International Law

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 25, 2003 - Law
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This fifth edition of Malcolm Shaw's bestselling textbook on international law provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the subject, fully revised and updated to Spring 2003. Basically preserving the structure which made the previous edition so successful, a new chapter on Inter-state Courts and Tribunals considers the role of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, and there is a new chapter on international humanitarian law. Also examined are arbitration tribunals and the role of international institutions such as the WTO in resolving conflicts. The prosecution of individuals for violations of international law is examined. Additional coverage of events in Kosovo and Iraq analyses the questions of humanitarian intervention and the role of the UN. Written in a clear and accessible style, setting the subject firmly in the context of world politics and the economic and cultural influences affecting it, this book remains a highly readable and invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike. The scope of the text makes this essential reading for students of international law, international relations and the political sciences. The book is also valuable to professionals and governmental and international civil servants.
  

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Contents

Preface page
xxiii
Table of treaties and selected other international
lxviii
List of abbreviations
cxli
The nature and development of international law
1
International law today
42
Sources
65
International law and municipal law
120
The subjects of international law
175
Contracts of employment
646
The personality issue immunity for government figures
655
Prejudgment attachment
661
Conclusion
667
the Vienna Convention
688
State responsibility
694
Reparation
715
Diplomatic protection and nationality of claims
721

Sui generis territorial entities
201
International territories
207
The Saharan Arab Democratic Republic
213
The right of all peoples to selfdetermination
225
Individuals
232
International organisations
241
The international protection of human rights
247
Some basic principles
254
The United Nations system implementation
281
Expert bodies established under particular treaties
289
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
300
The Committee on the Protection of Migrant Workers
309
The regional protection of human rights
319
and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
337
Europe
346
The CIS Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental
352
The Banjul Charter on Human and Peoples Rights
363
Territory
409
Cession
420
Territorial integrity selfdetermination and sundry claims
443
Air law and space law
463
The law of outer space
479
The law of the sea
490
opposite or adjacent coasts
506
Provisions of the Convention on the Law of the
565
Jurisdiction
572
Extradition
610
Immunities from jurisdiction
621
The exhaustion of local remedies
730
The expropriation of foreign property
737
International environmental law
753
The problems of the state responsibility approach
771
Marine pollution
806
The termination of treaties
851
State succession
861
Succession to treaties generally
875
Succession with respect to matters other than treaties
889
The settlement of disputes by peaceful means
914
International institutions and dispute settlement
928
limited competence
938
Interstate courts and tribunals
951
International law and the use of force by states
1013
The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1044
International humanitarian law
1054
The United Nations
1082
Conclusion
1117
measures
1124
The Use offorce in nonenforcement situations
1138
Rwanda
1144
The role of the General Assembly
1151
International institutions
1161
Regional institutions
1168
Some legal aspects of international organisations
1186
Some useful international law websites
1216
Index
1225
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

MALCOLM SHAW QC is the Robert Jennings Professor of International Law at the University of Leicester, and a practising barrister.

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