- Friday 30 Nov 2018, 16:15 - 17:45
- Spoken Language
- Aula B
- International Institute of Social Studies
Book launch of Mobilising International Law for 'Global Justice' . The book provides new insights into the dynamics between politics and international law and the roles played by state and civic actors in pursuing human rights, development, security and justice through mobilizing international law at local and international levels.
Edited by Dr Jeff Handmaker and Professor Karin Arts, and including a chapter by Professor Martti Koskenniemi of Helsinki University who will speak at the launch, this Cambridge University Press book examines how enforcing international law creates particular challenges for intergovernmental regulators seeking to manage tensions between incompatible legal systems and bringing an end to harmful practices, such as foreign corruption and child abduction.
It goes on to explore how international law has local resonance, whereby, for example, cities have taken it upon themselves to give effect to the spirit of international treaties that national governments fail to implement, or even may have refused to ratify.
The launch will be followed by a reception.