challenges and criticism that this system faces. In the current debate on global drug policy, the central pillars of the international drug control system – the UN Drug Conventions as...

Confronting Cyberespionage Under International Law

Confronting Cyberespionage Under International Law

1st Edition

Oğuz Kaan Pehlivan
October 01, 2018

We have witnessed a digital revolution that affects the dynamics of existing traditional social, economic, political and legal systems. This revolution has transformed espionage and its features, such as its purpose and targets, methods and means, and actors and incidents, which paves the way for...

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