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Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: International Society and the International Criminal Court

Sibylle Scheipers


This book takes the transatlantic conflict over the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the lens for an enquiry into the normative foundations of international society. It shows how the way in which actors refer to core norms of the international society, such as sovereignty and human rights, affect the process and outcome of international negotiations. The book offers an innovative take on the long-standing debate over sovereignty and human rights in international relations. It goes beyond the simple and sometimes ideological duality of sovereignty versus human rights by showing that they a ... More

Keywords: transatlantic conflict, International Criminal Court, international society, sovereignty, human rights, international negotiations, international relations, world order, normative foundations, ideological duality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080098
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sibylle Scheipers, author