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International Law is widely celebrated as an outstanding collection of interesting and diverse writings from the leading scholars in the field. Bringing together a broad range of perspectives on all the key issues in international law, it is a unique and invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike.

Featuring specially commissioned essays written by those actively involved in teaching and practice, the third edition succeeds both in explaining the principles of international law and exposing the debates and challenges that underlie it. Now fully revised and updated, it continues to provide an authoritative and stimulating overview of this increasingly important subject; revealing international law in its full diversity.

The third edition of International Law is accompanied by a new Online Resource Centre, featuring the personal views and recollections of eminent international law practitioners.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews from previous edition:

"There is enough here for even the most demanding of undergraduates. For those about to embark on higher-level specialized courses, I doubt this collection could be beaten as a point of departure."
-- Martin Dixon, Times Higher Education Supplement

"The first editions of Evans' International Law provided an excellent and accessible overview of public international law for advanced use. The third edition clearly makes it a leading overview of PIL"
-- Märta C. Johanson, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, Örebro University, Sweden

"The range of opinions and perspectives, combined with the authors' expertise, is unique for a contemporary textbook of international law"
-- German Law Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199282708
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 898
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm D. Evans O.B.E. is Professor of Public International Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

Part I. The History and Theory of International Law
1: Stephen C Neff: A short history of international law
2: Martti Koskenniemi: What is international law for?
3: Iain Scobbie: Wicked heresies or legitimate perspectives? Theory and international law
Part II. The structure of international legal obligation
4: Hugh Thirlway: The sources of international law
5: Alan Boyle: Soft law in international law-making
6: Dinah Shelton: International law and 'relative normality'
7: Malgosia Fitzmaurice: The practical working of the law of treaties
Part III. The subjects of the international legal order
8: Matthew Craven: States and recognition in international law
9: Dapo Akande: International organizations
10: Robert McCorquodale: The individual and the international legal system
Part IV. The scope of sovereignty
11: Vaughan Lowe and Christopher Staker: Jurisdiction
12: Hazel Fox: International law and restraints on the exercise of jurisdiction by national courts of states
13: Chanaka Wickremasinghe: Immunities enjoyed by officials of states and international organizations
14: Eileen Denza: The relationship between international and national law
Part V. Responsibility
15: James Crawford and Simon Olleson: The nature and forms of international responsibility
16: Phoebe Okowa: Issues of admissability and the law on international responsbility
17: Spencer Zifcak: Responsibility to protect
Part VI. Responding to breaches of international obligations
18: Nigel White and Ademola Abass: Countermeasures and sanctions
19: John Merrills: The means of dispute settlement
20: Hugh Thirlway: The international court of justice
21: Christine Gray: The use of force and the international legal order
Part VII. The application of international law
22: Malcolm Evans: The law of the sea
23: Catherine Redgwell: International environmental law
24: Gerhard Loibl: International economic law
25: Robert Cryer: International criminal law
26: Henry Steiner: International protection of human rights
27: David Turns: The law of war (international humanitarian law)
Part I. The History and Theory of International Law

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