David Freestone's Contemporary Issues in International Law:A Collection of the PDF

By David Freestone

ISBN-10: 1417551526

ISBN-13: 9781417551521

ISBN-10: 9041115870

ISBN-13: 9789041115874

Considering 1985, the legislation institution on the collage of Hull has hosted an annual lecture - the Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture - given via a unique overseas attorney. those annual lectures are funded by means of the Josephine Onoh Memorial Fund, verified in 1984 through the friends and family of Josephine Onoh who used to be tragically killed in an air crash at Enugu, Nigeria, in November 1983. Josephine was once a Hull legislation graduate, and on the time of her demise used to be registered on the collage for a learn measure within the box of overseas legislation. This booklet incorporates a choice of those annual lectures. the 1st lecture in 1985 used to be given via the past due pass judgement on Taslim Elias, at the moment President of the overseas court docket of Justice. next lectures were given by way of either major practitioners and professors of foreign legislation, together with Sir Robert Jennings, Bin Cheng, Sir Ian Sinclair, Philip Allott, Henry Schermers, Lord Mackenzie-Stuart, Alexandre-Charles Kiss, Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Peter Sand, Ian Brownlie, Christopher Greenwood, Marti Koskenniemi, and Ralph Zacklin. The lectures mirror the most major foreign matters of the final twenty years. the topics they tackle contain new tendencies in overseas legislations, foreign courts and politics, the practitioner's view of overseas legislation, overseas legislation and revolution, the ecu conference of Human Rights, ecu neighborhood legislations ideas, the worldwide surroundings and overseas legislations, the present function of the United countries, foreign environmental belief money, overseas boundary legislations, overseas legislations and imperialism, and humanitarian intervention. this crucial choice of essays by way of the various major foreign legislation figures of our new release might be of equivalent price to all attracted to overseas legislation, even if the educational or the practitioner.

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Is this international law any different from the law we encounter everyday? How and by whom are its rules made? How and by whom are its rules changed? That such questions should now be asked is only a reflection of current changes, divisions and tensions in international society. ), Contemporary Issues in International Law, 29-56. © 2002 Kluwer Law International. Printed in Great Britain. Bin Cheng II. SOME OF THE CAUSES OF THE PRESENT CRISIS IN IDENTITY The causes of international law's present crisis of identity are multiple and complex.

Great Britain made no effort to disagree and the decision was thereafter ignored. 18 16 17 18 19 State Trials 1030, (1765). , 1066. Lauterpacht, op. , p. 131. 21 Sir Robert Jennings One can express this same idea in terms of the justice which a court of law must administer. The court must surely do justice. But the justice which a court of law must seek is not abstract justice but justice according to law. This means the justice that comes from the application of rules and principles which are applied uniformly and impartially to the class of persons with which the rules or principles are concerned.

J. had to say of the King's messenger who admits the fact of breaking and entering the plaintiff's premises in order to seize his private papers: If he admits the fact, he is bound to show by way of justification, that some positive law has empowered or excused him. The justification is submitted to the Judges, who are to look into the books; and see if such a justification can be maintained by the text of the Statute law, or by the principles of common law. 17 There is an old and well-known international case which shows the fate that may befall a decision which, though by a judge, is not an application of the law.

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