The Future of Individuals in International Law

Lessons from International Internet Law

By Matthias C. Kettemann

The State-centric international order is in flux and the role of the individual as an actor in international law is growing. Yet, in most international law regimes, States continue to interposition themselves between individuals and international law. Against the background of humanization, which is shown to permeate all international legal regimes, this book sketches the future of individuals in international law. From the normative success of International Internet Law as the most innovative post-interposition regime, this book draws lessons for the optimal design of (existing and emerging) legal frameworks. Describing in detail the characteristics of a post-interposition regime - including a commitment to multi-stakeholderism, non-traditional normative instruments, and system-wide disintermediation - this book demonstrates why the future of individuals in international law looks bright.


218 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789490947873