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Principles of Public International Law
The sixth edition of Ian Brownlie's comprehensive and authoritative textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account all changes in the field of public international law since 1998. A new chapter on the Use of Force has been added and further discussion of the Environment. Its clarity, excellent structure, detailed referencing and depth and maturity of ...more
Paperback, 742 pages
Published November 20th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 17th 1980)
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It was very boring but insightful. Don't try to read the whole thing in one sitting unless you are trying to break a record or impress your friends. (Note to those trying to impress their friends by reading this in one sitting: They will think you are crazy and won't in the slightest be impressed). Seriously though, this book is really helpful if you need to know the basics of international law.
This is an exceptional book. When we joined the Jessup International Moot Court competition last 2013, this was very helpful. It's not only the substance that I was able to appreciate but also the way it was written. When I read our Memorials two years after, I felt like they were the best pleading I've written in my life and I think I really owe it to Sir Ian Brownlie.
It may be helpful to non-lawyers reading this book, in a future edition, to elaborate footnote 27 on p173, bring it into the main body of the text, and to bind together the subsections of part 3 formally if this has not already been done.