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  • Page extent: 554 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.007 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 341
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: KZ3410 .A94 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • International law

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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521823494 | ISBN-10: 0521823498)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published November 2005

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CONTENTS




  Foreword       xvi
  Preface       xix
  Acknowledgments       xxiii
  Table of treaties       xxiv
  Table of MOUs       xxxiv
  Table of cases       xxxv
  Glossary of legal terms       xl
  List of abbreviations       xliii
 
1   International law       1
  Private international law/conflict of laws      1
  The nature of international law      2
  The sources of international law      5
  Domestic law      12
  Subjects of international law      13
 
2   States and recognition      16
  Criteria for statehood      16
  Recognition of states      17
  Self-determination      21
  Secession      23
  Recognition of governments      24
  De jure and de facto recognition      26
  Means of recognition      28
  Overseas territories      29
 
3   Territory      33
  Boundary, border or frontier?      34
  Delimitation and demarcation      34
  Intertemporal principle      35
  Critical date      35
  Means of acquisition      35
  Res communis      40
  Common heritage of mankind      41
  Territorial integrity and uti possidetis      41
 
4   Jurisdiction      43
  Territorial principle      44
  Nationality principle      44
  Passive personality principle      45
  Protective principle      45
  Universal and quasi-universal jurisdiction      45
  Effects doctrine      46
  Alien Tort Claims Act 1789      48
  Abduction      49
 
5   The law of treaties      51
  The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969      52
  What is a treaty?      52
  MOUs      55
  Capacity to make treaties      57
  Credentials and full powers      59
  Adoption and authentication      60
  Final act      61
  Consent to be bound      62
  Rights and obligations before entry into force      66
  Reservations      67
  Entry into force      77
  Treaties and domestic law      79
  Territorial application      86
  Successive treaties      88
  Interpretation      88
  Third states      97
  Amendment      98
  Duration and termination      100
  Invalidity      107
  The depositary      109
  Registration and publication      111
  Sources of treaty texts      114
  Further reading on treaties      116
 
6   Diplomatic privileges and immunities      117
  The establishment of diplomatic relations and permanent diplomatic missions      118
  The functions of a diplomatic mission      119
  The members of the mission      120
  The premises of the mission      123
  Inviolability of mission archives      130
  Means of transport      131
  Freedom of movement      131
  Freedom of communication      132
  The diplomatic bag      132
  Diplomatic couriers      135
  Personal inviolability      136
  Inviolability of the private residence      137
  Inviolability of private papers, correspondence and property      138
  The difference between diplomatic immunity and state immunity      138
  Diplomatic immunity      139
  Waiver of immunity      143
  Social security exemption      144
  Exemption from taxation      144
  Exemption from personal services      146
  Exemption from customs duties and inspections      146
  Members of the family of a diplomatic agent      147
  Administrative and technical staff      148
  Service staff      148
  Private servants      149
  Nationals and permanent residents of the receiving state      149
  Commencement of privileges and immunities      150
  Termination of privileges and immunities      150
  Third states      151
  Duties of the mission to the receiving state      152
  Breach of diplomatic relations and the protection of the interests of the sending state      153
  Non-discrimination and reciprocity      154
  Special missions      155
  Consular relations      156
 
7   State immunity      159
  The relationship of state immunity to other legal doctrines      160
  Sources of the law on state immunity      162
  Which entities enjoy immunity?      163
  Exceptions to immunity      164
  Enforcement      173
  Procedure      174
  Visiting forces      175
  Heads of state, heads of government, foreign ministers and other senior officials      177
 
8   Nationality, aliens and refugees      179
  Nationality      179
  Aliens      184
  Asylum      187
  Refugees      188
 
9   International organisations      196
  Membership and representation      197
  International legal personality      198
  Immunities and privileges      199
  Liability      202
  Dispute settlement      203
 
10   The United Nations, including the use of force      205
  Membership      205
  Withdrawal, suspension and expulsion      206
  Regional groups      207
  The UN’s principal organs      207
  The UN’s specialised agencies      208
  The General Assembly      208
  The Security Council      211
  Charter amendment      222
  Use of force      223
 
11   Human rights      233
  Who enjoys the rights?      234
  Legal nature of human rights and exhaustion of domestic remedies      235
  Universal human rights treaties      235
  Regional human rights treaties      237
  Outline of the principal civil and political rights      239
  General qualifications to rights      244
  Reservations      245
  Derogations      245
  Enforcement      246
 
12   The law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law)      251
  Sources      252
  International and internal armed conflicts      254
  Weaponry      255
  Prisoners of war      257
  Mercenaries      258
  Civilians and civilian objects      259
  Occupied territory      259
  Enforcement      260
  UN forces      261
  International Committee of the Red Cross      262
 
13   International criminal law      263
  Mutual legal assistance      263
  Extradition      264
  International crimes      268
  International tribunals      273
  International Criminal Court (ICC)      277
 
14   Terrorism      283
  Definitions      284
  Universal terrorism conventions      284
  Security Council      294
 
15   The law of the sea      298
  Internal waters      299
  Baselines      300
  Territorial sea      301
  Contiguous zone      304
  Exclusive economic zone      304
  International straits      306
  Construction of artificial islands and other installations in the EEZ or on the continental shelf      309
  Delimitation      309
  The Area      311
  The high seas      312
  Nationality of ships      316
  Warships and ships used only on government non-commercial service      317
  Land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states      319
  Fishing      319
  Whales and other marine mammals      322
  Wrecks      322
  Protection of the marine environment      323
  Dispute settlement under the Convention      323
 
16   International environmental law      327
  What is the environment?      329
  The development of international environmental law      329
  Concepts      330
  Whaling      333
  Other fishing      334
  Wildlife      336
  Biological diversity      337
  The ozone layer and climate change      338
  Nuclear material      340
  The marine environment      341
  Liability for environmental damage      344
 
17   International civil aviation      345
  International Civil Aviation Organization      345
  Civil and state aircraft      346
  National airspace      346
  International air services, scheduled and non-scheduled      347
  Domestic air services      347
  International airspace      347
  Civil aircraft and airlines      348
  Air services agreements      349
  Warsaw and Rome Conventions      350
  Jurisdiction over aircraft      351
  Use of force against aircraft      352
 
18   Special regimes      354
  Antarctica      354
  The Arctic      361
  Svalbard      362
  Canals      362
  International rivers      364
  Outer space      367
 
19   International economic law      372
  Bilateral investment treaties      373
  ICSID      379
  Energy Charter Treaty      382
  World Trade Organisation      382
  NAFTA      387
  MERCOSUR      388
  International commercial arbitration      389
 
20   Succession of states      390
  Independence of an overseas territory      391
  Secession      391
  Dissolution      391
  Merger      392
  Absorption and extinction      392
  Recovery of sovereignty      393
  Transfer of territory      393
  Continuity of statehood      393
  Succession to treaties      393
  Succession to state property, archives and debts      401
  Membership of international organisations      403
  Nationality of natural persons      405
 
21   State responsibility      407
  Terminology      408
  General matters      409
  The internationally wrongful act of a state      410
  Attribution of conduct to a state      410
  Breach of an international obligation      414
  Circumstances precluding wrongfulness      416
  Content of the international responsibility of a state      417
  Cessation and non-repetition      418
  Reparation      418
  The implementation of the international responsibility of a state      423
  Countermeasures      425
  Responsibility of an international organisation      428
  Individual responsibility      429
 
22   Settlement of disputes      430
  Informal means      431
  Compulsory binding settlement      435
  Jurisdiction and admissibility      436
  International arbitration      442
  International Court of Justice      448
 
23   The European Union      466
  A brief history      467
  Institutions      470
  Council of Ministers      470
  Commission      471
  Parliament      472
  Court of Auditors      473
  Legislative procedure      473
  Community law      474
  Court of Justice      475
  Court of First Instance      476
  Common Foreign and Security Policy and Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters      478
  Legal personality and treaties      479
  Human rights      480
  Acquis communautaire      481
  Competence      481
  Comitology      481
  European Economic Area      482
  Languages      482
  Qualified majority voting      482
  Schengen      483
  Subsidiarity      483
  Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe      483
  Documentation      485
 
  Index      486

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