Aspen Publishing

International Law, Seventh Edition

Barry E. Carter, Allen S. Weiner, Duncan B. Hollis


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    Intended for use in an International Law survey course, International Law, Seventh Edition provides comprehensive coverage of foundational international law questions, including the nature and sources of international law, core doctrinal topics such as the subjects of international law (states and international organizations), and the jurisdictional powers and immunities of states. The book also addresses key substantive topics in international law, with reference to important contemporary foreign policy issues, such as (i) international human rights, (ii) the law of the sea, (iii) international environmental law, (iv) the use of force and the law of armed conflict, and (v) international criminal law.

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    Summary of Contents

    Preface to the Seventh Edition
    Editorial Notice

    Chapter 1 What Is International Law?
    Chapter 2 Creating Legal and Nonlegal Norms: Treaties, Customary
    Law, Activities of International Organizations, and Private
    Chapter 3 The Relationship Between International and Domestic
    Legal Systems: The Case of the United States
    Chapter 4 International Dispute Resolution
    Chapter 5 States, International Organizations, and Other
    Subjects of International Law
    Chapter 6 Jurisdiction: The Allocation of Legal Authority
    Among States
    Chapter 7 Foreign Sovereign Immunity and the Act of
    State Doctrine
    Chapter 8 International Human Rights and State Responsibility
    for Injuries to Aliens
    Chapter 9 Law of the Sea
    Chapter 10 International Environmental Law
    Chapter 11 Use of Force and Arms Control
    Chapter 12 International Criminal Law

    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Duncan B. Hollis

    Duncan B. Hollis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at Temple University Law School in Philadelphia. His scholarship engages with issues of international law, interpretation, and cybersecurity, with a particular emphasis on treaties, norms, international organizations, and other forms of international regulation. A former Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Professor Hollis has served as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a Visiting Professor at LUISS Università Guido Carli. He is currently a non-resident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a contributor to the international law blog, Opinio Juris. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and served as an Adviser on its project to draft a Fourth Restatement on the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. In 2016, he was elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States to a four year term on the OAS’s Inter-American Juridical Committee.

    Professor Hollis’s other books include The Oxford Guide to Treaties (OUP 2012) which was awarded the 2013 ASIL Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers, as well as National Treaty Law & Practice (Nijhoff 2005). His articles have appeared in various journals and books, including the American Journal of International Law, the Texas Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Harvard Journal of International Law, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is actively engaged in studying—and participating in—global negotiating dynamics on regulating state behavior in cyberspace, including working with Microsoft on its recent proposals to create new institutions to improve global governance with respect to cybersecurity.

    Barry E. Carter

    Professor Carter has an extensive background in international trade and business, U.S. and international law, and foreign policy. In 2006 he received Georgetown Law’s excellence in teaching award. Mr. Carter also teaches frequently in other countries.
    He returned to Georgetown in 1996 after over three years as the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. He implemented and enforced a variety of trade and nonproliferation laws, and he also helped reorganize his 370-person Bureau. Mr. Carter also served during that time as the U.S. vice chair to Secretary of Defense William Perry on bilateral defense conversion committees with Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and other countries to help eliminate the nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan and Ukraine and to secure nuclear and other dangerous materials in several countries. He also served on committees with China.

    Before entering the government, Mr. Carter had been a Georgetown professor since 1979 and was Executive Director of the American Society of International Law during 1992-93. He was a visiting law professor at Stanford in 1990. He served as a senior counsel on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities in 1975. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 1972. A member of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s National Security Council staff from 1970?72, he worked on nuclear arms negotiations and other foreign policy matters. While an Army officer, he was a program analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has also been a trial and appellate lawyer in private practice in California and Washington, D.C.
    Mr. Carter, a native Californian, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received a master's degree in economics and public policy from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was the Projects Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

    Prof. Carter's book on International Economic Sanctions: Improving the Haphazard U.S. Legal Regime (Cambridge Univ. Press: 1988) received the 1989 annual award from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for the outstanding new book on international law subjects. He is the co-author of the widely-used casebook on International Law (Aspen: 5th ed. 2007) and the editor of the accompanying Selected Documents (Aspen: 9th ed. 2009). He has also written chapters in books as well as publishing articles in the California Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Scientific American, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other periodicals.
    He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and ASIL. He is on the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, the advisory council of a major insurance company, and was on the board of directors of a U.S. international trading company. He has served on two binational arbitration panels that reviewed Chapter 19 trade matters under the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has also been the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Defense Budget Project and the Vice President of the Arms Control Association.

    Allen S. Weiner

    Allen Weiner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He is an international legal scholar with expertise in such wide-ranging fields as international and national security law, the law of war, international conflict resolution, and international criminal law (including transitional justice). His scholarship focuses on international law and the response to the contemporary security threats of international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He also explores the relationship between international law and the invocation of domestic &"war powers” in connection with the U.S. response to terrorism. In the realm of international conflict resolution, his highly multidisciplinary work analyzes the barriers to resolving violent political conflicts. Weiner’s scholarship is deeply informed by experience; he practiced international law in the U.S. Department of State for more than a decade advising government policymakers, negotiating international agreements, and representing the United States in litigation before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.
    Senior Lecturer Weiner is co-director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law and the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, Weiner served as legal counselor to the U.S. Embassy in The Hague and attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. He was a law clerk to Judge John Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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