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The Collected Papers of John Westlake on Public International Law

Edited by: Lassa Oppenheim

ISBN13: 9781107661868
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1914)
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John Westlake (1828-1913) was a distinguished English jurist, specialising in international law. After his death, all of his papers on international law, with the exception of book reviews, were collected and edited by German lawyer Lassa Oppenheim into this volume, which was first published in 1914.

The topics covered include the ancient precedents for international law, the rule of war, and territorial sovereignty, 'especially with relation to uncivilized regions'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of international law.

Public International Law
Editor's introduction

Part I. Chapters on International Law:
1. International law in relation to law in general
2. Theory bearing on international law down to the Renaissance
3. Ayala: Gentilis: Grotius
4. The peace of Westphalia and Pufendorff
5. Bynkershoek: Wolff: Vattel
6. The principles of international law
7. The equality and independence of states
8. International rights of self-preservation
9. Territorial sovereignty, especially with relation to uncivilised regions
10. The empire of India
11. War

Part II. Miscellaneous Papers:
1. Relations between public and private international law
2. Commercial blockade
3. Is it desirable to prohibit the export of contraband of war?
4. Introductory lecture on international law
6. The Transvaal war
7. Continuous voyage in relation to contraband of war
8. The nature and extent of the title by conquest
9. The South African railways case and international law
10. Is international law a part of the law of England?
11. Contraband of war
12. The Muscat Dhows
13. The Hague conferences
14. Holland and Venezuela
15. Pacific blockade
16. Reprisals and war
17. Trade domicile in war
18. Belligerent rights at sea
19. The native states of India
20. The declaration of London
21. The declaration of London
22. The Aegean islands

Appendix. A list of the writings of John Westlake