Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has been shaping the study and application of international law for over 50 years. Serving as a single-volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book is one of the classic treatises on international law, now fully updated to order to take account of recent developments. It includes extensive references in order to provide a solid foundation for further research.
Authored by James Crawford, the ninth edition further secures the work as the essential international law text for students and practitioners.
James Crawford, Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge
James Crawford, SC, FBA, is a Judge of the International Court of Justice and formerly Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2010 he was awarded the Nessim Habif World Prize by the University of Geneva and in 2012 the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law.
Part I: Preliminary Topics 1: Introduction 2: The sources of international law 3: The relations of international and national law Part II: Personality and Recognition 4: Subjects of international law 5: Creation and incidence of statehood 6: Recognition of states and governments 7: International organizations Part III: Territorial Sovereignty 8: Forms of governmental authority over territory 9: Acquisition and transfer of territorial sovereignty 10: Status of territory: further problems Part IV: Law of the Sea 11: The territorial sea and other maritime zones 12: Maritime delimitation and associated questions 13: Maritime transit and the regime of the high seas Part V: The Environment and Natural Resources 14: Common spaces and co-operation in the use of natural resources 15: Legal aspects of the protection of the environment Part VI: International Transactions 16: The law of treaties 17: Diplomatic and consular relations 18: Unilateral acts, acquiescience, and estoppel 19: Succession to rights and duties Part VII: State Jurisdiction 20: Sovereignty and equality of states 21: Jurisdictional competence 22: Privileges and immunities of foreign states Part VIII: Nationality and Related Concepts 23: The relations of nationality 24: Nationality of corporations and assets Part IX: The Law of Responsibility 25: The conditions for international responsibility 26: Consequences of an internationally wrongful act 27: Multilateral public order and issues of responsibility Part X: The Protection of Individuals and Groups 28: The international minimum standard: diplomatic protection and protection of investments 29: International human rights 30: International criminal justice Part XI: Disputes 31: The claims process 32: Third-party settlement of international disputes 33: Use of threat of force by states