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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About the author (2007)

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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