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An Introduction to Public International Law


  • Date Published: March 2022
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108432627

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  • Written for students working in a range of disciplines, this textbook provides an accessible, balanced, and nuanced introduction to the field of public international law. It explains the basic concepts and legal frameworks of public international law while acknowledging the field's inherent complexities and controversies. Featuring numerous carefully chosen and clearly explained examples, it demonstrates how the law applies in practice, and public international law's pervasive influence on world affairs, both past and present. Aiming not to over-emphasize any particular domestic jurisprudence or research interest, this textbook offers a global overview of public international law that will be highly valuable to any student new to the study of this very significant field.

    • Provides an accessible but nuanced introduction to public international law for students working in a range of disciplines
    • Includes numerous clearly explained and carefully chosen examples, giving students necessary context for how the law applies in practice
    • Offers a well-balanced account of the field of public international law, aiming not to over-emphasise the research interests of the authors or any particular domestic jurisprudence
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    'An excellent and up-to-date introductory textbook on international law, which will be useful for students with and without a legal background.' Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

    'In this compact volume, a very talented group of writers have deftly summarized the field of public international law, providing a basic but nuanced account of both its foundations and key subject matter areas. For those new to the field, this book is a great place to start.' Sean D. Murphy, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University; Member, UN International Law Commission

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108432627
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Author biographies
    Table of cases
    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Foundations of International Law
    2. Sources of international law
    3. Subjects, statehood and self-determination
    4. Law of treaties
    5. Law of state responsibility
    6. Jurisdiction
    7. Immunities
    8. International organizations
    9. International dispute settlement
    Part II. The Branches of Public International Law
    10. International human rights law
    11. Law on the use of force
    12. International humanitarian law
    13. International criminal law
    14. International economic law
    15. Law of the sea
    16. International environmental law

  • Authors

    Cecily Rose, Leiden University

    Niels Blokker, Leiden University

    Daniëlla Dam-de Jong, Leiden University

    Simone van den Driest, Dutch Council of State

    Robert Heinsch, Leiden University

    Erik Koppe, Pels Rijcken

    Nico Schrijver, Dutch Council of State

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