Highest Courts Network news: Book announcement: New book from Andre Nollkaemper: "National Courts and the International Rule of Law"

About this book:

  • Draws on a hugely innovative, and until now untapped, pool of new empirical data on the application of international law in domestic courts contained in Oxford's new online service ILDC
  • Examines one of the most pressing concerns of international legal theory today
  • Provides an analysis of key cases involving judicial control of the exercise of public powers by states; including the Hamdan, Adalah, and Narmada cases

This book explores how domestic courts contribute to the maintenance of the rule of international law by providing judicial control over the exercises of public powers that may conflict with international law. The main focus of the book will be on judicial control of exercise of public powers by states. Key cases that will be reviewed in this book, and that will provide empirical material for the main propositions, include Hamdan, in which the US Supreme Court reviewed detention by the United States of suspected terrorists against the 1949 Geneva Conventions; Adalah, in which the Supreme Court of Israel held that the use of local residents by Israeli soldiers in arresting a wanted terrorist is unlawful under international law, and the Narmada case, in which the Indian Supreme Court reviewed the legality of displacement of people in connection with the building of a dam in the river Narmada under the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention 1957 (nr 107).

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