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International Law and Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion

Dinah Shelton

Abstract

Different countries incorporate and interpret international law in different ways. This book provides a systematic analysis of the domestic constitutional regime of over two dozen countries, setting out the status accorded to international law in those countries and its normative weight, as well as problems relating to its implementation. This country-by-country comparison allows the book to examine how the international legal order and domestic legal systems interact and influence each other. Through a series of chapters on the role of international law in twenty-seven countries throughout th ... More

Keywords: international law, international legal order, domestic legal systems, treaty-making, judicial decision-making, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dinah Shelton, editor
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington DC

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Contents

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1 Introduction

Dinah Shelton

2 Australia

Alice de Jonge

3 Austria

Elisabeth Handl-Petz**

4 Bangladesh

Bianca Karim * and Tirza Theunissen

5 Canada

Stéphane Beaulac * and John H. Currie **

6 China

Jerry Z. Li and Sanzhuan Guo

7 The Czech Republic

Alexander J. Bělohlávek

8 France

Emmanuel Decaux

9 Germany

Hans-Peter Folz

10 Greece

Angelos Yokaris

11 Hungary

Nóra Chronowski, Tímea Drinóczi, and Ildikó Ernszt *

12 Israel

Talia Einhorn

13 Italy

Giuseppe Cataldi

14 Japan

Shin Hae Bong

15 Luxembourg

Patrick Kinsch

16 Netherlands

Evert A. Alkema

17 New Zealand

W. John Hopkins

18 Nigeria

Babafemi Akinrinade

19 Poland

Anna Wyrozumska

20 Portugal

Francisco Ferreira de Almeida

21 Russia

Yury Tikhomirov

22 Serbia

Sanja Djajić

23 Slovakia

Dagmar Lantajová, Juraj Jankuv, and Jozef Kušlita

24 South Africa

Erika de Wet

25 Uganda

Henry Onoria

26 United Kingdom

Stephen C. Neff

27 United States

Paul R. Dubinsky *

28 Venezuela

Eugenio Hernández-Bretón