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Legitimacy and Justice of Non-Binding Instruments

  • Ulrike Barten
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Abstract

Legitimacy and Justice allow for a more inclusive view on the international field compared to legal positivism and the sources doctrine. While the sources doctrine only lets us see certain aspects of international relations and international law, legitimacy and justice let us see more. They let us see, if not all, at least more of the actors and instruments that exist in the field of minority rights and self-determination. International law treats these two categories of actors and instruments differently. While international law has come to accept that states are not the only actors in international law, it has much more difficulty accepting classically non-binding instruments.

Keywords

Original Position Difference Principle Territorial Integrity Legal Positivism General Assembly Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Barten
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  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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