"Who or what is entitled to act on the international plane? Where should responsibility for violations of international law lie? What sort of entities are capable of possessing international legal rights? What is the status of individuals, minority groups, non-governmental bodies, international organisations and animals in the international legal order and how has their status shifted over time? International Legal Personality contains fourteen articles that address these and related questions. In historical and contemporary writings, international lawyers grapple with the nature of legal identity, and confront global distributions of authority and responsibility, as they explore who or what is a 'person' in the international legal order. These essays document the emergence of an international legal order increasingly conceived in terms of patterns and probabilities, rather than as the stagecraft of a small company of permanent players."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2010 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Personhood and Personality in International Law chapter 1 Jan Klabbers (2005), 'The Concept of Legal Personality' chapter 2 Hans Aufricht (1943), 'Personality in International Law' part Part II States, Peoples and Cities chapter 3 Oleg I. Tiunov (1992-1993), 'The International Legal Personality of States: Problems and Solutions' chapter 4 Budislav Vukas (1991), 'States, Peoples and Minorities as Subjects of International Law' chapter 5 Yishai Blank (2005-2006), 'The City and the World' part Part III Individuals chapter 6 Hersch Lauterpacht (1947), 'The Subjects of the Law of Nations' chapter 7 Marek St. Korowicz (1956), 'The Problem of the International Personality of Individuals' part Part IV International Organizations chapter 8 Clarence Wilfred Jenks (1945), 'The Legal Personality of International Organizations' chapter 9C.F. Amerasinghe (1995), 'International Legal Personality Revisited' chapter 10 David J. Bederman (1995-1996), 'The Souls of International Organizations: Legal Personality and the Lighthouse at Cape Spartel' part Part V Non-humans and Non-state Actors chapter 11 Karsten Nowrot (2006), 'Reconceptualising International Legal Personality of Influential Non-state Actors: Towards a Rebuttable Presumption of Normative Responsibilities' chapter 12 Anthony D'Amato and Sudhir K. Chopra (1991), 'Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life' part Part VI Possibilities chapter 13 Jens David Ohlin (2005), 'Is the Concept of the Person Necessary for Human Rights?' chapter 14 Janne E. Nijman (2007), 'Paul Ricoeur and International Law: Beyond "The End of the Subject". Towards a Reconceptualization of International Legal Personality'.