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Published: 26 August 2008

408 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195368949

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The Power and Purpose of International Law

Mary Ellen O'Connell

  • Discusses numerous significant world issues including torture, terrorism, war, climate change, human rights atrocities, nuclear proliferation and other major challenges in the light of international law.
  • Explains what international law is, why it is accepted as law, and how it is enforced.
  • Examines both the history of ideas about international law's binding power and purpose and the actual operation of international law in enforcing its obligations.
  • By analyzing the history of ideas about international law and its actual operation, O'Connell has provided an important and timely work for citizens, students, and scholars.