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International Law, 2/e

Doctrine, Practice, and Theory

by (author) John H. Currie, Craig Forcese, Joanna Harrington & Valerie Oosterveld

Publisher
Irwin Law Inc.
Initial publish date
Jan 2014
Category
International, Treaties
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552213575
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552213582
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $110.00

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International Law: Doctrine, Practice, and Theoryis an innovative and unique volume which crosses the traditional boundaries between textbook, casebook, and scholarly monograph. The book is designed primarily as an introduction to the system and substance of international law. It is also a convenient and comprehensive reference work on the most important aspects of this burgeoning field.

The book includes introductory materials on the nature, history, and theory of international law from an international relations, as well as a legal, perspective. Carefully selected and edited primary materials — including treaties, UN documents, and cases — take readers to the very sources of the rules and principles that comprise modern international law. Extensive and critical commentary on, and analysis of, these primary materials guide the reader to an understanding of the rules, their strengths and weaknesses, and their place in the international legal system. Descriptions of contemporary real-world situations provide concrete context to the discussion.

Remarkable for both its depth and breadth, International Law: Doctrine, Practice, and Theory sets a new standard for the study of international law in Canada. It will make an invaluable addition to the reference collection of practitioners, judges, and scholars working in this ever-increasingly important area of modern law.

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About the authors

John H. Currie is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches, inter alia, public international law, the use of force by states, and the law of armed conflict. He is also an adjunct research professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. The holder of degrees in astronomy and physics from the University of Toronto, and in law from the universities of Ottawa and Cambridge, Professor Currie is editor-in-chief of The Canadian Yearbook of International Law and the author or co-author of several books. His research and writing interests include various aspects of public international law, with a particular focus on its reception in domestic legal systems. He has been scholar-in-residence in the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, advising on matters of international criminal and humanitarian law and representing Canada before a number of UN bodies (including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia). He is also a past president of the Canadian Council on International Law; has designed and taught courses on public international law for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute; and served as a member of the Canadian delegation to the 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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Craig Forcese is an Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. There, he teaches administrative law, public International Law, and National Security Law and runs the annual foreign policy practicum. Much of his present research and writing relates to democratic accountability, national security, and international law. Prior to joining the law school faculty, he practiced law with the Washington D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, specializing in international trade law. Craig has law degrees from the University of Ottawa and Yale University, a B.A. from McGill, and an M.A. in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He is a member of the bars of Ontario, New York and the District of Columbia.

He is author of National Security Law (Irwin Law, 2008)and co-author of The Laws of Government (Irwin Law 2005) and International Law: Doctrine, Practice and Theory (Irwin Law, 2007).

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Joanna Harrington is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, where she teaches public international law and international criminal law, as well as constitutional law when not serving as an associate dean with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. She has degrees from the universities of British Columbia (BA), Victoria (JD), and Cambridge (PhD), and an Academy of European Law Diploma in Human Rights Law from the European University Institute in Italy. Her research and writings often focus on the interplay between international and domestic law, including the interplay between international human rights law and domestic bills of rights. From 2006 to 2008, she served as the scholar-in-residence with the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, participating in the negotiation of new human rights instruments at the United Nations and the Organization of American States. Before becoming a law professor, she served as the legal officer to a member of Britain’s House of Lords during a period of significant constitutional reform.

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Valerie Oosterveld is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where she teaches public International Law, the law of international organizations, and international criminal law. She has degrees from the universities of Ottawa (BSocSc), Toronto (LLB), and Columbia (LLM and JSD). Her research and writings focus on gender issues within international criminal justice. Before joining the faculty in 2005, Valerie served in the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In this role, she provided legal advice on international criminal accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. She was a member of the Canadian delegation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) negotiations, as well as the subsequent ICC Assembly of States Parties and the 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the ICC.

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