Written for students working in a range of disciplines, this textbook provides an accessible, balanced, and nuanced introduction to the field of public international law. It explains the basic concepts and legal frameworks of public international law while acknowledging the field's inherent complexities and controversies. Featuring numerous carefully chosen and clearly explained examples, it demonstrates how the law applies in practice, and public international law's pervasive influence on world affairs, both past and present. Aiming not to over-emphasize any particular domestic jurisprudence or research interest, this textbook offers a global overview of public international law that will be highly valuable to any student new to the study of this very significant field.
Cecily Rose, Leiden University, Niels Blokker, Leiden University, Daniëlla Dam-de Jong, Leiden University, Simone van den Driest, Dutch Council of State, Robert Heinsch, Leiden University, Erik Koppe, Pels Rijcken, Nico Schrijver, Dutch Council of State