Publisher description for International law / Malcolm N. Shaw.

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Counter This fifth edition of Malcolm Shaw's bestselling textbook on international law provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the subject, fully revised and updated to April 2003. Preserving the structure which made the previous edition so successful, a new chapter on Inter-state Courts and Tribunals considers the developing role played by the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Also examined are arbitration tribunals and the role of international institutions such as the WTO in resolving conflicts. The prosecution of individuals for violations of international law through the Yugoslav and Rwanda tribunals is also examined. Written in a clear and accessible style, 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 relations and the political sciences. The book is also valuable to practitioners and governmental and international civil servants.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: International law