International Law: Between the Letter and the Spirit

This book confronts the letter and spirit of international law, its norms and institutions, as well as their interaction with the life of peoples, nations and States in all their cultural diversity.
The exercise consists of de-compartmentalising the analysis of international law, which today concerns all aspects of daily life, and nourishing this analysis with human realities.
International law is presented both as a method and as a message that is rooted in universal values.
Beyond the formal aspects of this discipline, this book seeks to grasp the fundamental meaning of international law in order to assess its relevance and its limitations.
This book focuses on the issues that are disrupting international law today rather than on the well-established aspects of this field.

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Biographical Note
Mohamed Bennouna, Professor of International Law and Judge at the International Court of Justice, complements a theoretical work in the field of public international law with his extensive experience in international relations, notably as a representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations, as well as his longstanding experience in the practice of international law.
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