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International Law

Anders Henriksen

March 2017

ISBN: 9780198753018

392 pages

In Stock

Price: £34.99

The most student-focused approach, providing ideal coverage for short, foundational courses at European law schools.



International Law presents a student-focused approach to the subject, providing ideal coverage for foundational courses at European law schools. Clearly written with non-native English-speaking students in mind, a range of learning features highlight the areas of debate and encourage students to engage critically with key disputes.

  • Provides comprehensive and concise coverage of the central issues in public international law, making this an ideal textbook for students taking short, introductory courses at European law schools
  • Clearly explained and written with non-native English-speaking students in mind, the core concepts are presented in an accessible and easy-to-follow style
  • Takes a critical perspective on various aspects of international law, introducing the controversies and areas of debate without assuming students' prior knowledge of the topics discussed
  • Supporting learning features, including central issues boxes, chapter summaries, recommended reading, and discussion questions highlight the essential points and encourage students to engage critically with the legal disputes

About the Author(s)

Anders Henriksen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Anders Henriksen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, where he directs a research centre on international law and contemporary security issues. He has published widely on public international law; the use of force; the laws of armed conflict; counter-terrorism; and on modern technologies such as armed drones.

Table of Contents

    1: Foundations and structure of international law
    2: Sources of international law
    3: The law of treaties
    4: The actors in the international legal system
    5: Jurisdiction
    6: Immunity from national jurisdiction and diplomatic protection
    7: State responsibility
    8: The international law of the sea
    9: International human rights law
    10: International environmental law
    11: International economic law
    12: The peaceful settlement of disputes
    13: The international regulation of the use of force
    14: The law of armed conflict
    15: International criminal law


I am impressed. The chapters are very well structured and, though concise, still in-depth. The chapter commentaries, recommended reading, and particularly the questions for discussion are excellent. - Professor Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University

The writing style is clear and suitable for non-native English speakers. The author gives many examples to clarify the theory and this will certainly appeal to the students. I like that the author deals with international law issues from a civil law perspective, as this makes the book highly suitable for the European continent. - Dr Ingrid Westendorp, Maastricht University

The author writes as though he is giving a lecture, explaining the key issues, rather than mapping out the complete subject area in excessive detail. - Märta Johansson, Örebro University

The book is very clearly presented and concise. It is very accessible and presents all the relevant topics in a succinct and structured manner. - Dr Daniela Obradovic, University of Amsterdam

The text is very informative, inventive, and uses contemporary examples to clarify the law. - Pétur Dam Leifsson, University of Iceland

Additional Resources

An accompanying Online Resource Centre offers a range of freely available materials to support lecturers and students in their studies.

The resources included with International Law include:

- Updates on the law and significant developments within the field of public international law
- Short podcasts introducing the core topics covered
- Advice on answering the Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter
- Links to other international law resources

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