ISBN: 9780198828723 (Hardcover)
Publicado: 16 July 2019
International Law provides a fresh, student-focused approach and European perspective on the central issues in public international law.
Providing ideal coverage for short foundational courses, this engaging textbook introduces all the essential topics in a concise and manageable way. Dedicated chapters on environmental law, economic law, and human rights are included, ensuring that appropriate coverage is given to the various areas affected by international law. The core topics are fully explained in plain terms and the principles and key terminology outlined in an accessible style.
Taking a critical perspective throughout, Henriksen introduces the areas of debate and builds students’ confidence in understanding the complexities of the international legal system and its operation across borders. Particular emphasis is placed on the key issues in civil law jurisdictions, making this text perfectly suited for students based in mainland Europe.
A range of learning features highlight the important areas of debate and encourage students to engage critically with important disputes. Central issues boxes introduce each chapter, highlighting the controversies and key principles explored; chapter summaries provide an overview for students to review their understanding of a particular topic; discussion questions encourage students to apply their knowledge to addressing specific problems within the context of the subject; and carefully selected recommended reading lists guide students’ wider research and enable them to broaden and consolidate their learning.
International Law offers a range of freely available materials to support lecturers and students in their studies. These resources include:
– Short podcasts introducing the core topics covered
– Advice on answering the Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter
– Links to other international law resources
1:. The foundations and structure of international law
2:. Sources of international law
3:. The law of treaties
4:. The actors in the international legal system
6:. Immunity from national jurisdiction and diplomatic protection
7:. State responsibility
8:. The international law of the sea
9:. International human rights law
10:. International environmental law
11:. International economic law
12:. The peaceful settlement of disputes
13:. The use of force
14:. The law of armed conflict
15:. International criminal law
Anders Henriksen, Former Professor, Centre for International Law and Justice, University of Copenhagen
Anders Henriksen is a former Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He is now with the Danish Security and Intelligence Service. He has published widely on public international law; the law and cyberspace; drone warfare; and the use of force.