The art of law in the international community
- Mary Ellen O'Connell.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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- ix, 319 pages ; 24 cm.
- Hersch Lauterpacht memorial lectures.
- O'Connell, Mary Ellen, 1958- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Revitalizing the theory of international law compliance
- Prohibiting force through peremptory norms
- The UN Security Council for maintaining the peace
- The limited exception for self-defence
- Restricting exceptions for invitation and rebellion
- Revitalizing the process of international dispute resolution
International law evolved to end and prevent armed conflict as much as for any other reason. Yet, the law against war appears weaker today than ever in its long history, evidenced by raging armed conflicts in which people are killed, injured, and forcibly displaced. The environment is devastated, and the planet impoverished. These consequences can be traced to the dominant ideology of realism. In 1946, Hersch Lauterpacht challenged that ideology by contrasting it with the idea of international law, composed of natural law, positive law, and process theory. The Art of Law in the International Community revives his vision, rebuilding the understanding of why international law binds, what its norms require, and how courts are the ideal substitutes for war. The secret to the renewal of international law lies in revitalizing the moral foundation of natural law through drawing on aesthetic philosophy and the arts.
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- International law and the art of peace
- Hersch Lauterpacht memorial lecture series
- "The book began as the 2014 Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures, titled, International Law and the Art of Peace."
- 9781108426664 hardcover
- 1108426662 hardcover
- 9781108682923 electronic book
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