Carmen Pavel


Carmen Pavel is an Associate Professor (Reader) at King’s College London (KCL). Her research interests include international justice and international law, liberal theory and contemporary challenges to it, and ethics and public policy. Her work has appeared in Legal Theory, Economics and Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, Political Theory, and Political Studies among others. She published two single authored monographs with Oxford University Press: Law Beyond the State: Dynamic Coordination, State Consent, and Binding International Law (OUP 2021) and Divided Sovereignty: International Institutions and the Limits of State Sovereignty (OUP 2015). Carmen Pavel is also the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Freedom (with David Schmidtz), which was published in 2018.

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What Rule of Law Ideal is Fit for International Law?

This summer in Morocco my tour guide told me he does not want to leave the country but needs a foreign passport. Any foreign passport will do. As a Moroccan, he is subject to arbitrary arrest, detention, and harassment by the police, but a foreign passport will protect him. It will give him other benefits, such as access…

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