This scholarly and analytical work provides a clear and balanced account of the merging rules of both custom and treaty law. It focuses upon primary sources as well as extracts and summaries of the major treaties, the practices of states and global organisations, and the leading decisions of international tribunals. The text both emphasises the traditional framework of international law (sources, treaties, jurisdiction, personality, territory, law of the sea, state responsibility and sovereign immunity) and extends it by analysis of the emerging principles of international environmental law, human rights and the rules of the World Trade Organization.
International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices provides legal practitioners, barristers, government advisors, policy makers and students with an authoritative and comprehensive statement of contemporary international law.
1. The nature of international law; 2. Sources and methodology of international law; 3. The relationship between international and national law; 4. Personality and recognition; 5. Rights in relation to territory; 6. Law of the sea; 7. State jurisdiction and immunities; 8. State responsibility for internationally wrongful acts; 9. The law of treaties; 10. The use of force and the UN Charter regime for collective security; 11. Dispute resolution by international tribunals; 12. World Trade Organization; 13. International environmental law; 14. Human rights; Appendix 1. State parties to the UN Charter; Appendix 2. Statute of the International Court of Justice; Appendix 3. Charter of the United Nations