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Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law


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Part I: Preliminary Topics1. Introduction2. The Sources of International Law3. The Relations of International and National LawPart II: Personality and Recognition4. Subjects of International Law5. Creation and Incidence of Statehood6. Recognition of States and Governments7. International OrganizationsPart III: Territorial Sovereignty8. Forms of Governmental Authority Over Territory9. Acquisition and Transfer of Territorial Sovereignty10. Status of Territory: Further ProblemsPart IV: Law of the Sea11. The Territorial Sea and Other Maritime Zones12. Maritime Delimitation and Associated Questions13. Maritime Transit and the Regime of the High SeasPart V: The Environment and Natural Resources14. Common Spaces and Co-Operation in the Use of Natural Resources15. Legal Aspects of the Protection of the EnvironmentPart VI: International Transactions16. The Law of Treaties17. Diplomatic and Consular Relations18. Unilateral Acts, Acquiescence, and Estoppel19. Succession to Rights and DutiesPart VII: State Jurisdiction20. Sovereignty and Equality of States21. Jurisdictional Competence22. Privileges and Immunities of Foreign StatesPart VIII: Nationality and Related Concepts23. The Relations of Nationality24. Nationality of Corporations and AssetsPart IX: The Law of Responsibility25. The Conditions for International Responsibility26. Consequences of an Internationally Wrongful Act27. Multilateral Public Order and Issues of ResponsibilityPart X: The Protection of Individuals and Groups28. The International Minimum Standard: Diplomatic Protection and Protection of Investments29. International Human Rights30. International Criminal JusticePart XI: Disputes31. The Claims Process32. Third-Party Settlement of International Disputes33. Use of Threat of Force by States

About the Author

James Crawford, SC, FBA, is a Judge of the International Court of Justice and formerly Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2010 he was awarded the Nessim Habif World Prize by the University of Geneva and in 2012 the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law.


Its case-references and notes apparatus are excellent and the overall view it opens to early 21st century international law has an unparalleled combination of depth and width ... the most impressive English-language textbook available. * Martti Koskenniemi, British Yearbook of International Law (review of the eighth edition) *
Brownlie's Principles has established itself as a book of real value and authority for students, academics and practitioners. * Samuel Wordsworth, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (review of the eighth edition) *
[T]his is a very impressive work, wide-ranging in scope and nuanced in content, just as one would expect ... delivering what seems to be at the moment the best single-author English-language international law textbook. It is highly recommended, both as a student text and as a persuasive authority for the practice of international law. * Martins Paparinskis, International and Comparative Law Quarterly (review of the eighth edition) *

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