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By Jörg Kammerhofer, Jean D'Aspremont

Overseas criminal Positivism in a Post-Modern international offers clean views on some of the most vital and so much arguable households of theoretical methods to the examine and perform of overseas legislation. The participants comprise major specialists on foreign criminal concept who examine and criticise positivism as a conceptual framework for foreign legislation, discover its relationships with different methods and use it on present difficulties of overseas legislation. Is criminal positivism proper to the speculation and perform of foreign legislation this day? produce other solutions to the issues of foreign legislation and the critique of positivism undermined the positivist undertaking and its narratives? Do glossy sorts of positivism, encouraged mostly by means of the theoretically refined jurisprudential suggestions linked to Hans Kelsen and H. L. A. Hart, stay of any relevance for the foreign legal professional during this 'post-modern' age? The authors supply a large choice of perspectives and a stimulating debate approximately this kin of ways.

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Koskenniemi, Gentle Civilizer, n. 23 at 92–97. Alphonse Rivier, Principes du Droit des Gens, Tome I (Arthur Rousseau 1896) 27. Pasquale Fiore, International Law Codified and Its Legal Sanction; or the Legal Organization of the Society of States (Edwin M. ), Baker, Voorhis & Co. 1918). g. John Westlake, Chapters on the Principles of International Law (Cambridge University Press 1894) 2–3. ), The Collected Papers of John Westlake on Public International Law (Cambridge University Press 1914) 393–413 at 412.

67 at 385–386. Ago, ‘Positive Law’, n. 67 at 701. 38 richard collins Law is regarded as a unified system of rules that . . emanate from state will. ’ Classic positivism demands rigorous tests for legal validity. g. arguments that have no textual, systemic or historical basis, are deemed irrelevant to legal analysis . . 72 But note here how both Ago and Paulus and Simma do not just stress the idea of formal sources in an abstract sense, but locate the source of legal validity in the will of the state; that is, in the specific act of ‘laying down’ by the sovereign.

30 richard collins Phillimore (1818 to 1885),26 or Travers Twiss (1809 to 1897),27 or the more eccentric Scot, James Lorimer (1818 to 1890),28 whose attachment to the natural law tradition lasted into the last decades of the nineteenth century. For others, natural law arguments were merely replaced by arguments from reason or moral conscience. 30 Lawrence’s writings show the influence of the historical school of jurisprudence,31 particularly as championed by Henry Summer Maine (1822 to 1888), whose approach had done much to discredit Austinian positivism in English jurisprudence.

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