This collection of previously published essays by one of the world's most distinguished experts in international law provides a detailed analysis of some of the most complex issues to have occupied international lawyers over the last quarter century. Drawing on a lifetime's experience and knowledge, Mann provides uncompromising and sometimes controversial essays on a host of topics, including the doctrine of Jus Cogens in international law, Britain's Bill of Rights, international wrong, state corporations in international relations, the Barcelona Traction case, investment treaties, the Aminoil arbitration, uniform statutes, the State Immunity Act of 1978, inviolability, public rights, compound interest as an item of damage, and the judicial recognition of unrecognized states.
`each essay is marked by thye author's reudition and insight'
American Journal of International Law
`It seems presumptuous, perhaps even superfluous, to "review" a volume of this quality. It is so clearly one that every legal library should have. This is a book that can be read with pleasure; humour is rare in the literature of international law. The publishers deserve our thanks for this handsome volume, which is a fitting tribute to Mann's undiminished energy and ability over the last quarter-century.'
International and Comparative Law Quarterly
`Throughout this book Mann's approach is strongly analytical, direct, often provocative and always substantiated with ample case law. The selected topics are rarely merely academic but have great practical value too. Once grasped by the problems Mann introduces, the reader will be fully absorbed. The chapters on the limitations of State jurisdiction are probably the best ever written on this subject. Mann's analytical abilities bring the reader to a point
that is beyond the reach of most other authors.'
Netherlands International Law Review
1: The Doctrine of International Jurisdiction Revisited after Twenty Years
2: The Doctrine of Jus Cogens in International Law
3: Britain's Bill of Rights
4: The Consequences of an International Wrong in International and National Law
5: State Corporations in International Relations
6: The Protection of Shareholders' Interests in the Light of the Barcelona Traction Case
7: British Treaties for the Promotion and Protection of Investments
8: The Aminoil Arbitration
9: The Theoretical Approach Towards the Law Governing Contracts between States and Private Foreign Persons
10: Uniform Statutes in English Law
11: The State Immunity Act 1978
12: 'Inviolability' and Other Problems of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
13: Reflections on the Prosecution of Persons Abducted in Breach of International Law
14: The International Enforcement of Public Rights
15: Compound Interest as an Item of Damage in International Law
16: The Judicial Recognition of an Unrecognized State
17: The Effect in England of the Compulsory Acquisition by a Foreign State of the Shares in a Foreign Company