6th Edition

Public International Law

By Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland Copyright 2024
    910 Pages 44 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    910 Pages 44 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The sixth edition of Public International Law continues the book’s accessible, student-friendly tradition with a writing style that is both conversational and easy to read.

    Uniquely both a textbook and a casebook, the facts of each case and the details of decisions are succinctly set out, followed by detailed commentary and, where appropriate, a brief explanation of subsequent events. Fully up to date with all recent developments, the sixth edition covers the major areas of public international law and examines the leading cases of the International Court of Justice and other international courts and tribunals, whilst paying attention to judgments of national courts, including the UK Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court, and courts of many other countries when they make challenging or novel contributions to international law.

    Features designed to support learning include highlighted key cases, introductory chapter overviews and concise outlines, and recommended further reading. New to this edition are study boxes which apply public international law to recent events and examine controversial legal issues in a constructive way, including the ongoing armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and the judicial battle of Julian Assange. Diagrammatic aides-mémoires at the end of each chapter have also been updated to further summarise topics covered in that chapter.

    This book is an ideal learning tool for students of law or political science, practitioners, and legal advisors and provides a clear and straightforward overview for anyone with an interest in international law.

    1. History and nature of international law 2. Sources of international law 3. The law of treaties 4. International law and municipal law 5. International personality 6. Recognition of states, governments and intergovernmental organisations in international law 7. Territorial sovereignty 8. The law of the sea 9. Jurisdiction 10. Immunity from national jurisdiction 11. State responsibility for wrongful acts 12. An overview of the international protection of human rights 13. Self-determination of peoples 14. Peaceful settlement of disputes between states 15. The use of force 16. Collective security 17. International humanitarian law


    Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland is Professor of International and EU law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She is also the author of the Routledge books on Caribbean and European Union integration law.