Softness in International Law: A Rejoinder to Tony D'Amato
University of Manchester - School of Law; University of Amsterdam
August 13, 2009
European Journal of International Law, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2009
The paper constitutes a rejoinder to Professor Tony d’Amato’s response to d’Aspremont’s paper on ‘Softness in International Law’ published in the European Journal of International Law 2008. This rejoinder argues that the concept of legal act remains subject to deep controversies in the international legal scholarship. This creates a risk of cacophony among legal scholars, for they fail to speak the same language. In doing so, the paper points to the need to for elementary standardization in international law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Legal Theory, Legal Positivism, International Law, Legal Act, Concept of Law, Standardization, Language, Critical Legal StudiesAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 15, 2009 ; Last revised: April 28, 2011
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