Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has been the definitive guide to international law for over 40 years. This eighth edition, updated by James Crawford, builds on the reputation of its predecesors, providing outstanding, lucid and up-to-date treatment of all of the main issues in international law today.
This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent elements of that system in a clear and accessible fashion.
This edition, fully updated by James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected from this classic text. Completely updated to take account of the many areas of expansion and development in international law which have occurred since earlier editions, all chapters have been reviewed and brought up to date. The eighth edition features a new introduction and the chapters on environmental law,
immunities, responsibility, use of force, and high seas freedoms have been substantially rewritten.
It remains an important textbook for students, undergraduate and graduate, treating core issues from a lawyer's perspective. It is also a vade mecum for practitioners desiring a solid footing on which to make further enquiries.
The overall verdict that this is a very impressive work, wide-ranging in scope and nuanced in content, just as one would expect from its eminent author... The combination in Crawford's Brownlie of the traditional structure with modern developments in theory and practice is a success, delivering what seems to be at the moment the best single-author English-language international law textbook. It is highly recommended, both as a student text and as a persuasive authority for the practice of international law. Martins Paparinskis, International and Comparative Law Quarterly