By Peter Malanczuk
First released in 1970, a contemporary creation to overseas legislations quickly tested itself because the most generally used and profitable textbook in its box. It covers numerous themes from diplomatic immunity to the UN and from popularity of presidency to struggle crimes. This re-creation has been thoroughly revised and up to date by means of Peter Malanczuk to take account of many contemporary advancements and comprises new chapters on human rights, the surroundings and the financial system.
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Singh, South and SouthEast Asia, 824–39. Alexandrowicz, An Introduction to the History of the Law of Nations in the East Indies (16th, 17th and 18th centuries), 1967; Treaty and Diplomatic Relations Between European and South Asian Powers in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, RdC 123 (1968– I), 121 et seq. ), Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya, 1994, 813–57. Johnston (eds), The Structure and Process of International Law, 1983, 342. 9 See Chapter 22 below, 395–415, 423–30. 10 See Grewe (1984), op.
International lawyers in the Western world have rejected the old dogmas about sovereignty and the inherent rights of states; indeed, scientific examinations of the practice of states, which were carried out for the first time in the twentieth century, have shown that those dogmas were never taken half as seriously by states as they were by theorists. 49 But there is no fixed dividing line between independence and loss of independence; it is a matter of degree and opinion; even ‘independence’ shares some of the emotive qualities of the word ‘sovereignty’.
If no solution was found on this basis within three years, all other parties were to come to the assistance of the injured party and allowed to use force. This system was never put into practice. Power politics and continuously shifting military alliances among European states overruled it, reflecting the attempt to maintain a balance of power14 which was the prevailing political principle in their foreign policy. 15 What became known as ‘European public law’ (ius publicum europaeum; droit public de l’Europe) evolved from the increased diplomatic and violent intercourse and ever-changing alliances among European powers on the basis of this principle, which was to be only temporarily abolished through the conquest of Europe by Napoleon.
Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law by Peter Malanczuk