Customary international law : a new theory with practical applications / Brian D. Lepard.
xx, 419 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ASIL studies in international legal theory.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The need for a new theory Some conceptual enigmas Some practical enigmas Clarifying the concept of authoritative international legal norms Fundamental ethical principles and customary international law Toward a new normative theory of customary international law A new understanding of Opinio Juris The function of the state practice requirement Ethics and customary international law Democratic principles and customary international law The relationship between customary international law and general principles of law General sources of evidence of Opinio Juris The role of treaties as evidence of Opinio Juris The role of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions as evidence of Opinio Juris The role of consistent state practice The persistent objector exception Defining Jus Cogens customary norms Defining Erga Omnes customary norms Resolving conflicts with treaties Changing customary international law and the role of international organizations International rules on allocating income for tax purposes International human rights law in general Determing the customary law status of specifc human rights The right to change one's religion of belief Customary international law as a dynamic process.
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