International Law and Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion (Introduction)

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC LEGAL SYSTEMS: INCORPORATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND PERSUASION, Dinah Shelton ed., 2011

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-61

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-61

24 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2013

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Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This book discusses developments in international law and their relationship to national legal systems. The introduction of the book notes that countries who received their independence from authoritarian regimes are more receptive to international law. A country may adopt either a monist approach to international law, where it considers international law part of its domestic law, or a dualist approach, in which a country separates its national law from international law. The introduction then proceeds to identify sources of international law, including treaties and countries’ methods of complying, customary international law, and declarations. The introduction concludes by noting the increasing presence and evolution of international law.

Keywords: international law, customary law, treaties

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Shelton, Dinah L., International Law and Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion (Introduction) (2011). INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC LEGAL SYSTEMS: INCORPORATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND PERSUASION, Dinah Shelton ed., 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-61, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-61, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2235208

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