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Brierly's Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations
     

Brierly's Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations

by Andrew Clapham
 

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This concise book is an introduction to the role of international law in international relations. Written for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, the book first appeared in 1928 and attracted a wide readership. This new edition builds on Brierly's scholarship and his idea that law must serve a social purpose. Previous editions of The Law of Nations have been the

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This concise book is an introduction to the role of international law in international relations. Written for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, the book first appeared in 1928 and attracted a wide readership. This new edition builds on Brierly's scholarship and his idea that law must serve a social purpose. Previous editions of The Law of Nations have been the standard introduction to international law for decades, and are widely popular in many different countries due to the simplicity and brevity of the prose style.

Providing a comprehensive overview of international law, this new version of the classic book retains the original qualities and is again essential reading for all those interested in learning what role the law plays in international affairs. The reader will find chapters on traditional and contemporary topics such as: the basis of international obligation, the role of the UN and the International Criminal Court, the emergence of new states, the acquisition of territory, the principles covering national jurisdiction and immunities, the law of treaties, the different ways of settling international disputes, and the rules on resort to force and the prohibition of aggression.

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"It's just over 500 pages of text, easy to read in both the style of prose and in the typesetting of the book. You do want a copy of this. You know you do. This would make a great holiday gift for your favorite international lawyer too, and we just can't say that about most law books. Grab a hot cup of tea, build a warm fire, and enjoy some time with a classic text on international law." -Mark E. Wojcik, International Law Prof Blog

"[Brierly's Law of Nations] is compact, concise and erudite. Above all, it is distinguished among law books for its clarity and simplicity of expression... This classic text has been rendered brilliantly up to date to create a readable and authoritative work of reference for general readers as well as lawyers and law students." -Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199657940
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,004,442
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Before he joined the Graduate Institute of International Studies Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International to the United Nations in New York. His current research relates to the role of non-state actors in international law and related questions in human rights and humanitarian law. Andrew Clapham is the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His publications include Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2007), Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (2006), and International Human Rights Lexicon (2005), with Susan Marks.

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