Equity and international law: a legal realist approach to the international decisionmaking

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Transnational Publishers, 1993 - Law - 309 pages
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When a claimant or an adjudicator demands an interpretation of a right or duty in international law that goes beyond the existing conventional, statutory or customary norms, proceedings enter the uncharted area of equity in international law. This outstanding and original book tackles this complex subject with precision and authority. Evaluating past applications of equity, it is sure to contribute to improving the record of judicial performance in controversies for which equity is alleged to be relevant. Any decision-maker confronted with a claim to apply equity will benefit greatly from a close reading of this book.

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