International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives

International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives


By (author) Donald R. Rothwell, By (author) Afshin Akhtarkhavri, By (author) Ruth Davis, By (author) Stuart Kaye

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  • Format: Paperback | 750 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 43mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521609119
  • ISBN 13: 9780521609111
  • Illustrations note: figures
  • Sales rank: 96,505

Product description

With a strong focus on Australian practice and interpretation of international law, this comprehensive cases and materials textbook will provide students with a contemporary understanding of an area of law that has seen major changes in recent years. Written by a team of pre-eminent experts, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives is unique in reflecting the Australian context, perspectives and values on international law. Each chapter covers a substantive area of the law with specialist topics on human rights, law of the sea, and international environmental law. Students will be able to readily identify the key principles, rules and distinctive learning points and will benefit from the clear exposition of state practice in the field, how it has contributed to the development of the law, and how Australian governments have viewed and interpreted international law.

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Author information

Donald Rothwell is Professor of International Law at Australian National University. Stuart Kaye is Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia. Afshin Akhtarkhavari is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Griffith University. Ruth Davis is a Lecturer in Law at University of Wollongong.

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Table of international instruments; List of abbreviations; 1. The nature of international law; 2. Sources of international law; 3. Law of treaties; 4. International and municipal law; 5. International legal personality; 6. Sovereignty over territory; 7. Jurisdiction; 8. State responsibility; 9. Human rights; 10. Law of the sea; 11. International environmental law; 12. Enforcement of international law; 13. The peaceful settlement of international disputes; Index.