This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.
This Nutshell introduces the relevant concepts of international environmental law, contemplates the socio-scientific evidence confronting lawmakers, and addresses the resulting corpus of substantive law. Expert authors cover international environmental problems such as population, biodiversity, global climate change, ozone depletion, Antarctica, toxic and hazardous substances, land- and vessel-based pollution, transboundary water pollution, desertification, and nuclear damage.
Coastal management law comprises aspects of property law, land use regulation, water law, natural resources law, constitutional law, federal and state statutory law, and international law in the special context of the coastal environment. This Nutshell serves as an introduction to U.S. coastal and ocean management law or as an effective refresher for both law students and practitioners.
"Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in a Nutshell by Jay P. Kesan and Carol M. Hayes provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of cybersecurity law and policy. Cybersecurity is a serious concern in our lives. It affects individuals, governments, the military, big businesses, small businesses, and law firms themselves. Cybersecurity policy issues implicate both private and public international law, in addition to domestic law. In this Nutshell, we present case law, federal, state and international legislation, administrative actions and regulations, and relevant policy considerations that attorneys and their clients should keep in mind, whether they are working on a case about cybersecurity or just wanting to know more about cybersecurity and privacy in the Internet age."--Publisher website.
Medical Background; Political Aspects; Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Housing; Marriage, Divorce and Parenting; Estate Planning; Final Arrangements; Health and Life Insurance; Traditional and HIV-Specific Criminal Offenses; Tort Liability: Transmission, Defamation and Invasion of Privacy; Public Health Measures: Testing, Reporting, Tracing and Control; Immigration; International Conflict and Cooperation.
While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law, customary international law, and statistical data on the impact of the strikes, Sikander Ahmed Shah asks whether drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan are in compliance with international humanitarian law. The book questions how international law views the giving of consent between States for military action, and explores what this means for the interaction between sovereignty and consent. The book goes on to look at the socio-political realities of drone strikes in Pakistan, scrutinizing the impact of drone strikes on both Pakistani politics and US-Pakistan relationships. Topics include the Pakistan army-government relationship, the evolution of international institutions as a result of drone strikes, and the geopolitical dynamics affecting the region. As a detailed and critical examination of the legal and political challenges presented by drone strikes, this book will be essential to scholars and students of the law of armed conflict, security studies, political science and international relations.
This book contains excerpts "in extenso from leading cases in general international law, and seeks to provide a greater volume of case law than that currently available on the market. It contains no editorial commentary and no secondary literature, as these are widely available in other works. It can serve either as a principal text or as a supplement to other standard books. It is thoroughly up to date, including recent ICJ judgments on the Bosnia case, the Gavcmkovo-Nagymaros Project, the Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons, and the Lockerbie case. It will be of inestimable value to all libraries of international law, large and small, institutional and private. No student or practitioner in the field should be without it.
The legal foundations of Competition Law in the European Union are modest, with only nine articles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union setting out the basis. Alongside this primary legislation, the detailed application of European Competition rules and regulations continues to be shaped by secondary legislation and extensive case law. European Competition Law: A Concise Guide in a nutshell identifies and analyses European jurisprudence and Commission policy, covering classic cases and established principles through to recent developments. The book addresses a full range of EU Competition Law topics (Cartels, Abuse of a Dominant Position, Merger Control, State Aid and Public Procurement) and includes chapters devoted to key legal terminology and the European Commission's competence. Each chapter focuses first on explaining the theoretical underpinnings and then on considering how the European Commission and European Courts have shaped and guided its practical application. With a clear structure and well-explained, numerous examples, this book will appeal to readers encountering European Competition Law for the first time as well as to experienced practitioners seeking guidance on a specific topic.