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Basic Documents in International Law 6th ed

Edited by: Ian Brownlie

ISBN13: 9780199217717
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199249423
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99

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New to this edition

  • Fully updated with all new key documents in international law, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
  • The Statute of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is now included in full
  • Older material that is now obsolete has been removed to make way for the most important current documents

Basic Documents in International Law draws together all of the most important documents needed for the study of international law. Collated by Ian Brownlie, a worldwide expert in the field, this book has provided students and practitoners with the most essential instruments giving a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law.

This sixth edition incorporates all key new documents within the field since the publication of the fifth edition in 2002, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Since the first edition appeared in 1967, this collection of basic texts has become an established aid both to the practising lawyer using international law materials, and to the student of international law as a complement to existing course books. As the title states, the objective of the collection has always been to provide readers with the essential, basic documents, and this edition continues to do so, building on the aims and reputation established over the last 40 years.

Public International Law
Part I - International Organizations

1. Charter of the United Nations
2. Declaration of principles of international Law concerning friendly relations and co-operation among states in accordance with the charter of the United Nations
3. Statement of the four sponsoring powers on voting procedure in the security council
4. Constitution of the international labour organization
5. Charter of the organization of African unity

Part II - The Law of the Sea

6. Conventions adopted by the United Nations conference on the law of the sea, 29 April 1958
7. Declaration of principles governing the sea-bed and the ocean floor, and the subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction
8. Conventions on the law of the sea

Part III - Outer Space

9. Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies

Part IV - Diplomatic Relations

10. Vienna convention on diplomatic relations

Part V - Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources

11. General assembly resolution of 1962 on permanent sovereignty over natural resources
12. Charter of economic rights and duties of states

Part VI - Human Rights and Self-Determination

13. Universal declaration of human rights
14. International covenants on human rights
15. Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples
16. International convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination
17. The European convention for the protection of human rights as amended by protocol no.11

Part VII - The Law of Treaties

18. Vienna convention on the law of treaties

Part VIII - State Responsibility

19. Articles on the responsibility of states for internationally wrongful acts

Part IX - Judicial Settlements of Disputes

20. Statute of the international court of justice

Part X - Responsibility for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law

21. Statute for the international tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991