Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2/3/2012
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Updated in its 10thedition, Law Among Nationsexplains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles and processes. Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries,this comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases.

Author Biography

Gerhard von Glahn (late) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


James Larry Taulbee is Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Abbrevationsp. xvii
The Law of Nationsp. 1
The Nature of International Lawp. 2
The Nature of the Lawp. 3
Visions of International Politicsp. 10
Why Do States Obey International Law?p. 15
Extralegal Factors That Promote Compliancep. 18
Suggested Readingsp. 22
Development of Law Among Nationsp. 24
Early Development of International Lawp. 24
From Medieval to Early Modern Europep. 26
The Impact of Westphalia (1648)p. 33
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 35
International Law As "International" Before World War Ip. 37
Twentieth Centuryp. 38
Suggested Readingsp. 48
Sources of the Lawp. 50
International Treaties (Conventions)p. 51
International Customp. 53
Beyond Article 38 of the Statutep. 67
Suggested Readingsp. 71
International Agreementsp. 72
Types of Agreementsp. 72
What Makes a Treaty Valid?p. 78
Formation of Treatiesp. 79
Special Problemsp. 91
Validity of Treatiesp. 92
Suggested Readingsp. 99
International Legal Processp. 101
Diplomatic Correspondence: Government-to-Government Claim or Negotiationp. 103
Sanctions and Centralized Enforcementp. 113
Suggested Readingsp. 116
The Relationship Between International and Municipal Lawsp. 117
Monism and Dualism: What is the Relationship Between International and Domestic Law?p. 118
Applying International Lawp. 118
Civil Code States and the European Unionp. 133
Suggested Readingsp. 134
Subjects of International Lawp. 137
Subjects of International Law: Recognitionp. 138
The Community of Nationsp. 138
International Juridical Personalityp. 139
Contemporary Practicep. 169
State Successionp. 172
Suggested Readingsp. 177
Rights and Duties of International Legal Personsp. 178
Traditional Viewsp. 178
Rights of Statesp. 178
The Rights of Existence and Independencep. 179
The Right of Equalityp. 181
The Right of Immunityp. 182
State Immunityp. 185
Act of State Doctrinep. 196
Rights of International Organizationsp. 198
Duties of Statesp. 200
Suggested Readingsp. 204
The Allocation of Competence in International Lawp. 207
Nationalityp. 208
Meaning of Nationalityp. 208
Right of the State to Confer Nationalityp. 209
Suggested Readingsp. 230
Principles of Jurisdictionp. 233
Principles of International Jurisdictionp. 235
Extraditionp. 246
Common Elements of Extradition Treatiesp. 249
Suggested Readingsp. 269
State Responsibility: Responsibility for Injuries to Aliensp. 271
Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulnessp. 273
The Rainbow Warriorp. 273
Mixed Claims Commissionsp. 284
Responsibility of States for the Actions of Rebels and Insurgent Governmentsp. 296
Suggested Readingsp. 297
The Law of the Seap. 299
Some Notes on "Lawmaking" at the International Levelp. 300
General Principlesp. 301
Basic Principlesp. 302
Maritime Boundaries and Jurisdictional Principlesp. 306
High Seasp. 325
A Note on Regimes and the Idea of the Global Commonsp. 331
Suggested Readingsp. 334
Jurisdiction Over Air Space and Outer Spacep. 338
National Airspacep. 338
Air Hijackingp. 343
Telecommunicationsp. 356
Outer Spacep. 359
Suggested Readingsp. 362
Agents of International Intercourse Immunitiesp. 363
Diplomatic Agentsp. 363
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunitiesp. 375
Agents of International Organizations: Privileges and Immunitiesp. 390
Consular Agentsp. 395
Suggested Readingsp. 401
International Law and the Individualp. 403
The Individual and International Law: Human Rightsp. 404
The Individual: From Object to Subjectp. 404
Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of States Over Their Nationalsp. 405
Theory and Practicep. 406
The United Nations and Human Rightsp. 407
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rightsp. 409
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rightsp. 410
Other Human Rights Instrumentsp. 410
Implementationp. 414
Commission on Human Rights/Human Rights Councilp. 416
Regional Human Rights Initiativesp. 418
Human Rights and Territorial Asylump. 423
U.S. Practice and Human Rights Conventionsp. 430
Suggested Readingsp. 434
International Criminal Lawp. 436
Crimes Against Humanity and Genocidep. 438
Piracyp. 449
Peacetime Hostage Takingp. 459
Terrorismp. 470
Inter-American Convention Against Terrorismp. 475
Conclusionp. 475
Suggested Readingsp. 476
Process and Issuesp. 479
Adjudicationp. 480
Advantages and Disadvantages of Adjudicationp. 481
International Adjudicationp. 483
Arbitrationp. 483
Judicial Settlementp. 488
Suggested Readingsp. 507
International Law and Protection of the Environmentp. 508
The Environment and Traditional International Lawp. 509
The Limits of the Liability/Traditional Law Frameworkp. 511
Regimes and the Lawp. 512
Organizations and Regimesp. 518
The Earth Summit (Rio Conference)p. 523
Treatiesp. 526
Conclusionp. 538
Suggested Readingsp. 539
International Economic Lawp. 540
Economic Theory and Economy Lawp. 540
World War I and the Great Depressionp. 543
Prelude: Modern Economic Theory and Political Economyp. 545
The Bretton Woods Systemp. 547
The International Monetary Fundp. 547
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Tradep. 554
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agencyp. 573
Suggested Readingsp. 574
Law and the Use of Forcep. 575
The Use of Forcep. 576
The Classic Definition of Warp. 577
Pre-Charter Attempts to Regulate the Use of Forcep. 579
The United Nationsp. 582
Terrorism and Self-Defensep. 591
Suggested Readingsp. 611
International Humanitarian Law: War Crimesp. 613
The Laws of War (JUS IN BELLO): International Humanitarian Lawp. 613
Early Development of the Law of Warp. 614
Law of Noninternational Warsp. 616
Prisoners of Warp. 619
Limiting the Means of Warp. 627
Belligerent Occupationp. 634
Fourth Geneva Convention and AP-Ip. 635
Rules of Conflict in the Airp. 640
Naval Warfarep. 642
Suggested Readingsp. 643
War Crime Tribunalsp. 645
The Treaty of Versailles and the Commission of Fifteenp. 647
Leipzigp. 648
Constantinoplep. 649
The International Military Tribunal: Nurembergp. 651
International Military Tribunal for the Far Eastp. 654
Trials by National Tribunalsp. 655
After Nurembergp. 656
The Courts: Structure and Organizationp. 658
The International Criminal Courtp. 666
Suggested Readingsp. 673
Subject and Name Indexp. 675
Index of Casesp. 694
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