The United States and the Rule of Law in International Affairs

The United States and the Rule of Law in International Affairs

by John F. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521822564

ISBN-13: 9780521822565

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Murphy offers an analysis of why the United States does not always accept the rule of law in international affairs, even though it has made immense contributions to its creation, adoption, and implementation. Examining the reasons for this failure, John Murphy analyses a number of cases, not to make a case that the United States has been an international outlaw,…  See more details below

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John Murphy offers an analysis of why the United States does not always accept the rule of law in international affairs, even though it has made immense contributions to its creation, adoption, and implementation. Examining the reasons for this failure, John Murphy analyses a number of cases, not to make a case that the United States has been an international outlaw, but to illustrate the wide-ranging difficulties standing in the way of US adherence to the rule of law. He explains how the nature of the US legal system and the idiosyncrasies of the international legal process combine to compound problems for the United States, and he explores several alternative scenarios for the position of the United States vis-a-vis international law. This book offers a much needed examination of US attitudes and practices and makes a major contribution to the contemporary literature on international law and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822565
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1Law and legal process in international affairs11
2The status of international law under US law74
3UN dues116
4Use of force142
5Arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and safeguards207
6The law of the sea226
7The International Court of Justice250
8Prevention, prosecution, and punishment of international crimes284
9Human rights and international environmental issues325
10Summary and conclusions, and some possible future scenarios349

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