Peace Through Law

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2000 - Law - 155 pages
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Kelsen, Hans. Peace Through Law. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944. xii, 155 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-103-8. Cloth. $60. * Kelsen [1881-1973] departs from his theories on pure law and here proposes a formula for international peace. He proffers "peace guaranteed by compulsory adjudication of international disputes," (Part I): the formation of a world court with the authority to resolve international conflicts, and "peace guaranteed by individual responsibility for violations of international law," (Part II): that individual statesmen take personal moral and legal responsibility for war crimes and other acts of violation committed by their country. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 699. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 637, 653.
 

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I expected this book to be a timeless and general analysis of international law, but I was mistaken. This book is very much grounded in the year 1944 when it was written. The league of Nations has ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Peace through force or through law?
3
2 World State or Confederacy of States?
9
3 International judiciary
13
4 Economic or juridical approach?
16
Judiciary without centralized executive power and legislation
19
6 Legal and political conflicts
23
7 Conciliation
32
8 Sovereign equality of the States as basis of an international organization for the maintenance of peace
34
13 Individual responsibility established by particular international law
78
14 Individual responsibility for acts of State
81
15 The question of war guilt in the first and in the second World War
88
16 The punishment of war crimes
91
17 War crimes as violations of international or national law
101
18 The plea of superior command
104
19 The jurisdiction over prisoners of war
108
20 International criminal jurisdiction
110

9 The experiences of the League of Nations
49
10 A Permanent League for the Maintenance of Peace
56
11 Individual responsibility of die authors of war
71
12 Individual responsibility established by general international law
75
COVENANT OF A PERMANENT LEAGUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PEACE
127
TREATY STIPULATIONS ESTABLISHING INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW INTERNATION...
141
Index
149
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Hans Kelsen had a distinguished career at a variety of European universities, and in government services, at Vienna, Cologne, the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes in Paris, and then in Prague. He served as legal adviser to the United Nations War Crimes Commission in Washington, D.C.

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