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Public International Law: Contemporary Principles and Perspectives

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ISBN13: 9780857939555
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £101.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781781001769



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Public International Law offers both a comprehensive understanding of international law as well as a fresh and highly accessible approach. While explaining the theory and development of international law, this work also examines how it functions in practice. Case studies and recent examples are infused in the discussion on each topic, and critical perspectives on the principles are given prominence, building an understanding of how and why the international legal system operates in the way it does and where it is heading.

For each principle, the book starts by explaining the theoretical foundations in detail before illustrating how these principles function in practice. Features include: a focus on fundamental principles of international law rather than specialist sub-topics integrated and contextual explanation of political and extra-legal dimension of international legal system principles of international law placed within a contemporary real-life context traditional and contemporary case studies explained in the context of legal principles uniform structure to facilitate understanding With insight founded on the author's many years of experience as a practitioner and academic in the field of international law, this work will offer legal practitioners, policy makers and students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, an invaluable insight into the field of international law.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. International Law: History, Theory and Purpose
2. International Law-Making: The Sources of International Law
3. The Relationship between International Law and National Law
4. The Subjects of International Law: States
5. Other Subjects of International Law: Non-State Actors and International Law's Evolution
6. Jurisdiction Privileges and Immunities
7. State Responsibility
8. International Law and the Use of Force
9. Pacific Resolution of Disputes