Progress in International Law

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Russell A. Miller, Rebecca M. Bratspies
BRILL, 2008 - Law - 912 pages
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"Progress in International Law" is a comprehensive accounting of international law for our times. Forty leading international law theorists analyze the most significant current issues in international law and their critical assessments draw diverse conclusions about the current state and future prospects of international law. The material is grouped under the headings: The History and Theory of International Law; The Sources of International Law and Their Application in the United States; International Actors; International Jurisdiction and International Jurisprudence; The Use of Force and the World's Peace; and The Challenge of Protecting the Environment and Human Rights. The book draws its inspiration from a similar survey undertaken in 1932 by Harvard Law Professor and PCIJ Judge Manley O. Hudson. In his book "Progress in International Organization," Hudson sought to demonstrate that what he perceived as an emerging international infrastructure, and as moves toward the rule of law in international affairs, were sure signs of human progress towards peace and cooperation. "Progress in International Law" critically engages with that claim as a normative matter and, at the same time, presents the evidence by which a judgment about our own progress towards peace and cooperation might be judged.
  

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Contents

Introductory Materials
3
Progress in International Law An Explanation of the Project Russell A Miller and Rebecca M Bratspies
9
Progress in International Law A Contemporary Assessment
31
History and Theory of International Law
69
The Sources of International Law and their Application in the United States
171
International Actors
261
International Jurisdiction and International Jurisprudence
431
The Use of Force and the Worlds Peace
539
Challenge of Protecting the Environment and Human Rights
707
Appendix
877
Index
887
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About the author (2008)

Russell A. Miller is an Associate Professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Until 2008 he was an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law. He is a regular Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He has published a number of books and articles on international and comparative law with, among others, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and the American Journal of International Law. He is co-founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the German Law Journal (http://www.germanlawjournal.com). With Rebecca Bratspies, he was the co-founder and co-convener of the Idaho International Law Symposium.Rebecca M. Bratspies is an Associate Professor at the City University (CUNY) School of Law. She is a member-scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. She has published widely in the fields of environmental law, biotechnology and international law, including inter alia with Cambridge University Press and the Yale Journal of International Law. With Russell Miller, she is the co-founder and co-convener of the Idaho International Law Symposium.

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