Sources of international law /
edited by Martti Koskenniemi.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Dartmouth, c2000.
xxviii, 571 p.
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Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Dartmouth, c2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A collection of essays on the various aspects of the legal sources of international law, including theories of the origin of international law, explanation of its binding force, normative hierarchies and the relation of international law and politics.
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The authors of this collection of essays consider the difficulties of defining international law and its provenance. With such a wide variety of theories and disagreement over them, these timely writings dispel much confusion.
Table of Contents
Sources Theory: Towards a theory of international obligation
What is international law and how do we tell it when we see it?
Some problems regarding the formal sources of international law
Theses about international law discourse
Relative Normality: Towards relative normativity in international law
Relative normativity in international law
The redundancy of soft law
In defence of relative normativity: communitarian values and the Nicaragua case
Customary Law: Custom as a source of international law
Human rights as norms of customary international law
The approach of the different drummer: the principle of the persistent objector in international law
General Principles and Equity: General principles: reflections on constructivist thinking in international law
The role of equity in international law
The Completeness of the Law: Some observations on the prohibition of 'non liquet' and the completeness of the law
'Non liquet' and the function of the law in the international community
International lawmaking: a process of communication: The Harold D. Lasswell Memorial Lecture
Imagined consent; democratic liberalism in international legal theory
Faith, identity and the killing of the innocent: international lawyers and nuclear weapons
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