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Abandoning the International Trade Organization

Kenneth J. Vandevelde.

in The First Bilateral Investment Treaties

June 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 10713 words.

The U.S. business committee criticized the modifications to the U.S.-proposed investment provisions in the Charter, asserting that the adoption of such provisions would undermine investment...

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The Bordeaux Trial

Frédéric Mégret.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 11971 words.

This chapter analyses the trial of Oradour-sur-Glane, which opened before a military tribunal in Bordeaux in 1953. On 10 June 1944, a German column advanced towards the small village of...

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Capitalism’s Victor’s Justice? The Hidden Stories Behind the Prosecution of Industrialists Post-WWII

Grietje Baars.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 16073 words.

This chapter analyses the trials of industrialists at the US Military Tribunals at Nuremberg for their roles in the Nazis' aggressive wars and the Holocaust. The chapter is organized as...

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The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1975)

C. H. Alexandrowicz.

in The Law of Nations in Global History

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 1209 words.

This chapter focuses on the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States adopted by the UN General Assembly on 12 December 1974. The Charter consists of a preamble and four chapters, the...

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Clarification of Common Interests

Lung-chu Chen.

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 7428 words.

The current dispute over Taiwan is at its core a question over sovereignty: the right to make decisions about a country’s present and future. In approaching this problem, the author takes...

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Collective Memory and International Law

Moshe Hirsch.

in Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 22717 words.

Chapter 3 explores the mutual interactions between collective memory and international law. Social groups often influence individual memories, and society frequently reminds us that certain...

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Competing Histories

Liivoja Rain.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 10226 words.

This chapter analyses the attempts of three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to prosecute offences against international law committed in their territories by the Soviet...

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The Continuity of the Sovereign Status of China in International Law (1956)

C. H. Alexandrowicz.

in The Law of Nations in Global History

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 4426 words.

Historians of the law of nations agree that China enjoyed the position of a fully sovereign State up to the conclusion of the Sino–British treaty of Nanking in 1842. Likewise, no...

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The Crime of Aggression

Roger S. Clark.

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 15492 words.

This chapter turns to the August 1946 trial of the Japanese general — Takashi Sakai — by a domestic tribunal in Nanking, the Republic of China, in order to reflect on the meaning of the...

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The Debate over Intervention at Havana and the Crisis of the American Institute of International Law

Juan Pablo Scarfi.

in The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; History of Law. 14090 words.

Chapter 5 focuses on the controversy over intervention that arose at the Sixth Pan-American Conference (1928) held in Havana and the hemispheric impact of the projects for the codification...

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