International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices

This scholarly and analytical work provides a clear and balanced account of the merging rules of both custom and treaty law. It focuses upon primary sources as well as extracts and summaries of the major treaties, the practices of states and global organisations, and the leading decisions of international tribunals. The text both emphasises the traditional framework of international law (sources, treaties, jurisdiction, personality, territory, law of the sea, state responsibility and sovereign immunity) and extends it by analysis of the emerging principles of international environmental law, human rights and the rules of the World Trade Organization. International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices provides legal practitioners, barristers, government advisors, policy makers and students with an authoritative and comprehensive statement of contemporary international law.