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International Law

International Law

Doctrine, Practice and Theory

2nd edition

By John H Currie, Craig Forcese, Joanna Harrington and Valerie Oosterveld


International Law: Doctrine, Practice and Theory is an innovative and unique volume which crosses the traditional boundaries between textbook, casebook, and scholarly monograph. The book is designed primarily as an introduction to the system and substance of international law. It is also a convenient and comprehensive reference work on the most important aspects of this burgeoning field.

The book includes introductory materials on the nature, history, and theory of international law from an international relations, as well as a legal, perspective. Carefully selected and edited primary materials — including treaties, UN documents, and cases — take readers to the very sources of the rules and principles that comprise modern international law. Extensive and critical commentary on, and analysis of, these primary materials guide the reader to an understanding of the rules, their strengths and weaknesses, and their place in the international legal system. Descriptions of contemporary real-world situations provide concrete context to the discussion.

Remarkable for both its depth and breadth, International Law: Doctrine, Practice, and Theory sets a new standard for the study of international law in Canada. It will make an invaluable addition to the reference collection of practitioners, judges, and scholars working in this ever-increasingly important area of modern law.




Part I The International Legal "System"

The Concept of International Law in Context
Sources of International Law
International Legal Persons

Part II State Jurisdiction

State Jurisdiction over Land Territory
State Jurisdiction over Water
State Jurisdiction over Air and Space
State Jurisdiction over Persons, Conduct, and Events

Part III Constraints on State Jurisdiction

Jurisdictional Immunities
International Human Rights Law
Constraints on State Regulation of Economic Activity
International Environmental Law

Part IV Recourse for Violations of International Law

State Responsibility
Economic Sanctions
The Use of Force
International Criminal Law

Table of Cases
Table of International Instruments


Published 31 January 2014
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552213575
Australian RRP $125.00
International Price $115.00
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