The fifth edition of this widely used textbook combines narrative explanatory sections that set forth the basic law together with cases, treaties, international documents, questions and problems. Epps focuses on the central problems of international law and how it operates and encourages students to work through a number of questions and problems that are presented in a variety of international contexts. The book's coverage is comprehensive, including recent materials and cases on sources, treaties, jurisdiction, immunities, extradition, the law of the sea, environmental law, international courts and tribunals, the status of international entities, human rights, international criminal law, terrorism, and the laws of war. There is also a set of power point slides to accompany the text distributed free to any faculty member who adopts the book for a course. Faculty will find that the questions posed after every case, or other materials, provide a very useful template for getting students to focus on the essential meaning and implications of the cases and materials. The problems are designed to test students¿ abilities to combine what they have learned throughout a chapter to come up with a comprehensive answer.
The 5th edition of Public International Law continues the book’s accessible, student-friendly tradition with a writing style that is both conversational and easy to read. Features designed to support learning include highlighted key cases, introductory chapter overviews, and end-of-chapter aides-mémoire and recommended further reading. Public International Law is unique in that it is both a textbook and a casebook. The facts of each case and the details of the court or tribunal’s decision are succinctly set out, followed by detailed commentary from the author, and, where appropriate, a brief explanation of subsequent events. The book covers all the major areas of public international law, and takes account of new developments relating to the codification of international law by the International Law Commission, State practice, and decisions of international courts and tribunals, in particular those of the International Court of Justice. Features new to this edition: A new dedicated chapter on the law of the sea Diagrammatic aides-mémoire at the end of each chapter Expanded coverage of the US approach to international law via its courts and executive. This book is an ideal learning tool for students of law or political science and provides a clear and straight-forward overview for anyone with an interest in the subject. Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland is Professor of International and EU Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She is also author of the Routledge textbook, EU Law.
Author: Mark W. Janis
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2008
The ideal companion to any International Law casebook, or to casebooks on International Human Rights Law, International Business Transactions, or International Environmental Law. The Fifth Edition offers: a clear and accessible writing style broad coverage of public international issues, complemented by some discussion of salient Constitutional Law and International Business Law topics a logical organization that poses three broad questions: What are the international legal rules? What is the international legal process? What role does international law play in international relations? an authoritative resource in a comprehensible context Thoroughly updated to reflect current International Law, the Fifth Edition covers: the Sosa Case on the Alien Tort Statute, cases on the Geneva Conventions and other U.S. Supreme Court cases deciding on issues of international import the rapidly expanding jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and other new developments in International Human Rights Law the Preemptive-War Doctrine and new problems and prospects in the law of war the Precautionary Principle in International Environmental Law International Law, Fifth Edition, continues to live up to its excellent reputation as a clear, accurate, and timely overview of International Law.
Author: Malcolm N. Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-09-25
This fifth edition of Malcolm Shaw's bestselling textbook on international law provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the subject, fully revised and updated to Spring 2003. Basically preserving the structure which made the previous edition so successful, a new chapter on Inter-state Courts and Tribunals considers the role of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, and there is a new chapter on international humanitarian law. Also examined are arbitration tribunals and the role of international institutions such as the WTO in resolving conflicts. The prosecution of individuals for violations of international law is examined. Additional coverage of events in Kosovo and Iraq analyses the questions of humanitarian intervention and the role of the UN. Written in a clear and accessible style, setting the subject firmly in the context of world politics and the economic and cultural influences affecting it, this book remains a highly readable and invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike. The scope of the text makes this essential reading for students of international law, international relations and the political sciences. The book is also valuable to professionals and governmental and international civil servants.
Author: Ian Brownlie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2008-10-22
Principles of Public International Law has been shaping the study and application of international law for over 40 years. Written by a world-renowned expert, this book was the first to bring human rights into the mainstream of international law. This seventh edition, fully updated since 2003, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected by Brownlie readers. The depth of knowledge displayed by the author, along with the detailed referencing and logical structure, make this title an indispensable resource for students, scholars and practitioners working in or studying international law. Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC, is a Barrister in practice at Blackstone's Chambers in London and Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was re-elected to the International Law Commission for a third five-year term in 2006 on the nomination of the Governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and India, and was elected Chairman in 2007.
Author: Keith C. Culver
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release Date: 2018-05-15
This is a collection of Canadian legal decisions, primarily from the Supreme Court of Canada, along with international cases that have bearing on Canadian law. The selected cases raise and respond to current and controversial issues in political and legal philosophy. Cases have been edited to present key legal principles and methods of judicial reasoning in action, showing not only what was decided but also how the decisions were made. Topics include: constitutional law, fundamental freedoms, equality rights, civil and criminal responsibility, and sovereignty. This new fifth edition adds over two dozen new cases, including new sections on Indigenous issues and international law. A helpful glossary of common legal terms has also been added as an appendix.
Author: Thomas Buergenthal
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2013
This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.
Author: Barry E. Carter
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2009-06
An up-to-date collection of important source materials, International Law: Selected Documents works as well with the author's own casebook, International Law, Fifth Edition, (with co-authors Phillip R. Trimble and Allen S. Weiner), as with any other primary text for this course. In one convenient place, the 2009-2010 Edition features: President Obama's 2009 Executive Orders on Interrogation and Guantanamo Significant documents that pertain to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq The latest U.N. documents regarding Sudan, Iran, and North Korea Relevant U.S. laws, including the 2008 amendments to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Major treaties and conventions, including highlights of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty The latest lists of parties to agreements Important U.N. resolutions Informative Web sites
Author: Jonathan Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-08-25
The fifth edition of Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws provides a clear and up-to-date account of the private international law topics covered at undergraduate level. Theoretical issues and fundamental principles are introduced in the first chapter and expanded upon in later chapters. Basic principles of the conflict of laws are presented in an approachable style, offering clarity on complex points and terminology without over-simplification. The fifth edition reflects the field's changing focus from case law to domestic and European legislation, incorporating the Brussels I Regulation and Brussels II Revised Regulation, as well as the more recent Rome Regulations and Brussels I Recast. Embracing this reorientation of the field and increased emphasis on the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the authors provide detailed commentary on the most important commercial topics as well as the most relevant topics in family law. Written in a succinct and engaging style, Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws continues to provide clear analysis of the key areas of debate across jurisdictions.
Author: Ernest K. Bankas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-06-30
The author shows through a careful analysis of the law that restrictive immunity does not have vox populi in developing countries, and that it lacks usus. He also argues that forum law, i.e. the lex fori is a creature of sovereignty and between equals before the law, only what is understood and acknowledged as law among states must be applied in as much as the international legal system is horizontal.
Author: Stephen Dycus
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 2013-08-19
This is the 2013-2014 case supplement to accompany National Security Law, Fifth Edition, and Counterterrorism Law, Second Edition. Table of Contents Preface Teacher's Guide for National Security Law (5th edition) Teacher's Guide for Counterterrorism Law (2d edition) Table of Cases Remarks of the President at the National Defense University, May 23, 2013 Clapper v. Amnesty International USA (S. Ct. Feb. 26, 2013) Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (S. Ct. Apr. 17, 2013) Note on United States v. Hamdan (Hamdan II) (D.C. 36 Cir. Oct. 16, 2012) Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, Remarks to the Business Executives for National Security, Oct. 11, 2012 Harold Hongju Koh, International Law in Cyberspace, Sept. 18, 2012 Presidential Policy Directive PPD-20, U.S. Cyber Operations Policy (n.d.) Remarks by the President at the National Defense University, May 23, 2013 (targeting) U.S. Policy Standards and Procedures for the Use of Force in Counterterrorism Operations Outside the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities, May 22, 2013 Department of Justice, White Paper: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who Is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force, Draft Nov. 8, 2011 Note on "Gang of Four" notifications Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Directive No. 112: Congressional Notification, Nov. 16, 2011 Introduction: The Fourth Amendment and National Security Note on United States v. Jones (S. Ct. Jan. 23, 2012) Note updating FISA reporting data Notes and Questions on NSA's STELLARWIND program Office of the Inspector General, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, 1109-0002 Working Draft, Mar. 24, 2009 Note on FISA Amendments Act renewal Notes and Questions on the Snowden Leaks and PRISM Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Exhibit A, Procedures Used by the National Security Agency for Targeting Non-United States Persons Reasonably Believed to Be Located Outside the United States to Acquire Foreign Intelligence Information Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, July 28, 2009 Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Exhibit B, Minimization Procedures Used by the National Security Agency in Connection with Acquisitions of Foreign Intelligence Information Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, July 28, 2009 Note on third-party records Note on Section 215 "metadata" Note on In re National Security Letter (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2013) United States v. Cotterman (9th Cir. Mar. 8, 2013) Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland Security (9th Cir. Feb 8, 2012) Al-Zahrani v. Rodriguez (D.C. Cir. Feb. 21, 2012) Note on Jurisdiction-Stripping and Bivens Claims In re Guantanamo Bay Detainee Continued Access to Counsel (D.D.C. Sept. 6, 2012) Notes and Questions National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, §§1021-1022,