Public International Law: A New Zealand Perspective

Relevant, current and applicable – placing public international law in a New Zealand context.

Edited by Alberto Costi

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781877511042
Release Date: March 30, 2020
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NZD$ 220.01
ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514419
Release Date: March 30, 2020
NZD$ 220.01

Product description

Public International Law: A New Zealand Perspective is a major work for students of the public international law elective, practitioners and large firms with global practices. This book examines the events and cases that have affected New Zealand as a nation and as a Pacific island, and espouses the fundamental principles of international law from this perspective. New Zealand experience and interests with international law differ from the European- or US-centric studies for reasons of geographical and regional needs.

This book looks at developing understanding of compliance with, rather than enforcement of, international law principles, with each chapter containing a case study and list of additional readings that can aid understanding of the topic covered.

The author panel is overflowing with New Zealand international law experts, who have provided academically rigorous content relevant to New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.


  • A comprehensive look at public international law through a New Zealand-centric lens
  • Meets the need of both practitioners and students of public international law
  • Panel of authors includes experts in their fields such as Scott Davidson, Treasa Dunworth, Vernon Rive and many more

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Table of contents

1. Nature and development of international law

2. United Nations system

3. Pacific issues

4. Creation of international law

5. Legal personality

6. Territory

7. Antarctica

8. Jurisdiction

9. Immunities

10. State responsibility

11. Reception of international law within New Zealand

12. Human rights

13. Law of the sea

14. International environmental law

15. International trade law

16. International criminal law

17. Use of force

18. International humanitarian law

19. International dispute resolution