In August 2015, international legal scholars and expert practitioners from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden gathered to discuss contemporary issues of international law from a Nordic perspective: Do the “shared Nordic values” extend to embrace a common perspective on international law and policy beyond the Nordic region? And do international legal scholars in the Nordic countries share a professional outlook enabling us to speak of a distinct “Nordic approach to international law”? This book contains a selection of the conference papers, which all address aspects of Nordic approaches to international law - varying significantly in terms of subject area, methodology and style. The book is relevant to international legal scholars in the Nordic countries and beyond.
Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Ph.D. (2012, Aarhus University), is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.
Table of contents
Introduction: Nordic Approaches to International Law?
Nostalghia: A Nordic International Law
Diplomats, Professors, and then Some: Notes for a History of International Law in 20th Century Finland
Dag Hammarskjöld and the “Ambetsmanna” Approach to UN Cooperation
Nordic Judges of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice
A Nordic Approach to the Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights?
Jens Elo Rytter;
Who Cares about International Law? A Study of how Scandinavian Judges’ Cite International Law and Courts
The Effect of the Judgments of the ECtHR before the National Courts – A Nordic Approach?
David Thor Björgvinsson;
The implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in the Nordic Countries: A New Comprehensive Criminalization of Serious Crimes
In the Line of Fire: Denmark and Law and Legitimacy in 21st Century War of Choice
Communities of Interest in the Nordic Management of International Watercourses
Julie Gjørtz Howden;
A Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspectives
Cecilia M. Bailliet;
Conspicuous Absence and Mistaken Presence - A Note on the Ambiguous Role of Scandinavian Legal Realism in Nordic Approaches to International Law
Jakob v.H. Holtermann;
Everyone interested in historic and current approaches to international law in the Nordic region.