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Routledge Research in International Law

The series offers a space for new and emerging scholars of international law to publish original arguments, as well as presenting alternative perspectives from more established names in international legal research. Works cover both the theory and practice of international law, presenting innovative analyses of the nature and state of international law itself as well as more specific studies within particular disciplines. The series will explore topics such as the changes to the international legal order, the processes of law-making and law-enforcement, as well as the range of actors in public international law. The books will take a variety of different methodological approaches to the subject including interdisciplinary, critical legal studies, feminist, and Third World approaches, as well as the sociology of international law. Looking at the past, present and future of international law the series reflects the current vitality and diversity of international legal scholarship.

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11-20 of 31 results in Routledge Research in International Law
  1. The United Nations and Collective Security

    By Gary Wilson

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    The role of the United Nations in collective security has been evolving since its inception in 1945. This book explores collective security as practiced within the legal framework provided by the United Nations Charter, with a particular focus upon activity undertaken under the auspices of the UN...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. UNHCR and International Refugee Law

    From Treaties to Innovation

    By Corinne Lewis

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book considers the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ contribution to international refugee law since the establishment of UNHCR by the United Nations General Assembly in 1951. The book explores the historical and statutory foundations that create an indelible link between UNHCR...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. International Law-making

    Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers

    Edited by Rain Liivoja, Jarna Petman

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book explores law-making in international affairs and is compiled to celebrate the 50th birthday of Professor Jan Klabbers, a leading international law and international relations scholar who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the sources of international legal...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Resolving Claims to Self-Determination

    Is There a Role for the International Court of Justice?

    By Andrew Coleman

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Since the end of World War Two and the formation of the UN, the nature of warfare has undergone changes with many wars being ‘intra-state’ wars, or wars of secession. Whilst wars of secession do not involve the same number or type of combatants as in the last two World Wars, their potential for...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security under International Law

    The Distorted Mirrors

    By Dace Winther

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book explores the scope and limits of what is appropriate for regional action in the maintenance of peace and security. It offers a comparative study of legal regulation of the use of force in the maintenance of peace and security of different security regions in the context of the UN system...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression

    By Patrycja Grzebyk

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Since the Nuremberg trial, the crime of aggression has been considered one of the gravest international crimes. However, since the 1940s no defendants have been charged with this crime, with some states actively opposing the notion of punishing aggression. The option of trying an individual for...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Law on the Use of Force

    A Feminist Analysis

    By Gina Heathcote

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    The book presents the international laws on the use of force whilst demonstrating the unique insight a feminist analysis offers this central area of international law. The book highlights key conceptual barriers to the enhanced application of the law of the use of force, and develops international...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. International Law in a Multipolar World

    Edited by Matthew Happold

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, international law has sought to configure itself as a universal system. Yet, despite the best efforts of international institutions, scholars and others to assert theuniversal application of international law, its relevance and applicability has...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law

    The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case

    Edited by Karine Bannelier, Théodore Christakis, Sarah Heathcote

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    In 1949 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down its first judgment in the Corfu Channel Case. In diffusing an early Cold War dispute, the Court articulated a set of legal principles which continue to shape our appreciation of the international legal order. Many of the issues dealt...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy

    Institutional Independence in the International Legal Order

    Edited by Richard Collins, Nigel D. White

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy is an exploratory text looking at the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. In the context of concerns over the accountability of powerful international actors exercising increasing levels of legal and...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge