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The Authority of International Law: Obedience, Respect, and Rebuttal

Basak Çali


This book tackles an old, but ever relevant question: does international law enjoy legal authority over domestic orders? If so, what is the form and extent of the authority of international law? The book answers the first question in the positive. International law enjoys authority over domestic political and judicial organs. Such authority, however, has sui generis characteristics. It may not be conclusive authority. It may also not demand blind obedience. What international law demands at the very least is minimalist deference. The book answers the second question by holding that each and ev ... More

Keywords: international law, legal authority, monism, dualism, constitutionalism, pluralism, strong, weak, rebuttable duties, minimalist deference, reflective doctrine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685097
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Basak Çali, author
Director, Center for Global Public Law and Associate Professor in International Law, Koç University