The scope of powers of international institutions has always been surrounded by a sense of ambiguity. This has its source in the nature of the two main legal tools with which to construct powers; the doctrines of attributed/conferred powers and implied powers. This book illustrates the function of the two doctrines in a discourse on powers. Special attention is also paid to the move to a constitutional vocabulary as a way of transcending the dichotomy at the heart of diverging constructions of powers. Constitutionalization claims, the book argues, can be reproductions of different images of the proper extent of powers. The book is a reminder of the political nature of any construction of powers of international institutions.
Constructing the Powers of International Institutions
In Enemies of Mankind Walter Rech offers a contextual history of the collective security doctrine articulated by Swiss international lawyer Emer de Vattel (1714-67) in the authoritative treatise Droit des gens of 1758.
Reut Yael Paz
Through a collective biographical methodology of four scholars 20th century scholars this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilisation in the German speaking legal context influenced the international legal discipline.
René Urueña, Universidad de Los Andes
Building on the notion of a risk society, this book offers an alternative to the traditional notion of international legal subjects by arguing that international law creates fragmented subjectivities, whose conflicting identities help perpetuate a certain global loss of sense that is ...
This book explores the causes, forms and consequences of racial discrimination as well as the international and European legal responses thereto. It explains why the law fails to eliminate discrimination and suggests ways forward.
Recasting the critical challenge to international law in positive terms, this book examines what is left of international law if we accept both that apolitical rules are impossible and that the values used to justify them are irreducibly, radically subjective.
The book offers several perspectives to the analysis of the expansion and diversification of international legal responses to terrorism. It focuses, in particular, on the move during the past decade towards more indirect forms of responsibility.
This book presents an analysis of international law in support of educationally disadvantaged young people and adults. Focusing on Roma, it introduces a scheme for identifying situations where they become subjected to discrimination by state parties to relevant international standards.
María José Falcón y Tella
This volume seeks to disentangle the limits and possibilities of the tradition of civil disobedience: in what circumstances is it right, or perhaps necessary, to say "no"? The jurisprudential and philosophical literature discussed here is truly enormous and provides a complex and reliable ...
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