Textbook on International Law

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OUP Oxford, Apr 18, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 393 pages
The seventh edition of Textbook on International Law offers students a concise and focused introduction to international law, 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. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as annotated links to relevant websites.
 

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Contents

1 The nature of international law and the international system
1
2 The sources of international law
24
3 The law of treaties
55
4 International law and national law
90
5 Personality statehood and recognition
115
6 Jurisdiction and sovereignty
148
7 Immunities from national jurisdiction
182
8 The law of the sea
217
9 State responsibility
252
10 The peaceful settlement of disputes
286
11 The use of force
321
12 Human rights
354
Glossary
375
Index
377
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About the author (2013)


Martin Dixon is a Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge, and a Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge. He has been a legal officer for the United Nations in Vienna, advises companies on questions of international law, and is co-author of Cases & Materials on International Law.

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