First published in 1970, A Modern Introduction to International Law rapidly established itself as a widely used and successful textbook in its field. It continues to cover all the key issues and themes in international law from diplomatic immunity to the UN and from recognition of government to war crimes. The 8th edition has been completely revised and updated by Orakhelashvili to take account of a plethora of recent developments and updates in the field including a new dedicated chapter on international human rights, an extended history and theory section reflecting the evolution of new and critical approaches in the field and a greater focus on issues surrounding terrrorism and international criminal law.
Peter Malanczuk is Dean & Professor (Chair) of Law, School of Law, City University Hong Kong. He is listed in The European Legal 500 and Marquis Who's Who in the World 2001.
1. Introduction 2. History and Theory 3. Sources of International Law 4. International Law and Municipal Law 5. States and Government 6. International Organisations, Individuals, Companies and Groups 7. Jurisdiction 8. Immunity from Jurisdiction 9. Treaties 10. Acquisition of Territory 11. Legal Consequences of Changes of Sovereignty over Territory 12. The Law of the Sea 13. Air Space and Outer Space 14. Human Rights 15. Economy 16. Environment 17. State Responsibility 18. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States 19. International Wars, Civil Wars and the Right to Self-Determination 20. Means of Waging Wars and Criminal Responsibility 21. The Charter and the Organs of the United Nations 22. The United Nations and Peace and Security