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Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law - Alexander Orakhelashvili

Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law


Published: 1st June 2009
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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 8th 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.

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: 622
Published: 1st June 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 5.080
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: New edition