International Law: Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 8th Edition

International Law: Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 8th Edition
Emond Publishing
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August 2014
International Law

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International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 8th Edition emphasizes the experience and practice of international law from a Canadian perspective both domestically and in foreign relations. A publication of long-standing quality and distinguished reputation, this seminal text has been repeatedly cited as an authority in the Supreme Court of Canada and lower courts for decades. It delivers a comprehensive overview of the foundational concepts, principles, sources, and institutions of the international legal system, and examines specific subject areas of importance in the world today. This is the only Canadian publication that can offer its reader the guidance and legal sources required to move rapidly ahead with the analysis and research of a situation involving transboundary dimensions and international legal issues.

  • Supported by an online searchable index to facilitate efficient navigation
  • A new chapter addresses international humanitarian law and the regulation of armed conflict in order to protect civilians
  • Examines the law regarding specific subjects of importance in the world today, including:
    • International Criminal Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Human Rights Law
    • International Environmental Law
    • The Law of the Sea
    • International Limitation of the Use of Force
Chapter 1: Sources of International Law
I. Introduction
II. The Traditional Sources of International Law
III. Treaties
A. Generally
B. Treaty Making
C. Legal Effects of Treaties
D. Operation of Treaties
IV. Custom
A. General Customary Law
B. Regional or Special Customary Law
V. General Principles of Law
VI. Beyond the Traditional Sources of International Law
A. Law Making through International Organizations
B. Jus Cogens
C. Unilateral Legal Obligations
D. “Soft Law”
VII. The International Court of Justice
A. Organization of the Court
B. Parties Before the Court
C. Jurisdiction of the Court
D. Compulsory Jurisdiction under ICJ Statute Article 36(2)
E. Advisory Opinions
Chapter 2: International Legal Persons
I. Subjects of International Law
II. States and Statehood
A. States
B. Recognition
C. Sovereign Equality
D. Types of States
III. Other Legal Persons
A. International Organizations
B. Non-Governmental Organizations
C. Transnational Corporations
D. People
Chapter 3: National Application of International Law
I. National Application in Canada
II. Customary International Law in Canada
III. Treaties in Canada
A. Treaty Making
B. Treaty Implementation
C. Conflicts between International Law and Canadian Law
D. Interpretation of Implemented Treaties
E. Impact of Unimplemented Treaties
IV. “Indian Treaties”
Chapter 4: State Jurisdiction
I. Introduction to “Jurisdiction”
II. Jurisdiction over Territory
A. Territory of Canada
III. Nationality
A. Individuals
B. Corporations
IV. Exercise of Jurisdiction
A. Territorial Criminal Jurisdiction
B. Territorial Civil Jurisdiction
C. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
V. Jurisdiction over the Movement of Individuals
A. Extradition
B. Rendition and Deportation
C. Immigration and Asylum
VI. Immunity from Jurisdiction
A. Foreign State Immunity
B. Diplomatic and Consular Immunity
Chapter 5: State Responsibility
I. General Theory of Responsibility
A. General Principles
B. Basis of Responsibility
C. Attribution of Responsibility
D. Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness
E. Consequences of International Responsibility
F. Aggravated Responsibility
II. Responsibility for Injury to Aliens
A. Standard of Treatment
B. Protection of the Person
C. Protection of Property
III. Diplomatic Protection
A. Espousal and Nationality of Claims
B. Exhaustion of Local Remedies and Waiver of Claims
IV. Invocation of State Responsibility
A. General principles
B. Countermeasures
Chapter 6: International Criminal Law
I. Development of International Criminal Law
II. The International Criminal Court
A. Core Crimes
B. Criminal Process
III. National Prosecution of International Crimes
A. Canadian Practice
B. Immunity from Arrest and Prosecution?
Chapter 7: International Humanitarian Law
I. Introduction
II. Origins and Sources
III. Scope and Principles
A. Conflict Typology
B. Core Principles and Rules
C. Protection of Individuals
D. Controls on the Means and Methods of Warfare
IV. Implementation and Compliance
Chapter 8: International Human Rights Law
I. Introduction
A. Development of Protections
B. Special Nature of Human Rights
II. Human Rights Standards
A. Classifying Rights
B. Treaty Human Rights
C. Customary Human Rights
D. Universality of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity
E. Collective Rights and Self-Determination
III. Compliance and Enforcement
A. Treaty Mechanisms
B. Non-Treaty Mechanisms
Chapter 9: Law of the Sea
I. Introduction
II. Marine Zones
A. Internal Waters
B. Territorial Sea
C. Contiguous Zone
D. Exclusive Economic Zone
E. Continental Shelf
F. Canadian Exercise of Jurisdiction Over Offshore Zones
G. Islands and Archipelagos
H. International Straits
I. High Seas
III. Seabed Beyond National Jurisdiction
IV. Boundary Delimitation
V. Resource Management
A. Fisheries
B. Protection of the Marine Environment
Chapter 10: Protection of the Environment
I. Introduction
II. Customary Environmental Law Principles and Emerging Norms
A. Transboundary Environmental Harm: Prevention, Cooperation and Impact Assessment
B. Contemporary Developments: Non-State Actors and Emerging Norms
III. Branches of Environmental Law
A. Regulation of Transboundary Air Pollution
B. Protection of the Ozone Layer
C. Climate Change
D. Protection of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity
Chapter 11: Limitation of the Use of Force
I. Prohibition of the Use of Force
II. Justifications for the Use of Force
A. The Right of Self-Defence
B. Self-Defence of Nationals
C. Humanitarian Intervention
D. Collective measures Pursuant to the UN Charter
IV. Peacekeeping Role of the United Nations
V. The United Nations and Regional Arrangements
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