The Application of International Law by the International Court of Justice, Judge Abdul G. Koroma; Prevention and International Law,M. Mohamed Bennouna; International Dispute Resolution, With Specific Attention to China,Christine Chinkin
In the Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law Hans van Loon, Former Secretary-General of The Hague Conference of Private International Law, Prof. Bimal N. Patel, Director of Gujarat National Law University, India, and Prof. Ernst Ulrich Petersmann of the European University Institute in Florence, provide insightful, perspicacious and concise analysis of recent developments in international law .
International courts and tribunals make decisions which shape international law. Yet what grants them the legitimacy to make these decisions in the first place? This book proposes a theory of international public law that argues that these international courts democratically derive their legitimacy from the people and citizens.
Francis Snyder shows how the 2008 infant formula crisis led to transnational food safety law and standards in China, reforms in government policy and closer relations with international organisations. He also makes recommendations for dealing with continuing challenges.
China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.
China has made some remarkable achievements during the first three decades of economic reform and opening up, rising to become one of the world's most dynamic and globally-integrated market economies. Yet there remains much unfinished business on the reform and development agenda, coupled with newly emerging challenges. CHINA: THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT highlights how the deepening of reforms in critical areas such as domestic factor markets, the exchange rate regime and the health system, combined with the strengthening of channels for effective policy implementation, will enable China to cope with the challenges that lie ahead. These include responding to the pending exhaustion of the unlimited supply of labour; playing a constructive role in reducing global trade imbalances; enhancing firms' ability to innovate; coping with migration, urbanisation and rising inequalities on scales unknown in world history; and dealing with rising energy and metal demand in an era in which low-carbon growth has become a necessity rather than a choice.
The state-centred 'Westphalian model' of international law has failed to protect human rights and other international public goods effectively. Most international trade, financial and environmental agreements do not even refer to human rights, consumer welfare, democratic citizen participation and transnational rule of law for the benefit of citizens. This book argues that these 'multilevel governance failures' are largely due to inadequate regulation of the 'collective action problems' in the supply of international public goods, such as inadequate legal, judicial and democratic accountability of governments vis-a-vis citizens. Rather than treating citizens as mere objects of intergovernmental economic and environmental regulation and leaving multilevel governance of international public goods to discretionary 'foreign policy', human rights and constitutional democracy call for 'civilizing' and 'constitutionalizing' international economic and environmental cooperation by stronger legal and judicial protection of citizens and their constitutional rights in international economic law. Moreover intergovernmental regulation of transnational cooperation among citizens must be justified by 'principles of justice' and 'multilevel constitutional restraints' protecting rights of citizens and their 'public reason'. The reality of 'constitutional pluralism' requires respecting legitimately diverse conceptions of human rights and democratic constitutionalism. The obvious failures in the governance of interrelated trading, financial and environmental systems must be restrained by cosmopolitan, constitutional conceptions of international law protecting the transnational rule of law and participatory democracy for the benefit of citizens.
David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.
The Impact of International Organizations on International Law by Jose Alvarez addresses how international organizations, particularly those within the UN system, have changed the forms, contents, and effects of international law
The Law of International Conflict deals with three key principles of international law from a policy-oriented perspective that includes insights from various social sciences.
American Classics in International Law: International Investment Law, edited by Professor Jos� E. Alvarez, presents the most important contributions made by U.S. based scholars, policy-makers and treaty-makers to the field and includes a comprehensive introduction that sets the various elements in a broader context.
This book offers a comparative analysis of the institutional law of public international organizations, covering issues such as membership, institutional structure, decisions and decision-making, legal status, privileges and immunities. It has been designed to appeal to both academics and practitioners.
The countries comprising East Asia have experienced impressive economic growth and made substantial moves to liberalize trade policies. In light of the region's remarkable impact on global commerce, international trade professionals minimize the importance of local customs law at their peril. This timely work reflects the insights of an impressive array of experts and is designed to be a practical source of context and guidance. Readers will quickly discover it to be an indispensable tool to unravel many of the trade-related challenges and opportunities the region offers.
In The globalization of crime: a transnational organized crime threat assessment, UNODC analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. The report also examines a number of cases where transnational organised crime and instability amplify each other to create vicious circles in which countries or even subregions may become locked. Thus, the report offers a striking view of the global dimensions of organised crime today
It is evident that the need to protect cultural objects exceeds the interest of a single owner or a bona fide purchaser, the State of an object's origin or the State where an object is located. Despite the complexity of weighing the contending interests and selecting appropriate rules from a welter of norms and customs, why can't we envisage a truly comprehensive set of international principles, practices and procedures, to protect the cultural heritage of mankind? Toward this end, the Centre for Studies and Research of The Hague Academy of International Law's programme provided a unique opportunity for organized exploration and analysis. This volume presents the resulting studies prepared by the Directors of Research, together with the more specific reports by the researchers working within the Centre. Together they offer an insightful analysis of the importance of fashioning durable rules and institutions for protecting the cultural heritage of mankind from the risks of armed conflict or illegal trafficking.Il est évident que le besoin de protéger les objets culturels prévaut sur l intérêt d un quelconque propriétaire ou acheteur, ainsi que sur son pays d origine ou encore sur celui où il se trouve. Or, le fait de devoir ménager différents intérêts conflictuels et sélectionner les règles appropriées dans une pléthore de normes et de coutumes apparaît comme une tâche extrêmement complexe. Par conséquent, pourquoi ne pas envisager de définir un ensemble complet de principes, pratiques et procédures à mettre en oeuvre sur le plan international dans le but de protéger le patrimoine culturel de l humanité ? Le Centre d étude et de recherche de l Académie de droit international de La Haye a précisément conçu un programme dont le but est d explorer et d analyser cette démarche. Ce volume présente lerésultat des études préparées par les directeurs de recherche et les rapports plus spécifiques produits par les chercheurs dans le cadre de ce programme. Utilisés ensemble, ces documents permettent d analyser de façon approfondie l importance qu il y a à établir des règles et les institutions durables visant à protéger le patrimoine culturel de l humanité contre les risques liés aux conflits armés et autres trafics illégaux.

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