The Rule of Law à la ICTY: What the ICTY Deemed Just Good Enough and How it Supported the Countries in the Former Yugoslavia to Become Better

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Transfers of rule of law between legal systems have been discussed extensively in academia. Yet, so far, scholarship has predominantly centered around the issue’s socio-political dimensions. The volume departs from these common scholarly paths and assesses rule of law transfers as a legal phenomenon. Its analytical perspective assumes that the process of transferring the rule of law does not only concern a legal concept but also holds a legal dimension itself. Against this backdrop, the volume features eight distinct contributions, introducing and applying the said perspective. They approach the topic from diverse angles, covering a wide range of legal fields, including EU law, public international law, international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international economic law – with each contribution succeeding in highlighting the relevance of “the law behind rule of law transfers”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers
Subtitle of host publicationOn Rule Based Interactions of Legal Orders in a Globalized World
EditorsTill Patrik Holterhus
Place of PublicationBaden-Baden
PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • rule of law
  • ICTY
  • rule of law promotion
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

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