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2014

International law

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The Domestic And International Enforcement Of The Oecd Anti-Bribery Convention, Rachel Brewster Jan 2014

The Domestic And International Enforcement Of The Oecd Anti-Bribery Convention, Rachel Brewster

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International corruption law is a growing, if understudied, area of international economic law. This Article examines two aspects of governments' enforcement of the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention. The first aspect is the member state's efforts to enforce its own national legislation prohibiting foreign corruption within its territory and with regards to its nationals doing business abroad. The OECD Treaty's obligation concerning member states' enforcement of their own national legislation is somewhat ambiguous. While the obligation to pass particular national legislation is quite clear and specific, the treaty does not specify what resources that a state must dedicate to ...


A State Preferences Account Of Customary International Law Adjudication, Curtis A. Bradley Jan 2014

A State Preferences Account Of Customary International Law Adjudication, Curtis A. Bradley

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The standard account today of customary international law (CIL) is that it arises from the widespread and consistent practice of states followed out of a sense of legal obligation. Although commonly recited, this account is plagued by evidentiary, normative, and conceptual difficulties, and it has been subjected to increasing criticism in recent years. This paper posits a different account of CIL, considered from the perspective of international adjudication. A fundamental problem with much of the theorizing about CIL, the paper contends, is that it fails to identify which decisionmaker it has in mind. Instead, the discussion proceeds as if CIL ...