Taking International Law Seriously - On the German Approach to International Law
EUI LAW Working Paper No. 2007/34
21 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2008
Date Written: December 2007
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
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