The Politics of Progress in International Law: Remarks Delivered at the American Society of International Law 2008 Meeting on the Occasion of the Publication of Progress in International Law.

102 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 457

3 Pages Posted: 15 May 2018

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Rebecca M. Bratspies

City University of New York - School of Law

Date Written: May 3, 2018

Abstract

These remarks delivered at the 2008 ASIL meeting, critique the notion of progress as it is deployed in discussion of international law. Drawing on human rights and environmental law, this brief essay describes the disconnect between progress in enacting international law and progress in achieving the normative human rights goals identified in that law.

Keywords: international law, progress, sustainability, human rights, environment, climate change

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Bratspies, Rebecca M., The Politics of Progress in International Law: Remarks Delivered at the American Society of International Law 2008 Meeting on the Occasion of the Publication of Progress in International Law. (May 3, 2018). 102 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 457 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3172998

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