Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law continues to offer a concise and accessible overview of the concepts, themes and issues central to international law. This fully updated 8th edition encompasses the plethora of recent developments and updates in the field, and includes new dedicated chapters on international human rights, self-determination and international economic relations, an extended history and theory section reflecting the evolution of new and critical approaches in the field and a greater focus on terrrorism and international criminal law.
New and updated chapters include:
Creation and recognition of states
Law of the sea
Nationality and individual rights
Protection of the environment
Settlement of disputes
Use of force and armed conflict
With a distinctive cross-jurisdictional approach which opens up the discipline to students from all backgrounds, this book will arm the reader with all the tools, methods and concepts they need to fully understand this complex and diverse subject. As such, this is an essential text for students of international law, government and politics, international relations, and a multitude of related subject areas.
This textbook is supported by a companion website - www.routledge.com/cw/orakhelashvili.
Alexander Orakhelashvili, LLM (Leiden), PhD (Cantab.) is a Senior Lecturer at the law school of the University of Birmingham. From 2005-2008 he was a research fellow at Jesus College Oxford. His research covers all areas of international law. He has authored Peremptory Norms in International Law (OMIL OUP 2006), The Interpretation of Acts and Rules in Public International Law (OMIL OUP 2008), and Collective Security (OUP 2011), as well as several edited collections and around 80 articles and chapters in leading journals and edited collections. He regularly speaks at international law conferences in the UK and abroad on various developments in the area of international law.
1. Introduction 2. History 3. Sources of International Law 4. International Law and Municipal Law 5. Creation and Recognition of States 6. Legal Personality of Non-State Entities 7. Territory 8. Law of the Sea 9. Air Space and Outer Space 10. State Jurisdiction 11. Immunities 12. Law of Treaties 13. State Responsibility 14. State Succession 15. Protected Persons and Entities: Nationality and Individual Rights 16. Protected Persons and Entities: Human Rights, Group Rights and Self-Determination 17. Protection of the Environment 18. International Economic Relations 19. International Criminal Justice 20. Use of Force 21. Laws Applicable to War and Armed Conflict 22. United Nations and Peace and Security 23. Settlement of Disputes