Law among Nations An Introduction to Public International Law

ISBN-10: 0205855776
ISBN-13: 9780205855773
Edition: 10th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries,Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles and processes.This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law.

Gerhard von Glahn (late) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.James Larry Taulbee is Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University.

James Larry Taulbee is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Emory University, USA.

Preface
Abbrevations
The Law of Nations
The Nature of International Law
The Nature of the Law
Visions of International Politics
Why Do States Obey International Law?
Extralegal Factors That Promote Compliance
Suggested Readings
Development of Law Among Nations
Early Development of International Law
From Medieval to Early Modern Europe
The Impact of Westphalia (1648)
The Nineteenth Century
International Law As "International" Before World War I
Twentieth Century
Suggested Readings
Sources of the Law
International Treaties (Conventions)
International Custom
Beyond Article 38 of the Statute
Suggested Readings
International Agreements
Types of Agreements
What Makes a Treaty Valid?
Formation of Treaties
Special Problems
Validity of Treaties
Suggested Readings
International Legal Process
Diplomatic Correspondence: Government-to-Government Claim or Negotiation
Sanctions and Centralized Enforcement
Suggested Readings
The Relationship Between International and Municipal Laws
Monism and Dualism: What is the Relationship Between International and Domestic Law?
Applying International Law
Civil Code States and the European Union
Suggested Readings
Subjects of International Law
Subjects of International Law: Recognition
The Community of Nations
International Juridical Personality
Contemporary Practice
State Succession
Suggested Readings
Rights and Duties of International Legal Persons
Traditional Views
Rights of States
The Rights of Existence and Independence
The Right of Equality
The Right of Immunity
State Immunity
Act of State Doctrine
Rights of International Organizations
Duties of States
Suggested Readings
The Allocation of Competence in International Law
Nationality
Meaning of Nationality
Right of the State to Confer Nationality
Suggested Readings
Principles of Jurisdiction
Principles of International Jurisdiction
Extradition
Common Elements of Extradition Treaties
Suggested Readings
State Responsibility: Responsibility for Injuries to Aliens
Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness
The Rainbow Warrior
Mixed Claims Commissions
Responsibility of States for the Actions of Rebels and Insurgent Governments
Suggested Readings
The Law of the Sea
Some Notes on "Lawmaking" at the International Level
General Principles
Basic Principles
Maritime Boundaries and Jurisdictional Principles
High Seas
A Note on Regimes and the Idea of the Global Commons
Suggested Readings
Jurisdiction Over Air Space and Outer Space
National Airspace
Air Hijacking
Telecommunications
Outer Space
Suggested Readings
Agents of International Intercourse Immunities
Diplomatic Agents
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities
Agents of International Organizations: Privileges and Immunities
Consular Agents
Suggested Readings
International Law and the Individual
The Individual and International Law: Human Rights
The Individual: From Object to Subject
Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of States Over Their Nationals
Theory and Practice
The United Nations and Human Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
Other Human Rights Instruments
Implementation
Commission on Human Rights/Human Rights Council
Regional Human Rights Initiatives
Human Rights and Territorial Asylum
U.S. Practice and Human Rights Conventions
Suggested Readings
International Criminal Law
Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide
Piracy
Peacetime Hostage Taking
Terrorism
Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Process and Issues
Adjudication
Advantages and Disadvantages of Adjudication
International Adjudication
Arbitration
Judicial Settlement
Suggested Readings
International Law and Protection of the Environment
The Environment and Traditional International Law
The Limits of the Liability/Traditional Law Framework
Regimes and the Law
Organizations and Regimes
The Earth Summit (Rio Conference)
Treaties
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
International Economic Law
Economic Theory and Economy Law
World War I and the Great Depression
Prelude: Modern Economic Theory and Political Economy
The Bretton Woods System
The International Monetary Fund
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Suggested Readings
Law and the Use of Force
The Use of Force
The Classic Definition of War
Pre-Charter Attempts to Regulate the Use of Force
The United Nations
Terrorism and Self-Defense
Suggested Readings
International Humanitarian Law: War Crimes
The Laws of War (JUS IN BELLO): International Humanitarian Law
Early Development of the Law of War
Law of Noninternational Wars
Prisoners of War
Limiting the Means of War
Belligerent Occupation
Fourth Geneva Convention and AP-I
Rules of Conflict in the Air
Naval Warfare
Suggested Readings
War Crime Tribunals
The Treaty of Versailles and the Commission of Fifteen
Leipzig
Constantinople
The International Military Tribunal: Nuremberg
International Military Tribunal for the Far East
Trials by National Tribunals
After Nuremberg
The Courts: Structure and Organization
The International Criminal Court
Suggested Readings
Subject and Name Index
Index of Cases

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