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

Dinah Shelton


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


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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