Fundamental Perspectives on International Law / Edition 2

Fundamental Perspectives on International Law / Edition 2

by William R. Slomanson
     
 

This textbook on international law outlines fundamental concepts like extraterritorial jurisdiction and sovereignty, then details the existing system of treaties, diplomacy, arbitration, and adjudication. The book describes the roles of states, organizations, individuals and corporations, and brings particular attention to current controversies surrounding violence,… See more details below

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This textbook on international law outlines fundamental concepts like extraterritorial jurisdiction and sovereignty, then details the existing system of treaties, diplomacy, arbitration, and adjudication. The book describes the roles of states, organizations, individuals and corporations, and brings particular attention to current controversies surrounding violence, human rights, the environment, and economic globalization. Slomanson teaches at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314063991
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600

Table of Contents

Table of Casesxi
Table of Treaties, Resolutions, and Miscellaneous Instrumentsxv
Prefacexxi
Chapter 1What Is International Law?1
Introduction1
1.1International Law at Work3
1.2Definition and Scope5
1.3Sources of International Law11
1.4Private International Law27
1.5Related Disciplines34
1.6National-International Law Nexus38
1.7Is International Law Really Law?42
Summary44
Problems46
Bibliography47
Endnotes48
Chapter 2States53
Introduction53
2.1Legal Personality of the State54
2.2Shifting State Infrastructure60
2.3Recognition64
2.4Changes in State Status73
2.5State Responsibility79
2.6Sovereign Immunity81
Summary90
Problems91
Bibliography96
Endnotes97
Chapter 3Organizations101
Introduction101
3.1Legal Personality of Organizations102
3.2Classification of Organizations112
3.3United Nations115
3.4European Union137
3.5Other International Organizations144
3.6Organizational Immunity159
Summary163
Problems165
Bibliography168
Endnotes169
Chapter 4Individuals and Corporations173
Introduction173
4.1Legal Personality of the Individual174
4.2Nationality, Statelessness, and Refugees180
4.3Corporate Nationality194
4.4Injury to Aliens197
Summary206
Problems207
Bibliography209
Endnotes209
Chapter 5Extraterritorial Jurisdiction213
Introduction213
5.1Definitional Setting214
5.2Five Jurisdictional Principles215
5.3Extradition223
5.4State Jurisdiction and the Internet232
5.5International Judicial Assistance237
Summary238
Problems239
Bibliography241
Endnotes241
Chapter 6Range of Sovereignty245
Introduction245
6.1Categories of Territory246
6.2Dominion Over Land247
6.3Law of the Sea257
6.4Airspace Zones280
Summary295
Problems297
Bibliography299
Endnotes300
Chapter 7Diplomatic Relations303
Introduction303
7.1Foreword to International Diplomacy304
7.2Diplomatic and Consular Functions309
7.3Extraterritoriality and Diplomatic Asylum318
7.4Immunities and Abuse of Immunity325
Summary334
Problems335
Bibliography336
Endnotes337
Chapter 8Treaty System339
Introduction339
8.1Definition and Classification340
8.2Formation, Performance, Cessation348
8.3United States Treaty Practice366
8.4Economic Coercion Case Study372
Summary374
Problems375
Bibliography378
Endnotes378
Chapter 9Arbitration and Adjudication383
Introduction383
9.1Arbitration and Adjudication Blueprint384
9.2Alternative Dispute Resolution386
9.3Arbitral Classifications and Tribunals389
9.4International Court of Justice392
9.5International Criminal Court410
9.6Regional Court Adjudication420
9.7International Law in National Courts430
Summary442
Problems445
Bibliography446
Endnotes447
Chapter 10Use of Force453
Introduction454
10.1Defining "Force" and Its Role454
10.2UN Principles on the Use of Force459
10.3Peacekeeping Operations479
10.4Multilateral Agreements on Force485
10.5Humanitarian Intervention490
10.6Laws of War500
10.7Terrorism and Arms Sales510
10.8United States War Powers516
10.9September 11, 2001518
Summary519
Problems520
Bibliography523
Endnotes524
Chapter 11Human Rights529
Introduction530
11.1Human Rights in Context530
11.2United Nations Promotional Role535
11.3Regional Human Rights Approaches550
11.4Other Human Rights Actors561
11.5United States Human Rights Perspectives563
Summary573
Problems575
Bibliography579
Endnotes580
Chapter 12Environment585
Introduction585
12.1The Environment's Dominion586
12.2United Nations Environmental Program588
12.3Arbitral and Judicial Perspectives596
Summary607
Problem608
Bibliography610
Endnotes610
Chapter 13Economic Relations613
Introduction613
13.1Economics and International Law614
13.2World Trade Organization635
13.3Regional Economic Associations650
13.4The New International Economic Order657
13.5Corrupt International Transactions662
Summary665
Problems666
Bibliography668
Endnotes669
Glossary673
Index683

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