Humanitarian and Other Interventions

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Oscar Schachter was among the first to try to reconcile (1) a growing global sentiment in favor of international (and sometimes, as a last resort, even regional or unilateral) intervention to prevent or stop the most egregious abuses by governments of the fundamental...

Rebus Revisited: Changed Circumstances in Treaty Law

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Oscar Schachter was intensely concerned with establishing the basis for the obligation to obey international law. I trust he would forgive me for rendering my tribute to him in the form of an analysis of a concept that tends to undercut that obligation. That is the...

From International Law to Law and Globalization

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International law’s traditional emphasis on state practice has long been questioned, as scholars have paid increasing attention to other important– though sometimes inchoate–processes of international norm development. Yet, the more recent focus on...