International Law in Historical Perspective

Author: J. H. Jan Hendrik Willem Verzijl
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041105486
Category: Law
Page: 371
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This volume completes the monumental, eleven-volume series, "International Law in Historical Perspective," which was published over a period of 24 years by Professor J.H.W. Verzijl (and continued after his death in 1987 by W.P. Heere and J.P.S. Offerhaus). This index volume provides insight into the series both for the uninitiated and initiated, enabling the user to access all 11 volumes (spanning a total of 6500 printed pages) quickly and easily. It contains a subject index, an index of personal names, of geographical names, of ships' names, a list of treaties, a list of international judgements and a list of international arbitrations. A list of Professor Verzijl's commentaries on the more recent jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice completes the volume.

Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability

A New Theory of Prevention
Author: Vincent-Joël Proulx
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782250387
Category: Law
Page: 378
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Every State has an obligation to prevent terrorist attacks emanating from its territory. This proposition stems from various multilateral agreements and UN Security Council resolutions. This study exhaustively addresses the scope of this obligation of prevention and the legal consequences flowing from its violation, so as to provide greater clarity on governments' counterterrorism duties and to enhance State accountability for preventable wrongs. It defines the contents and contours of the obligation while placing critical emphasis on the mechanics of State responsibility. Whether obscured by new technologies like the Internet, the sophisticated cellular structure of some terrorist organisations or convoluted political realities, the level of governmental involvement in terrorist activities is no longer readily discernible in every instance. Furthermore, the prospect of governments waging surrogate warfare through proxies also poses intractable challenges to the mechanism of attribution in the context of State responsibility. This monograph sets out the shortcomings of the extant scheme of State responsibility while identifying a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability under international law, a trend corroborated by recent State and institutional practice. Drawing on varied legal and theoretical influences, the study devises and prescriptively argues for the implementation of a strict liability-inspired model grounded in the logic of indirect responsibility with a view to enhancing State compliance with counterterrorism obligations. This shifts the policy focus squarely to prevention, while promoting multilateralism and transnational cooperation. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities underlying the book converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts. From the Foreword by Judge Bruno Simma, International Court of Justice "Even if one might disagree with the bases on which the author constructs his argument, the execution of the argument is solid and thorough. The coverage of the major policy arguments and the available legal source materials is equally impressive. Moreover, the author's positions are genuinely progressive and present a fairly innovative solution, in the form of a strict liability mechanism...It behoves all scholars and practitioners of international law with an interest in combating international terrorism to consider the proposals outlined in this book." Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability by Vincent-Joël Proulx has been awarded the 2014 Myres McDougal Prize for best book in Law, Science, and Policy from the Society of Policy Scientists.

The Juridical Nature of Unilateral Acts of States in International Law

Author: Eva Kassoti
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004300767
Category: Law
Page: 268
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In The Juridical Nature of Unilateral Acts of States in International Law Eva Kassoti explores the question of the legal nature of unilateral acts by focusing on their essential characteristics, namely unilateralism and the manifest intention to be bound.

Interfirm Networks

Organization and Industrial Competitiveness
Author: Anna Grandori,Professor of Organization and Management Anna Grandori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134629907
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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This volume examines the nature of interfirm networks and their role in promoting industrial competitiveness. Where previous work in this area has tended to be descriptive, the distinguished contributors to this volume present a balanced theoretical and empirical approach to interfirm networking drawing on a variety of international case studies. Issues covered include: * The role of networks in regulating conflict and producing co-operation * The role of networks in developing knowledge and competences * Network governance and conflict intensive networks

Völkerrecht und Landesrecht (Classic Reprint)

Author: Heinrich Triepel
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365981916
Category: Law
Page: 470
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Excerpt from Völkerrecht und Landesrecht Wenn wir nun von einem Verhältnisse zwischen Völker und Landesrecht sprechen, so setzen wir etwas als gegeben vor aus, wae keineswegs ausser Streit steht, und was, wenn es nicht angefochten wird, doch leider nur zu oft unbeachtet bleibt: dass es ein Völkerrecht giebt, und dass dieses Recht etwas ande res ist als Landesrecht. Gäbe es kein Völkerrecht, oder wäre das, was man etwa so nennt kein Gegensatz zum Landesrecht, so hätte unsere Frage keinen Sinn. Gewiss auch wenn man die Existenz eines vom Landesrechts verschiedenen Völker r e c h ts leugnet, wird man doch eine irgendwie beschafleno, meinethalben auf Moral oder Sitte beruhende Ordnung der äusseren Bezie hungen von Staat zu Staat niemals in Abrede stellen, und ganz müssig dürfte auch eine Untersuchung des Verhältnisses dieser Ordnung zum staatlichen Rechte nicht sein. Sie hätte indess gegenüber der allgemeinen Aufgabe, im Rechte den Niederschlag anderer, nicht rechtlicher Normen nachzuweisen die "fontes remotae des Rechts aufzndecken, keinen selbständigen Werth. Ebenso würde es zwar für den Fall, dass sich das Völkerrecht zum Landesrechts etwa nur verhalten sollte wie der Theil zum Ganzen, nicht ganz überflüssig sein, dem Verhältnisse dieses Theile zu anderen Theilen nachzugehen, z. B. Wie man die Beziehungen zwischen Privat und Strafrecht untersucht. Aber immerhin hätte dies eine untergeordnete Bedeutung im Vergleiche mit der Auf gabe, die Beziehungen zweier gesonderter Rechtskomplexe klarzustellen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Nature of Customary Law

Legal, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
Author: Amanda Perreau-Saussine,James B. Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139463217
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Some legal rules are not laid down by a legislator but grow instead from informal social practices. In contract law, for example, the customs of merchants are used by courts to interpret the provisions of business contracts; in tort law, customs of best practice are used by courts to define professional responsibility. Nowhere are customary rules of law more prominent than in international law. The customs defining the obligations of each State to other States and, to some extent, to its own citizens, are often treated as legally binding. However, unlike natural law and positive law, customary law has received very little scholarly analysis. To remedy this neglect, a distinguished group of philosophers, historians and lawyers has been assembled to assess the nature and significance of customary law. The book offers fresh insights on this neglected and misunderstood form of law.

Das Recht der Völker

Enthält: "Nochmals: Die Idee der öffentlichen Vernunft"
Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110898535
Category: Philosophy
Page: 294
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Welche Bedingungen lassen Völker gerecht und friedlich zusammenleben? Unter welchen Umständen sind Kriege gerechtfertigt? Welche Leitlinien müssen gegeben sein für Organisationen, die eine gerechte Gesellschaft von Völkern mit gleichen Rechten herzustellen vermögen? In acht Grundsätzen für eine gerechte internationale Ordnung entwickelt der amerikanische Philosoph John Rawls einen hypothetischen "Vertrag der Gesellschaft der Völker". Das jüngste Buch von John Rawls ist nach A Theory of Justice 1971, dt. 1975) und Political Liberalism (1993, dt. 1998) ein weiteres wichtiges Werk des bedeutenden amerikanischen Philosophen. Die Originalausgabe (The Law of Peoples, 1999) hat zu heftigen Kontroversen geführt.

The Spanish Origin of International Law

Francisco de Vitoria and His Law of Nations
Author: James Brown Scott,Francisco de Vitoria
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584771100
Category: History
Page: 307
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Scott, James Brown. The Spanish Origin of International Law. Francisco De Vitoria and His Law of Nations. London: Humphrey Milford, 1934. 19a, 288, clviii pp. Frontispiece and portrait. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-036835. ISBN 1-58477-110-0. Cloth. $90. * Francisco de Vitoria [c. 1483-1546] is widely considered to be a founder of international law. Scott holds that Vitoria's 16th century school of international law and his important Reflectiones, De Indis Noviter Inventis and De Jure Belli (the text of these are included in the appendix) are in fact the origin of the law of nations, which was to become the international law of Christendom and the world at large. In Vitoria's writings described herein he held that pagans had the right to freedom and property, declared slavery to be unsound, upheld the rights of Indians, questioned the Spanish conquest of the New World in the time immediately following Columbus' discovery of America which gave rise to his thesis that the community of nations transcends Christendom. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 1279-1280.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.