The Individual in the International Legal System

The Individual in the International Legal System : Continuity and Change in International Law

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Kate Parlett's study of the individual in the international legal system examines the way in which individuals have come to have a certain status in international law, from the first treaties conferring rights and capacities on individuals through to the present day. The analysis cuts across fields including human rights law, international investment law, international claims processes, humanitarian law and international criminal law in order to draw conclusions about structural change in the international legal system. By engaging with much new literature on non-state actors in international law, she seeks to dispel myths about state-centrism and the direction in which the international legal system continues to evolve.
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  • Electronic book text | 462 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 tables
  • 9781139065337

Table of contents

Part I. The Framework: 1. Structures of the international legal system; Part II. The Individual in International Law: 2. The individual and international claims; 3. The individual in international humanitarian law; 4. The individual in international criminal law; 5. The individual in international human rights law; Part III. Reassessing the Framework: 6. Reflections on the structures of the international legal system.
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'Kate Parlett's analysis is both succinct and comprehensive, inasmuch as it covers 'the areas of international law which have the clearest potential to engage individuals' ... The organization of the reasoning in the three ... historical periods for each of the areas subject to scrutiny gives the book a clear structure and allows the reader to draw parallels and identify differences in the direct comparison between different fields of law.' Andreas Th. Muller, European Journal of International Law
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About Kate Parlett

Kate Parlett is an associate in the public international law and arbitration groups of the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She was previously a Research Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.
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