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contents Preface v Principal abbreviations xvii Table of cases xxi Table of treaties xxiii Table of other international instruments xxv part i origins and foundations of the international community the main legal features of the international community 3 the historical evolution of the international community 22 the fundamental principles governing international relations 46 part ii subjects of the international community states as the primary subjects of international law 71 the spatial dimension of state activities 81 limitations on state sovereignty: immunities of foreign states and state organs, and treatment of foreigners and individuals 98 other international legal subjects 124 part iii creation and implementation of international legal standards international lawmaking: custom 153 treaties 170 other lawmaking processes 183 the hierarchy of international rules: the role of jus cogens 198 implementation of international rules within national systems 213 part iv breaches of international law and their consequences international wrongful acts and the legal reaction thereto 241 mechanisms for promoting compliance with law and preventing or settling disputes 278 enforcement 296 part v contemporary issues in international law the role of the united nations 317 un sanctions and the multilateral use of force 339 unilateral resort to force by states 354 the protection of human rights 375 legal restraints on violence in armed conflict 399 the repression of international crimes 435 the international response to terrorism 463 protection of the environment 482 legal attempts at narrowing the north–south gap 503 Index 529
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