International Law

International Law


Edited by Malcolm D. Evans

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 936 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 249mm x 48mm | 1,429g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019956566X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199565665
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 63 musical examples, 11 tables
  • Sales rank: 77,408

Product description

International Law is widely celebrated as an outstanding collection of interesting and diverse writings from the leading scholars in the field. Bringing together a broad range of perspectives on all the key issues in international law, it is a unique and invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike. Featuring specially commissioned essays written by those actively involved in teaching and practice, the third edition succeeds both in explaining the principles of international law and exposing the debates and challenges that underlie it. Now fully revised and updated, it continues to provide an authoritative and stimulating overview of this increasingly important subject; revealing international law in its full diversity. The third edition of International Law is accompanied by a new Online Resource Centre, featuring the personal views and recollections of eminent international law practitioners.

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Author information

Malcolm D. Evans O.B.E. is Professor of Public International Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol.

Review quote

Reviews from previous edition: "There is enough here for even the most demanding of undergraduates. For those about to embark on higher-level specialized courses, I doubt this collection could be beaten as a point of departure." -- Martin Dixon, Times Higher Education Supplement "The first editions of Evans' International Law provided an excellent and accessible overview of public international law for advanced use. The third edition clearly makes it a leading overview of PIL" -- Marta C. Johanson, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, Orebro University, Sweden "The range of opinions and perspectives, combined with the authors' expertise, is unique for a contemporary textbook of international law" -- German Law Journal "

Table of contents

PART I. THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; 1. A short history of international law ; 2. What is international law for? ; 3. Wicked heresies or legitimate perspectives? Theory and international law ; PART II. THE STRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL OBLIGATION ; 4. The sources of international law ; 5. Soft law in international law-making ; 6. International law and 'relative normality' ; 7. The practical working of the law of treaties ; PART III. THE SUBJECTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ORDER ; 8. States and recognition in international law ; 9. International organizations ; 10. The individual and the international legal system ; PART IV. THE SCOPE OF SOVEREIGNTY ; 11. Jurisdiction ; 12. International law and restraints on the exercise of jurisdiction by national courts of states ; 13. Immunities enjoyed by officials of states and international organizations ; 14. The relationship between international and national law ; PART V. RESPONSIBILITY ; 15. The nature and forms of international responsibility ; 16. Issues of admissability and the law on international responsbility ; 17. Responsibility to protect ; PART VI. RESPONDING TO BREACHES OF INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS ; 18. Countermeasures and sanctions ; 19. The means of dispute settlement ; 20. The international court of justice ; 21. The use of force and the international legal order ; PART VII. THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; 22. The law of the sea ; 23. International environmental law ; 24. International economic law ; 25. International criminal law ; 26. International protection of human rights ; 27. The law of war (international humanitarian law)