Author: Martin Dixon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2005
Textbook on International Law provides a concise and accessible exposition of the key areas of international law for the student. All the components of a course are considered and analyzed, with particular emphasis placed on the practice of states. Additionally, the book provides a thorough grasp of both the theory and practice of international law. This fifth edition has been updated to include new material on the use of force, the International Criminal Court, and terrorism.
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.
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.
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
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Derecho internacional
This is the fifth edition of the leading textbook on Public International Law. The material has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of developments since 1990, and a new chapter on international environmental protection has been added. The book retains all its original strengths - clear exposition, rigorous analysis, detailed referencing and comprehensive coverage. This textbook is ideal for the able and enquiring student. It is also a convenient and superbly informativework of reference for practitioners. From the Reviews of the 4th edition: 'This systematic and balanced account of international law, written with great clarity and conciseness, is at once both approachable and authoritative. It is evident that each sentence carries the weight of much learning, and that the language has been crafted to give a precise and nuanced account of Professor Brownlie's views. Well indexed and well structured, the book is a delight to use.' Vaughan Lowe in the Law Quarterly Review and of the 3rd edition: ' . . . a veritable research dream. There is a generous sampling of comparative authority, not easily produced withour exhaustive research efforts. . . . ideal reading for lawyer, professor, law student and anyone contemplating the study of law'. William R. Slomanson in the American Journal of International Law '. . . one of the finest general expositions of the law of peace in the English language . . . the reader has, at his disposal, an enormouswealth of material and reference. Moreover, he has the law expounded in a way which is not only sophisticated . . . but a model of clarity and balance'. D.W. Bowett in the British Year Book of International Law The 2nd edition of this volume won, in 1976, the Certificate of Merit of the American Society of International Law. They described the book as 'a work of great distinction'.
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: 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 Hall
Release Date: 2016-09-23
Genre: International law
A clear, accessible and comprehensive guide to understanding international lawPrinciples of International Law explains and illustrates the essential concepts of international law from an Australian perspective. It provides an authoritative yet accessible guide to the structure of international law, its systemic requirements and major substantive topics.Each chapter contains a clear statement of objectives, a list of key instruments and authorities, a lucid statement of the law, original analysis, extracts from relevant treaties and other international instruments, and helpful case summaries and extracts. Problem questions and suggested arguments for use in answering them are included, and further discussion questions are provided. An appendix of basic documents is included for convenient quick reference. The fifth edition of Principles of International Law is updated and revised to incorporate the most recent developments in international law across a wide range of areas. Recent decisions from the International Court of Justice and other international and domestic tribunals have been added. In an increasingly global society, a strong understanding of the principles of international law is invaluable. This text provides clear guidance to scholars, legal practitioners and students of law or international relations seeking to improve their knowledge and extend their understanding of this important subject. Features· Accessible, clear and authoritative· Provides summaries of key cases· Includes problem questions and suggested arguments· Includes selected primary source documents Related TitlesHall, Law of Contract in Hong Kong: Cases and Commentary, 3rd ed, 2011Triggs, International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices, 2nd ed, 2011Tully, Lewis & Quirico, LexisNexis Study Guide International Law, 2015
Author: Richard Rawlings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1997
This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors have been chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto MangabeiraUnger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legal and social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical) is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely cited volume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary."