International Law

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Aspen Publishers, 2007 - Law - 1228 pages
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Thoroughly updated to keep pace with the many new developments in international law, the Fifth Edition of this popular casebook covers the core topics, basic doctrines, and a broad range of foreign policy issues relevant to the contemporary public international law course.
Proven in the classroom, clearly organized, and with a distinctively accessible style, International Law offers
a comprehensive and effective blend of current issues and materials with basic international law principles and concepts
a balanced combination of relevant cases, excerpts, notes, questions, and other interdisciplinary materials representing a variety of perspectives and disciplines
an analysis of the relationship between international and domestic law and public and private law
treatment of such substantive topics as International Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Environmental Law, and the Use of Force
a complete teaching package, including a Teachers Manual and a biannual Document Supplement
Reflecting the many recent developments in this area of the law, the Fifth Edition features:
a new co-author, Allen S. Weiner, who brings extensive first-hand knowledge of international legal institutions
a new chapter on International Criminal Law that includes current materials on extradition and rendition, the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, and torture, and the emergence of international tribunals, including the International Criminal Court
new cases, including Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon, Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, American Insurance Assoc. v. Garamendi, Republic of Austria v. Altmann, Case Concerning Israels Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (International Court of Justice), and Prosecutor v. Krstic (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia)
an updated case study in Chapter 1 on the international law and policy implications of the September 11 attacks and the U.S. and world response to the attacks and to terrorism in general, with other materials on the war on terrorism throughout the book
expanded treatment of active areas of litigation, including the Alien Tort Statute and suits against foreign government officials and state agencies
an extensive updating of the European Union sections, including the implications of the addition of twelve new member states and the failure to pass the new Constitution
major revisions to the environmental law chapter that reflect the rapid developments in this areae.g., the Kyoto Protocol and efforts to combat global warming

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Professor Carter has an extensive background in international trade and business, foreign policy, national security, and U.S. and international law. In 2006 he received Georgetown Law's excellence in teaching award. He also teaches frequently in other countries. Mr. Carter's government experience has been wide-ranging. He is now on the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and chairman of its Sanctions Subcommittee, which includes representatives from corporations, law firms, NGOs, and labor. During 1993-96, he served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, responsible for streamlining U.S. export controls and for enforcing a variety of trade and nonproliferation laws. He also promoted foreign defense conversion, often in joint ventures with U.S. companies. He helped reorganize and downsize his 370-person Bureau. Mr. Carter also served then as the U.S. vice chair to Secretary of Defense William Perry on bilateral committees with Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and other countries, with the focus on eliminating nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan and Ukraine and securing nuclear and other dangerous materials in several countries. He was on U.S.-China committees on business and trade. In his earlier government service, Mr. Carter served as a senior counsel on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities. He was a member of Dr. Henry Kissinger's National Security Council staff from 1970-72, working on nuclear arms negotiations and other national security matters. While an Army officer, he was a program analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the private sector, he is currently a member of the Advisory Council of Zurich's Credit and Political Risk group. From 1998 to 2007 he served on the board of directors of a U.S. international company that traded uranium products and other sensitive materials. He was a trial and appellate lawyer in private practice in California and Washington D.C. Since 2000, he has consulted in several cases involving international business and human rights. In academia, Mr. Carter, a native Californian, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received a master's degree in economics and public policy from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was the Projects Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Carter started teaching at Georgetown Law in 1979 and was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford in 1990. He served as Executive Director of the American Society of International Law during 1992-93. He returned to Georgetown Law in 1996 after service in the government. Prof. Carter's book onInternational Economic Sanctions: Improving the Haphazard U.S. Legal Regime (Cambridge Univ. Press: 1988) received the 1989 annual award from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for the outstanding new book on international law subjects. He is the co-author of the widely used casebook on International Law (6th ed. 2011) and the editor of the accompanying Selected Documents (10th ed. 2011). He has also written chapters in books as well as publishing articles in the California Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Scientific American, Daedalus, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other periodicals. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, ASIL, and the American Bar Association.

Trimble is professor of law at the University of California.

Allen S. Weiner, JD 89, is an international legal scholar with expertise in such wide-ranging fields as international and national security law, the law of war, international conflict resolution, and international criminal law (including transitional justice). His scholarship focuses on international law and the response to the contemporary security threats of international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He also explores the relationship between international law and the invocation of domestic war powers in connection with the U.S. response to terrorism. In the realm of international conflict resolution, his highly multidisciplinary work analyzes the barriers to resolving violent political conflicts. Weiner s scholarship is deeply informed by experience; he practiced international law in the U.S. Department of State for more than a decade advising government policymakers, negotiating international agreements, and representing the United States in litigation before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. Senior Lecturer Weiner is director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law and co-director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, Weiner served as legal counselor to the U.S. Embassy in The Hague and attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. He was a law clerk to Judge John Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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