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Cases & Materials on International Law

Sixth Edition

Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale, and Sarah Williams

22 September 2016

ISBN: 9780198727644

800 pages

In Stock

Price: £49.99

Offers students the most comprehensive, relevant, and engaging companion by drawing on international sources and placing the law directly in the context of contemporary debate.



The sixth edition of Cases & Materials on International Law is a topical and engaging companion for study; placing international law directly in the context of contemporary debate. The book offers broad coverage of international law, and is an appropriate match for a range of courses and teaching styles.

  • Comprehensive and relevant coverage ensures this cases and materials book can be used for a range of courses and approaches to the subject
  • Commentary and supplementary notes help the student appreciate the implications of the materials presented and engage critically with the complexities of the law
  • Adopts a truly international perspective on the law across borders, including examination of non-Western and feminist viewpoints
  • Suitable as an accompaniment to a core textbook or for use as a standalone resource

New to this edition

  • New extracts and commentary relating to legal personality, including the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the 2014 referendum for Scottish independence
  • Commentary on the United Nations Security Council's Resolution on the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukranian airspace in relation to sovereignty over territory
  • Discussion of recent developments in the relationships between international law and domestic law, including the United Kingdom's legal arrangements with the European Union
  • Coverage of recent developments in international environmental law, including the Joint Statement of the United Nations Special Procedures on 'Climate Change and Human Rights', the UN's Resolution for Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015
  • Clarification on the importance of understanding the sources of international law, including customary international and the ICJ's methodology for determining the content, scope, and application of rules
  • New material from the International Law Commission, including the Second Report on the Provisional Application of Treaties (2014), the Guide to Practice on Reservations to Treaties (2011), Draft Articles on the Effects of Armed Conflicts on Treaties (2011), and the Preliminary Report on the Protection of the Environment in relation to Armed Conflicts (2014)
  • The inclusion of new extracts and commentary relating to international human rights, state responsibility, international criminal law, and the law of the sea

About the Author(s)

Martin Dixon, Professor of the Law of Real Property and Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge & Visiting Professor of Law, City University, London, Robert McCorquodale, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham, and Sarah Williams, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Professor Martin Dixon is Professor of the Law of Real Property and Fellow of Queen's College at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Robert McCorquodale is Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Sarah Williams is Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. She has previously practised as a commercial solicitor in London and Sydney.

Table of Contents

    1:The nature of the international legal system
    2:Sources of international law
    3:The law of treaties
    4:International law and domestic law
    5:Personality and recognition
    6:International human rights law
    7:Sovereignty over territory
    8:Jurisdictional sovereignty
    9:Immunities from national jurisdiction
    10:Law of the sea
    11:State responsibility
    12:International environmental law
    13:International economic law
    14:International criminal law
    15:The use of force, collective security and peacekeeping
    16:Peaceful settlement of international disputes


Review from previous edition This is an excellent book on international law. It is well written, clearly structured, and supported by well selected cases. - Dr Federico Velez, Zayed University

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