Textbook on International Law (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780199574452

Martin Dixon
432 Pages
171 x 244 mm
Pub date
Apr 2013
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The seventh edition of Textbook on International Law offers students a concise and focused introduction to international law, from the nature and sources of international law to the use of force and human rights. Dixon guides students through the legal principles and areas of controversy, bringing the subject to life with the use of topical examples to illustrate key concepts. The book incorporates helpful features including a glossary, chapter summaries and further reading. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as annotated links to relevant websites.


1. The nature of international law and the international system
2. The sources of international law
3. The law of treaties
4. International law and national law
5. Personality, statehood and recognition
6. Jurisdiction and sovereignty
7. Immunities from national jurisdiction
8. The law of the sea
9. State responsibility
10. The peaceful settlement of disputes
11. The use of force
12. Human rights

About the author: 

Martin Dixon is a Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge, and a Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge. He has been a legal officer for the United Nations in Vienna, advises companies on questions of international law, and is co-author of Cases & Materials on International Law.

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