The seventh edition of Textbook on International Law offers students new to the subject a concise and focused introduction to the essential topics of an international law course, from the nature and sources of international law, to the use of force and human rights. Dixon guides students through the legal principles and areas of controversy, bringing the subject to life with the use of topical examples to illustrate key concepts. The book incorporates helpful features including a glossary, chapter summaries and further reading.The seventh edition includes further discussion of topical areas such as international human rights law and international criminal law. It features a new chapter focusing explicitly on international criminal law.
New to this edition:
Includes coverage of recent cases and decisions from the International Court of Justice
The chapter on the use of force examines the key points of contention in the discussion surrounding self-defence
The chapter on jurisdiction and sovereignty considers the extra-territorial reach of domestic legislation