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International Law 2nd Edition


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Part I. The Structure of International Law: 1. The setting of international law; 2. The making of international law; 3. The law of treaties; 4. The subjects of international law; 5. Jurisdiction, powers and immunities; 6. The individual in international law, including human rights; 7. The law of responsibility; 8. International courts and tribunals; 9. Sanctions, countermeasures and collective security; Part II. The Substance of International Law: 10. Use of force; 11. The law of armed conflict; 12. International criminal law; 13. The seas, the air and outer space; 14. Protecting the environment; 15. The global economy; Part III. The Surroundings of International Law: 16. Domestic courts and their relationship with international law; 17. The politics and ethics of international law and global governance; 18. By way of conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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The second edition of this landmark textbook in the teaching of international law, from one of the world's leading international lawyers.

About the Author

Jan Klabbers is currently Academy Professor (Martti Ahtisaari Chair) at the University of Helsinki, on leave from his position as Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki. He has held visiting professorships in New York, Geneva and Paris, and is currently Visiting Research Professor at Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam. He was one of the Inaugural Fellows at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of International Law and Justice at New York University (2009-10), and has served as Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research (2006-11).


'Moving beyond standard presentations of international law as a settled set of rules and practices, and without compromising on rigor and comprehensiveness, Jan Klabbers offers us here a remarkable reflective digest of the foundations, functioning, impact and dynamics of international law. Much more than a textbook: a vision for any student, researcher or practitioner.' Jean d'Aspremont, University of Manchester
'I'd like to praise its lucidity and coverage, in particular its skilful combination of 'traditional' and 'modern' elements, both in its exposition and critique, linking classic concepts to emerging lines of thinking. It's an outstanding introduction to contemporary international law - and this update ensures it stays so.' Freya Baetens, University of Oslo, Norway

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