Contributions on Comparative Public Law and International Law
Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
Rüdiger Wolfrum, Volker Röben (eds.)
Legitimacy in International Law
Contents: R. Wolfrum: Legitimacy in International Law from a Legal Perspective: Some Introductory Considerations. - A. Buchanan & R.O. Keohane: The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions. - A. Pellet: Legitimacy of Legislative and Executive Actions of International Institutions. - A. D'Amato: On the Legitimacy of International Institutions. - Discussion.
G. Abi-Saab: The Security Council as Legislator and as Executive in its Fight Against Terrorism and Against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Question of Legitimacy. - E. de Wet: The Legitimacy of United Nations Security Council Decisions in the Fight against Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Some Critical Remarks. - Discussion.
T. Treves: Aspects of Legitimacy of Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals. - R. Müllerson: Aspects of Legitimacy of Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals: Comments. - Discussion.
H. Keller: Codes of Conduct and their Implementation: the Question of Legitimacy. - A. von Bogdandy: Codes of Conduct and the Legitimacy of International Law. - D. Bodansky: The Concept of Legitimacy in International Law. - Discussion.
H. Neuhold: Legitimacy: A Problem in International Law and for International Lawyers? - V. Röben: What About Hobbes? Legitimacy as a Matter of Inclusion in the Functional and Rational Exercise of International Public Power. - Q. Kong: Construction of the Discourse on Legitimacy of International Institutions. - Round Table.
In recent years the question of the legitimacy of international law has been discussed quite intensively. Such questions are, for example, whether international law lacks legitimacy in general; whether international law or a part of it has yielded to the facts of power; whether adherence to international legal commitments should be subordinated to self-defined national interests; whether international law or particular rules of it - such as the prohibition of the use of armed force - have lost their ability to induce compliance (compliance pull); and what is the relevance of non-enforcement or failure to obey for the legitimacy of that particular international norm?
This book contains fresh perspectives on these questions, offered at an international and interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and International Law.
2008. VI, 420 p.