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From International Law to International Conflicts of Law: The Fragmentation of Legitimacy

American Society of International Law Proceedings, Forthcoming

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13

5 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2010  

Harlan Grant Cohen

University of Georgia School of Law; University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center

Date Written: June 30, 2010

Abstract

This short essay, published as part of the proceedings of the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, confronts the problem of fragmentation in international law. Based on a longer paper, it challenges not only fragmentation’s conventional treatment as a technical or doctrinal problem but the very notion that there is a single international law community with a single doctrine of sources. On the contrary, the paper argues, what the problem of fragmentation reveals is that a single international law community is being replaced by separate, overlapping legal communities with significantly different views on law and legitimacy.

Keywords: Fragmentation

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Harlan Grant, From International Law to International Conflicts of Law: The Fragmentation of Legitimacy (June 30, 2010). UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13; American Society of International Law Proceedings, Forthcoming ; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1632873

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