Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012

Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law - Essays in Honour of P.H. Kooijmans

  • Janne Elisabeth Nijman
  • Wouter G Werner
Part of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law book series (NYIL, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law Essays in honour of Pieter H. Kooymans

  3. Dutch Practice in International Law

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-266

About this book

Introduction

 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.

 

With this Volume on ‘Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law’, the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law aims to celebrate Pieter Kooijmans’ academic, diplomatic, and judicial career by picking up on an important subject in his early writings, the principle of legal equality of states, and addressing it almost fifty years later in the context of the contemporary debate on the international rule of law. It is indeed a conception – an ideal, even – that permeates Kooijmans’ work and career. This Volume of the Yearbook studies if and how the principle of legal equality of states is still important in the international legal order of the early 21st century. In particular, it examines the principle’s current relevance, e.g., in a pluralistic legal order, its relation to hegemony in international relations and international law, and how it functions in contemporary international organisations. The principle is further explored in the fields of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and the international law of sovereign immunity. It is moreover treated in relation to both Vattellian and Cosmopolitan traditions of international legal thought.

Keywords

Legal Equality P.H. Kooijmans Public International Law Rule of Law Vattellian and Cosmopolitan traditions

Editors and affiliations

  • Janne Elisabeth Nijman
    • 1
  • Wouter G Werner
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Dept. of International and European LawUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Faculty of LawVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-6704-915-3
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2013
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-6704-914-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-6704-915-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-6768
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-0951
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