Textbook on International Law (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780199208180

Prof. Martin Dixon
408 Pages
170 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jul 2007
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The sixth edition of Textbook on International Law offers students new to the subject a concise and focused introduction to the essential topics of an international law course 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. The sixth edition includes further discussion of topical issues such as Guantanamo, the International Criminal Court and the use of force. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as direct links to sites where judicial decisions concerning international law can be found, and direct links to sites where international documents and treaties can be found.


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. Law of the Sea
9. State Responsibility
10. The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
11. The Use of Force
12. Human Rights

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