Fundamentals of Public International Law

A Sketch of the International Legal Order


Fundamentals of Public International Law, by Giovanni Distefano, provides an overview of public international law’s main principles and fundamental institutions. By introducing the foundations of the legal reasoning underlying public international law, the extensive volume offers essential tools for any international lawyer, regardless of the specific field of specialization. Dealing expansively with subjects, sources and guarantees of international law, university students, scholars and practitioners alike will benefit from the book’s treatment of what has been called the “Institutes” of public international law.

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Giovanni Distefano is Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchâtel and Visiting Professor at the Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva). He previously taught at the University of Geneva’s Department of Public International Law and International Organization and at the University of Lausanne Public Law Institute, and has also been Visiting Professor at various universities.
All interested in public international law: students, scholars and practitioners (lawyers and diplomats alike), irrespective of their legal background.
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