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Persuasion About/Without International Law: The Case Of Cybersecurity Norms, Steven R. Ratner Jan 2021

Persuasion About/Without International Law: The Case Of Cybersecurity Norms, Steven R. Ratner

Book Chapters

International law on cybersecurity is characterized by at best a thin consensus on the existence of rules, their meaning, and the desirability and content of new rules. This legal landscape results in a unique pattern of argumentation and persuasion by states and non-state actors both in advocating for a regulatory scheme for cyber activity and in reacting to malicious cyber acts. By examining argumentation in the absence of a generally agreed legal framework, this chapter seeks to provide new insights into the motivations for and effects of international legal argumentation in shaping debates and behavior. After describing the legal landscape …


How To Constitutionalize International Law And Foreign Policy For The Benefit Of Civil Society?, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann Jan 1998

How To Constitutionalize International Law And Foreign Policy For The Benefit Of Civil Society?, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

Michigan Journal of International Law

All societies have adopted rules in order to reconcile conflicts among the short-term interests of their citizens with their common long-term interests. All societies have learned that rule-making and rule-enforcement require government powers, as well as "checks and balances" against abuses of such powers. Constitutionalism has emerged as the most important human invention for protecting equal rights of the citizens against such abuses. It rests on the rationality of Ulysses who, when approaching the island of the sirens and knowing of their dangers, ordered his companions to bind him to the mast and not to release him under any circumstances.' …


The Age Of Rights, Stephen D. Sencer May 1992

The Age Of Rights, Stephen D. Sencer

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Age of Rights by Louis Henkin


Constitutional Law--Executive Agreements--International Law--Executive Authority Concerning The Future Political Status Of The Trust Territory Of The Pacific Islands, Michigan Law Review Apr 1968

Constitutional Law--Executive Agreements--International Law--Executive Authority Concerning The Future Political Status Of The Trust Territory Of The Pacific Islands, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

It is fair to conclude that the President, even in the absence of express congressional authorization, has constitutional authority indeed, a constitutional duty-to carry out those obligations assumed under the Micronesian trusteeship agreement. Execution of this agreement lies within the scope of the authority given the President by the faithful execution clause and by his independent constitutional powers in the area of foreign policy. Thus, it is next necessary to determine the scope of the president's authority under the trusteeship agreement.


Van Doren: The Great Rehearsal, Michigan Law Review Mar 1948

Van Doren: The Great Rehearsal, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of THE GREAT REHEARSAL. By Carl Van Doren.