Unilateral acts : a history of a legal doctrine / Betina Appel Kuzmarov

By: Kuzmarov, Betina, 1975- [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge research in international law: Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xi, 128 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138060180; 1138060186Subject(s): Unilateral acts (International law)LOC classification: KZ1262.J87 | K89 2018KZ1262.J87 | K89 2018
Contents:
Introduction -- Unilateral acts as consent based agreements -- Unilateral acts as obligations erga omnes -- Unilateral acts as estoppels -- Unilateral acts and the progressive development of international law -- Unilateral acts, politics and international law -- Conclusion
Summary: We are in a moment where peoples and states are interested, directly or indirectly, in asserting their "national interest," unilaterally if necessary. In the White House, the national security policy is premised on "America First," while Catalans and Iraqi Kurds have taken steps to unilaterally declare their independence. All of these actions have generated tension both domestically and internationally. However, even though the potential for unilateral action has been receiving a lot of attention, the larger issue of the legality of unilateral acts is often hard to discern. This book provides a history of the doctrine of unilateral acts in international law, tracing their treatment in the international sphere from consent based acts, to obligations erga omnes, to acts of estoppel.-- Publisher's website
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [114]-123) and index

Introduction -- Unilateral acts as consent based agreements -- Unilateral acts as obligations erga omnes -- Unilateral acts as estoppels -- Unilateral acts and the progressive development of international law -- Unilateral acts, politics and international law -- Conclusion

We are in a moment where peoples and states are interested, directly or indirectly, in asserting their "national interest," unilaterally if necessary. In the White House, the national security policy is premised on "America First," while Catalans and Iraqi Kurds have taken steps to unilaterally declare their independence. All of these actions have generated tension both domestically and internationally. However, even though the potential for unilateral action has been receiving a lot of attention, the larger issue of the legality of unilateral acts is often hard to discern. This book provides a history of the doctrine of unilateral acts in international law, tracing their treatment in the international sphere from consent based acts, to obligations erga omnes, to acts of estoppel.-- Publisher's website

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