An Introduction to Contemporary International Law: A by Lung-chu Chen

By Lung-chu Chen

An advent to modern foreign legislations: A Policy-Oriented Perspective introduces the reader to all significant features of up to date foreign legislation. It applies the hugely acclaimed strategy built by means of the recent Haven university of overseas legislation, conserving overseas legislations as an ongoing strategy of authoritative determination in which the individuals of the realm neighborhood establish, make clear, and safe their universal pursuits. not like traditional works in foreign legislations, this ebook is prepared and based when it comes to the method of selection making within the overseas area, and references either vintage historic examples and modern occasions to demonstrate foreign felony tactics and principles.

Using modern examples, this 3rd version builds at the prior variations by means of contextualizing and dramatizing contemporary occasions with regards to seven good points that signify the recent Haven institution method of foreign legislation: members, views, arenas of choice, bases of strength, recommendations, results, and results. This new version highlights state of the art principles in foreign legislation, together with the precise to self-determination, the evolution of Taiwan statehood, the increasing scope of foreign situation and the obligation of states to guard human rights, the fashion in the direction of better responsibility for states and person decision-makers lower than overseas legislations, and the important function person accountability performs within the rising box of foreign felony legislations. It bargains a brand new iteration the highbrow instruments had to act as in charge electorate in an international neighborhood looking human dignity and human safeguard for every person.

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The establishment of the observational standpoint. In approaching international legal problems on a global scale, it is essential to make manifest the standpoint of the observer. An observer’s standpoint needs to be kept as distinct as humanly possible from the process under scrutiny so that appropriate criteria for appraisal can be developed. The appropriate observational standpoint, as stressed by the New Haven School, is that of citizens of the world community who are identified with the future of humankind as a whole rather than with the primacy of any particular group.

Recent examples include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • the claims of Israel to launch missiles into southern Lebanon following the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers in 2006; the claims of the ousted Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, against his successor Roberto Micheletti after that nation’s coup d’état in 2009; the claims by Georgia against Russia that led to an armed conflict in South Ossetia in 2008; the claims of those detained at Guantanamo Bay against the United States; the claims of the United States and other countries as well as private actors against Somali pirates; the claims by the United Kingdom to use force in response to the forcible seizure of the Falkland Islands by Argentina in 1982; the claims by Israel of the right to destroy nuclear capabilities in Iran; the claims of Palestinians for the ongoing settlement of their territory by Israel; the counterclaims by Israel against the targeting of civilians by Hamas and other Palestinian groups; the claims to independence by Québec against Canada; the claims by the United States to assist the government in El Salvador and the contras in Nicaragua during the Reagan administration; the claims of refugees from recent armed conflicts in Africa (Sudan, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, for example) to protection in various nation-states; the claims by various states to expropriate the property of foreign nationals and corporations; the claims by the United States to extend the application of its financial, antitrust, and intellectual property laws beyond its borders; the claims by Russia to intervene forcibly in Chechnya; the claims by NATO powers to engage in humanitarian interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Libya; the claims by China to use force to annex Taiwan in the name of reunification.

The United Nations has played an integral role in promoting efforts to bridge the digital divide in countries around the world. What role can or should international law play in addressing this disparity? Globalization raises numerous questions about the movement of people. As businesses and jobs cross borders, so too must people. Restrictions on movement, which invite restrictive measures from other states, prevent the free flow of people across borders. Are these matters of domestic or international concern, or both?

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