From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Hardcover | April 17, 2011

EditorUlrich Fastenrath, Rudolf Geiger, Daniel-Erasmus Khan

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This festschrift, dedicated to Judge Bruno Simma, traces the development of international law from regulating bilateral state-to-state relationships towards strengthening the entire international community by protecting human security, the global environment, and human rights. It provides boththeoretical and practical insights into these sometimes conflicting goals, their basis in international law, and the role played by international institutions charged with upholding these values and interests.The work thus examines the mechanism by which international law contributes to the realization not only of individual State interests, but the interests of the international community as a whole. From this vantage point, it looks at the various functions that international law fulfils in theinternational community, from law-making and institution-building towards adjudication and the securing of human rights. Taken together, the contributions to this book paints a detailed, but nevertheless comprehensive picture of the realization of community interest in contemporary internationallaw.As professor and judge, Bruno Simma has contributed to all of these tasks: providing ground-breaking theoretical work, serving in the International Law Commission and in the Committee for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and finally, as a judge at the International Court of Justice in TheHague. The three introductory chapters express this unity of life and work.

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This festschrift, dedicated to Judge Bruno Simma, traces the development of international law from regulating bilateral state-to-state relationships towards strengthening the entire international community by protecting human security, the global environment, and human rights. It provides boththeoretical and practical insights into the...

Ulrich Fastenrath is a Professor of Public Law, European Union Law, and Public International Law at the Technische Universitat Dresden. Rudolf Geiger is a Professor Emeritus of Public, European and International Law at the University of Leipzig. Daniel-Erasmus Khan is a Professor of Public Law, European Law and International Law at th...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1376 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.44 inPublished:April 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Bruno Simma: Teacher and Judge1. Rosalyn Higgins: From Academic to Judge2. Christopher McCrudden: Speech in Honour of Bruno Simma's Election to the International Court of Justice3. Eric Stein: Bruno Simma, The Positivist?4. Gerd Westdickenberg: Bruno Simma: A Friend, an Academic Teacher and a Partner Before CourtFrom Westphalia to World Community: Theoretical Perspectives on International Law5. Andrea Bianchi: The Fight for Inclusion: Non-State Actors and International Law6. Ulrich Fastenrath: A Political Theory of Law: Escaping the Aporia of the Debate on the Validity of Legal Argument in Public International Law7. Benedict Kingsbury, Megan Donaldson: From Bilateralism to Publicness in International Law8. Martti Koskenniemi: The Political Theology of Trade Law: The Scholastic Contribution9. Andreas Paulus: Reciprocity Revisited10. Dirk Pulkowski: Universal International Law's Grammar11. Steven Ratner: From Enlightened Positivism to Cosmopolitan Justice: Obstacles and Opportunities12. Peter-Tobias Stoll: The WTO as a Club: Rethinking Reciprocity and Common Interest13. Daniel Thurer, Martin Zobl: Are Nuclear Weapons Really Legal? - Thoughts on the Sources of International Law and a Conception of the Law imperio rationis Instead of ratione imperiiThe Institutional Dimension of Community Interests14. Wolfgang Benedek: Multi-Stakeholderism in the Development of International Law15. Brun-Otto Bryde: Transnational Democracy16. James Crawford: Responsibilities for Breaches of Communitarian Norms: An Appraisal of Article 48 of the ILC Articles on Responsibility of States for Wrongful Acts17. Vera Gowlland-Debbas: An Emerging International Public Policy?18. Meinhard Hilf, Tim Rene Salomon: Running in Circles - Regionalism in World Trade and How It Will Lead Back to Multilateralism19. Wolfgang Munch: The UN Laissez Passer - Legal Reflections and Managerial Issues20. Hanspeter Neuhold: Legal Crisis Management: Lawfulness and Legitimacy of the Use of Force21. Anne Peters: The Responsibility to Protect: Spelling out the Hard Legal Consequences for the UN Security Council and its Members22. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao: The International Community and the Developing Countries - The International Community: Factual Interdependencies23. Sabine von Schorlemer: Implications of the World Financial Crisis - What Role for the UN?24. Werner Schroeder, Andreas Th. Muller: Elements of Supranationality in the Law of International Organisations25. Christian J. Tams: Individual States as Guardians of Community Interests26. Friedl Weiss: Sketching 'Community interest' in EU LawPlacing Human Rights Centre Stage27. Orna Ben-Naftali: Human, All Too Human Rights: Humanitarian Ethics and the Annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah28. Benedetto Conforti: The Specifity of Human Rights and International Law29. Bardo Fassbender: Architectural Clarity or Creative Ambiguity? - The Place of the Human Rights Council in the Institutional Structure of the United Nations30. Peter Hilpold: From Humanitarian Intervention to R2P: Making Utopia True?31. Eckart Klein: Denunciation of Human Rights Treaties and the Principle of Reciprocity32. Friedrich Kratochwil: Human Rights and Democracy: Is There a Place for Actual People(s)?33. Hisashi Owada: Human Security and International Law34. Alain Pellet and Daniel Muller: From Bilateralism to Community Interest - Reservations to Human Rights Treaties: Not an Absolute Evil...35. Riccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi: The Relationship between Human Rights and the Rights of Aliens and Immigrants36. Eibe Riedel: New Bearings to Social Rights? - The Communications Procedure under the ICESCR37. Malcolm N. Shaw: Self-Determination, Human Rights and the Attribution of Territory38. Christian Tomuschat: Universal Periodic Review: A New System of International Law with Specific Ground Rules?39. Andreas Zimmermann: The Obligation to Prevent Genocide: Towards a General Responsibility to Protect?The Law-Making Function: The Progressive Development of International Law40. Franz Cede, Christina Binder: Is there an Austrian Contribution to the Codification of International Law?41. Giorgio Gaja: A New Way for Submitting Observations on the Construction of Multilateral Treaties to the ICJ42. Rudolf H. Geiger: Customary International Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice: A Critical Appraisal43. Gerhard Hafner: Is the Topic Responsibility of International Organizations Ripe for Codification? Some Critical Remarks44. Andreas Heinemann: Business Enterprises in Public International Law - The Case for an International Code on Corporate Responsibility45. Maurice Kamto: The Function of the Law and the Codification of the International Law in a Changing World46. Sir Kenneth Keith: Bilateralism and Community in Treaty Law and Practice - of Warriors, Workers and (Hook-)Worms47. Jan Klabbers: The Community Interest in the Law of Treaties: Ambivalent Conceptions48. Georg Nolte: The ILC facing the Second Decade of the Twenty-first Century49. Karl Zemanek: International Law Needs Development. But Whereto?The Judicial Function: Balancing Individual and Community Interest50. Armin von Bogdandy, Marc Jacob: The Judge as a Law-Maker: Thoughts on Bruno Simma's Declaration in the Kosovo Opinion51. Enzo Cannizzaro, Beatrice I. Bonafe: Of Rights and Remedies: Sovereign Immunities and Fundamental Human Rights52. Olivier Corten: Judge Simma's Separate Opinion in the Oil Platforms Case: To What Extent are Armed "Proportionate Defensive Measures"Admissible in Contemporary International Law?53. Pierre-Marie Dupuy: Competition among International Tribunals and the Authority of the International Court of Justice54. Thomas Fleiner: The Unilateral Secession of Kosovo as Precedent in International Law55. Hans-Peter Folz: The Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution and Its Jurisprudence - Extreme Injustice in International Law56. Francesco Francioni: The Right of Access to Justice to Challenge Security Council's Targeted Sanctions: After-Thoughts on Kadi57. Jochen A. Frowein: Kosovo and Lotus58. Burkhard Hess: European Civil Procedure and Public International Law59. Carsten Hoppe: Trends and Trials - The Implementation of Consular Rights a Decade After LaGrand60. Robert Howse, Ruti Teitel: Global Judicial Activism, Fragmentation and the Limits of Constitutionalism in International Law61. Hans-Peter Kaul, Eleni Chaitidou: Balancing Individual and Community Interests - Reflections on the International Criminal Court62. Horst G. Krenzler, Oliver Landwehr: 'A New Legal Order of International Law': On the Relationship between Public International Law and European Union Law after Kadi63. Guillermo R. Moncayo, Martin Moncayo von Hase: The International Court of Justice and the Environment: The Recent Paper Mills Case64. Mary Ellen O'Connell: The Natural Superiority of Courts65. Karin Oellers-Frahm: Judicial Redress of War Related Claims by Individuals: the Example of the Italian Courts66. Christoph Schreuer, Ursula Kriebaum: From Individual to Community Interest in International Investment Law67. Bernardo Sepulveda-Amor: Diplomatic and Consular Protection: the Rights of the State and the Rights of the Individual in the LaGrand and Avena Cases68. Rudolf Streinz: Judicial Function: Balancing Individual and Community Interests - Does the European Court of Justice keep the balance in Kadi?69. Rudiger Wolfrum: Enforcing Community Interests through International Dispute Settlement: Reality or Utopia?International Law in Various Contexts70. Philip Alston: Using International Law to Combat Unlawful Targeted Killings71. Andrea Gattini: Domestic Judicial Compliance with International Judicial Decisions: Some Paradoxes72. Christine Kaufmann: International Law in Recession? - The Role of International Law When Crisis Hits: Food, Finance and Climate Change73. Daniel-Erasmus Khan: Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea - An Unfinished Journey: Some very Preliminary Thoughts on Pirates and Other Pernicious People74. August Reinisch: A History of the Doctrine of Odious Debts - Serving Individual/Bilateral or Community Interests?75. Peter H. Sand: Environmental Damage Claims from the 1991 Gulf War: State Responsibility and Community Interests76. Birgit Schmidt am Busch: Privatization of Military Flights in the Mesh of International and National Law77. Nico Schrijver: The Impact of Climate Change: Challenges for International Law78. Theodor Schweisfurth: The ILC's Articles on State Responsibility and the German Federal Constitutional Court79. Joseph Weiler: Abraham, Jesus and the Western Culture of Justice