Title

Fragmentation in International Law and Governance: Understanding the Sum of the Parts

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9789004259089

DOI

10.1163/9789004294585

Abstract

What's wrong with international law? This is the question Professor A.H.A. Soons provocatively posed to his colleagues around the world when leaving his chair in public international law at Utrecht University. Meant to provoke discussion about what actually is wrong with international law as well as act in defence of the discipline, his conclusion was a resounding 'nothing!'

Honouring Professor Soons's achievements throughout his long career as a scholar and a practitioner of international law, this Liber Amicorum exmaines whether, indeed, there is something wrong with international law. The contributors identify gaps or 'wrong norms' in specific fields of international law, and assess whether there is something wrong with the regulatory function of international law as a system for creating global public order.

First Page

419

Last Page

433

Num Pages

15

Publisher

Brill/Nijhoff

Place

Boston

Book Title

What's Wrong with International Law?