- "Effectivity" in international law: self-empowerment against epistemological claustrophobia
- Proceedings of the Annual Meeting - American Society of International Law
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- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)
This paper critically discusses the idea of effectivity in international law and formulates epistemological remarks on the role of effectivity in the main doctrines of international law (statehood, responsibility, jurisdiction, etc). After distinguishing between effectivity and effectiveness, it argues that effectivity alleviates the fear of certain categories of professionals, and especially legal academics, of being relegated to the periphery as well as their fear of theology. It provides them with a powerful drug against epistemological claustrophobia. Most importantly, it empowers these professionals with definitional power while allowing them to be perceived as being in the back seat.
- Proceedings title: Proceedings of the hundred eighth annual meeting of the American Society of International Law
Editors: O. Hathaway, L. Johnson, F. Ní Aoláin
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