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The Benefits of the Pure Theory of Law for International Lawyers, or: What Use is Kelsenian Theory?

@inproceedings{Kammerhofer2006TheBO,
  title={The Benefits of the Pure Theory of Law for International Lawyers, or: What Use is Kelsenian Theory?},
  author={J{\"o}rg Kammerhofer},
  year={2006}
}
What use is Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law (Reine Rechtslehre) for an international lawyer? None, one is tempted to say, if one looks at major text-books, the International Court of Justice or even the ILC’s recent excursion into theory. However, it is not primarily Kelsen the international lawyer whom I consider in this respect, but Kelsen the legal theorist. In the first part of the article, I will present the core features of the Pure Theory of Law. It is in these tenets that the reader… Expand
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