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Preface Glossary 1 The Development and Nature of International Law Introduction The Historical Development of International Law The Binding Nature of International Law The Enforcement of International Law Centralized enforcement machinery Extra-legal considerations The enforcement of international law by individual states 2 The General Principles of International Law States as Sovereign Entities What is a state? State sovereignty and international law States as the Primary Subjects of International Law International organizations Individuals The Sources of International Law Customary international law Treaties as sources of international law Other sources of international law 3 International Relations Perspectives on International Law The Approach of International Relations Theories to International Law Realism Institutionalism Liberalism Constructivism Recent Interdisciplinary Work on the Role of International Law Byers: custom, power and the power of rules Koh: why nations obey Arend: do international rules matter? Conclusions 4 Preventing the Use of Force by States: Korea, the Gulf Conflict and Beyond Introduction Korea (1950) The Gulf Conflict (1990-1) The Legality of Subsequent 'Enforcement' Actions Iraq (1998) Kosovo (1999) Conclusions 5 Diplomacy and the Threat of Force Introduction The Threat of Force as a Tool of International Diplomacy The Legality of the Threat of Force Permissible Threats of Force The Legality of the Threat of Force in the Gulf Conflict Conclusions 6 Extraditing Pinochet Introduction The Issues The Decision in Ex parte Pinochet Extraditable crimes Head of State immunity Conclusions 7 The Abuse of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities: A Necessary Evil? The Fletcher Incident The Development and Rationale of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities The Substantive Law of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Dealing with Abuse A Necessary Evil? 8 Conclusions Bibliography IndexLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: International relations, International law