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

The U.S. has often proclaimed its support for the rule of law in international affairs, but has found it increasingly difficult to adhere to it in practice. John Murphy demonstrates the wide-ranging difficulties obstructing U.S. adherence to the rule of law. He also examines the reasons for the declining U.S. support for the international institutions it was

Overview

The U.S. has often proclaimed its support for the rule of law in international affairs, but has found it increasingly difficult to adhere to it in practice. John Murphy demonstrates the wide-ranging difficulties obstructing U.S. adherence to the rule of law. He also examines the reasons for the declining U.S. support for the international institutions it was instrumental in creating, as well as U.S. unwillingness to support new popular initiatives in international law.

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

1. Introduction; 2. The status of international law under US law; 3. UN dues; 4. Use of force; 5. Arms control, disarmament, non-proliferation and safeguards; 6. Law of the sea; 7. The international court of justice; 8. Prevention, prosecution, and punishment of international crimes; 9. Human rights and international environmental issues; 10. Summary and conclusions and some possible future scenarios.

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