Call Number: KZ3225.B76 A37; available as an Oxford University Press ebook
Publication Date: 2012
This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent elements of that system in a clear and accessible fashion. This eighth edition, fully updated by James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected from this classic text. Completely updated to take account of the many areas of expansion and development in international law which have occurred since earlier editions, all chapters have been reviewed and brought up to date. The eighth edition features a new introduction and the chapters on environmental law, immunities, responsibility, use of force and high seas freedoms have been substantially rewritten. It remains an important textbook for students, undergraduate and graduate, treating core issues from a lawyer's perspective. It is also a vade mecum for practitioners desiring a solid footing on which to make further enquiries.
International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text orients students in the basics of international law while providing broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping international relations. The Sixth Edition emphasizes the changes between the Bush and Obama administrations' approaches to international relations and the effects they are having on international law. New Supreme Court cases, including Medellin v. Texas, are given thorough treatment, as are updates in the evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. In addition, new material covering the increasing workloads of many international courts is presented. Hallmark features: Clear and highly readable writing style makes this companion text a student favorite. Logically organized around three broad questions: What are the international legal rules? What is the international legal process? What role does international law play in international relations ? Broad coverage of public international issues, with some discussion of commercial topics. Comprehensive and flexible approach makes this an ideal companion to any international law casebook. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses on International Law and International Relations. Comprehensive Appendix doubles as valuable reference source. Moderate use of footnotes keeps focus on broad concepts. The revised Sixth Edition includes new and updated material on: The changes between the Obama and Bush administrations' approach to international law and international relations. New Supreme Court cases, with discussions and analyses, on international and foreign law, including Medellin v. Texas . The evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. The increasing workload of the many international courts, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court.