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Humanity's Law

byRuti G. Teitel

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In Humanity's Law, renowned legal scholar Ruti Teitel offers a powerful account of one of the central transformations of the post-Cold War era: the profound normative shift in the international legal order from prioritizing state security to protecting human security. As she demonstrates,courts, tribunals, and other international bodies now rely on a humanity-based framework to assess the rights and wrongs of conflict; to determine whether and how to intervene; and to impose accountability and responsibility. Cumulatively, the norms represent a new law of humanity that spans the lawof war, international human rights, and international criminal justice. Teitel explains how this framework is reshaping the discourse of international politics with a new approach to the management of violent conflict. Teitel maintains that this framework is most evidently at work in the jurisprudence of the tribunals - international, regional, and domestic - that are charged with deciding disputes that often span issues of internal and international conflict and security. The book demonstrates how the humanitylaw framework connects the mandates and rulings of diverse tribunals and institutions, addressing the fragmentation of global legal order. Comprehensive in approach, Humanity's Law considers legal and political developments related to violent conflict in Europe, North America, South America, and Africa. This interdisciplinary work is essential reading for anyone attempting to grasp the momentous changes occurring in global affairs asthe management of conflict is increasingly driven by the claims and interests of persons and peoples, and state sovereignty itself is transformed.

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Ruti G. Teitel is Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, Visiting Professor at Hebrew University School of Law, and Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics.
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Title:Humanity's LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199975469

ISBN - 13:9780199975464

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Faces of Humanity: Origins and Jurisprudence3. The Ambit of Humanity Law: An Emerging Transnational Legal Order4. Peacemaking, Punishment, and the Justice of War: The Humanity Law Framework and the Turn to International Criminal Justice5. Protecting Humanity: The Practice of Humanity Law6. Humanity Law and the Discourse of Global Justice: The Turn to Human Security7. Humanity Law and the Future of International Law: Debating Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism8. A Humanity Law of Peoples: Normative Directions and Dynamics9. Conclusion