The last decade of the twentieth century was a heyday for the development of international norms and agreements. Non-state actors and states joined together in codifying new international standards in areas as diverse as arms control, war crimes, human rights violations, environmental protection, sustainable development, and trade. Following this surge, the twenty-first century opened with an abundance of international law but a dearth of international institutions for monitoring or implementing it. Thus compliance has become a major challenge of the early new millennium, and this volume addresses compliance issues from the most general and theoretical to the specifics of key case studies. From around the globe, the distinguished authors of these original essays tackle some of the most urgent challenges to international law today, ranging from child soldiers in Africa all the way up to American exceptionalism.
Edward C. Luck is professor of practice in international and public affairs and director of the Center on International Organization of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Michael W. Doyle is Harold Brown Professor at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia Law School.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Expanding Norms, Lagging Compliance Chapter 2 1Conceptual Issues Surrounding the Compliance Gap Chapter 3 2 The Institutional Dilemmas of Market Integration: Compliance and International Regimes for Trade and Finance Chapter 4 3 South Korea and International Compliance Behavior: The WTO and IMF in Comparative Perspectives Chapter 5 4 Compliance with Multilateral Agreements: The Climate Change Regime Chapter 6 5 Crisis and Conflict in the Africa Great Lakes Region: Problem of Non-Compliance with Humanitarian Law Chapter 7 6 Compliance with the Laws of War: The Role of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Chapter 8 7 International Laws of War and the African Child: Norms, Compliance, and Sovereignity Chapter 9 8 Dilemmas of Compliance with Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements Chapter 10 9 The American Problem: The United States and Non-Compliance in the World of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Chapter 11 Conclusion: Gaps, Commitments, and the Compliance Challenge