Textbook on International Law

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OUP Oxford, Jul 19, 2007 - Law - 372 pages
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The sixth edition of Textbook on International Law offers students new to the subject a concise and focused introduction to the essential topics of an international law course from the nature and sources of international law to the use of force and human rights. Dixon guides students through the legal principles and areas of controversy, bringing the subject to life with the use of topical examples to illustrate key concepts. The book incorporates helpful features including a glossary, chapter summaries and further reading. The sixth edition includes further discussion of topical issues such as Guantanamo, the International Criminal Court and the use of force. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as direct links to sites where judicial decisions concerning international law can be found, and direct links to sites where international documents and treaties can be found.
 

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Contents

1 The nature of international law and the international system
1
2 The sources of international law
23
3 The law of treaties
53
4 International law and national law
87
5 Personality statehood and recognition
111
6 Jurisdiction and sovereignty
142
7 Immunities from national jurisdiction
174
8 The law of the sea
207
9 State responsibility
242
10 The peaceful settlement of disputes
275
11 The use of force
309
12 Human rights
341
Glossary
361
Index
363
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Martin Dixon is Lecturer in Law, Cambridge University and Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge

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