International Law (2nd edition)
International Law (2nd edition)

International Law (2nd edition)

Gleider Hernandez
  • Offers comprehensive and critical coverage of the central issues in public international law, introducing the key areas of debate in an engaging and accessible way
  • Takes a contemporary approach to international law, encouraging students to engage with areas of controversy and consider how they affect the world today
  • Supported by thought-provoking learning features, including theory and debate boxes, contemporary developments, case spotlights, historical background boxes, and annotated recommended reading
  • Accompanied by online resources, featuring author videos, discussion questions, critical thinking frameworks, and more
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of recent ICJ judgments and opinions of note, including the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago opinion, Application of the Genocide Convention (The Gambia v Myanmar), Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council Certain Iranian Assets (Iran v United States), Jahdav (India v Pakistan), Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v France), Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v Venezuela), Alleged Violation of the 1955 Treaty (Iran v United States).
  • Coverage of other regional and international courts, including ITLOS (e.g. Mauritius v Maldives); ICC decisions such as Prosecutor v Ntaganda, Prosecutor v Al Bashir (Jordan Referral), and Prosecutor v Ongwen; ECtHR judgments such as Georgia v Russia (II)Carter v RussiaNait-Liman v Switzerland, and Hussein v Belgium; ECJ judgments (e.g. Intel v European Commission); and the IACtHR advisory opinion on the environment.
  • Integration of key proposals of the ILC, including work on customary international law, peremptory norms, immunity of State officials, crimes against humanity, and protection of the atmosphere.
  • New domestic court judgments, including Urgenda v the Netherlands (the Netherlands)Begum v Home Secretary (UK), the prosecution of Rodolfo Martín Villa (Argentina)Burkov v Minister of Justice (Israel)Nevsun Resources v Araya (Canada).
  • Commentary on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on international law, including derogations of human rights, suspension of obligations due to emergency, and regimes such as global health law and civil aviation.
  • Coverage of ongoing debates and proposals including the new potential crime of 'ecocide', the human rights obligations of multinational corporations, cyber operations, and biodiversity in areas of common concerns.
  • Treatment of recent events including conflicts in northern Syria and between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the extradition of Burkov, the drone strike against Soleimani, and Iran-Israel cyber operations.
International Law presents a comprehensive yet student-focused approach to the subject, providing a contemporary and stimulating account of international law. With critical coverage delivered through a wide range of learning features, students are encouraged to engage with legal debates and controversies.

There is a wide range of online resources that support the book, including:
· Author tutorial videos for each chapter
· Discussion questions
· Critical thinking frameworks
· A glossary of international law terms
· A history of international law timeline


Part I The Structure of International Law
1:The history and nature of international law
2:Sources of international law
3:Hierarchy of norms in international law
4:International law and municipal law
Part II Subjects of International Law
5:States as subjects of international law
6:International organizations
Part III International Law in Operation
7:The law of treaties
10:State responsibility
Part IV International Disputes and Responses to Breaches
11:Diplomatic protection and issues of standing
12:International dispute settlement and the ICJ
13:Enforcement short of force
14:The use of force and collective security
Part V Specialized Regimes
15:The law of armed conflict
16:International human rights and refugee law
17:International criminal law
18:The law of the sea
19:The protection of the environment
20:International economic law


Gleider Hernández is Professor of Public International Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Previously, he was Associate Professor (Reader) in Public International Law at Durham University, where he was founding Deputy Director of the Global Policy Institute, and Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. He is General Editor of Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction (Oxford Scholarship Online), and the author of The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (Oxford University Press), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Peter Birks Prize. Since 2021, he is Secretary-General of the European Society of International Law.

Review from previous edition
"International Law succeeds splendidly. It is student-friendly in ways that do not compromise accuracy or the recognition of complexity, and it will be the catalyst for many future careers and contributions. " - John R Morss (2020) 21 Melbourne Journal of International Law 230

"Impressive, comprehensive, extremely well written and engaging, using special features to spur further understanding of context, case law and critical thinking." - Solange Mouthaan, University of Warwick
"An outstanding contribution to international legal scholarship. The analysis is highly contextualised with vivid examples drawn from historical or contemporary state and judicial practices." - Dr Ricardo Pereira, Cardiff University

"Delivering a comprehensive introduction that is both accessible and engaging, this text will surely entice new students to dig deeper into the subject. " - Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, University of Edinburgh


ISBN : 9780192848260

Gleider Hernandez
720 ページ
170 x245 mm





International Law (2nd edition)

International Law (2nd edition)

International Law (2nd edition)