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International Law and Espionage

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Edited by: David Turns

ISBN13: 9789041100306
ISBN: 904110030X
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £119.00

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Espionage, an area of state activity which is vital to international relations, yet which is unregulated by international law, is coming to assume increasing importance in the ""New World Order"". This work examines four major areas of public international law: freedom of information and human rights, diplomacy, territory, and armed conflict. An analysis is given of their theoretical and practical connection to the practice of espionage.

The relevance of international law to espionage is demonstrated, not least by the absence of any official link between the two (save in time of war). The conclusion shows that it is time for international legal provision to be made for the control of an activity which is universal, and which plays such a crucial role in the deterrence of conflict and the maintenance of international peace and security.

This book should be a useful reference work for those who seek to understand the ill-defined legality and permissibility of espionage in the uncertainties of the modern world. It should be of interest to international lawyers, and all interested in the realities of international relations.

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Part I Information and Espionage. ;
1. Principles of Human Rights and Espionage.
2. International Human Rights and Espionage.
3. European Human Rights and Espionage.
4. American Human Rights and Espionage.
5. Freedom of Information and Espionage.
6. Freedom of Communication and Espionage.
Part II Diplomacy and Espionage. ;
1. Diplomatic Observation and Espionage.
2. Diplomatic Movement and Espionage.
3. Diplomatic Communication and Espionage.
4. Consular Observation and Espionage.
5. Special Missions and Espionage.
6. International Organizations and Espionage.
Part III Territory and Espionage. ;
1. Espionage in National Territory.
2. Espionage in the Territorial Sea.
3. Espionage in National Airspace.
4. Espionage on the High Seas.
5. Espionage in Antarctica.
6. Espionage in Outer Space.
Part IV War and Espionage. ;
1. Espionage in War on Land.
2. Espionage in War at Sea.
3. Espionage in War in the Air.
4. Prisoners of War and Espionage.
5. Civilians in War and Espionage.
6. War Spies.