This section of reviewed books is related to international law and regulations.

Book 01  -  Guide to International Environment Law By: Alexander Kiss and Dinah Shelton 

Title: Guide to International Environment Law

Author/s: Alexander Kiss and Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

Publication Year: 2007

Publication Place: Leiden/Boston

Edition: First

Call No: LAW K 3585 .K5695 2007

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book has bibliography, glossary of environment law and index.

Audience: Good for lawyers and law students, especially for post graduates who study international laws. 

Geographic Area: Universal

Accuracy: Alexander Kiss was a professor of International Environment Law, counsel to the UN environment projects and worked for European Union’s environment projects. Dinah Shelton, she was a professor at the California University, written numerous books and journals in the field of environment law. Therefore, the book is a reliable source for researchers and students. Also the book is part of Professor Alexander’s dissertation.

Special Features: Does not have any special feature.

 

Summary: This book covered most aspects of international environment law in a chronological order. The authors explained foundation of the environment law, enacted treaties, customary and general principles of the environment law as of the introduction. International conferences related to the environment protection, multilateral, international conventions and global actions to protect environment are sufficiently discussed. Chemical, nuclear and biotechnology wastes are one of the important and crucial issues around the world in term of their mass harms.

Book 02  -  The Oxford Handbook of International Environment Law By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee and Ellen Hey

Title: The Oxford Handbook of International Environment Law

Editors: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee and Ellen Hey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2007

Publication Place: Oxford

Edition:  First

Call No: LAW K 3585 .O96 2007

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book does not have any bibliography, but recommended many books and journals for further studies. List of indexes provided.

Audience: Law faculty, students and researchers.

Geographic Area: Universal

Accuracy: Editors are the university professors in the field of environment laws. The book is a collection of journals on international environment law which discusses different aspects of the mentioned subject.

Special Features: Few graphs show the damages of the environmental problems.

Summary: Articles in this book divided into seven parts. Part one dedicated to general issue including evolution, paradigms, formality, technology and the level of environmental governance. Part two presents an analytical perspective on environmental law economics and relations situation of the environment law. Part three discusses about resources of freshwater, biological resources and atmosphere. Part four is about the approached developments according to treaties, customary law and international conventions such as UN rules. Part five is about key concepts of the environment law such as sustainable development, equity, ecosystem and trans-boundary impacts. Part six discusses on good points which are the actors and institutions because the actors and institutions have key roles in protection of environment drafting of regulations like governments through treaties and economical policies. The last part also presents the most important issues in environment law which is the implication and enforcement of rules among countries.

Book 03  -  International Human Rights By: Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman  

Title: International Human Rights

Author/s: Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2013

Publication Place: Oxford

Edition: First

Call No: LAW K 3240 .A4418 2013

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book does not have bibliography, but provided supplement documents and indexes of names and topics.

Audience: Law students, professors and human rights activists.

Geographic Area: Global

Accuracy: The authors are professors of law at New York School of Law and co-directors at the Center for Human rights and Global Justice at NYU.

Special Features: Provided questions and topics for more discussions.

 

Summary: Human rights as a universal growing phenomenon that ensures the fundamental rights of human beings at all aspects of life. The authors explained and analyzed the political and civil, economic and social rights of humans in light of international covenants, agreements and conventions. One of the best sections of this book discusses the paradigm of human rights and terrorism, the paradigm from definition to fight against terrorists and observation of human rights during the process of trial and the limitation of human rights in prosecution of terrorist suspects including torture. The dilemma of universalizing of human rights is a well, but the conflict of cultures and traditions are the two main challenges which are discussed and analyzed in the book. Another challenge that human right struggling is the controversy of peace and justice, the authors provided the examples from Sierra Leone and Rwanda; the two post civil war countries that seriously breached human rights, but the truth commissions suggested reconciliation as an alternative instead of prosecution to some warriors.

Book 04  -  International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States By:  Edda Kritjansdottir

Title: International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States

Author/s: Edda Kritjansdottir, Andre Nollkaemper and Cedric Ryngaert

Publisher: Inessential Publishing

Publication Year: 2012

Publication Place: Cambridge

Edition: First

Call No: LAW K 5250 .I58 2012

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: Included citations

Audience: Lawyers

Geographic Area: Afghanistan

Accuracy: The editors are experts of their fields

Special Features: Discussed related issue with example of post conflict states

Summary: This volume determines the rule of international law in domestic courts of the post conflict states, a case study of empowerment of domestic courts on application of international laws such as Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries has been performed. Obligation of states under national and international laws, rule of the international measures on implementation of the international laws on I criminals of international crimes are some specific topics of this series.

 

Book 05  -  How International Law Works By: Andrew T. Guzman

Title: How International Law Works

Author/s: Andrew T. Guzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2010

Publication Place: New York

Edition: Second

Call No: LAW KZ 3410 .G89 2010

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book is included bibliography and index

Audience: Strongly recommended to students of international law

Geographic Area: Universal

Accuracy: The author is professor of law and the book published by Oxford

Special Features: Does not have

 

Summary: This book analyzes and presents a theory of international law and the answer of why and how it works. Professor Guzman explained international law’s basic and concept and other important elements like international agreements, reputation of international law, a general theory and international customary law in a convincing and academic style.

Book 06  -   International Law By: Malcolm N. Shaw

Title: International Law

Author/s: Malcolm N. Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Year: 2008

Publication Place: New York

Edition: Sixth

Call No: Law KZ 3275 .S53 2008

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: This book doesn’t have bibliography but included indexes

Audience: Law students and lawyers

Geographic Area: Internationally related issues

Accuracy: Published by Cambridge and the author is professor of law and barrister

Special Features: Doesn’t have

Summary: International Law, an indispensible resource for international law students and instructors, provides comprehensive source on different aspect of international law such as history, development, sources, subjects, human rights, institutions and other important subjects. Almost all areas of the international law study subjects have been covered in this book and used by many instructors as course book in some universities around the world. Also the author updated the content on the sixth edition of this book.

Book 07  -  Public International Law in a nutshell By: Thomas Buergenthal & Sean D. Murphy

Title: Public International Law in a nutshell

Author/s: Thomas Buergenthal & Sean D. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2013

Publication Place: US

Edition: Fifth

Call No: LAW KZ 3410 .B84 2013

Language: English

Reference/citation/bibliography: The book has tale of cases and index but not included bibliography, also referenced the reader to many external resources  

Audience: Law students and lawyers

Geographic Area: Internally matter  

Accuracy: The authors are distinguished professors of law

Special Features: Does not have

Summary: Public international law discusses concisely on international related matters, the history, states and international law, sources of international law, human rights, international disputes and settlements, major international courts and international humanitarian law precisely in scholastic style. More importantly, this book gives a clear perspective to reader on jurisdictions, immunity, international environment and legal research. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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