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Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law: Series Number 59

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Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law: Series Number 59 by Gregory H. Fox
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This book analyzes a new phenomenon in international law: international organizations assuming the powers of a national government in order to reform political institutions. After reviewing the history of internationalized territories, this book asks two questions about these 'humanitarian occupations'. First, why did they occur? The book argues that the missions were part of a larger trend in international law to maintain existing states and their populations. The only way this could occur in these territories, which had all seen violent internal conflict, was for international administrators to take charge. Second, what is the legal justification for the missions? The book examines each of the existing justifications and finds them wanting. A new foundation is needed, one that takes account of the missions' authorisation by the UN Security Council and their pursuit of goals widely supported in the international community.

Author Biography

Gregory H. Fox is Associate Professor of Law (tenured) at Wayne State University Law School, where he is the Inaugural Cohn Family Scholar in Legal History.
Release date Australia
February 21st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
151x228x20
ISBN-13
9780521671897
Product ID
2270237

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