This textbook offers for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the classic doctrines and main areas of international law from a European perspective, meeting the needs of the many European law schools teaching public international law in English. Special attention is devoted to the practice of the European Union, the Council of Europe and European States - both civil law and common law countries - with regard to international law. In particular the book analyses the interplay between international law, EU law and national law in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights and national jurisdictions in Europe. It provides the reader with insights into how the international law practice of the EU and its Member States impacts the development of international law, both in terms of doctrines such as treaty-making and customary law, the exercise of (extraterritorial) jurisdiction, state responsibility and the settlement of disputes, as well as in particular sub-fields of international law, such as human rights law and international economic law. In addition the book also covers other important areas such as the use of force and collective security, the law of armed conflict and the law of international organizations. It provides European perspectives on all these issues and will be of great value to students, scholars and practitioners.
Jan Wouters is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Institute for International Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven Cedric Ryngaert is Professor of Public International Law and Director of the Master Programme Public International Law, Utrecht University Tom Ruys is Assistant Professor in International Law at the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI), Ghent University Geert De Baere is Judge at the General Court of the EU and Associate Professor of EU Law and International Law, KU Leuven.
INTRODUCTION 1. International Law: a European Perspective 2. Basic Features of International Law 3. History and Theory of International Law TITLE I. SOURCES 4. Treaty Law 5. Other Sources - Relationship between Sources 6. Relationship and Interactions between International, EU and National Law TITLE II. SUBJECTS 7. States 8. The EU as an International Actor 9. Other Non-State Actors TITLE III. JURISDICTION 10. Jurisdiction over Persons and Territory 11. Diplomatic Relations and Immunities 12. The Global Commons: Jurisdiction over the Seas, Antarctica and Outer Space TITLE IV. DISPUTES 13. International Responsibility 14. Methods of Peaceful Dispute Settlement 2 15. The Law of Armed Conflict TITLE V. HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW 16. Global Human Rights Instruments and Bodies 17. Regional Human Rights Instruments and Bodies 18. International Criminal Law TITLE VI. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 19. General Aspects 20. Global Organizations: the UN and UN Family 21. Global Organizations: the WTO 22. Regional and Cross-Regional Organizations: the EU 23. Other Regional and Cross-Regional Organizations