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International Law

Second Edition

Antonio Cassese

December 2004

ISBN: 9780199259397

616 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £40.99

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This new edition of Cassese's International Law provides a stimulating account of International Law for undergraduates and postgraduates. It has been fully revised and updated to include all recent developments in the subject, and contains a new chapter on terrorism as well as extensive revision of the section on state responsibility. Providing a commentary on International Law as a whole, it compares the traditional legal position with the developing and evolving law in a way that is sensitive to political and economic considerations, as well as including detailed yet accessible examinations of State Responsibility and international criminal law.
The late Professor Cassese was the Editor of the Journal of International Criminal Justice. To read sample articles from the journal visit: www.jicj.oupjournals.org

  • Contains a new chapter on Terrorism and extensive revision of the section on state responsibility
  • Topics covered in sufficient depth to be used as a core text on undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Written by a world-leading practitioner and highly-respected academic in the field of international law, providing a more personal approach to the study of international law - good intellectual exercise for stronger students
  • A comprehensive commentary on international law as a whole, comparing the traditional legal position with the developing and evolving law in a way that is sensitive to political and economic considerations
  • Includes detailed yet accessible examinations of state responsibility and international criminal law.
  • Updated Online Resource Centre containing a wealth of material traditionally found in cases and materials books - includes all key documents, cases, materials, principal agreements, and treaties needed by students as well as useful web links to related web sites

About the Author(s)

Antonio Cassese, Former Professor of International Law, University of Florence and winner of the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award for 2007 for outstanding contributions to the field of international law

Table of Contents

    PART I ORIGINS AND FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
    1: The Main Legal Features of the International Community
    2: The Historical Evolution of the International Community
    3: The Fundamental Principles Governing International Relations
    PART II SUBJECTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
    4: States as the Primary Subjects of International Law
    5: The Spatial Dimension of State Activities
    6: Limitations on State Sovereignty: Immunities and Treatment of Individuals
    7: Other International Legal Subjects
    PART III CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS
    8: International Law Creation: Custom
    9: Treaties
    10: Other Lawmaking Processes
    11: The Hierarchy of Rules: The Role of Jus Cogens
    12: Implementation of International Rules within National Systems
    PART IV BREACHES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
    13: International Wrongful Acts and the Legal Reaction Thereto
    14: Promoting Compliance with Law and Preventing or Settling Disputes
    15: Enforcement
    PART V CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
    16: The Role of the United Nations
    17: UN Sanctions and Collective Security
    18: Unilateral Resort to Force by States
    19: The Protection of Human Rights
    20: Legal Restraints on Violence in Armed Conflict
    21: Repression of International Crimes
    22: The International Response to Terrorism
    23: Protection of the Environment
    24: Legal Attempts at Narrowing the North-South Gap

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