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Landmark Cases in Public International Law

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ISBN13: 9781849467889
To be Published: September 2017
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00



The past 200 years have seen the transformation of public international law from a rule-based extrusion of diplomacy into a fully-fledged legal system.

Landmark Cases in Public International Law examines decisions that have developed international law into an integrated whole, whilst also creating specialized sub-systems that stand alone as units of analysis. The significance of these decisions is not taken for granted, with contributors critically interrogating the cases to determine if their reputation as 'landmarks' is deserved. Emphasis is also placed on seeing each case as a diplomatic artefact, highlighting that international law, while unquestionably a legal system, remains reliant on the practice and consent of states as the prime movers of development.

The cases selected cover a broad range of subject areas including state immunity, human rights, the environment, trade and investment, international organizations, international courts and tribunals, the laws of war, international crimes and the interface between international and municipal legal systems. A wide array of international and domestic courts are also considered, from the International Court of Justice to the European Court of Human Rights, World Trade Organization, UK House of Lords and US Supreme Court. The result is a three-dimensional picture of international law: what it was, what it is, and what it might yet become.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction Cameron Miles, Cambridge & Dr Eirik Bjorge, Oxford
2. The Charming Betsy and The Paquete Habana (SCOTUS, 1804, 1900) Professor William Dodge, UC Hastings
3. Aland Islands (League of Nations, 1921) Professor Mads Andenas, Oslo
4. Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions (PCIJ, 1924-25) Dr Michael Waibel, Cambridge
5. SS Lotus (PCIJ, 1927) Dr Douglas Guilfoyle, UCL
6. Factory at Chorzow (PCIJ, 1927) Professor Chester Brown, Sydney
7. Island of Palmas (Sole Arbitrator, 1928) Dr Eirik Bjorge, Oxford
8. Legal Status of Eastern Greenland (PCIJ, 1933) Rolf Einar Fife, Norwegian Legal Office
9. Trail Smelter (Arbitral Tribunal, 1938, 1941) Professor Duncan French, Lincoln
10. Nuremberg (IMT, 1945) Professor Philippe Sands, UCL
11. United Nations Advisory Opinions (ICJ, 1947-61) Dr Tom Grant, Cambridge
12. South West Africa Cases (ICJ, 1949-71) Judge James Crawford AC SC, ICJ
13. Banco Nacional de Cuba v Sabbatino (SCOTUS, 1964) Professor Duncan Hollis, Temple
14. North Sea Continental Shelf (ICJ, 1969) Dr Antonios Tzanakopolous, Oxford
15. Barcelona Traction (ICJ, 1970) Judge Giorgio Gaja, ICJ
16. Tyrer v United Kingdom (ECtHR, 1978) Sir Nigel Rodley, Essex
17. Nicaragua (ICJ, 1986) Professor Robert Kolb, Geneva
18. SPP v Egypt (ICSID, 1992) Dr Martins Paparinskis, UCL
19. Tadic v Prosecutor (ICTY, 1995) Dr Sarah Nouwen, Cambridge
20. The Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinions (ICJ, 1996) Dr Surabhi Ranganathan, Warwick
21. Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project (ICJ, 1997) Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes & Professor Makane Mbengue, Geneva
22. US-Shrimp (WTO Appellate Body, 1998) Professor Catherine Redgwell, Oxford
23. LaGrand (ICJ, 2001) Cameron Miles, Cambridge
24. Ex parte Pinochet (UK House of Lords, 1999) Professor Roger O'Keefe, UCL
25. Vivendi v Argentina (Annulment) (ICSID ad hoc Committee, 2002) Dr Sam Luttrell, Clifford Chance
26. Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Professor John Dugard, Leiden
27. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (ICJ, 2012) Omri Sender, World Bank & Sir Michael Wood, ILC