International Law presents a comprehensive yet student-focused approach to the subject, providing a contemporary and stimulating account of international law. With critical coverage delivered through a wide range of learning features, students are encouraged to engage with legal debates and controversies.
KEY FEATURESOffers comprehensive and critical coverage of the central issues in public international law, introducing the key areas of debate in an engaging and accessible wayTakes a contemporary approach to international law, encouraging students to engage with areas of controversy and consider how they affect the world todaySupported by thought-provoking learning features, including theory and debate boxes, contemporary developments, case spotlights, historicalbackground boxes, and annotated recommended readingAccompanied by online resources, featuring a glossary of international law terms and abbreviations, bi-annual updates on changes affecting the law since publication, and more.
Part 1: The Structure of International Law 1. The History and Nature of International Law 2. The Sources of International Law 3. Hierarchy of Norms in International Law 4. International Law and Municipal Law Part 2: Subjects of International Law 5. States as Subjects of International Law 6. International Organizations Part 3: International Law in Operation 7. The Law of Treaties 8. Jurisdiction 9. Immunities 10. State Responsibility Part 4: International Disputes and Responses to Breaches 11. Diplomatic Protection and Issues of Standing 12. International Dispute Settlement and the ICJ 13. Enforcement Short Of Force in International Law 14. Collective Security and the Use of Force Part 5: Specialized Regimes 15. The Law of Armed Conflict 16. International Human Rights and Refugee Law 17. International Criminal Law 18. The Law of the Sea 19. The Protection of the Environment 20. International Economic Law
Gleider Hernandez is Professor of Public International Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Open Universiteit Nederland. Previously, he was Associate Professor (Reader) in Public International Law at Durham Law School and founding Deputy Director of the Durham Global Policy Institute. He is also General Editor of Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction (Oxford Scholarship Online), and the author of The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (Oxford University Press), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Peter Birks Prize.
Reviews for International Law
This is the international law textbook that we have been missing. Rigorous, authoritative and contemporary; bringing international law alive without sacrificing doctrine and precision. - Dr Andreas Kotsakis, Oxford Brookes University Impressive, comprehensive, extremely well written and engaging, using special features to spur further understanding of context, case law and critical thinking. - Solange Mouthaan, University of Warwick An outstanding contribution to international legal scholarship. The analysis is highly contextualised with vivid examples drawn from historical or contemporary state and judicial practices. - Dr Ricardo Pereira, Cardiff University Delivering a comprehensive introduction that is both accessible and engaging, this text will surely entice new students to dig deeper into the subject. - Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, University of Edinburgh