Principles of Public International Law

Principles of Public International Law


By (author) The late Ian Brownlie


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 840 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 246mm x 44mm | 1,438g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019921770X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199217700
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 97,718

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Principles of Public International Law has been shaping the study and application of international law for over 40 years. Written by a world-renowned expert, this book was the first to bring human rights into the mainstream of international law. This seventh edition, fully updated since 2003, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected by Brownlie readers. The depth of knowledge displayed by the author, along with the detailed referencing and logical structure, make this title an indispensible resource for students, scholars and practitioners working in or studying international law.

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Author information

The Late Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC, was a Barrister in practice at Blackstone's Chambers in London and Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was re-elected to the International Law Commission for a third five-year term in 2006 on the nomination of the Governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and India, and was elected Chairman in 2007.

Table of contents

PART I - PRELIMINARY TOPICS; 1. Sources of the law; 2. The relation of municipal and international law; PART II - PERSONALITY AND RECOGNITION; 3. Subjects of the law; 4. Incidence and continuity of statehood; 5. Recognition of states and governments; PART III - TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY; 6. Territorial sovereignty; 7. The creation and transfer of territorial sovereignty; 8. Status of territory; PART IV - LAW OF THE SEA; 9. Territorial sea, contiguous zones, and exclusive economic zones; 10. The continental shelf: Delimination of shelf areas and exclusive economic zones; 11. The regime of the high seas; PART V - COMMON AMENITIES AND CO-OPERATION IN THE USE OF RESOURCES; 12. Common amenities and co-operation in the use of resources; 13. Legal aspects of the protection of the environment; PART VI - STATE JURISDICTION; 14. Sovereignty and equality of states; 15. Jurisdictional competence; 16. Privileges and immunities of foreign states; 17. Diplomatic and consular relations; 18. Reservations from territorial sovereignty; PART VII - RULES OF ATTRIBUTION (APART FROM TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY AND STATE JURISDICTIONS); 19. The relations of nationality; 20. Some rules of attribution: Corporations and specific assets; PART VIII - THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY; 21. The responsibility of states; 22. The admissibility of state claims; 23. A system of multilateral public order: Some incidents of illegality and the concept of jus cogens; PART IX - THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS; 24. Injury to persons and property of aliens of state territory; 25. The protection of individuals and groups: Human rights and self-determination; 26. International criminal justice; PART X - INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS; 27. The law of treaties; 28. Other transactions including agency and representation; PART XI - TRANSMISSIONS OF RIGHTS AND DUTIES; 29. State succession; 30. Other causes of transmission of rights and duties; PART XII - INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND TRIBUNALS; 31. International organizations; 32. The judicial settlement of international disputes; PART XIII - THE USE OR THREAT OF FORCE BY STATES; 33. The use or threat of force by states