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How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

George Ulrich and Ineta Ziemele


Crises have always been part of international law discipline and some even say part of the identity of an international lawyer. History shows that international law has developed through reacting to previous experiences of crisis. International law reflects agreement on how to avoid known crisis from repeating. However, human society evolves and challenges existing rules, structures, and agrements. The evolution certainly confronts international law with questions as to the suitability of the existing for the new stages of development. Ulrich and Ziemele have brought together the selected spea ... More

Keywords: climate change, counter terrorism, crisis, EU law and policy, international law, human rights, humanitarian law, immunities, investment law, law of armed conflict, philosophy of international law, security, sustainable development

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198849667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198849667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Ulrich, editor
Professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law; Director of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy

Ineta Ziemele, editor
Professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law; President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia

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George Ulrich and Ineta Ziemele

Part I Security Themes

Part II Immunities Themes

Part III Sustainable Development Themes

The Future We Want

Ilze Dubava*

Investment Law and Renewable Energy

Fernando Dias Simões

Part IV Philosophical Perspectives: Probing Key Concepts and Premises in International Law

Part V Domestic Engagement with International Law

The Chilcot Report

Stephen Bouwhuis*

Part VI Epilogue


Jean-Marc Sauvé*

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