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Principles of International Law, 6th edition

Principles of International Law, 6th edition

Hall, S, 2019

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Principles of International Law is a clear and accessible guide to understanding international law


Format: Paperback


Principles of International Law provides a clear, succinct and accessible guide to the cardinal concepts of public international law by covering its structure, systematic requirements and major substantive topics.

Each chapter contains a clear statement of objectives, a list of key instruments and authorities, a lucid statement of the law, original analysis and commentary, extracts from treaties and other legal instruments, and helpful case summaries and extracts. Problem questions with suggested responses and further discussion questions are provided. An appendix of basic documents is included for convenient quick reference.

The sixth edition is updated and revised to incorporate the most recent developments in international law across a wide range of areas. Recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and other international and domestic tribunals have been added. The extended coverage includes:

• the South China Sea arbitration award in the Permanent Court of Arbitration
• the draft conclusions on the identification of customary internal law issued by the International Law Commission
• an expanded consideration of the General Principles of Law as they relate to the jus gentium

The volume provides clear guidance to scholars, legal practitioners and students of law or international relations seeking to improve their knowledge and to extend their understanding of this important subject.



• Clear, accessible discussion of international law key principles
• Covers all key topics
• Extensive pedagogic features enhance learning outcomes
• Includes selected primary source documents


Related Titles

Hall, Law of Contract in Hong Kong: Cases and Commentary, 6th ed, 2019
Triggs, International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices, 2nd ed, 2011
Tully, Lewis & Quirico, LexisNexis Study Guide International Law, 2015


Stephen Hall is Professor of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is an award-winning teacher and researcher. He previously taught at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, where he was the Director of the European Law Centre. Before turning to academic life, he spent nine years with the Australian Attorney-General's Department, where he advised government ministers and officials. He holds a doctorate in European Union Law from the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Ch 1 Nature and sources of international law
Ch 2 Law of treaties
Ch 3 International law in Australian law
Ch 4 Statehood and personality
Ch 5 International responsibility and diplomatic protection
Ch 6 State jurisdiction and immunity
Ch 7 State territory
Ch 8 International dispute settlement
Ch 9 International use of force
Ch 10 International criminal law
Ch 11 International human rights
Ch 12 Law of the sea
Appendices: Select basic documents in international law

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