The Authority of International Law

  • Citation: Çali, Basak. The Authority of International Law: Obedience, Respect, and Rebuttal. Oxford University Press, 2015.
    • Topics:
    • Human Rights
    • Keywords:
    • international law
    • authority
    • legitimacy
    • conceptual analysis
    • practice-based analysis

The question of the authority of international law over domestic authorities and the duties of state officials to international law are fundamental concerns in international law theory and practice. The Authority of International Law: Obedience, Respect, and Rebuttal addresses these concerns by reviewing the present accounts of authority in international law constructing the authority of international law as imposing three different layers of duties on domestic officials: the duty to obey, the duty to respect and the duty to rebut, carefully setting out the duties owed by domestic political and legal authorities towards international law.

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