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Handbook of International Law

2nd Edition

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  • Author: Anthony Aust, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521117050

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  • To the new student of international law, the subject can appear extremely complex: a system of laws created by states, international courts and tribunals operating at the national and global level. A clear guide to the subject is essential to ensure understanding. This handbook provides exactly that: written by an expert who both teaches and practises in the field, it focuses on what the law is; how it is created; and how it is applied to solve day-to-day problems. It offers a uniquely practical approach to the subject, giving it relevance and immediacy. The new edition retains a concise, user-friendly format allowing central principles such as jurisdiction and the law of treaties to be understood. In addition, it explores more specialised topics such as human rights, terrorism and the environment. This handbook is the ideal introduction for students new to international law.

    • Gain a working knowledge of how international law is created and applied by states and international organisations through a handbook that focuses on the key concepts and principles of the subject
    • More than an introduction to the subject, this practical guide to international law for the non-specialist will give you quick answers to questions such as 'what is a state?', 'who is a refugee?' and 'what is the difference between state and diplomatic immunity?'
    • Sets out the political and diplomatic context so that you see the problems that laws were originally created to solve, as well as how they are now used to solve day-to-day problems
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    "This affordable updated edition is an easy-to-read introduction to the complex field of international law."

    - P.J. Kontowicz, Choice

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521117050
    • length: 592 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 175 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. International law
    2. States and recognition
    3. Territory
    4. Jurisdiction
    5. The law of treaties
    6. Diplomatic privileges and immunities
    7. State immunity
    8. Nationality, aliens and refugees
    9. International organisations
    10. The United Nations, including the use of force
    11. Human rights
    12. The law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law)
    13. International criminal law
    14. Terrorism
    15. The law of the sea
    16. International environmental law
    17. International civil aviation
    18. Special regimes
    19. International economic law
    20. Succession of states
    21. State responsibility
    22. Settlement of disputes
    23. The European Union.

  • Author

    Anthony Aust, London School of Economics and Political Science
    With a background including 35 years as a legal adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Anthony Aust is a consultant with the law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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