International Law (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198869399

Anders Henriksen
368 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2021
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International Law presents a student-focused approach to the subject; clearly written with non-native English-speaking students in mind, a range of learning features highlight the areas of debate and encourage students to engage critically with key disputes. It provides comprehensive and concise coverage of the central issues in public international law, making this an ideal textbook for students taking short, introductory courses at European law schools with clear and accessible explanations of the core concepts. This textbook takes a critical perspective on various aspects of international law, introducing the controversies and areas of debate without assuming students' prior knowledge of the topics discussed in an easy-to-follow style. There are supporting learning features, including central issues boxes, chapter summaries, recommended reading, and discussion questions highlight the essential points and encourage students to engage with the legal disputes. Digital formats and resources The third edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. * The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks * Short author podcasts introducing the core topics * Advice on answering the Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter * Links to other international law resources


1 Foundations and structure of international law
2 Sources of international law
3 The law of treaties
4 The actors in the international legal system
5 Jurisdiction
6 Immunity from national jurisdiction and diplomatic protection
7 State responsibility
8 The international law of the sea
9 International human rights law
10 International environmental law
11 International economic law
12 The peaceful settlement of disputes
13 The international regulation of the use of force
14 The law of armed conflict
15 International criminal law

About the author: 

Anders Henriksen is now with the Danish Security and Intelligence Service. He is a former Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He has published widely on public international law; the law and cyberspace; drone warfare; and the use of force.

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