The Other Death of International Law

  title={The Other Death of International Law},
  author={Ed H. Morgan},
The breakup of Yugoslavia presented a rare opportunity for international law to renew itself. This essay reflects on those events through the lens of several short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. The writings of Borges suggest themselves as a vehicle through which to examine legal developments such as secession, emergence of new sovereigns, and state recognition, for a number of reasons. Not the least of these is that, as John Updike has pointed out, “his stories have the close texture of… CONTINUE READING

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