The study of international law has, in recent times, appeared disconnected from real world politics. In this book, international law is introduced as a dynamic process with an explicit connection to the contemporary realpolitik. Following an historical overview of the development of international law - starting with ancient Rome and continuing up to the present day - the author considers the basic principles of international law in specific fields, focusing on the application of international legal principles in domestic courts. Van Dervort concludes with an examination of law on an international plane, discussing disputes between sovereign nation-states.
PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION The Origins and Development of International Law World War II Causes and Effects Contemporary International Law PART TWO: THE INDIVIDUAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW An Introduction to Individual State Practice International Business Law Intellectual Property and Consumer Protection International Labor Regulation International Environmental Regulation International Crimes and Extradition Diplomatic and Sovereign Immunity PART THREE: LAW ON THE INTERNATIONAL PLANE The Legal Status of States and Intergovernmental Organizations The Law of Treaties The Function and Process of International Tribunals Compliance and Enforcement Measures Toward the Future
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