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Public International Law Simplified

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Globalisation is a key agenda in the world today and dealings between and among states, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and transnational corporations multiply by the day. The conduct of the various subjects of the international society in their mutual intercourse is regulated by public international law.

The topic of public international law is complex and invloves a multitude of sources, many of which may not be easily understood by the student, layman or beginner. This book serves to provide a simplified account of the legal principles governing public international law. It deals with that body of rules and regulations that govern legal relations between various states and international organisations.

It also provides a quick reference and revision guidance to beginners, particularly those studying the subject. All chapters are written in the most direct and simple language that the general public and the non-professionals, who are interested in the workings of public international law and wish to be equipped with the basic knowledge and principles of the subject, can easily understand.

The authors have drawn upon their wide experience in teaching this subject to prepare this highly readable book which seeks to shed light on and facilitate a quick understanding of the general concepts of public international law. The extensive reference list provide useful signposts for further reading and research where necessary.

Hunud Abia Kadouf and Abdulfatai Oladapo Sambo. 


Chapter 1: Preliminary Issues on International Law

Chapter 2: Sources of International Law

Chapter 3: The Relationship between International Law and National Law

Chapter 4: Subjects of International Law

Chapter 5: State Territory

Chapter 6: State Jurisdiction

Chapter 7: Immunity from Jurisdiction

Chapter 8: The Law of Treaty

Chapter 9: The Law of the Sea

Chapter 10: International Human Rights 

Chapter 11: The Law of the United Nations

Chapter 12: Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes

Chapter 13: International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict