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International Law : 6th Edition - Malcolm N. Shaw

International Law

6th Edition


Published: 13th November 2008
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Malcolm Shaw's engaging and authoritative International Law has become the definitive textbook for instructors and students alike, in this increasingly popular field of academic study. The hallmark writing style provides a stimulating account, motivating students to explore the subject more fully, while maintaining detail and academic rigour. The analysis integrated in the textbook challenges students to develop critical thinking skills. The sixth edition is comprehensively updated throughout and is carefully constructed to reflect current teaching trends and course coverage. The International Court of Justice is now examined in a separate dedicated chapter and there is a new chapter on international criminal law. The detailed references and reliable, consistent commentary which distinguished previous editions remain, making this essential reading for all students of international law whether they be at undergraduate level, postgraduate level or professional lawyers.

'Malcolm Shaw's International Law has been an indispensable resource for students of international law since its first publication in 1977. It gives an accurate and well-balanced account of the development and current state of the law. In light of recent developments, the new chapters on international criminal law and the International Court of Justice are welcome. I warmly recommend Shaw to anyone studying international law at undergraduate or graduate level.' James Crawford, The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge 'When I was teaching Shaw's International Law was my textbook of choice for the students. I continue today to find this book very useful and well organized. It is good news that a Sixth Edition guarantees that it remains thoroughly contemporary, with new chapters added and everything updated.' Dame Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice 'Shaw's treatise has been praised as being particularly well suited for 'novice' students of the field ... it is surprisingly user-friendly.' American Journal of International Law 'An outstanding treatise which I use regularly in the course of my work at the Court. It excels in precision, comprehensiveness and topicality. On many issues, like questions of territory, it has no equal in any language. And last but not least, it reads well.' Bruno Simma, Judge, International Court of Justice

The nature and development of international law
International law today
International law and municipal law
The subjects of international law
The international protection of human rights
The regional protection of human rights
Individual criminal responsibility in international law
The law of the sea
Immunities from jurisdiction
State responsibility
International environmental law
The law of treaties
State succession
The settlement of disputes by peaceful means
The International Court of Justice
International law and the use of force by states
International humanitarian law
The United Nations
International institutions
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ISBN: 9780521728140
ISBN-10: 0521728142
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1708
Published: 13th November 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 6.1
Weight (kg): 2.13