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Author: Benoit Mayer

standards’ that exceed their binding obligations under international human rights law. Other articles in this special issue highlight other important questions that could contribute to critical legal scholarship. Cinnamon Carlarne and Mohamed Helal question the assumption that states form an

In: Climate Law
Author: Xiong Bingwan

Critical Legal Scholarship was first introduced to Chinese legal academia in late 1980’s, and gained great attentions in the following decade. Later on, however, Chinese jurists showed little interest in exploring more of Critical Legal Scholarship because of their oversimplification of Critical Legal Scholars as indeterminists, deconstructionists, extremists and nihilists. This article points out the typical, gross misconceptions of Chinese jurists to Critical Legal Scholarship, and explores the reasons of such misconceptions. The author of this article hopes that his representation of Critical Legal Scholarship would help to reopen the door for further communications between the Critical Legal Scholarship and their audiences in China. Remarks on how to approach Critical Legal Scholarship further from a Chinese perspective are provided at the end of this article.

In: Frontiers of Law in China

). Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law therefore offers an invaluable contribution to the field and, as expected, is already inspiring new waves of critical legal scholarship 24 in terms of ‘future directions for law on ecological restoration’ (Chapter 12). The book will come across to

In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law

consigned to academic irrelevance. The pole of societal influence exerts significant pressure throughout icl scholarship, and critical legal scholarship aims to build a position between these two extremes, as it never completely breaks from a prescriptive perspective on the law, but constructs a scholarly

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Louis J. Kotzé

changes”. 5 Looking through the Anthropocene’s lens, a vast body of critical legal scholarship now reveals the truth about iel and its entanglement with, and structural complicity in, sustaining multiple drivers of Earth system destruction and socio-ecological injustices. 6 These include

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Author: Laura Mai

’ Nationally Determined Contributions and sub-national and non-state climate actions, and it can benefit comparative legal scholarship that explores how sub-national and non-state climate actions relate to domestic laws across different jurisdictions. Further, the perspective of critical legal scholarship

In: Climate Law
Author: Doris Buss

feminist activism on sexual violence crimes in particular, though feminist work in international crimi- nal law has focused on other issues as well. 3 Second, my comments are shaped by my reading of feminist and critical legal scholarship, much of it originating in Canadian, Australian and British universi

In: International Criminal Law Review

literature of the 1830s and 1840s was little more than a paraphrase of the legislation 26 . 2 The turning point: critical legal scholarship and its comparative approach 2.1 The need for legal scholarship The great reforms of Alexander II marked a turning point in Russian legal

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review

authorities’ choices which informed commissions’ roles and functions, and which reveal tensions between principled and pragmatic considerations. In appraising the political significance of mandating bodies’ decisions, this Chapter draws on perspectives from international relations and critical legal

In: The Roles and Functions of Atrocity-Related United Nations Commissions of Inquiry in the International Legal Order
Author: Sara Kendall

apolitical international criminal law, with its body of jurisprudence that seeks to distill individual criminal acts from complex conflicts, is increasingly contested by work that places its practices in political and cultural context. This article builds upon this strand of critical legal scholarship by

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In: African Journal of Legal Studies