Ethics and Authority in International Law by Alfred P. RubinEthics and Authority in International Law by Alfred P. Rubin

Ethics and Authority in International Law

byAlfred P. Rubin

Paperback | November 19, 2007

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The distinguished international lawyer Alfred Rubin argues powerfully that disagreements that have existed for thousands of years among lawyers, ethicists, and political scientists are unlikely to be resolved soon. Current attempts to make "war crimes" or "terrorism" criminal under international law seem doomed to fail for the same reasons that attempts failed in the early nineteenth century to make piracy, war crimes, and the international traffic in slaves criminal under the law of nations.
Alfred P. Rubin is Distinguished Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Title:Ethics and Authority in International LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 19, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521046114

ISBN - 13:9780521046114

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Table of treaties; 1. Introduction; 2. The international legal order; 3. Theory and practice come together; 4. Putting it together; 5. Implications for today; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This sobering assessment of international law argues that modern efforts to punish terrorism and war crimes will founder on the same issues that hindered attempts to stop the slave trade and piracy in the early nineteenth century..." Columbia College Today