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Comparative Immigration Policy  

Jeannette Money

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The research on comparative immigration policy is relatively recent, with the earliest dealing with significant immigrant inflows into Western Europe after World War II. Because of the ... More

Compliance With International Law  

Jana von Stein

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Nov 2017
If there is no authority higher than the state, why do governments ever abide by the pacts they make with each other? For some, the answer is simple: states only respect agreements that ... More

Criminal Tribunals  

Aaron Fichtelberg

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
One the most dramatic development in international law in the twentieth century is the formation and operation of international criminal tribunals. Unlike conventional international ... More

Developing Countries and International Law  

Shirley V. Scott and Orli Zahava

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The most fundamental characteristic of a developing state is that its income, usually calculated as gross national product (GNP) per capita, is relatively low in comparison with that of an ... More

Diplomacy and International Law  

David Clinton

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Within the international society, law and diplomacy have always been complementary and interdependent. However, lawyers and diplomats deal with international issues differently, making ... More

Global Governance  

Roberto Domínguez and Rafael Velázquez Flores

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Jul 2018
The goal of this article is to provide an overview of the literature on global governance, key elements for understanding its conceptualization, and a gateway to capture its ... More

Humanitarian Intervention and International Security  

Taylor B. Seybolt

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Humanitarian intervention is the use of military intervention in a state to achieve socioeconomic objectives, such as keeping people alive and communities functioning by providing basic ... More

Indigenous Rights in International Law  

Cher Weixia Chen

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Dec 2014
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Nov 2017
Indigenous rights have been gaining traction in international law since World War II, as the indigenous peoples, previously classified under the scope of domestic law, have propelled their ... More

Intellectual Property Regulation under International Law  

Marlaine White

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The creation of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPs) in the mid-1990s altered the regulation of intellectual property under international law. Prior ... More

Intergovernmental Organizations and International Governance of Migration and Ethnic Politics  

Michael Johns

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
An intergovernmental organization, or international organization (IO), is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states), or of other ... More

Internalization of International Law  

Dana Zartner

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The internalization of international law is defined as “the process by which nations incorporate international law concepts into domestic practice." While ratifying an international treaty ... More

International Environmental Law  

Chenaz B. Seelarbokus

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Over the course of the twenty-first century, international environmental cooperation has been spurred through various new international environmental institutions and programs, and a ... More

International Law and Armed Conflict  

Ward Thomas

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
International law and armed conflict have a rather contentious history together. One the one hand, armed conflict implies and absence of law, and yet, on the other, international law plays ... More

International Law and International Relations  

Robert J. Beck

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
International Law (IL) is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable ... More

International Law and the Responsibility to Protect  

B. Welling Hall

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The notion of “responsibility to protect” (R2P) emerged as a legal challenge to what F. R. Teson calls “the moral and legal enclosure of states.” The development of the R2P doctrine ... More

International Law: Understanding Compliance and Enforcement  

Jana von Stein

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
International law is generally defined as a body of rules that govern relations between states—and, in some cases, between other legally recognized international actors. This includes ... More

International Organizations and Respect for International Law  

Kendall W. Stiles

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
International organizations (IOs) of the most distinct kinds and characteristics have effectively modified the structure of international law. For more than six decades, IOs have echoed ... More

International Regulation of Ocean Pollution and Ocean Fisheries  

Peter J. Jacques

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The World Ocean, the interconnected system of oceans and major seas on Earth, is the basis for climate stability, the hydrological cycle, and many aspects of biological diversity. It ... More

The Law of Genocide  

Robert Weiner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Genocide is described as the most extreme form of crime against humanity; Winston Churchill even called it the “crime with no name.” The word “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a ... More

Law of the Sea  

Edwin Egede

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The “International Law of the Sea,” or simply “Law of the Sea,” is a body of legal norms that regulate the use of the seas and to delineate the powers and jurisdiction of States over ... More

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