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Published: 01 February 2017

880 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198739104

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Satow's Diplomatic Practice

Seventh Edition

Edited by Ivor Roberts

  • Fully updated seventh (centenary) edition of the globally recognized leading authoritative text on diplomatic law and practice
  • Includes increased coverage of important issues in diplomacy, such as the doctrine of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P), human rights, public diplomacy, secret diplomacy, secret intelligence, track two (alternative) diplomacy
  • Investigates the role of non-state actors, including NGOs as well as violent non-state actors such as ISIL
  • Examines the impact on diplomacy of the Edward Snowdon and Julian Assange cases
  • Discusses the work of international criminal courts
  • Edited by a former British ambassador to three States and features contributions from internationally recognized experts in diplomatic law, human rights, and diplomatic practice

New to this Edition:

  • The chapters on the history of diplomacy have been expanded to cover modern developments such as the greatly expanded role of multilateral diplomacy.
  • The chapters on international law have been brought up to date, including an examination of latest case studies.
  • The book addresses the greatly expanded number of international organizations, including material on the British EU referendum outcome.
  • The importance of human rights in international relations as well as public diplomacy receive increased attention.
  • The book also includes newly revised and detailed chapters on diplomatic communications, privileges, precedence and immunities, diplomatic missions and consular matters, treaties and conferences, and the workings of international tribunals.
  • The book highlights the impact of international terrorism and other violent non-state actors on the life and work of a diplomat.
  • The volume examines alternative forms of diplomacy, from the work of NGOs to the use of secret envoys, as well as a study of the interaction with intelligence agencies and commercial security firms.