October 27, 2011

International Law in Foreign Policy Documents of the Russian Federation: A Deconstruction

When Russia refers to international law then what exactly does it refer to?

When Russia refers to international law then what exactly does it refer to?


www.un.org/secureworld, para. 29.
13 Ibid., para. 203.
14 Cf the most authoritative scholarly commentary on the UN Charter – Bruno Simma (ed.) The Charter of the United Nations. A Commentary,  2nd edition, 2002.
15 See e.g. Antonio Cassese, Joseph Weiler (eds.) Change and Stability in International Law-making, Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 1988.
16 See also Daniel C. Thomas, The Helsinki Effect: International Norms, Human Rights, and the Demise of Communism, Princeton University Press, 2001. 
17 See further Lauri Mälksoo, The History of International Legal Theory in Russia: A Civilizational Dialogue with Europe, 19 European Journal of International Law 2008, pp. 211-232 and The Science of International Law and the Concept of Politics. The Arguments and Lives of the International Law Professors at the University of Dorpat/Iur’ev/Tartu 1855-1985, 76 British Year Book of International Law 2005, pp. 383-502.
18 See further Peter G. Danchin and Horst Fischer (eds.), United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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