An introduction to the role of international law in international relations.
Just published by Oxford University Press, Professor Clapham’s latest book Brierly’s Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations draws upon his expertise gained as a professor of international law at the Institute over the last 15 years as well as his experience as a practitioner of humanitarian and human rights law. The original book by J.L. Brierly first appeared in 1928 and attracted a wide readership with translations into 12 languages. This new edition builds on Brierly’s scholarship and his idea that law must serve a social purpose. Previous editions of The Law of Nations have been the standard introduction to international law for decades, and are popular in many different countries due to the simplicity and brevity of their style.
Providing a comprehensive overview of international law, this new version of the classic book retains the original qualities and is again essential reading for all those interested in learning what role the law plays in international affairs. The reader will find chapters on traditional and contemporary topics such as: the basis of international obligation, the role of the UN and the International Criminal Court, the emergence of new states, the acquisition of territory, the principles covering national jurisdiction and immunities, the law of treaties, the different ways of settling international disputes, and the rules on resort to force and the prohibition of aggression. It is directly addressed to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Now in its seventh edition, the 6th was edited by Sir Humphrey Waldock, who was, among other posts, President of the International Court of Justice
Copies of the book are available for Graduate Institute and Academy students at the cost price of CHF 20 from the Academy at the Villa Moynier
Another of Professor Clapham’s books, Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction, has just been published in Arabic.
Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute, and the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He teaches international human rights law and public international law. Prior to coming to the Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York. Andrew Clapham has worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq.