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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Legal Positivism

Jörg Kammerhofer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 June 2024

Subject(s):
Theory of international law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

Editor’s Note: A different entry under the title ‘Legal Positivism’, written in July 2011 by Frauke Lachenmann, appeared as part of the online Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law until the publication of this entry in 2023. This new entry has been published at the same web address (URL) as the original entry. The original entry was also published in the 2012 print edition of the Encyclopedia (R Wolfrum (ed) The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP Oxford 2012) vol VI, 785–97). 1 It has become a well-worn cliché to declare that...
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