The Limits of International Law

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Abyssinia, 48
Afghanistan, 127
altruism, 121, 210–12, 220. See also cosmopolitan duty
ambassadorial immunity, 54–59
American Convention on Human Rights, 122
American Revolutionary War, 68
Amin, Idi, 123
Amnesty International, 120, 124–25
Anti-Comintern Pact, 168
Argentina, 122
arms control, 91–93
Articles of Confederation, 5, 126, 198
asymmetric information, 101, 177, 178–79
Athens, 167
Austria, 168
authoritarian governments, 109, 128, 131
Bahrain, 131
battle of the sexes games, 33–35, 38, 65, 144– 45, 175
Belgium, 110, 112, 125, 168
The Berlin (ship), 75
Biden, Joseph, 93
bilateral prisoner’s dilemma
and ambassadorial immunity, 56
and coercion, 32
and coincidence of interest, 30, 32
and cooperation, 29–32
and customary international law, 31, 38– 39, 41, 85
and fishing rights, 64
and international law rhetoric, 176, 183
and multilateral treaties, 88
and the Paquete Habana ruling, 76–77
and the territorial seas doctrine, 66
and trade treaties, 139, 140–41
Bio-Weapons Convention, 217
Bismarck, Otto von, 169
blockades, 47, 49, 51–52
Boer War, 49–50, 52–54, 74
Bonaparte, Napoleon, 69–70
Bosnia, 213, 214
Brazil, 114, 116
and ambassadorial immunity, 55, 57
Boer War, 49–50, 52–53
Corn Laws, 136
Declaration of Paris, 46
English Hovering Acts, 63
and the Fortuna seizure, 61
and free ships, free goods, 71–72
and human rights law, 110, 123
and the ICCPR, 112
London Naval Conference, 51–52
and the Paquete Habana ruling, 67–70
and protectionism, 136–37
and the Russo-Japanese War, 51
and slavery, 114–15, 116–18
and territorial seas doctrine, 59–60, 61– 64
and the U.S. Civil War, 46–48
bureaucracies, in treaty compliance, 104–6
Burkina Faso, 89
Bush, George H. W., 214
Bush, George W., 89, 91–93, 219
Bynkershoek, Cornelius van, 59


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