International Law

Gleider Hernández

International Law

Gleider Hernández






22 Apr 2019




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International Law presents a comprehensive yet student-focused approach to the subject, providing a contemporary and stimulating account of international law. With critical coverage delivered through a wide range of learning features, students are encouraged to engage with legal debates and controversies.


  • Offers comprehensive and critical coverage of the central issues in public international law, introducing the key areas of debate in an engaging and accessible way
  • Takes a contemporary approach to international law, encouraging students to engage with areas of controversy and consider how they affect the world today
  • Supported by thought-provoking learning features, including theory and debate boxes, contemporary developments, case spotlights, historical
    background boxes, and annotated recommended reading
  • Accompanied by online resources, featuring a glossary of international law terms and abbreviations, bi-annual updates on changes affecting the law since publication, and more.


Part 1: The Structure of International Law
1. The History and Nature of International Law
2. The Sources of International Law
3. Hierarchy of Norms in International Law
4. International Law and Municipal Law
Part 2: Subjects of International Law
5. States as Subjects of International Law
6. International Organizations
Part 3: International Law in Operation
7. The Law of Treaties
8. Jurisdiction
9. Immunities
10. State Responsibility
Part 4: International Disputes and Responses to Breaches
11. Diplomatic Protection and Issues of Standing
12. International Dispute Settlement and the ICJ
13. Enforcement Short Of Force in International Law
14. Collective Security and the Use of Force
Part 5: Specialized Regimes
15. The Law of Armed Conflict
16. International Human Rights and Refugee Law
17. International Criminal Law
18. The Law of the Sea
19. The Protection of the Environment
20. International Economic Law


Gleider Hernández – Associate Professor in Public International Law, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, and Open Universiteit, Nederland

Student Resources

International Law is accompanied by a suite of online student resources that include:

  • Podcasts presented by the author to introduce key topics and debates within the subject area
  • A glossary of international law terms (including Latin terms and abbreviations) to assist students in getting to grips with the language of international law
  • Bi-annual updates on changes affecting the law since publication to keep students up to date.


"This is the international law textbook that we have been missing. Rigorous, authoritative and contemporary; bringing international law alive without sacrificing doctrine and precision." - Dr Andreas Kotsakis, Oxford Brookes University

"Impressive, comprehensive, extremely well written and engaging, using special features to spur further understanding of context, case law and critical thinking." - Solange Mouthaan, University of Warwick

"An outstanding contribution to international legal scholarship. The analysis is highly contextualised with vivid examples drawn from historical or contemporary state and judicial practices." - Dr Ricardo Pereira, Cardiff University

"Delivering a comprehensive introduction that is both accessible and engaging, this text will surely entice new students to dig deeper into the subject." - Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, University of Edinburgh