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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.
Burgis, Michelle, 2009. Boundaries of discourse in the International Court of Justice: Mapping arguments in Arab territorial disputes. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.