International Law


PRICE: R 569.95
ISBN: 9780199050154
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 240 x 168


Part 1: Interstate relations: Origins, development and international law making
Chapter 1: Defining epochs
Chapter 2: Statehood and recognition
Chapter 3: International law making as an attribute of state sovereignty

Part 2: Foundational principles and enforcement of international law
Chapter 4: The fundamental principles of the international legal order
Chapter 5: Maintaining international peace and security: The enforcement of international law

Part 3: Jurisdiction and control over territory and persons
Chapter 6: Jurisdiction of states
Chapter 7: Treatment of aliens
Chapter 8: Extradition and deportation
Chapter 9: Refugees
Chapter 10: Diplomatic privileges and immunities

Part 4: The international law of human security
Chapter 11: International protection of human rights
Chapter 12: International humanitarian law
Chapter 13: International criminal law
Chapter 14: International trade and sustainable development
Chapter 15: Protection of international investments: Selected contemporary aspects
Chapter 16: Legal protection of the environment

Content Editor:
Hennie Strydom is Professor in Public International Law at the University of Johannesburg, and holds the National Research Foundation Chair in International Law.

Christopher Gevers is a Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Laurence Juma is Professor in, and Deputy Dean of, the Faculty of Law at Rhodes University.

Gerhard Kemp is Professor in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University.

Oliver C. Ruppel is Professor in the Faculty of Law, and Director of the Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP), at Stellenbosch University.

Werner Scholtz is Professor in the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence at the University of the Western Cape.

Frans Viljoen is Professor in Law, and Director of the Centre for Human Rights, in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

Patrick Vrancken is the incumbent of the South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Brief description:
International Law offers a rigorous yet accessible introduction to public international law for students. Presenting a clearly structured conceptual framework, the text is designed to support understanding by providing a concise, coherent perspective of international law principles and systems at domestic, regional and international levels. In addition to the standard, core material addressed in international law curriculae, the text examines judgments from South African courts and African jurisdictions, and provides a challenging analysis of key, emerging developments which are particularly relevant to the African context.

The text addresses the following key topics:
• International criminal law
• Protection of individuals against mass atrocities
• The use of force against non-state actors
• International trade and investment law
• International climate change law
• Legal protection of the environment.
Additional teaching and learning resources assist students to master the subject matter, and support the development of advanced academic skills.

International Law is suited as core course material for students who are studying public international law as a module of the LLB degree, or at postgraduate level. It is also a useful resource for legal practitioners who may wish to engage with foundational and current principles of the field.

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