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International Law

A Very Short Introduction
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ISBN-13:
9780199239337
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
144
Autor:
Vaughan Lowe
Gewicht:
129 g
Format:
172x112x6 mm
Serie:
A Very Short Introduction
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

International law lies at the heart of our interaction with the global community. It protects rights, imposes duties, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. Vaughan Lowe explains the basic structural principles of international law, and looks at its potential and its limitations.
International law lies at the heart of our interaction with the global community. It protects rights, imposes duties, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. Vaughan Lowe explains the basic structural principles of international law, and looks at its potential and its limitations.
Preface; 1 Nations Under Law; 2 Where does international law come from?; 3 Freedom from external interference; 4 Sovereignty inside the State; 5 What international law does well; 6 What international law does badly (or not at all); References; Further Reading; Index
Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of the international system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world.
This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the world faces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for
international co-operation.