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The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy

John Linarelli, Margot E Salomon, and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah


Bringing together three international law scholars, this book addresses how international law and its regimes of trade, investment, finance, and human rights promote poverty, inequality, and dispossession. It addresses how international law is implicated in the construction of misery; how it is producing, reproducing, and embedding injustice and narrowing the alternatives that might really serve humanity. Adopting a pluralist approach, this work confronts unconscionable dimensions of the global economic order, the false premises upon which they are built, and the role of international law in c ... More

Keywords: poverty, inequality, dispossessions, economic globalization, global economy, international trade law, law on foreign investment, law on global finance, international human rights law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753957
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198753957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Linarelli, author
Professor of Commercial Law, University of Durham

Margot E Salomon, author
Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy at the LSE and Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Centre for the Study of Human Rights

Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah, author
CJ Koh Professor of Law, National University of Singapore