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There is an increasing focus on the need for national implementation of treaties. International law has traditionally left enforcement to the individual parties, but more and more treaties contain arrangements to induce States to comply with their commitments. Experts in this 2007 book examine three forms of such mechanisms: dispute settlement procedures in the form of international courts, non-compliance procedures of an administrative character, and enforcement of obligation by coercive means. Three fields are examined, namely human rights, international environmental law, and arms control and disarmament. These areas are in the forefront of the development of international law and deal with multilateral, rather than purely bilateral issues. Each part of the book on human rights, international environmental law and arms control contain a general introduction and case studies of the relevant treaties in the field. Will appeal widely to both generalists and specialists in international law and relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521873178
ISBN-10: 0521873177
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geir Ulfstein

Professor of Law and Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. Professor of Public Law, International Law and European Law at the Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giesen. Research fellow at the University of Luzern. Professor Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, Professor of Law and Director of the Walter-Schucking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel.

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