International Law

Paperback | December 13, 2004

byAntonio Cassese

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This new edition of Cassese's International Law provides a stimulating and authoritative account of international law for undergraduates and postgraduates. It has been fully revised and updated to include all recent developments in the subject, and contains a new chapter on terrorism as wellas extensive revision of the section on state responsibility. Providing a comprehensive commentary on international law as a whole, it compares the traditional legal position with the developing and evolving law in a way that is sensitive to political and economic considerations, as well asincluding detailed yet accessible examinations of state responsibility and international criminal law. Professor Cassese is a leading figure in the field, and this new edition takes full advantage of his extensive experience to provide a more personal approach to the subject than is typically foundin the standard textbook, acting as good intellectual exercise for the stronger student. Antonio Cassese is the Editor of the Journal of International Criminal Justice. To read sample articles from the journal visit: www.jicj.oupjournals.org

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This new edition of Cassese's International Law provides a stimulating and authoritative account of international law for undergraduates and postgraduates. It has been fully revised and updated to include all recent developments in the subject, and contains a new chapter on terrorism as wellas extensive revision of the section on stat...

Professor of international law, University of Florence; former President of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture; former Judge and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Chairman of the UN International Commission of Enquiry into Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.22 inPublished:December 13, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259399

ISBN - 13:9780199259397

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PART I ORIGINS AND FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY1. The Main Legal Features of the International Community2. The Historical Evolution of the International Community3. The Fundamental Principles Governing International RelationsPART II SUBJECTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY4. States as the Primary Subjects of International Law5. The Spatial Dimension of State Activities6. Limitations on State Sovereignty: Immunities and Treatment of Individuals7. Other International Legal SubjectsPART III CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS8. International Law Creation: Custom9. Treaties10. Other Lawmaking Processes11. The Hierarchy of Rules: The Role of Jus Cogens12. Implementation of International Rules within National SystemsPART IV BREACHES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES13. International Wrongful Acts and the Legal Reaction Thereto14. Promoting Compliance with Law and Preventing or Settling Disputes15. EnforcementPART V CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW16. The Role of the United Nations17. UN Sanctions and Collective Security18. Unilateral Resort to Force by States19. The Protection of Human Rights20. Legal Restraints on Violence in Armed Conflict21. Repression of International Crimes22. The International Response to Terrorism23. Protection of the Environment24. Legal Attempts at Narrowing the North-South Gap