International Law

International Law : Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives

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International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives is the authoritative textbook for Australian international law students. Written by a team of experts, it examines how international law is developed, implemented and interpreted, and features comprehensive commentary throughout. All core areas of the law are covered, with chapters on human rights, law of the sea, international environmental law and enforcement of international law. Cases and treaties are dissected to highlight the key principles, rules and distinctive learning points. This new edition has been thoroughly updated in line with recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on the use of force, as well as expanded content on the enforcement of international law, including sanctions, law enforcement against pirates and the 2011 Libyan conflict. International Law provides clear and rigorous analysis and is an indispensable resource for law students.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139950886
  • 9781139950886

Table of contents

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. Use of force; 13. Enforcement of international law; 14. The peaceful settlement of international disputes.
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About Donald R. Rothwell

Donald R. Rothwell is Professor of International Law and Head of School at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University, where he is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow. In 2006 he chaired the Sydney Panel of Independent International Legal Experts which authored the report 'Japan's Special Permit ('Scientific') Whaling under International Law', and in 2008 chaired the Canberra Panel addressing the same issue. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Australian Year Book of International Law and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law. Stuart Kaye is Professor of Law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. He is also Academic Leader of the University's Global Challenges Program into Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Ocean Development and International Law and the Board of Advisors of International Law Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Australian Academy of Law. Afshin Akhtarkhavari is Associate Professor and Reader in Law at the Griffith Law School. His published work includes a monograph on the epistemology of change in international law and politics which was published by Edward Elgar Publishing as Global Governance of the Environment: Environmental Principles and Change in International Law and Politics. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Griffith Law Review. Ruth Davis is Lecturer in Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong, where she is also a member of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. Her research interests revolve around the international legal regime for the protection of the marine environment, with a particular interest in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the field of international law for cetaceans.
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