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Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law 8th ed

ISBN13: 9780415243551
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780415243568

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Originally written by Michael Akehurst and last published over twenty years ago when updated by Peter Malanczuk Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law continues to offer a concise and accessible overview of the concepts, themes and issues central to international law.

This fully updated eighth edition encompasses the plethora of recent developments and updates in the field, and includes new dedicated chapters on international human rights, self-determination and international economic relations, an extended history and theory section reflecting the evolution of new and critical approaches in the field and a greater focus on terrorism and international criminal law.

New and updated chapters include:

  • Creation and recognition of States
  • Territory
  • Law of the sea
  • Immunities
  • State succession
  • Nationality and individual rights
  • Protection of the environment
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Use of force and armed conflict
With a distinctive cross-jurisdictional approach which opens up the discipline to students from all backgrounds, this book will arm the reader with all the tools, methods and concepts they need to fully understand this complex and diverse subject. As such, this is an essential text for students of international law, government and politics, international relations, and a multitude of related subject areas.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. History
3. Sources of international law
4. International law and municipal law
5. Creation and recognition of States
6. Legal personality of non-State entities
7. Territory
8. The law of the sea
9. Air space and outer space
10. State jurisdiction
11. Immunity from jurisdiction
12. Law of treaties
13. State responsibility
14. State succession
15. Protected persons and entities: nationality and individual rights
16. Protected persons and entities: human rights, group rights and self-determination
17. Protection of the environment
18. International economic relations
19. International criminal justice
20. Use of force
21. Laws applicable to war and armed conflict
22. The United Nations and peace and security
23. Settlement of disputes