Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Law - 449 pages
First published in 1970, A Modern Introduction to International Law rapidly established itself as the most widely used and successful textbook in its field. It covers a variety of topics from diplomatic immunity to the UN and from recognition of government to war crimes. This new edition has been completely revised and updated by Peter Malanczuk to take account of many recent developments and includes new chapters on human rights, the environment and the economy.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sources of international
2
History and theory
9
Legal results of the period up to the First World
18
Development after the Second World
26
Other possible sources of international
52
Codification of international
60
States and governments
89
The law of the sea
173
Air space and outer space
198
Human rights
209
Economy
222
Environment
241
State responsibility
254
Peaceful settlement of disputes between states
273
ius in bello
342

International organizations individuals companies and groups
91
63
99
Jurisdiction
109
Immunity from jurisdiction
118
Treaties
130
Acquisition of territory
147
Legal consequences of changes of sovereignty over territory
161
The Charter and the organs of the United Nations
364
The United Nations and peace and security
385
Table of cases
431
Index
441
Effective control by a government
443
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