A review of Interpretation in International Law. Edited by Andrea Bianchi, Daniel Peat and Matthew Windsor. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015. Pp. 432. $120.00. By Odile Ammann The interpretation of international law poses a myriad of challenges: interpretative authority is dispersed, the sources of international law are non-hierarchical, and its … [Read more...] about International Legal Interpretation as a Game: A Compelling Analogy?
A review of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History. By John Fabian Witt. New York, N.Y.: Free Press. 2012. Pp. viii, 248. $32.00. Read full article (PDF) … [Read more...] about International Law as American History
“The Last Utopia” is a revisionist history of human rights. Samuel Moyn rejects the conventional wisdom that human rights surfaced as a reaction to the horrors of World War II, instead insisting that the movement did not emerge until the 1970s. By arguing that human rights achieved prominence only because other idealistic visions “imploded”, Moyn casts human rights as a … [Read more...] about Human Rights: A Reckoning – Book Review