Contributions to Disciplinary Thought
Edited by Jean d’Aspremont and Sahib Singh
Chapter 2: Analogy
Reasoning by analogy is one of the techniques to which the legal profession turns to tackle the problems of uncertainty that every legal system poses. As a decentralized legal order which comprises neither a legislator nor a system of courts with compulsory jurisdiction, international law provides a fertile ground for the drawing of analogies. This contribution provides an overview of ways in which analogies have been used to shape international law, and of some of the resulting normative questions.
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