Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law

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This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent elements of that system in a clear and accessible fashion.

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Overview


This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent elements of that system in a clear and accessible fashion.

This eighth edition, fully updated by James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected from this classic text. Completely updated to take account of the many areas of expansion and development in international law which have occurred since earlier editions, all chapters have been reviewed and brought up to date. The eighth edition features a new introduction and the chapters on environmental law, immunities, responsibility, use of force and high seas freedoms have been substantially rewritten.

It remains an important textbook for students, undergraduate and graduate, treating core issues from a lawyer's perspective. It is also a vade mecum for practitioners desiring a solid footing on which to make further enquiries.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has always been one of the first resources ILSA turns to when beginning research in an unfamiliar area of international law. The 8th edition provides timely updates on many topics undergoing progressive development in the 21st century, while providing the solidly reliable and incredibly well researched guidance the international law community has come to expect. I strongly encourage all Competition competitors and judges to read Principles and keep it close at hand. Few sources will be as valuable in the competition and in practice."
--Joe Terrenzio, Esq. Jessup Competition Coordinator, International Law Students Association

"Crawford's masterly new edition of Brownlie's Principles maintains the authority of the original, combining its long-standing record of profound scholarship with insight and a timely sense of relevance and weight in handling the latest developments. Principles remains the essential companion for every student and practitioner."
- Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow & Professor of International Refugee Law, All Souls College, Oxford

"The eighth edition of Brownlie's authoritative Principles couldn't have been put into more competent hands. James Crawford has maintained the quality, usefulness, and authority of the original."
--Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chair, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

"I would not dream of doing a case in the English courts without consulting Brownlie's Principles and with Professor Crawford's masterful updating that Brownlie reflex is now stronger than ever."
--Samuel Wordsworth, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Review(s) from previous edition:

"This systematic and balanced account of international law, written with great clarity and conciseness, is both approachable and authoritative. It is evident that each sentence carries the weight of much learning, and that the language has been well indexed and well structured; the book is a delight to use." --Vaughan Lowe, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, Oxford

"The book gives an excellent introduction to the field of international law, written by one of the leading scholars. I strongly recommend it for background reading to our students because of its precise language style and because it covers the key issues of international law in a comprehensive but still readable manner. Furthermore it gives our German students the possibility to access international law from a more international perspective."
--Clemens Richter, Institute of International Law, Germany

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199699698
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 651,618
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James Crawford is Whewell Professor of International Law and a Fellow of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge and concurrently Research Professor of Law at LaTrobe University. He previously held chairs at Adelaide and Sydney. He is a Senior Counsel (NSW) and also a member of the English bar, practicing from Matrix Chambers. He was the first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission and was responsible for the ILC's work on the International Criminal Court (1992-4) and for the second reading of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility (1997-2001). In addition to scholarly work on statehood, collective rights, investment law and international responsibility, he has appeared frequently before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration. From 1995-2003 and from 2006-10 he was Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Part I - Preliminary Topics
1: Introduction
2: Sources of international law
3: Relations of international law and national law

Part II - Personality and Recognition
4: Subjects of international law
5: Creation and incidence of statehood
6: Recognition of states and governments
7: International organizations

Part III - Territorial Sovereignty
8: Forms of governmental authority over sovereignty
9: Acquisition and transfer of territorial sovereignty
10: Status of territory: further problems

Part IV - Law of the Sea
11: The territorial sea and other maritime zones
12: Maritime delimitation and associated questions
13: High seas and maritime transit

Part V - The Environment and Natural Resources
14: Common spaces and co-operation in the use of natural resources
15: International environmental law Part VI - International Transactions
16: Treaties
17: Diplomatic and consular relations
18: Unilateral acts; estoppel
19: Succession to rights and duties

Part VII - State Jurisdiction
20: Sovereignty and equality of states
21: Jurisdictional competence
22: Privileges and Immunities of Foreign States

Part VIII - Nationality and Related Concepts
23: Nationality
24: Nationality of corporations and assets

Part IX - The Law of Responsibility
25: Conditions for international responsibility
26: The consequences of an internationally wrongful act
27: Multilateral public order and issues of responsibility

Part X - The Protection of Individuals and Groups
28: The international minimum standard: persons and property
29: International human rights
30: International crimes

Part XI - Disputes
31: The claims process
32: Third-party disputes
33: The use or threat of force by states
Part I - Preliminary Topics
1. Introduction
2. Sources of international law
3. International and municipal law
Part II - Personality and Recognition
4. Subjects of international law
5. Incidence and continuity of statehood
6. Recognition of states and governments
7. International organizations
Part III - Territorial Sovereignty
8. Territorial sovereignty
9. Acquisition and loss of territory
10. Status of territory: further problems
Part IV - Law of the Sea
11. The territorial sea and other maritime zones
12. Maritime delimitation
13. Maritime transit and the regime of the high seas
Part V - The Environment and Natural Resources
14. Common amenities and co-operation in the use of resources
15. Legal aspects of the protection of the environment
Part VI - International Transactions
16. The law of treaties
17. Diplomatic and consular relations
18. Unilateral acts including estoppel
19. Succession to rights and duties
Part VII - State Jurisdiction
20. Sovereignty and equality of states
21. Jurisdictional competence
22. Privileges and immunities
Part VIII - Nationality and Related Concepts
23. The relations of nationality
24. Nationality of corporations and assets
Part IX - International Responsibility
25. Conditions for international responsibility
26. The consequences of international responsibility
27. Multilateral public order: some incidents of peremptory norms
Part X - The Protection of Individuals and Groups
28. The international minimum standard: persons and property
29. The protection of individuals and groups: human rights and self-determination
30. International criminal justice
Part XI - Disputes
31. The claims process
32. Judicial settlement of international disputes
33. The use of threat or force in international relations

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