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The Function of Public International Law

Authors: Vos, Jan Anne

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  • Builds a bridge between main stream and critical approaches
  • Provides a background explanation for current events
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This book addresses fundamental aspects of the concept of public international law in both theory and practice. The argument developed by the author is that, underlying the traditional, horizontal, structure of public international law, a vertical structure of the concept of law may be discerned. This vertical structure is seen unfolding into two, mutually exclusive, frameworks: a framework of obligation, accounting for obligations, and a framework of authorization, accounting for rights. The problem then arising is that a concept of public international law which only admits either rights or obligations cannot be regarded as coherent. The author, however, takes and substantiates the position that coherence can be achieved by suppressing the mutual exclusivity of both frameworks. This move paves the way to formulating the function of public international law in terms of the constituting of international society. Since in public international law the theoretical aspects profoundly affect practice, this book is not only of interest to academics, but also for practitioners, such as officials of foreign offices and international institutions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Vos, Jan Anne

  • Introduction to Part I

    Pages 25-26

    Vos, Jan Anne

  • The Framework of Obligation and the Framework of Authorization in the Case of the S.S. “Lotus” and in Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons

    Pages 27-51

    Vos, Jan Anne

  • The Framework of Obligation and the Framework of Authorization in General Theory of Law

    Pages 53-80

    Vos, Jan Anne

  • The Framework of Obligation and the Framework of Authorization in Theory of Public International Law

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Function of Public International Law
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
J. A. Vos, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-861-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-861-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-860-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 304
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