Taking International Law Seriously - On the German Approach to International Law

EUI LAW Working Paper No. 2007/34

21 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2008

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Pierre-Marie Dupuy

European University Institute - Department of Law; University of Paris

Knut Traisbach

European University Institute; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Date Written: December 2007

Abstract

This short article outlines the systemic characteristics of what is identified here as the German approach to international law. Starting from the post-WW II situation of German legal scholarship, the paper describes a holistic approach to international law as a unified legal system which is characterized by both a true commitment to the rule of law and a constructive vision of the International Community based on constitutional form.

Keywords: international law, Germany, doctrine, international community, constitutionalization

Suggested Citation

Dupuy, Pierre-Marie and Traisbach, Knut, Taking International Law Seriously - On the German Approach to International Law (December 2007). EUI LAW Working Paper No. 2007/34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1093256 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1093256

Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Department of Law ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
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Italy

University of Paris

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Paris, 75270
France

Knut Traisbach

European University Institute ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
50-139 Firenze
Italy

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò 26
VENICE LIDO, 30126
Italy

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