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Russian Approaches to International Law

Lauri Mälksoo


This book examines Russian approaches to international law from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The study uses comparative international law as a starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia’s state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To some extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this work is that it goes inside the language of inte ... More

Keywords: international law, human rights, Russia, Ukraine, civilization, comparative international law, constructivism, annexation, war, scholars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauri Mälksoo, author
Professor of International Law, University of Tartu