Journals Higher Education

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Paperback

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Published: 03 March 2016

664 Pages

240x168mm

ISBN: 9780199050154


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International Law

Hennie Strydom, Christopher Gevers, Oliver Ruppel, Laurence Juma, Patrick Vrancken, Gerhard Kemp, Werner Scholtz, and Frans Viljoen

  • This text is designed specifically for students, who require a first introduction to international law.
  • Through a clear and logical structure, the text simplifies the complexity of the subject matter and presents the system of international law in a coherent manner, thereby addressing conceptual learning issues.
  • Provides numerous contemporary examples and local cases, to support understanding.
  • Focuses on conceptual and academic skills development, which is essential to success in the course: Understanding and working within the overall structure of international law; Understanding and applying contemporary political context; Reading and analysing international law cases, and identifying the problems in issue; Critical analysis and reflection, and independent thinking; Problem-solving and application (students should understand the tangible benefits of international law for society); Learning to engage in sound legal analysis and reasoning, rather than populist rhetoric.
  • Clearly addresses the relationship between South African and international law: Provides a coherent perspective of international law within the contexts of South African domestic law, the African region, and the international law system. Draws links between South African law and international law Explains how international law becomes part of domestic law Explains how policy developments at an international level influence domestic developments and decision-making Explains the role of the United Nations and regional organisations
  • Important and topical issues are addressed: Discusses relevant judgments from other African jurisdictions Impunity and jurisdiction in relation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Economic development International human rights Peace and security in Africa (African Union interventions) Climate change Child trafficking Slavery Humanitarian law
  • Offers valuable ancillary materials, which support important aspects of learning and key skills: Reading and analysing international law cases, and identifying the problems in issue; Applying principles to problems and legal cases (problem solving) Critical analysis and reflection, and independent thinking; Learning to engage in sound legal analysis and reasoning, rather than populist rhetoric.
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