International Law

Vaughan Lowe explains the basic structural principles of international law, and looks at its potential and its limitations.

International Law

International Law

Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of theinternational system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the worldfaces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.

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International Law
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Vaughan Lowe
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of theinternational system to deal with the
Law
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Comparative law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream
Environmental Law: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Elizabeth Fisher
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory techniques. In theory, environmental protection is a no brainer. Few people would actively argue forpollution or environmental destruction.
Philosophy of Law
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice,
European Union Law: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Anthony Arnull
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The European Union is rarely out of the news and, as it deals with the consequences of the Brexit vote and struggles to emerge from the eurozone crisis, it faces difficult questions about its future. In this debate, the law has a central role to play, whether the issue be

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