Handbook of International Law, Second Edition

Handbook of International Law, Second Edition

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Anthony Aust
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 4/1/2010
EAN 9780521133494, ISBN10: 0521133491

Paperback, 592 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

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 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.

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.

'Anthony Aust's Handbook of International Law is a masterful summary of the major areas of international law and is suitable for practitioners and students alike. The author's experience as both a practitioner and an academic is evident in the pertinent examples given and the analysis employed. It is a 'must read' for anyone new to the subject of international law.' Susan C. Breau, University of Surrey