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International Law

Vaughan Lowe.

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: International Law. 144 pages.

Recently, interest in international law has increased greatly, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War, the World Trade Organization, the Kyoto Convention,...

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Nations under law

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 5305 words.

The most basic function of international law is to secure the coexistence of the world’s almost 200 sovereign States. ‘Nations under law’ explains the essential conditions of statehood...

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Where does international law come from?

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 5959 words.

The rules of international law come from two main sources: treaties and customary international law, both of which are created by States. States are bound by the rules with which they have...

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Implementing international law

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 5227 words.

States tend to comply with international law, but what happens if a State breaks a rule of international law? ‘Implementing international law’ considers the different ways in which...

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Freedom from external interference

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 8701 words.

‘Freedom from external interference’ focuses on one aspect of the assurance of the sovereign equality and independence of States and the freedom that it entails for each of them: the...

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Sovereignty inside the State

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 6663 words.

Limitations on the right to use force are a key element among the principles by which international law secures the sovereign equality and independence of States against external threats....

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What international law does well

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 4559 words.

States cooperate in making and applying international law in circumstances where they are agreed upon the goals to be pursued, so that the law is employed to express a willing cooperation...

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What international law does badly (or not at all)

Vaughan Lowe.

in International Law

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 1149 words.

International law cannot manufacture agreement where none exists. For this reason, international law is not well suited to the promotion of innovative solutions to international problems...

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Textbook on International Law

Martin Dixon.

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: International Law. 425 pages.

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This book offers a concise and focused introduction to...

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The nature of international law and the international system

Martin Dixon.

in Textbook on International Law

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Law. 12839 words.

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. International law has long been the subject of controversy...

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