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  title={Modest International Law: COVID-19, International Legal Responses, and Depoliticization},
  author={Francisco Quintana and J. E. Uriburu},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={687 - 697}
Abstract In this Essay, we analyze two sets of international legal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: the academic discussion on state responsibility; and the deployment of international law as a tool for resistance. We argue that both approaches made significant contributions but concealed the role of the discipline in the production of the conditions that led to the pandemic and its unequal impact. These interventions reflect a “modest international law”; an understanding of the discipline… 
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