International Law

Fifth Edition

Malcolm Evans

International Law

Fifth Edition

Malcolm Evans






12 Jul 2018




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Evans' International Law is widely celebrated as an outstanding collection of interesting and diverse writings from the leading scholars in the field. The fully updated fifth edition succeeds in explaining the principles of international law and exposing the debates and challenges that underlie it. Now fully revised and updated, it continues to provide an authoritative and stimulating overview of this increasingly important subject; revealing international law in its full diversity.


  • New chapter on International Refugee and Migration Law by Geoff Gilbert and Anna Magdalena Rüsch
  • Newly authored chapters on the Theory and Reality of the Sources of International Law and International Law and Restraints on the Exercise of Jurisdiction by National Courts
  • New ICJ decisions in Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v Serbia); Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya)
  • Additional ICC judgment in Prosecutor v Bemba-Gombo
  • Recent ECHR judgments in Al-Dulimi and Montana Management Inc. v Switzerland; Hassan v United Kingdom; Jaloud v Netherlands; Jones and Others v the United Kingdom
  • Current Arbitral Decisions in Arctic Sunrise Arbitration (Netherlands v Russia); Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration (Bangladesh v India)
  • New domestic court judgments, including Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence (UK); Belhaj and another v Straw (UK); Bridge of Varvarin Case (Germany)

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Part I. The History and Theory of International Law
1. Stephen C Neff: A Short History of International Law
2. Martti Koskenniemi: What is International Law For?
3. Iain Scobbie: A View of Delft: Thinking about International Law

Part II. The Structure of International Legal Obligation
4. Anthea Roberts and Sandesh Sivakumaran: The Sources of International Law
5. Alan Boyle: Soft Law in International Law-Making
6. Malgosia Fitzmaurice: The Practical Working of the Law of Treaties

Part III. The Subjects of the International Legal Order
7. Matthew Craven And Rose Parfitt: Statehood Self-Determination, and Recognition
8. Dapo Akande: International Organizations
9. Robert Mccorquodale: The Individual and the International Legal System

Part IV. The Scope of Sovereignty
10. Christopher Staker: Jurisdiction
11. Philippa Webb: International Law and Restraints on the Exercise of Jurisdiction by National Courts of States
12. Chanaka Wickremasinghe: Immunities Enjoyed by Officials of States and International Organizations
13. Eileen Denza: The Relationship between International and National Law

Part V. Responsibility
14. James Crawford and Simon Olleson: The Nature and Forms of International Responsibility
15. Phoebe Okowa: Issues of Admissibility and the Law on International Responsibility
16. Spencer Zifcak: Responsibility to Protect

Part VI. Responding to Breaches of International Obligations
17. Nigel White and Ademola Abass: Countermeasures and Sanctions
18. John Merrills: The Means of Dispute Settlement
19. Hugh Thirlway: The International Court of Justice
20. Christine Gray: The Use of Force and the International Legal Order

Part VII. The Application of International Law
21. Malcolm Evans: The Law of the Sea
22. Catherine Redgwell: International Environmental Law
23. Surya Subedi: International Investment Law
24. Robert Cryer: International Criminal Law
25. Nigel Rodley: International Human Rights Law
26. Geoff Gilbert and Anna Magdalena Rüsch: International Refugee and Migration Law
27. David Turns: The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law)


Edited by Malcolm Evans – Professor of Public International Law, University of Bristol

Student Resources

International Law, fifth edition, is accompanied by online student resources featuring the personal views and recollections of eminent international law practitioners.


"Review from previous edition An excellent edition - very easy to read. It provides a critical, up to date, modern analysis of issues in international law." - Dr Tawhida Ahmed, The City Law School

"An impressive collection of essays on the most important aspects of international law." - Prof. Dr. Helmut Philipp Aust, Freie Universität Berlin