Basic Documents in International Law draws together all of the most important documents needed for the study of international law. Collated by Ian Brownlie, a worldwide expert in the field, this book has provided students and practitoners with the most essential instruments giving a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law. This sixth edition incorporates all key new documents within the field since the publication of the fifth edition in 2002, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Since the first edition appeared in 1967, this collection of basic texts has become an established aid both to the practising lawyer using international law materials, and to the student of international law as a complement to existing course books. As the title states, the objective of the collection has always been to provide readers with the essential, basic documents, and this edition continues to do so, building on the aims and reputation established over the last 40 years.
The late Sir Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC, was a Barrister at Blackstone's Chambers in London and Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was re-elected to the International Law Commission for a third five-year term in 2006 on the nomination of the Governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and India, and was elected Chairman in 2007.
PART I - INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ; 1. Charter of the United Nations ; 2. Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations ; 3. Constitution of the International Labour Organization ; 4. Constitutive Act of the African Union ; PART II - THE LAW OF THE SEA ; 1. Conventions adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 29 April 1958l i) The Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone ii) The High Seas iii) Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas IV) The Continental Shelf ; 2. Declaration of Principles Governing the Sea-bed and the Ocean Floor, and the Subsoil Thereof, Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction ; 3. Conventions on the Law of the Sea (Parts I-X) ; PART III - OUTER SPACE ; 1. Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies ; PART IV - DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS ; 1. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations ; PART V - PERMANENT SOVEREIGNTY OVER NATURAL RESOURCES ; 1. General Assembly Resolution of 1962 on Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources ; 2. Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States ; PART VI - HUMAN RIGHTS AND SELF-DETERMINATION ; 1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; 2. International Covenants on Human Rights i)International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ii) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights iii) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights iv) Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty ; 3. Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples ; 4. International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination ; 5. The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights as Amended by Protocol no.11 l 1 - As amended by Protocol II, 4 - As amended by Protocol II, 6 - As amended by Protocol II, 7 - As amended by Protocol II, 12. Concerning the Prohibition of Discrimination ; PART VII - THE LAW OF TREATIES ; 1. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties ; PART VIII - STATE RESPONSIBILITY ; 2. Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts ; PART IX - JUDICIAL SETTLEMENTS OF DISPUTES ; 1. Statute of the International Court of Justice ; PART X - INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW ; 1. Statute for the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 ; 2. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court