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Consent, Estoppel, and Reasonableness: Three Challenges to Universal International Law


Anthony D'Amato


Northwestern University - School of Law

November 6, 2010

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, 1969
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-70

Abstract:     
Like consent and estoppel, the concept of reasonableness, while failing to provide an adequate explanation of the source of obligation in customary international law, does play an important psychological role in adding to the pressure of international norms upon states. The result is to increase the sense of legality of the rules that are accepted by states as part of “customary international law.” This is not to say that each and every alleged rule of universal international law must contain one or more of the elements of consent, estoppel, or reasonableness in order for it to be “valid.”

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: Consent, Estoppel, Reasonableness, International Law, International Norms, Lotus Case, Continental Shelf

JEL Classification: K33, K10, K30

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Date posted: November 8, 2010  

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D'Amato, Anthony, Consent, Estoppel, and Reasonableness: Three Challenges to Universal International Law (November 6, 2010). Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, 1969; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-70. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1704049

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