The International Legal System

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The International Legal System explains clearly, critically, and systemically the rules that govern the relations between the subjects of international law and their conduct, including States, governmental and non-governmental organisations, corporations, and individuals. The first section of the book illustrates the general principles of international law, notably:

  • International legal personality
  • Sources and ensuing rights and duties
  • Responsibility, dispute settlement, and enforcement

On this basis, the second section explains international legal obligations by subject-areas, specifically:

  • The division of space
  • Peaceful relations, the use of force and war
  • International economic law, spanning from investment to commercial contracts
  • International environmental law
  • Individual and collective fundamental rights
  • Transnational and supranational criminal law

Consistent with the mandate of the UN International Law Commission, the book covers "public" and "private" international law, that is, "global" law. Whilst public international law is predominant, essential private international law concepts are included, notably in the context of international economic law, for instance, the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. By integrating a universal and regional perspective, international organisations are presented in light of their functions in the different areas of international law.

Features include:

  • Each chapter includes a lucid analysis of relevant international rules and domestic implications, as interpreted in the case law of international and national jurisdictions
  • Simple flowcharts clarify fundamental international law mechanisms
  • Key summaries and questions facilitate a critical comprehension of international law as a legal system

It is an invaluable instrument as a textbook in courses on international law and international relations, as well as in specialised units on the different areas of international law, such as international economic law and human rights. It is also an essential tool for research in international and comparative law and politics.

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Carswell

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General

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Publication Date:
2019-12-06

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42726815

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42726816

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