The article discusses the international rule of law as of July 2011, focusing on a historical overview of international affairs including the use of privateer maritime forces, the efforts of the U.S. to codify the international law in regards to maritime warfare, and the impact of the Crimean War on the development of the rule of international law. John F. Murphy's book "The United States and the Rule of Law in International Affairs" is also mentioned.
Arthur T. Downey,
Deviations from the International Rule of Law: An Historical Footnote,
Vill. L. Rev.
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