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Festschrift in Honour of Judge Hisashi Owada
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The Festschrift New Trends in International Law is a collective work which reflects the contributions of Judge Owada to the development of international law, and also deals with various issues of modern international law which have been challenged by the third world. The contributors are jurists from the ICJ and ILOS whose judgments and advisory opinions constitute the formal sources of modern international law. New Trends in International Law also presents contributions from a number of the most highly qualified scholars of various nations whose specialisations are frequently adopted as material sources of international law New Trends in International Law is an invaluable resource for modern international law which provides the entire spectrum of its evolution and its key challenges. It provides an ideal reference source for students, post-graduate researchers, practitioners, functionaries of international institutions, as well as government officials in charge of foreign affairs.
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Professor Toshiki Mogami, the featured figure of this memorial edition, has developed his academic career in international law and politics. Professor Mogami’s original normative and analytical framework is characterized by himself as Jus Contra Anarchism et Oligarchism: international law against interstate and institutionalised violence. The editors extract the very essence of his teachings from Professor Mogami’s masterpieces, specifically, International Law as Constructive Resistance towards Peace and Justice.
Language is not neutral; it determines, and is determined, by perspective. This volume explores the role of an influential vocabulary of war, sanitised language, the language that seeks to clean up the appearance of events through euphemism, abstract words and opaque phrases. Critical discourse analysis of the language of recent military campaigns shows that the public authorities do not explain events as clearly as they might. Despite social, political and strategic incentives to use sanitised language, its use appears to undermine the democratic process and reduce public authorities’ freedoms, possibly emboldening adversaries and turning away potential partners.
The Yearbook of International Disaster Law aims to represent a hub for critical debate in this area of research and policy and to foster the interest of academics, practitioners, stakeholders and policy-makers on legal and institutional issues relevant to all forms of natural, technological and human-made hazards. This Yearbook primarily addresses the international law dimension of relevant topics, alongside important regional and national dimensions relevant for further development of legal and policy initiatives. In the Thematic Section of Volume 5, entitled ‘Human Rights and Disasters’, distinguished scholars seek to understand how States can ensure that the persons affected by disasters are entitled to the respect for and protection of their human rights, in accordance with international law.
The twenty-first century is seeing a battle of ideas between different conceptions of governance: people-centred and party-centred. At the same time, scientific and technological developments are posing new challenges for human rights. This book identifies new dimensions in the international protection of human rights and makes the case for a new human rights diplomacy focusing on enlarging the area of common ground among governments and enhancing national human rights protection systems.
Geopolitical Logics of Chinese, American, and Russian Assistance
What motivates states to assist other countries in need? Focusing on Chinese, Russian, and American decisions about COVID-19 aid, this book illuminates the role of historically contingent ideas in donors’ decisions. Drawing on the theoretical insights of the critical geopolitics tradition, it advances and tests explanations for aid-related decisions on a novel global dataset of COVID-19 aid. Rigorously theorized, meticulously researched, and accessibly written, this book illuminates the ways in which China and Russia seek to reshape the humanitarian field consistent with their geopolitical visions. Their competition with the US over approaches to aid has weakened the integrity of humanitarian system.