The fluid state: International law and national legal systems

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Charlesworth, Hilary (ed)
Chiam, Madelaine (ed)
Hovell, Devika (ed)
Williams, George (ed)

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Traditional accounts of the relationship between international and national law present the interaction between the two as relatively ordered, if conflicting. This limited view of the relationship has become outmoded, as the scope of international legal regulation and the internationalised context of domestic law continue to expand. This book analyses some of the national contexts in which international law and domestic law interact and identifies the way in which attitudes to international law shift between them.

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Charlesworth, Hilary , Chiam Madelaine, Devika Hovell, 2005. The Fluid State: International Law and National Legal Systems. Sydney: Federation Press.


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