Community Interests Across International Law (Eyal Benvenisti & Georg Nolte eds., Oxford University Press, 2018)

This book explores the extent to which contemporary international law expects states to take into account the interests of others – namely third states or their citizens – when they form and implement their policies, negotiate agreements, and generally conduct their relations with other states.

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It systematically considers the various manifestations of what has been described as ‘community interests’ in many areas regulated by international law and observes how the law has evolved from a legal system based on more or less specific consent and aimed at promoting particular interests of states, to one that is more generally oriented towards collectively protecting common interests and values. Through essays by experts in the field, this book explores topics such as the sources of international law and the institutional aspects of developing the law and covers a range of areas within the law.

Community Interests Across International Law in OUP website

Read selected chapters:

Eyal Benvenisti & Georg Nolte, Introductory Remarks

Eyal Benvenisti, Community Interests in International Adjudication

Jutta Brunnée, International Environmental Law and Community Interests: Procedural Aspects

Christian Tietje & Andrej Lang, Community Interests om World Trade Law

Stephan Schill & Vladislav Djanic, International Investment Law and Community Interests

Tania Voon & Andrew Mitchell, Community Interests and the Right to Health in Trade and Investment Law

Tsilly Dagan, Community Interests in International Taxation

Francesca Bignami & Giorgio Resta, Human Rights Extraterritoriality: The Right to Privacy and National Security Surveillance

Heike Krieger, Rights and Obligations of Third Parties in Armed Conflict