New PDF release: Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law

By Peter Malanczuk

ISBN-10: 0415165539

ISBN-13: 9780415165532

First released in 1970, a latest creation to overseas legislation swiftly confirmed itself because the most generally used and profitable textbook in its box. It covers quite a few themes from diplomatic immunity to the UN and from popularity of presidency to warfare crimes. This new version has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date through Peter Malanczuk to take account of many fresh advancements and comprises new chapters on human rights, the surroundings and the economic climate.

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40 The leading naturalist writer was the Dutchman Hugo Grotius (1583– 1645), who is often regarded as the founder of modern international law;41 other important naturalist writers were the Spaniards Vitoria (1486– 1546)42 and Suarez (1548–1617), Gentili, an Italian Protestant who fled to England (1552–1608),43 and the Englishman Zouche (1590–1661). Although disagreeing about many things, all these writers agreed that the basic principles of all law (national as well as international) were derived, not from any deliberate human choice or decision, but from principles of justice which had a universal and eternal validity and which could be discovered by pure reason; law was to be found, not made.

Hughes, Hong Kong, EPIL II (1995), 870–3. See also Harris CMIL, 235. On the agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 see Chapter 10 below, 158. Morvay, Unequal Treaties, EPIL 7 (1984), 514–17. See also Chapters 9, 139–40 and 10, 158 below. 14 HISTORY AND THEORY 31 Hamsworth, History of the World, Vol. 2, 1908, 823. Malanczuk, Monroe Doctrine, EPIL 7 (1984), 339–44. 33 See text below, 30. 34 See Serra (1995), op. Gray, International Law 1908– 1983, Leg. Stud. Barberis, Les Règles spécifiques du droit international en Amérique Latine, RdC 235 (1992–IV), 81–227.

61 These were superseded after the Thirty Years War (1618–48) by the practice of more general political intervention. Grewe also refers to comments by Grotius, not usually cited, which seem to indicate that the great writer, in accordance with the spirit of his age, when addressing humanitarian intervention, in reality meant the right of religious intervention founded upon natural law to protect fellow Christians. 62 In the nineteenth century, the principle of non-intervention, as formulated earlier by Wolff and Vattel, had by then acquired general recognition.

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