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Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law - Alexander Orakhelashvili

Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law

Paperback Published: 11th December 2018
ISBN: 9780415243568
Number Of Pages: 626

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Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law continues to offer a concise and accessible overview of the concepts, themes and issues central to international law. This fully updated eighth edition encompasses the plethora of recent developments and updates in the field, and includes new dedicated chapters on international human rights, self-determination and international economic relations, an extended history and theory section reflecting the evolution of new and critical approaches in the field and a greater focus on terrorism and international criminal law.

New and updated chapters include:

  • Creation and recognition of States
  • Territory
  • Law of the sea
  • Immunities
  • State succession
  • Nationality and individual rights
  • Protection of the environment
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Use of force and armed conflict

With a distinctive cross-jurisdictional approach which opens up the discipline to students from all backgrounds, this book will arm the reader with all the tools, methods and concepts they need to fully understand this complex and diverse subject. As such, this is an essential text for students of international law, government and politics, international relations, and a multitude of related subject areas.

This textbook is supported by a companion website: www.routledge.com/cw/orakhelashvili.

Industry Reviews

Orakhelashvili has done a tremendous job in updating a seminal textbook on international law. Clear, concise and comprehensive yet accessible, Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law continues to be of great appeal both to newcomers to the field of international law and those well versed in the subject.
Christian Henderson, Professor of International Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

First published in 1970, Akehurst is a classic textbook that has introduced generations of students to the study of international law. In this new edition, Orakhelashvili brings it fully up to date while preserving its distinctly clear and insightful treatment of both doctrinal and theoretical questions. An essential companion for every serious student of international law.
Umut OEzsu, Assistant Professor, Carleton University, Canada

For half a century Akehurst has stood out among introductions to international law for its readability and comprehensiveness, and its insightful analysis. Few scholars are better placed than Alexander Orakhelashvili to bring this classic text right up to date, and the resulting work will be an essential reference point for everyone in the field.
Professor Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University, United States

For many years, Akehurst's textbook was the standard for law and politics students studying public international law. This new edition, ably updated by Alexander Orakhelashvili, includes key advances in international law, for example, the Kosovo Decision and the evolving law on the right to self-determination, the explosion in international criminal tribunals, the growth of international environmental law and the increased relevance of arbitral tribunals. All of which is to be much applauded.
Dr. Kevin W. Gray, Adjunct Professor, Humber College, Canada

History and Theory
Sources of international law
International law and municipal law
States and governments
International organisations, companies, individuals and groups
Immunity from jurisdiction
Acquisition of territory
Legal consequences of changes of sovereignty over territory (state succession)
The law of the sea
Air space and outer space
Human rights
State responsibility
Peaceful settlement of disputes between states
International wars, civil wars and the right to self-determination: ius ad bellum
Means of waging war and criminal responsibility: ius in bello
The charter and the organs of the United nations
The United Nations and peace and security Conclusion
Table of Cases
Table of treaties, resolutions and other documents
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ISBN: 9780415243568
ISBN-10: 0415243564
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 626
Published: 11th December 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: New edition

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