Principles of International Law

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Thomson/West, 2012 - Law - 575 pages
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This fully-updated second edition provides a comprehensive survey of public international law, with useful references throughout to current events, classic and contemporary cases and scholarship. It is designed as a stand-alone text or as a complement to all the major casebooks on the topic. The first section of the book addresses the fundamental structure, actors, and history of international law; the second section focuses on the interface of international law and national law; and the final section covers key subject matter areas: human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, international criminal law, and the use of force.

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Sean D. Murphy is Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University. Before joining the Law School faculty in 1998, Professor Murphy served as legal counselor at the US Embassy in The Hague, arguing several cases before the International Court of Justice and representing the US government in matters before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and The Hague Conference on Private International Law. He also served as US agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, arguing cases on behalf of the US government and providing advice to US nationals appearing before that tribunal. His publications include an article on international environmental liability which won the American Journal of International Law 1994 D ak Prize for best scholarship by a younger author. In addition, his book Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations in an Evolving World Order won the American Society of International Law 1997 Certificate for Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship. He is the author of United States Practice in International Law, Volume 1: 1999-2001.

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