Optimal Protection of International Law: Navigating between European Absolutism and American Voluntarism

Optimal Protection of International Law: Navigating between European Absolutism and American Voluntarism

by Joost Pauwelyn
     
 

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Accume, for a moment, that the necessary tools are available to induce or even force states to comply with international law. In such a state of affairs, how strongly should international law be protected? More specifically, how easy should it be to change international law? Should treaties be specifically performed or should states be given an opportunity to "pay

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Accume, for a moment, that the necessary tools are available to induce or even force states to comply with international law. In such a state of affairs, how strongly should international law be protected? More specifically, how easy should it be to change international law? Should treaties be specifically performed or should states be given an opportunity to "pay their way out?" In the event of states violating their commitments, what kind of back-up enforcement or sanctions should be imposed?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107406926
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Joost Pauwelyn is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Previously, he was a law professor at Duke University in the USA (2002–2007) and an official with the World Trade Organization (1996–2002). In 2005, he received the Paul Guggenheim Prize for his 2003 book, Conflict of Norms in Public International Law.

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