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Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law - Michael Akehurst

Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law

By: Michael Akehurst, Peter Malanczuk (Revised by)

Hardcover Published: 26th June 1997
ISBN: 9780415165532
Number Of Pages: 472

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First published in 1970, "A Modern Introduction to International Law" rapidly established itself as the most widely used and successful textbook in its field. This new edition is now completely revised and updated to take account of many new developments. It is ideal for students of international politics, for whom the topics covered on a legal syllabus have been carefully adapted.
"Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law" covers a variety of topics, from diplomatic immunity to human rights, and from recognition of government to war crimes. The book is particularly concerned with the relationship between international law and international politics, and it devotes special attention to such controversial topics as self-determination and the expropriation of foreign-owned property where the conflicting interests and attitudes of different states are most apparent.

"Professor Malanczuk has written a new edition of Michael Akehurst's textbook which maintains its high traditions of clarity, precision and coherence. The new edition, more widely-detailed and widely-referenced, will appeal to a wider audience than its predecessor, whilst still satisfying the needs of those seeking an accessible introduction to international law, whether lawyers or not." -Colin Warbrick, University of Durham

Introduction
History and Theory
Sources of international law
International law and municipal law
States and governments
International organisations, companies, individuals and groups
Jurisdiction
Immunity from jurisdiction
Treaties
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
Economy
Environment
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
Index
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ISBN: 9780415165532
ISBN-10: 0415165539
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 26th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.81 x 17.58  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: New edition