Public International Law: An Australian Perspective

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Public International Law: An Australian Perspective

ISBN : 9780195514223
Publisher : OUP Australia and New Zealand
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Edition : 2 Rev ed
Overview This new edition of the respected textbook Public International Law: An Australian Perspective has been fully revised and provides an authoritative account of international law from an Australian perspective. This text clearly and concisely outlines principles of international law within the political framework in which they operate, and highlights the crucial legal aspects of Australia's place in the modern word. It provides an up-to-date account of the legal foundations for the way nations behave, and contains extensive examples of Australian practice and policy in international law. The format follows that of the first edition, but has been updated to take full account of recent major developments in the last seven years, including the use of force, the role of the United Nations, human rights, and international criminal jurisdiction. Public International Law: An Australian Perspective 2e, explains these developments and specifically draws attention to the Australian dimension, by discussing Australian practice and by showing how these changes impact on Australia. This is the only general international law text that deliberately exploits the Australian dimension and each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in international law. Provides a detailed and up-to-date analysis of: the use of force; human rights; refugee law; state responsibility; jurisdiction; the law of the sea, international environmental law, Antarctica and international law; and modern trends in international legal theoryProven Features: Well-regarded and established text Explains the essentials of international law in an accessible and analytical way Appeals not only to students of international law, but also to those interested in international affairs Authoritative account of the law in a rapidly expanding area Reader friendly and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject Contains detailed examples of Australian practice and policy in international law and highlights the crucial legal aspects of Australia's place in the modern world Contributions from the leading Australian scholars and practitioners in the field Provides an invaluable foundation for students of international law Contributors: Dr Rosalie Balkin, International Maritime Organisation, London Professor Sam Blay, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Faculty of Law, ANU Professor James Crawford, University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor Don Grieg, Faculty of Law, ANU Professor Stuart Kaye, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong Wendy Lacey, Law School, University of Adelaide Professor Tim McCormack, Law School, University of Melbourne Professor Robert McCorquodale, University of Nottingham Dr Penelope Mathew, Faculty of Law, ANU Dr Peter Nygh (deceased), formerly Principal Member, Refugee Review Tribunal Brian Opeskin, Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, University of Wales, Aberystwyth Dr Rosemary Rayfuse, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales Associate Professor Donald Rothwell, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney Professor Ivan Shearer, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney Professor B. Martin Tsamenyi, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong

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