Lepard: Reexamining Customary International Law

Lepard: Reexamining Customary International Law

Brian D. Lepard (Univ. of Nebraska – Law) has published Reexamining Customary International Law(Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Contents include:
  • Michael Wood, Foreword
  • Brian D. Lepard, Introduction: why does customary international law need reexamining?
  • J. Patrick Kelly, Customary international law in historical context: the exercise of power without general acceptance
  • Fernando R. Tesón, Fake custom
  • Niels Petersen, The role of consent and uncertainty in the formation of customary international law
  • Thomas Kleinlein, Customary law and general principles: rethinking their relationship
  • Jean-Marie Henckaerts & Els Debuf, The ICRC and the clarification of customary international humanitarian law
  • Noora Arajärvi, From the ‘demands of humanity’: the formulation of opinio juris in decisions of international criminal tribunals and the need for a renewed emphasis on state practice
  • Brian D. Lepard, Towards a new theory of customary international human rights law
  • Anna Williams Shavers, Using customary international law to improve women’s lives
  • Sofia Michaelides-Mateou, Customary international law in aviation: a hundred years of travel through the competing norms of sovereignty and freedom of overflight
  • Frans von der Dunk, Customary international law and outer space
  • Brian D. Lepard, Concluding reflections: insights from reexamining customary international law

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