International Law: A Dictionary

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - Law - 477 pages
The system of public international law has reached a major turning point in its history and is confronting serious challenges generated by a variety of developments unfolding in the structure of the international society. This Dictionary acquaints legal and other professionals, students, and interested general readers with the basic tenets of public international law, combining the features of both a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook in clear, understandable language. A list of acronyms and abbreviations; a glossary of Latin phrases; a chronology that offers a historical perspective by listing major developments relating to international law throughout the centuries; a table of cases with references to entries; and a list of the 373 entries precede the main text. The survey of international law is organized into nine chapters. Chapter I contains the usual introductory topics found in international law textbooks: the nature of this law, its sources, the relationship between international and national ("municipal") law, and some other general problems. Chapters II-VIII deal with matters coming within the scope of the "law of peace," organized according to the framework consisting of: states, individuals, spatial context, and interaction. Chapter IX, whose subject unfortunately becomes ever more relevant, describes the rules governing the conduct of warfare, that is, international humanitarian law. Numerous cross-references in bold lead the reader to appropriate entries, and the abundant references to primary sources, mostly treaties and court cases, enable the reader to locate the materials needed for research. The selective bibliography includes books, research aids, textbooks, and casebooks, as well as recent books on special international law topics. This Dictionary is a useful addition to both public and academic libraries, including, in particular, libraries of law schools. The format of the book allows it to be used as a reference guide for legal professionals, scholars inter
 

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Contents

Nature and Enforcement of International Law
1
Recognition
37
Tinoco Costa RicaGreat Britain 1923 293
53
MUNICIPAL COURTS
67
ARBITRATION TRIBUNALS
69
Adams 3 All ER 572 1970
78
The Arantzazu Mendi AC 256 1939
91
DubaiSharjah Boundary 1981 236
122
Land Air Outer Space International
201
The Law of the Sea
255
Prisoners of War EritreaEthiopia 2003 319 364
293
The Red Crusader Commission of Inquiry UKDenmark 1962
305
Rhine Pollution Convention NetherlandsFrance 2004
319
The Law of Treaties
323
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
349
The Paquete Habana The Lola 175 U S 677 1900 18 39 42
365

Argentine Republic v Amerada Hess 488 U S 428 1989
131
Individuals Human Rights
144
Maritime Border GuineaGuinea Bissau 1985 236
149
US 284 U S 421 1932 88
159
North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Great BritainUS 1910 225 319
190
The Use of Force
391
International Humanitarian Law
419
Bibliography
465
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Boleslaw A. Boczek has spent more than five decades studying and teaching international law. He was also for some time a consultant for the United Nations and for several years did legal research at Harvard Law School as research associate. He was also a visiting professor and Fulbright senior lecturer at a number of foreign universities and more recently a member of the adjunct faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Dr. Boczek is author of Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals and coauthor of International Law Dictionary.

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