Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2011

Agora: The Case of Iraq: International Law and Politics

  • I.F. Dekker
  • E. Hey

Part of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law book series (NYIL, volume 42)

About this book


The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) was first published in 1970. It offers a forum for the publication of scholarly articles of a more general nature in the area of public international law including the law of the European Union.


The main scholarly articles of this volume of the NYIL deal with the life and legacy of T.M.C. Asser and the legal aspects of the transfer of authority in UN Peace Operations.

The Agora in this volume raises the fundamental question: what does the 2003 Iraq intervention teach us about the relation between international law and politics? The contributions to this section address this question from different angles, including the perspective of international relations, international legal theory, positive international law, discourse analysis, as well as the views of an international legal advisor. The contributions depict a rich and complex image of the relationship between international law and politics: beyond the relative indeterminacy of the law and beyond the collapsed boundary between international law and politics, it appears as if an international rule of law re-emerges as a specific way of doing politics.




Documentation Iraq Netherlands municipal legislation on international law Netherlands state practice on international law Public International Law

Editors and affiliations

  • I.F. Dekker
    • 1
  • E. Hey
    • 2
  1. 1., Utrecht University, School of LawUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Stichting T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, and the authors 2012
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-6704-848-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-6704-849-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-6768
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-0951
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