Originally published by Manchester University Press in 1963, this book is now regarded as a classic of international law literature. R. Y. Jennings examines the major issues relating to the acquisition of territory in a stimulating and elegant manner, providing a sense of the critical relationship between law and politics on the international scene - vital if law is to be practiced and interpreted correctly.
This reissue features a new introduction by Marcelo G. Kohen of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, contextualising the work and discussing its continued relevance to students of international law and international lawyers themselves. One of the leading experts on questions of acquisition of territory, he has been involved in numerous territorial disputes before the International Court of Justice.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Series:||Melland Schill Studies in International Law MUP Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
R. Y. Jennings (1913-2004) was Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge University from 1955 to 1982 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1982, serving as President between 1991 and 1994
Marcelo Kohen is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Secretary General of the Institut de Droit International
Table of Contents
New introduction by Marcelo Kohen
1. Territorial change
2. The modes of acquisition
3. Recognition, acquiescence and Estoppel
4. Title and unlawful force
5. Legal claims and political claims