Written by over 800 of the world's leading authorities and edited at the premier research institution for international law, this new edition of the definitive reference work on international law contains 1,618 articles covering the full breadth of the subject. Articles address the history andtheory of international law; all subfields such as international criminal law, environmental law, and economic law; leading cases; and significant treaties, organizations, armed conflicts, and geographical issues.Each article contains cross-references to related articles, and includes a carefully selected bibliography of the most important writings and primary materials as a guide to further reading.The Encycopledia can be used by a wide range of readers. Experienced scholars and practitioners will find a wealth of information on areas that they do not already know well as well as in-depth treatments on every aspect of their specialist topics. At the same time articles can be set as readingsfor students on taught courses.Every article has been thoroughly peer reviewed and all references have been checked over by the editorial staff giving readers total confidence in the quality and accuracy of the content.The Encyclopedia will be a primary resource for all students and scholars of international law; counsel, judges and arbitrators involved in international law cases; and government legal advisers.This 11 volume edition encompasses the complete Encyclopedia, including the Index and Tables volume. The Index and Tables provide complete lists of not only all articles and authors contained within the ten volumes, but also full citations for every document referenced in each article; full tablesof cases and legistlation; and a detailed, analytical, A-Z index for the ten volumes.