International Law

International Law

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The fourth edition of Malcolm Shaw's bestselling textbook in international law represents a major revision of its predecessor. Alongside substantial new chapters dealing with human rights and the United Nations, Professor Shaw has incorporated new material on international environmental law, state succession, recognition, the settlement of disputes by peaceful means, and international institutions. Above all the book remains a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to international law. It sets the subject firmly in the context of world political events, and brings out the importance of the many economic, political, and cultural influences that affect it. International Law remains an excellent and wide-ranging introduction to the subject for students of law, international relations, and the political more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 3 tables
  • 1139164236
  • 9781139164238

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'His task of enthusing the reader to explore the subject more fully Professor Shaw executes with vigour ... The exposition is clear and the documentation and bibliography contained in the footnotes will more than satisfy both the student reader and the researcher ... fascinating and enjoyable reading.' Ralf Beddard, British Yearbook of International Lawshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Table of cases; Table of treaties and agreements; Table of abbreviations; 1. The nature and development of international law; 2. International law today; 3. Sources; 4. International law and municipal law; 5. The subjects of international law; 6. The international protection of human rights; 7. The regional protection of human rights; 8. Recognition; 9. Territory; 10. Air law and space law; 11. The law of the sea; 12. Jurisdiction; 13. Immunities from jurisdiction; 14. State responsibility; 15. International environmental law; 16. The law of treaties; 17. State succession; 18. The settlement of disputes by peaceful means; 19. International law and the use of force by states; 20. The United Nations; 21. International institutions; more

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