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Author Murphy, John Francis, 1937-

Title The United States and the rule of law in international affairs / John F. Murphy
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description ix, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Law and legal process in international affairs -- 2. The status of international law under US law -- 3. UN dues -- 4. Use of force -- 5. Arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and safeguards -- 6. The law of the sea -- 7. The International Court of Justice -- 8. Prevention, prosecution, and punishment of international crimes -- 9. Human rights and international environmental issues -- 10. Summary and conclusions, and some possible future scenarios
Summary "John Murphy offers an analysis of why the United States does not always accept the rule of law in international affairs, even though it has made immense contributions to its creation, adoption, and implementation. Examining the reasons for this failure, John Murphy analyses a number of cases, not to make a case that the United States has been an international outlaw, but to illustrate the wide-ranging difficulties standing in the way of US adherence to the rule of law. He explains how the nature of the US legal system and the idiosyncrasies of the international legal process combine to compound problems for the United States, and he explores several alternative scenarios for the position of the United States vis-a-vis international law. This book offers a much needed examination of US attitudes and practices and makes a major contribution to the contemporary literature on international law and international relations."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis International law
United States
Rule of law
International relations
Cases (Law)
Overseas item
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International relations.
International law -- United States.
Equality of states.
Rule of law.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Author MyiLibrary.
LC no. 2003069747
ISBN 0521822564 hb
0521529689 pb