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> An Introduction to Public International Law

An Introduction to Public International Law


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
Published 2022


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…

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  • 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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