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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new book, The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law

This book explores the contribution that international economic law generally defined make to the rule of law at national and international levels

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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has published a new book: The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law.

Summary of the book:

This book explores the contribution that international economic law generally defined make to the rule of law at national and international levels. The contributions of this book either:

(i) examine particular features of the rule of law from a viewpoint of the contribution (at international or domestic legal level) that international economic law makes to these features, such as – in a thin definition of the rule of law - accountable institutions, clarity, judicial review, non-discrimination, predictability, and transparency, as well as – in a thicker definition – the respect of fundamental rights, democracy, and substantive justice; or

(ii) make case-studies of countries whose legislation and governmental practice show a correlation – or a lack thereof – between international economic law, on the one hand, and the rule of law, on the other hand.

To download the introductory chapter via SSRN.