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Introduction: Legalization and World Politics

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  • Goldstein, Judith
  • Kahler, Miles
  • Keohane, Robert O.
  • Slaughter, Anne-Marie
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    In many issue-areas, the world is witnessing a move to law. As thecentury turned, governments and individuals faced the followinginternational legal actions. The European Court of Human Rights ruledthat Britain s ban on homosexuals in the armed forces violates the rightto privacy, contravening Article 8 of the European Convention on HumanRights. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslaviaindicted Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic during a NATO bombingcampaign to force Yugoslav forces out of Kosovo. Milosevic remains inplace in Belgrade, but Austrian police, bearing a secret indictment fromthe International Criminal Tribunal, arrested a Bosnian Serb general whowas attending a conference in Vienna. In economic affairs the World TradeOrganization(WTO) Appellate Body found in favor of the United States andagainst the European Union (EU) regarding European discriminationagainst certain Latin American banana exporters. A U.S. district courtupheld the constitutionality of the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) against claims that its dispute-resolution provisions violatedU. S. sovereignty. In a notable environmental judgment, the new Law ofthe Sea Tribunal ordered the Japanese to cease all shing for southernblue n tuna for the rest of the year.

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    Volume (Year): 54 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 03 (June)
    Pages: 385-399

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    Cited by:
    1. Barbara Koremenos, 2013. "What’s left out and why? Informal provisions in formal international law," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 137-162, June.
    2. Tadashi Ito, 2007. "NAFTA and productivity convergence between Mexico and the US," IHEID Working Papers 26-2007, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, revised 27 Nov 2007.
    3. Eberwein, Wolf-Dieter, 2001. "Realism or idealism, or both? Security policy and humanitarianism," Discussion Papers, Research Group International Politics P 01-307, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    4. Darren Hawkins & Wade Jacoby, 2008. "Agent permeability, principal delegation and the European Court of Human Rights," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 1-28, March.
    5. Daniel Matisoff, 2010. "Are international environmental agreements enforceable? implications for institutional design," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 165-186, September.
    6. Ulrich Mückenberger, 2008. "Civilising Globalism: Transnational Norm-Building Networks—A Research Programme," GIGA Working Paper Series 90, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.

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