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The Function of Equity in International Law

Catharine Titi


A principle with a long pedigree, equity has been present in legal thought and in municipal legal systems since antiquity. Introduced in international legal decisions through claims commissions and arbitral tribunals, equity became progressively part and parcel of the international law mainstream. This book provides a systematic and comprehensive study of the legal concept of equity as it operates in contemporary international law, setting it on a new basis and dealing with some common misconceptions about it. In contrast with earlier studies on the topic, the book is informed by a body of jud ... More

Keywords: equity, international law, equity contra legem, general principles of international law, ex aequo et bono, maritime boundary delimitation, fair and equitable treatment, estoppel and acquiescence, clean hands doctrine, proportionality

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198868002
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198868002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharine Titi, author
Research Associate Professor, French National Centre for French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

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