The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations

2017.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven R. Ratner, The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations, Oxford University Press, 2015,
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2017.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven R. Ratner, The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations, Oxford University Press, 2015, 471pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198704041. Reviewed by Carmen Pavel, King's College London International law reaches deep into our ordinary lives. Thousands of treaties regulate everything from trade in agricultural products to air transport, rights in coastal waters, telecommunications, the release of chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere, appropriate conduct in war, state territorial integrity, and criminal responsibility. Given their pervasive effects, treaties, conventions, customary rules and organizations in charge of making, applying and interpreting them, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Criminal Court, and the United Nations must comply with the basic requirements of justice. Yet the ready-made vocabulary of justice -- rights, liberty,. . .

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