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Many law schools on the European continent teach courses on public international law in English, whether at the bachelor or masters level. This textbook offers for the first time a comprehensive European perspective on the classic doctrines of international law (responsibility, jurisdiction, sources, etc). Special attention is devoted to the reception of international law in the EU legal order and the EU's international legal action, and to the dialectical relationship between general international law and the European Convention on Human Rights. In particular, the authors make wide use of decisions of the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights and national courts in Europe. The authors also make use of practice at diplomatic and executive level.
Jan Wouters is Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam EU and Global Governance and Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven. Cedric Ryngaert is a lecturer in public international law at the University of Utrecht. Tom Ruys is currently practising law at the Brussels Bar with Stibbe and is a senior member of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Geert De Baere is Assistant Professor of International Law and EU law at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of 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
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