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Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law

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André Nollkaemper, Dov Jacobs, Roland Pierik, Anthony F. Lang, Jr, Joel P. Trachtman, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Anne van Aaken, Tom Dannenbaum, Toni Erskine, Monica Hakimi, Daniel H. Cole, Henry Shue, Christopher L. Kutz, Margot E. Salomon, Eugene Kontorovich, Seumas Miller
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107514621

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  • This is the second book in the series Shared Responsibility in International Law, which examines the problem of distribution of responsibilities among multiple states and other actors. In its work on the responsibility of states and international organisations, the International Law Commission recognised that attribution of acts to one actor does not exclude possible attribution of the same act to another state or organisation. However, it provided limited guidance for the often complex question of how responsibility is to be distributed among wrongdoing actors. This study fills that gap by shedding light on principles of distribution from extra-legal perspectives. Drawing on disciplines such as political theory, moral philosophy, and economics, this volume enquires into the bases and justifications for apportionment of responsibilities that can support a critique of current international law, offers insight into the justification of alternative interpretations, and provides inspiration for reform and further development of international law.

    • Examines the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of how responsibility is distributed among wrongdoing actors
    • Explains normative choices that inevitably underlie particular legal decisions on distribution from extra-legal perspectives
    • Brings together multiple perspectives from different disciplines and makes comparisons between multiple options for distributing responsibility under international law
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    "… an impressive volume dealing with situations where multiple states or international legal entities may share legal responsibility for a given situation."
    Eugene Kontorovich, The Washington Post

    'Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law is a fine and informative volume, containing good, solid contributions and exploring many different avenues in the quest for collective responsibility. ' Jan Klabbers, The European Journal of International Law

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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107514621
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 151 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' preface
    1. Introduction: mapping the normative framework for the distribution of shared responsibility André Nollkaemper and Dov Jacobs
    2. Shared responsibility in international law: a normative-philosophical analysis Roland Pierik
    3. Shared political responsibility Anthony F. Lang, Jr
    4. Ex ante and ex post allocation of international legal responsibility Joel P. Trachtman
    5. Incentives, compensation, and irreparable harm Lewis A. Kornhauser
    6. Shared responsibility in international law: a political economy analysis Anne van Aaken
    7. Public power and preventive responsibility: attributing the wrongs of international joint ventures Tom Dannenbaum
    8. 'Coalitions of the willing' and the shared responsibility to protect Toni Erskine
    9. Distributing the responsibility to protect Monica Hakimi
    10. The problem of shared irresponsibility in international climate law Daniel H. Cole
    11. Transboundary damage in climate change: criteria for allocating responsibility Henry Shue
    12. Shared responsibility for climate change: from guilt to taxes Christopher L. Kutz
    13. How to keep promises: making sense of the duty among multiple states to fulfil socio-economic rights in the world Margot E. Salomon
    14. Pirate 'gaolbalisation': dividing responsibility among states, companies, and criminals Eugene Kontorovich
    15. The global financial crisis and collective moral responsibility Seumas Miller.

  • Editors

    André Nollkaemper, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    André Nollkaemper is Professor of Public International Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam's Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), and director of the SHARES research project.

    Dov Jacobs, Universiteit Leiden
    Dov Jacobs is Assistant Professor of International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University.

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    Jessica N. M. Schechinger, Universiteit van Amsterdam


    André Nollkaemper, Dov Jacobs, Roland Pierik, Anthony F. Lang, Jr, Joel P. Trachtman, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Anne van Aaken, Tom Dannenbaum, Toni Erskine, Monica Hakimi, Daniel H. Cole, Henry Shue, Christopher L. Kutz, Margot E. Salomon, Eugene Kontorovich, Seumas Miller

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