Subject Focus

June Focus: International Law

The range of International Law titles we publish means there is something to fit all types of course and teaching approach. 

The collection of chapters this month shows off the breadth of our resources; dip in and discover a new resource this month. Chapters are available for non-Law Trove subscribers to access until 30 June 2023.

The International Law collection available for students and institutions to buy for £49.99.

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Chapter collection

Ch 1. The history and nature of international law
from International Law (2nd edn) by Gleider Hernández

“For as long as organized human groups or societies have existed, rules have developed to regulate their relations with one another; they have exchanged tributes, signed treaties of alliance or friendship, and even exchanged diplomats.”


Ch 4. States as the Primary Subjects of International Law
from Cassesse's International Law (3rd edn) by Paola Gaeta, Jorge E. Viñuales, and Salvatore Zappalá

“States are the backbone of the international community. States created the international legal order as we know it, and international law has been modelled on the evolving needs and interests of States.”


Ch 16.The law of treaties
from Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (9th edn) by James Crawford

“International organizations, including the UN, have their legal basis in multilateral treaties. So too do arrangements on matters ranging from geostationary orbit to the regulation of intellectual property to the governance of Antarctica.”


Ch 8. The law of the sea
from International Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (5th edn) by Ilias Bantekas and Efthymios Papastavridis

“The law of the sea fragments the sea into a series of zones in which States enjoy sovereign rights or jurisdictional competences. Instrumental to the establishment of such zones is the determination of baselines, which constitute the starting point for measuring the breadth of each zone.”


Ch 17. Countermeasures and Sanctions
from International Law (5th edn) by Malcolm Evans

“The issue of enforcement by means of non-forcible measures is one of the least developed areas of international law. Two legal regimes are relatively clear—non-forcible countermeasures taken by States (countermeasures) and non-forcible measures taken by international organizations (sanctions).”


Ch 5. Non-State Actors: Environmental Rights, Liability, and Crimes
from Birnie, Boyle, and Redgwell's International Law and the Environment (4th edn) by Alan Boyle and Catherine Redgwell

“Why should environmental protection be treated as a human rights issue? There are several possible answers. Most obviously, and in contrast to the rest of international environmental law, a human rights perspective directly addresses environmental impacts on the life, health, private life, and property of individual humans rather than on other states or the global environment.”