The Resource International economic law in the 21st century : need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

International economic law in the 21st century : need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

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International economic law in the 21st century : need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms
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International economic law in the 21st century
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need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms
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Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
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eng
Summary
This article, accepted for publication in the 2012 Polish Yearbook of International Law, argues that - in order to make international economic law (IEL) a more effective instrument for protecting human rights and other public goods - citizens and courts of justice must insist on interpreting and developing IEL 'in conformity with principles of justice' and human rights, as required by the customary methods of treaty interpretation (I). By empowering citizens through legal and judicial remedies, cosmopolitan rights can strengthen the legal and democratic accountability of governments for their 'duties to protect' public goods (II). The 'dual nature' of modern legal systems resulting from their incorporation of 'inalienable' human rights requires justifying IEL in terms of 'normative individualism' and reasonable interests of all citizens (III). Human rights and democratic constitutionalism entail not only changes of the 'rules of recognition' (IV) and require 'judicial balancing' as the 'ultimate rule of law' (V). They also protect individual and democratic diversity and 'reasonable disagreement' (VI). The article discusses ten areas of increasing synergies between IEL and human rights law (VII- IX). Arguably, the normative proposition of justifying and designing IEL in terms of constitutional principles of justice and cosmopolitan rights is confirmed by the empirical fact that cosmopolitan legal systems (e.g. in European commercial, trade, investment and human rights law) tend to realize their declared objectives more effectively than state-centred 'Westphalian legal regimes' (X-XII)
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Petersmann, Ernst-Ulrich
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI working papers. LAW
  • EUI papers
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2012/17
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  • World Trade Organization
  • Human rights
  • Investments
  • Constitutional law
  • International economic integration
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International economic law in the 21st century : need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22797
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Subject: constitutionalism; cosmopolitan reforms; democracy; EU; human rights; international economic law; investment law; judicial review; justice; WTO
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rdacarrier.
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FIEb17135345
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30 cm.
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37 pages
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)871272243
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International economic law in the 21st century : need for stronger 'democratic ownership' and cosmopolitan reforms, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22797
Publication
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Subject: constitutionalism; cosmopolitan reforms; democracy; EU; human rights; international economic law; investment law; judicial review; justice; WTO
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17135345
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
37 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)871272243

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