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Published: 02 September 2019

872 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198737445

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Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law

Ninth Edition

James Crawford

  • One of the classic treatises on international law, wholly updated in order to take account of recent developments
  • Comprehensive coverage of the field, presenting the system of international law and its constituent elements in a clear and accessible fashion
  • Widely referred to by courts, practitioners, and scholars, focusing on the issues as presented in practice today, including before international courts and tribunals

New to this Edition:

  • Decisions of the International Court (e.g. whaling in the Antarctic, the Marshall Islands cases, Peru v Chile; Somalia v Kenya; Costa Rica v Nicaragua; Bolivia v Chile)
  • Recent decisions on the law of the sea and the status of islands (Arctic Sunrise; Croatia/Slovenia; South China Sea; Bangladesh/India; Ghana/Ivory Coast; Timor Leste/Australia (Conciliation))
  • Decisions of senior national courts in the US (e.g. Bank Markazi v Peterson; Daimler AG v Bauman; Jesner v Arab Bank; Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum), the UK (e.g. Al-Saadoon v SSD; Belhaj v Straw; Freedom and Justice Party; Rahmatullah; Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Benkharbouche v Sudan), the Netherlands (Mothers of Srebrenica; Urgenda Foundation), the Russian Federation (Anchukov & Gladkov v Russia) and elsewhere
  • Recent ILC work (including Conclusions on Identification of Customary International Law, and Subsequent Practice in relation to the Interpretation of Treaties)
  • Plus discussion of developments in the fields of climate change, diplomatic asylum (the Assange stand-off), international criminal law and the ICC, immunities of senior state officials, investment arbitration, corporate social responsibility, and the use of force by and against non-state actors

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