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The seventh 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 studentsthrough 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 seventh edition includes further discussion of topical areas such as international human rights law and international criminal law. It features a new chapter focusing explicitly on international criminal law. Online Resource CentreThe book is complemented by a website providing updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as annotated links to relevant websites.
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.
Table of Contents
The nature of international law and the international system
The sources of international law
The law of treaties
International law and national law
Personality, statehood and recognition
Jurisdiction and sovereignty
Immunities from national jurisdiction
Law of the sea
The peaceful settlement of disputes
The use of force
International criminal law
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