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International Law

International Law

6th Edition


  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: Replaced by 9781107612495
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728140


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  • Malcolm Shaw's engaging and authoritative International Law has become the definitive textbook for instructors and students alike, in this increasingly popular field of academic study. The hallmark writing style provides a stimulating account, motivating students to explore the subject more fully, while maintaining detail and academic rigour. The analysis integrated in the textbook challenges students to develop critical thinking skills. The sixth edition is comprehensively updated throughout and is carefully constructed to reflect current teaching trends and course coverage. The International Court of Justice is now examined in a separate dedicated chapter and there is a new chapter on international criminal law. The detailed references and reliable, consistent commentary which distinguished previous editions remain, making this essential reading for all students of international law whether they be at undergraduate level, postgraduate level or professional lawyers.

    • The definitive account of international law which provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the subject
    • Detailed references throughout encourage further reading on the part of the student at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level
    • High level of analysis combined with stimulating and engaging writing style: challenges students to approach the text critically and develop analytical skills without overwhelming them
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    Product details

    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728140
    • length: 1708 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 59 mm
    • weight: 2.12kg
    • availability: Replaced by 9781107612495
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nature and development of international law
    2. International law today
    3. Sources
    4. International law and municipal law
    5. The subjects of international law
    6. The international protection of human rights
    7. The regional protection of human rights
    8. Individual criminal responsibility in international law
    9. Recognition
    10. Territory
    11. The law of the sea
    12. Jurisdiction
    13. Immunities from jurisdiction
    14. State responsibility
    15. International environmental law
    16. The law of treaties
    17. State succession
    18. The settlement of disputes by peaceful means
    19. The International Court of Justice
    20. International law and the use of force by states
    21. International humanitarian law
    22. The United Nations
    23. International institutions.

  • Author

    Malcolm N. Shaw, University of Leicester
    Malcolm N. Shaw, QC is the Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law at the University of Leicester. One of the world's leading international lawyers, he has been awarded the decoration of 'Officier de l'Ordre de la Valeur' by the Republic of Cameroon. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a founding member of Curatorium, Xiamen Academy of International Law. He is also a practising barrister at Essex Court Chambers.

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