British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law by Waters, C.P.M. (ed.)

By Waters, C.P.M. (ed.)

"British and Canadian views on foreign legislations" examines the effect of public foreign legislation at the United Kingdom's and Canada's household criminal structures. It additionally analyses the contributions of British and Canadian perform to the advance of foreign norms. themes addressed comprise foreign legal legislation, foreign humanitarian legislations, human rights and human safeguard, asylum, alternate, jurisdiction, 'reception legislation' and media portrayals of foreign legislation. while foreign legislations scholarship frequently takes an international, neighborhood or nationwide process, this book's chapters are written through top students and practitioners from either nations and supply distinct comparative perspectives. whereas there continues to be a lot in universal among the 2 states' understandings of foreign legislations, contemporary advancements have proven major issues of departure.

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1995, c. 27, modifying the Geneva Conventions Act 1957. 18 See, for example, the Model Geneva Conventions Act of the ICRC at http://www. nsf/iwpList566/A8563640C6BD90E7C1256CD400519252. 19 See P. Rowe and M. Meyer, “Ratification by the United Kingdom of the 1977 Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949: Selected Problems of Implementation” (1994) 45 N. Ir. Legal Q. 343. D. Draper, whose comments were published in M. , National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, Domestic Reception of International Humanitarian Law 33 a) Grave breach provisions Article 49 of the First Geneva Convention reads: The High Contracting Parties undertake to enact any legislation necessary to provide effective penal sanctions for persons committing, or ordering to be committed, any of the grave breaches of the present Convention defined in the following Article.

D. Pannick, “Why the judges should have their say on Iraq” The Times (11 March 2003) 4; D. Pannick, “Why we must fight with one hand tied behind our backs” The Times (8 April 2003) 4; D. Pannick, “Goldsmith’s advice on legality of war must be published” The Times (4 November 2003) 4; R. Singh, “Why war is illegal” The Times (14 March 2003) 18. 25 22 Stephen J. Toope often to legitimize political positions on globalization, American hegemony, multilateralism or US exceptionalism. ”30 Perhaps it was these types of articles that prompted Professors Philip Allott and Alan Dashwood of Cambridge to write to The Times that: The question of the legality of the use of armed force against Iraq has assumed a surprising prominence .

One interesting distinction is in the linkage of “international law” with the war in Iraq. In the Globe and Mail, the words “international law” appeared in the same article as the words “war” and “Iraq” 147 times. Similarly, in both Le Devoir and La Presse, this linkage occurred relatively often, indeed proportionately more often than in the Globe and Mail. However, in both the National Post and the Vancouver Sun, “international law” made very few appearances in articles that also contained the words “war” and Iraq,” 28 times and 9 times respectively.

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