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Boundaries of discourse in the International Court of Justice [electronic resource] : mapping arguments in Arab territorial disputes / by Michelle L. Burgis.

Author/Creator:
Burgis, Michelle L.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (340 p.)
Series:
Nijhoff eBook titles 2009
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Subjects:
Boundary disputes.
Jurisdiction (International law).
International Court of Justice.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
How can Third World experiences of colonialism and statehood be expressed within the confines of the International Court of Justice? How has the discourse of international law developed to reflect postcolonial realities of ‘universal’ statehood? In a close and critical reading of four territorial disputes spanning the Arab World, Burgis explores the extent to which international law can be used to speak for and speak to non-European experiences of authority over territory. The book draws on recent, critical international legal scholarship to question the ability of contemporary, international adjudication to address Third World grievances from the past. A comparative analysis of the cases suggests that international law remains a discourse only capable of capturing a limited range of non-European experiences during and after colonialism.
Contents:
Listening for silences in and beyond the courtroom : methodological tools for understanding ICJ territorial disputes
Between faith and place : Arab-Islamic approaches to authority and territory in theory and practice
Sanctioning colonial legacies in the Sahara : the construction of postcolonial selfhood in the Libya/Chad territorial dispute
(De)limiting the past for future gain : the relationship between statehood, colonialism, and oil in the Qatar v Bahrain territorial dispute
Determining the limits of law in the Western Sahara case
Discourses of division : law, politics, and the ICJ advisory opinion on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-300) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-40106-8
9786612401060
90-474-2809-9
OCLC:
644523376
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004174634.i-308 DOI