Politics and the Emergence of an Activist International Court of Justice


The extent to which law circumscribes the activities of states is an old dilemma in international law. The traditional position of the states has been that some areas of international relations are not susceptible to legal resolution. This arises from a desire to protect as much sovereignty as possible. Opposed to this is the position which suggests that there are no issues to which international law does not speak. At stake is the usefulness of international adjudication.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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