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International Democracy Documents

A Compilation of Treaties and Other Instruments

Edited by Frithjof Ehm and Christian Walter

Since the end of the Cold War a plentitude of books and articles have been published on the subject of democracy and international law. During this same period numerous international treaties, declarations, resolutions and policy papers have been adopted. International Democracy Documents brings together the most important universal documents as well as those from Africa, the Americas, the Arab Region, Asia and Europe. The Editors provide a comprehensive General Introduction to the collection, and contextually introduce each chapter. The volume fills a gap in the literature and contributes to the advancement of the study of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

"À n’en pas douter, ce copieux inventaire constituera un outil fort utile, et en tout cas un excellent point de départ, pour celui ou celle qui s’intéresse à la notion de démocratie en droit international. Puisse cet ouvrage contribuer, comme c’est le vœu de ses auteurs (p. 35), à faciliter la recherche, le développement et le renforcement des standards et valeurs démocratiques au plan international…" : Laurent Weyers, Revue Belge de droit international, No. 2014/2

"It is no exaggeration to recommend that every library in the “Third World’s” law schools should have this volume on their shelves." : Pranoto Iskandar, in: Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law (IJICL) Volume III Issue 4 (October 2016), p. 799-806






Edited by Andraž Zidar and Jean-Pierre Gauci

The Role of Legal Advisers in International Law sheds light on the position, activities and influence of legal advisers in the domain of international law. This is a novel and edifying perspective in that it surveys and appraises important undertakings of legal advisers in domestic and international legal forums and their role in the development, interpretation and application of international law.

Building upon their extensive knowledge and experience, contributors to the book analyse themes such as influence of various legal traditions (including the British) on the work of legal advisers, their position in the diplomatic decision-making process, the role of ethics in providing legal advice, and their contributions – in various forms – to the development and strengthening of the international legal system.

Please also see the following related titles:
- British Influences on International Law, 1915-2015
- British Contributions to International Law, 1915-2015

Henry G. Schermers and Niels M. Blokker

concerned. In the present chapter, decision-making procedures will be discussed. The different types of decision that can be taken form the subject matter of Chapter Eight. Some readers may prefer to study the various types of decisions that can be taken before investigating how they are adopted. However

For the Sake of Present and Future Generations

Essays on International Law, Crime and Justice in Honour of Roger S. Clark

Edited by Suzannah Linton, Gerry Simpson and William A. Schabas

Professor Roger Stenson Clark has played a pivotal role in developing International Criminal Law, and the movement against nuclear weapons. He was one of the intellectual and moral fathers of the International Criminal Court. This Festschrift brings together forty-one appreciative friends to honour his remarkable contribution. The distinguished contributors provide incisive contributions ranging from the reform of the Security Council, to rule of law and international justice in Africa, to New Zealand cultural heritage, to customary international law in US courts, and more. Threaded through these richly diverse contributions is one common feature: a belief in values and morality in human conduct, and a passion for transformative use of law, ‘for the sake of present and future generations.’

Henry G. Schermers and Niels M. Blokker

institutional law. 35 1. Creation of a legal person §1148  Unlike ordinary treaties, constitutions not only regulate rights and duties between states, but also - and even primarily - create new subjects of international law. As the International Court of Justice has observed, the object of constitutions “is to

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the end of each chapter, and – it is hoped – enable us to gain a better, overall understanding of the subject matter of this study. By its nature, the study has described and analyzed the details of international institutional law, and consequently the ‘wood’ of the law can become lost in the ‘trees

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accordance with the Commission’s plan. The decision was the subject of a press release under the heading “conclusions of the Council”. The European Parliament sought the annulment of this decision, claiming before the Court of Justice that it was a Council decision. It argued that the decision had budgetary

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inclined to overestimate the importance of the subject matter falling within their competence. While heads of civil service departments will usually strike a more accurate balance between different interests, they also risk paying more attention to interests that are defended by officials in their own

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Transport Association (IATA), can impose a system of supervision on its subjects more easily than a public international organization can, which has to try to control the behaviour of sovereign states. 19 II. Supervision of the implementation of rules §1399  The extent to which the execution of rules is

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scales by majority vote. The General Assembly of the UN decided at its first session that the scale should not be subjected to a general revision for at least three years, unless it was clear that there had been substantial changes in the relative capacity to pay. 208 §988  At its early sessions the UN