Basic Documents in International Law / Edition 6

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Basic Documents in International Law draws together all of the most important documents needed for the study of international law. Collated by Ian Brownlie, a worldwide expert in the field, this book has provided students and practitioners with the most essential instruments giving a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law. This sixth edition incorporates all key new documents within the field since the publication of the fifth edition in 2002, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Since the first edition appeared in 1967, this collection of basic texts has become an established aid both to the practicing lawyer using international law materials, and to the student of international law as a complement to existing course books. As the title states, the objective of the collection has always been to provide readers with the essential, basic documents, and this edition continues to do so, building on the aims and reputation established over the last 40 years. Features Includes useful introductory annotations which incorporate valuable advice about further reading, allowing readers to appreciate the context in which the documents were written and find further information and commentary after having read the primary source Includes all basic key documents in international law, avoiding the inclusion of superfluous material, retaining its focused approach so that the book remains an ideal size for use as an accompaniment to a course textbook Collated by a world-leading expert in international law - Ian Brownlie QC, CBE, is currently Chairman of the International Law Commission, Barrister at Blackstone Chambers in London, and Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199217717
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr Ian Brownlie CBE QC is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, London and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth edition
Preface to the first edition
Pt. 1 International Organizations
I Charter of the United Nations 2
II Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations 27
III Statement of the Four Sponsoring Powers on Voting Procedure in the Security Council 34
IV Constitution of the International Labour Organization 37
V Charter of the Organization of African Unity 56
Pt. 2 The Law of the Sea
I Conventions adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 29 April 1958 66
II Declaration of Principles Governing the Sea-bed and the Ocean Floor, and the Subsoil Thereof, Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction 92
III Convention on the Law of the Sea (Parts I-X) 96
Pt. 3 Outer Space
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies 154
Pt. 4 Diplomatic Relations
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 162
Pt. 5 Permanent Sovereignty Over Natural Resources
I General Assembly Resolution of 1962 on Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources 176
II Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States 180
Pt. 6 Human Rights and Self-Determination
I Universal Declaration of Human Rights 192
II International Covenants on Human Rights 196
III Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples 228
IV International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination 231
V The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights as Amended by Protocol No. 11 244
Pt. 7 Law of Treaties
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 270
Pt. 8 State Responsibility
Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts 300
Pt. 9 Judicial Settlement of Disputes
Statute of the International Court of Justice 312
Pt. 10 Responsibility for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Statute of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia Since 1991 326
Index 337
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