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2 - On Ratification

Rethinking a Ratification-Centered Approach to International Law

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 January 2021

Audrey L. Comstock
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
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In this chapter, I review the international relation and international law literature on treaty commitment and treaty compliance highlighting the prominent arguments and findings. In doing so, I unpack the implications of the dominant and central focus on ratification. In this critical review, I recognize the many contributions of existing research and focus on how prominent studies conceptualized and operationalized "commitment" and "ratification." I argue that expanding these concepts will widen and deepen our understanding of the role international human rights plays.

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Committed to Rights
UN Human Rights Treaties and Legal Paths for Commitment and Compliance
, pp. 23 - 45
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • On Ratification
  • Audrey L. Comstock, Arizona State University
  • Book: Committed to Rights
  • Online publication: 14 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108908979.002
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  • On Ratification
  • Audrey L. Comstock, Arizona State University
  • Book: Committed to Rights
  • Online publication: 14 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108908979.002
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  • On Ratification
  • Audrey L. Comstock, Arizona State University
  • Book: Committed to Rights
  • Online publication: 14 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108908979.002
Available formats
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