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International Law

Front Cover - International Law

Sixth Edition

Barry E. Carter
Georgetown University

Allen S. Weiner
Stanford University

2011. 1,216 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-9810-2. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

International Law, Sixth Edition is intended for the survey course, it covers the core topics, basic doctrines, and a broad range of international relations and foreign policy issues relevant to the contemporary public international law course.


  • A comprehensive and effective blend of current issues and materials alongside traditional theories and concepts
  • A balanced combination of cases, excerpts, notes, questions, and other interdisciplinary materials representing a variety of perspectives (economics, international relations theory, etc.)
  • Starts with foundations of international law (definition of state, sources of law including treaties and customary international law, etc.) then builds to discuss state authority, limitations, and emerging areas of substantive international law
  • A distinctively accessible style, with clear organization, relevant cases, and problems
  • An analysis of the relationship between international and domestic law, and public and private law
  • Gives students exposure to such substantive topics as International Dispute Resolution, Human Rights, Environmental Law, the Use of Force, and International Criminal Law
  • A complete teaching package, including a Teacherís Manual and a biannual document supplement

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Updates on the significant legal developments in the policies of the U.N., U.S., NATO, and other countries toward Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea
  • An expanded international environmental law chapter that includes the new efforts to address global climate change
  • Major revisions in the European Union sections to reflect the passage of the important Lisbon Treaty
  • Updated treatment on the U.S. counter-terrorism policies regarding detention, torture, and rendition
  • Excerpts of recent cases, including Supreme Court decisions in Medellin v. Texas and Boumediene v. Bush and International Court of Justice decisions in the Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America).