Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law by Peter Malanczuk

By Peter Malanczuk

First released in 1970, a contemporary creation to overseas legislation speedily proven itself because the most generally used and profitable textbook in its box. It covers various subject matters from diplomatic immunity to the UN and from popularity of presidency to battle crimes. This new version has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date by means of Peter Malanczuk to take account of many contemporary advancements and contains new chapters on human rights, the surroundings and the economic climate.

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The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 The period of ‘classical’ international law came to an end with the two Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907,83 the first initiated by Tsar Nicholas II on the basis of his famous peace manifesto, the second by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Conference of 1899 resulted in three conventions and three declarations dealing with the law of land warfare, the law of sea warfare and the peaceful settlement of disputes, which led to the innovation of the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Vattel exercised a strong and pernicious influence on many writers and states during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; even today his influence is still sometimes felt. An intellectual climate which encourages states to assert their rights and to ignore their duties is a sure recipe for disorder. The theory of sovereignty One word which recurs frequently in the writings of Vattel’s followers is ‘sovereignty’, and it is doubtful whether any single word has ever caused so much intellectual confusion and international lawlessness.

The International Rivalry of the Great Powers, 1880–1990, 2nd edn 1994. Malanczuk, Region und unitarische Struktur in Großbritannien, 1984. Kimminich, Since the Second World War, 849–61. Singh, South and SouthEast Asia, 824–39. Alexandrowicz, An Introduction to the History of the Law of Nations in the East Indies (16th, 17th and 18th centuries), 1967; Treaty and Diplomatic Relations Between European and South Asian Powers in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, RdC 123 (1968– I), 121 et seq.

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