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Brierly's Law of Nations


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Preface To The First Edition Preface To The Seventh Edition 1: The Origins of International Law 2: The Basis of Obligation In International Law 3: The Legal Organization of International Society 4: States 5: The Territory of States 6: Jurisdiction 7: Treaties 8: International Disputes and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security 9: Resort to Force

About the Author

Andrew Clapham worked as the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York from 1991 to 1997. Since 1997 he has been teaching human rights law and public international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has worked as an Adviser to the UN High Commissioners for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Sergio Vieira de Mello. His other published work includes: International Human Rights Lexicon (OUP 2005) (with Susan Marks) Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (OUP 2006) and Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2007). He is an academic associate member of Matrix Chambers in London.


`Teachers and students of international law, have been known to refer to "Brierly's Law of Nations" as their "favourite law book" and who can blame them? Picking up for the first time, you find that it immediately attracts. It is compact, concise and erudite.' Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

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