Item description for The Concept of Treaty in International Law (Developments in International Law) by Jan Klabbers...
Whether or not a certain norm is legally binding upon international actors may often depend on whether or not the instrument which contains the norm is to be regarded as a treaty. In this study, the author argues that instruments which contain commitments are, ex hypothesi, treaties. In doing so, he challenges popular notions proclaiming the existence of morally and politically binding agreements and so-called `soft law'. Such notions, Klabbers argues, are internally inconsistent and founded upon untenable presumptions. Moreover, they find little support in the pertinent decisions of municipal and international courts and tribunals. The book addresses issues of importance not only for academics working in international law, constitutional law and political science, but also for practitioners involved in the making, implementation and enforcement of international agreements.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 1996
ISBN 9041102442 ISBN13 9789041102447
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More About Jan Klabbers
Jan Klabbers studied international law and political science at the University of Amsterdam, before teaching international law and EU law at the same university. Since 1996 he has taught international law at the University of Helsinki. He was visiting professor at Hofstra University (New York) in 2007 and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Geneva) in 2008.
Jan Klabbers has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Helsinki.