This fifth edition of Malcolm Shaw’s bestselling textbook provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the subject. This leading text was fully revised and updated to Spring 2003 to take account of new developments in the field. Basically preserving the structure which made the previous edition so successful, a new chapter on Inter-state Courts and Tribunals pays special attention to the role of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea. In addition to that a new chapter on International Humanitarian Law. Also examined are arbitration tribunals set up for dispute settlement and the role of international institutions such as the WTO in resolving conflicts.
Additional coverage of events in Kosovo and Iraq analyses the questions of humanitarian intervention and the role of the UN. Written in a clear and accessible style and setting the subject firmly in the context of world politics and the economic and cultural influences affecting it, this book remains a highly readable and invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike. The scope of the text makes this essential reading for students of international law, international relations and the political sciences.