International Law: A Dictionary

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Februar 2005



This dictionary acquaints legal and other professionals, students, and interested general readers with the basic tenets of public international law, combining the features of both a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook in a language understandable to the lay person. Includes a list of acronyms and abbreviations; a glossary of Latin phrases; a chronology that offers a historical perspective by listing major developments relating to international law throughout the centuries; a table of cases with references to entries; and 373 entries with numerous cross-references and abundant references to primary sources, mostly treaties and court cases.


Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Introduction Part 3 List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Glossary Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Table of Cases Part 7 List of Entries Chapter 8 I General Problems: Nature and Enforcement of International Law, Sources, Relationship between International and National Law Chapter 9 II International Legal Personality, States: Recognition, Jurisdiction, Responsibility, Succession Chapter 10 III Individuals, Human Rights Chapter 11 IV The Geophysical Context I: Land, Air, Outer SPace, International Environmental Law Chapter 12 V The Geophysical Context II: The Law of the Sea Chapter 13 VI The Law of Treaties Chapter 14 VII Peaceful Settlement of Disputes Chapter 15 VIII The Use of Force Chapter 16 IX International Human Law Part 17 Annex: Bibliography Part 18 About the Author


Boleslaw A. Boczek has spent more than five decades studying and teaching international law. He was also for some time a consultant for the United Nations and for several years did legal research at Harvard Law School as research associate. He was also a visiting professor and Fulbright senior lecturer at a number of foreign universities and more recently a member of the adjunct faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Dr. Boczek is author of Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals and coauthor of International Law Dictionary.


...a very useful work...provides a wealth of information about international law, including the assumptions and rationales on which it is based and the rules and principles that are used in interpreting and administering the law...useful for a wide readership. Reference Reviews Boczek (emeritus, Kent State) offers a commendable achievement and worthy successor in this heir apparent to his outdated The International Law Dictionary...This is an invaluable resource for law and academic libraries with international relations collections. Highly recommended. General readers, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, professionals. CHOICE ...a well-organized and thorough treatment of the burgeoning area of international law...Many libraries will find International Law to be an excellent addition to their collections. It is a natural choice for academic and law libraries as well as government and nonprofit libraries in agencies and organizations that deal with international issues. It may also fill an important need in public libraries, particularly with the heightened interest that citizens now have about international matters. American Reference Books Annual It provides an impressive array of scholarly entries on all basic tenets of Public International Law - thus combining the best features of both an encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook...This is a fabulous resource for students, scholars, and all legal professionals. American Society of International Law Boczek (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) combines the features of a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook in this reference. In the first chapter he introduces general topics related to international law, including its sources and the relationship between international and national law. Subsequent chapters cover the law of peace as it governs states, individuals, spatial context and interaction. Boczek concludes with a chapter on the law of war as it is manifested in international humanitarian law. The volume contains a list of acronyms and abbreviations; a glossary of Latin phrases; a chronology of major developments in international law; a table of cases; and a list of the 373 entries. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810850781
ISBN: 0810850788
Untertitel: 'Dictionaries of International'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 475 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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